All Reviews Written by Flossie

Susan Bates - Finishing Needles
Work as indicated 4 out of 5
I know others complained that these are a little flimsy, but I think they're meant to be flexible. The flexibility makes it really easy to thread the yarn throughâ€you can pull the opening a little wider if you need to, to get the yarn through. This is especially helpful if you have a very short but thick end of yarn that you need to weave inâ€you can pop it through the pried-apart opening quite easily. I find short yarn ends impossible to weave in and it makes me nervous to just keep snipping loose ends. They're also surprisingly sharp, which is great if you're weaving in ends and want to secure an end through the back of a stitch by splitting it.
By Flossie on Jan 26, 2015 No comments on this review yet.
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Denise - Denise2Go
love these little needles 4 out of 5
Denise interchangeables were the first set I ever owned, and although I've graduated to Addi Clicks, I still love my Denise needlesâ€and this 2go set is really fabulous to have in the stash. I bought one for myself and one for my best friend to get her started on knittingâ€she loves hers as well!
By Flossie on Dec 15, 2012 No comments on this review yet.
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Plymouth - Encore Tweed
great workhorse yarn 4 out of 5
I love this yarn for baby projects. It's sproingy and soft and light, so long as you're knitting it on the right size needlesâ€go too tight and it loses a lot of softness. But I've made several baby items with this and it always works out well. And you can't beat that price!
By Flossie on Sep 13, 2012 3 out of 5 found this review helpful
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Plymouth - Encore Tweed
great workhorse yarn 4 out of 5
Yarn is soft and lofty, great for baby projects and for the price/yardage is now a go-to yarn for me!
By Flossie on Nov 16, 2011 1 out of 2 found this review helpful
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Cocoknits - Knitter's Block Kit
Nice kit, slightly lacking 3 out of 5
The blocking squares for this kit are very nice - there is fabric on one side, which I haven't seen with other blocking squares (I already have the ones from knitpicks, and they are not lined). The bag is cute, if somewhat frayed at the corners. I'm not sure how long it will last. It's not a fabric bag - more like one of those recycled bags made from that sturdy plastic. The kit only came with 15 T-pins, which, for the price, I was a little surprised - I thought there would be at least 30. In essence, I feel like what you're paying for is the locking blocks, the T-pins and the cotton square, and when there are only 15 T-pins it seems a little expensive. Still, I like the locking blocks and I will make good use of the cotton square, and the instructions are very concise and good to have. And as always, JBW's shipping is fantastic!!
By Flossie on May 24, 2011 13 out of 18 found this review helpful
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Plymouth - Worsted Merino Superwash
Very soft, pills a little 4 out of 5
This yarn is very soft and has great yardage - will definitely use it again!! One thing is, as I'm getting to the end of this baby blanket, it's starting to pill. Hopefully it will hold up to washing!
By Flossie on Sep 08, 2010 3 out of 3 found this review helpful
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Clover - Cable Stitch Holders
I love these!! 5 out of 5
These are my absolute favorite cable needles, I love that you can just hook your stitches and then let them hang from the needles. They work great.
By Flossie on Sep 08, 2010 4 out of 9 found this review helpful
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Noro - Kureyon
Beautiful colors 4 out of 5
Really nice colors, only encountered 1 knot on 4 skeins, but I may have been one of the lucky ones. I will say that if you are knitting something in which you want the colors to match up from skein to skein, it can be a bit of a pain. I have about 3 or 4 little balls of Noro to attest to that fact - you have to unwind and start some skeins from the middle just to align things. Still, a very beautiful yarn. A little scratchy, but it's wool.
By Flossie on Aug 25, 2010 1 out of 1 found this review helpful
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Blue Sky Alpacas - Worsted Cotton
Soft, but pills pills pilss 4 out of 5
No denying that this is some of the softest cotton I've ever worked with, but lordy! Does it pill! Still I'd probably work with it again, it was a pleasure.
By Flossie on Aug 25, 2010 No comments on this review yet.
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Noro - Kureyon
Beautiful colors, rough like wool usually is 4 out of 5
Noro has such beautiful, interesting colorways - this is my first experience knitting with it, and I was pleased. It is by no means soft, but it's also by no means unbelievably rough. I didn't find the "Noro Knots" that Noro is apparently famous for, but I just knit a hat with two skeins, so I suppose I could have gotten lucky. I did have to dispose of a foot or two of the starting color on one skein in order to match up the colors in the hat, but that is to be expected if you're going for a uniform look, I suppose.
By Flossie on Aug 10, 2010 No comments on this review yet.
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