I had bought a handsome new cherry-wood skein winder; it came on Monday. It had a clicker attached to count rotations; one arm was slightly longer than the others so it would hit the clicker once every time around.
By yesterday I had worn down the end of the long arm so much that the clicker no longer registered. I put a domed thumb tack on the end of the arm to fix that.
Today I bent the slanted stem on the clicker flat. Now, instead of depressing the stem, the long arm is just as likely to hit the stem and bounce.
I have thousands and thousands of yarn to skein off, Real Soon Now...