Hello and I have been thinking about this for a very long time, I have been going through my yarn inventory and discovering many things. The fact that red heart super saver has two different sizes. If you’re buying solid colors you get 7 ounces but if you buy the variegated colors you only get 5 ounces. I haven’t looked at the difference between solid and variegated colors when it comes to the specialty lines. Most of those are 4 ounces regardless of what you’re getting. I have a strong stash of cakes of skeins etc. not only do I have probably dozens of 5-ounce skeins from different companies but I have 3.5 ounce balls I have 4 ounce balls. I don’t discriminate unless you are wool because I’m allergic to you. The point is that yarn comes in different shapes different colors different sizes all good as long as the quality matches the array of color availability which unfortunately it doesn’t. I’ve had yarn it is a crap quality I’ve had yarn that is amazing quality. Sometimes I buy multiple units of one color weight I buy single units all depends but I do have certain colors I am in love with and I will super stock. Another curious thing here is why are there certain colorways that only come in 5 ounces. There are some beautiful colors that I have in my stash that I would love in a jumbo skein but no I can’t find it. So there I am buying 3 to 6 may be more of a single color at 5 ounces because I love it and I need it in my stash. Recently I decided I’m going to try and do more one-of-a-kind items that would only require me to buy one or two units of a particular colorway but if I like you enough I will buy more of you. I have given away yarn in the past that I wasn’t able to work with but there’s been yarn that I have kept because I love it and I want to learn to work with it. That being said I have just acquired a taste shall we say more of a single color at 5 ounces because I love it and I need it in my stash. Recently I decided I’m going to try and do more one-of-a-kind items that would only require me to buy one or two units of a particular colorway but if I like you enough I will buy more of you. I have given away yarn in the past that I wasn’t able to work with but there’s been yarn that I have kept because I love it and I want to learn to work with it. That being said I have just acquired a taste shall we say for that lightweight while I’m on that subject of bike rafting/DK yarn. So I have done a little extra purchasing of certain materials. I also wanted to make note that there are recommendations on every jacket of yarn suggesting what needle size what hook size etc. and I think that’s misleading only because everybody is different with their stitching style. For me example, I am a loose knitter but a tight crocheter. While I’m on that subject of crafting, the Cotton yarn I love you you are amazing but you crochet very tightly. The acrylic yarn I love you too you crochet very stiff. Not that tight and stiff is bad when it comes to knitting or crochet but when you don’t expect it it’s a pain in the ass which is why I tend to stick to my knitting and my knitting methods are going down A needle size or two depending on what material I’m working with depending on what your weight I’m working with and back on the how many units to buy for a project-I appreciate certain companies listing how many units will need for accomplishing a project. Wish every company was like that #LionBrandYarn’s you all are the bomb in many ways. Going on to store brand versus not store-brand, I was not a big fan of store brand at the beginning of my career because I always like the cheaper the yarn the worst quality unfortunately / fortunately That’s not true anymore because I can get quality store-brand if I know what I’m looking for. I’m also noticing that store brands are going to go to toe with name brands in the different colors and varieties available which I appreciate. Anyhow that’s all for this rant of a journal entry. Going back to my craft going back to scheduling articles etc. have a great day.