Made a shawl from this and loved working with it. Since, I've dragged the shawl all over, packed it my my carry-on bag, and generally given it vigorous use. The yarn has held up beautifully - no pilling. I loved it and ordered more. It will shed some small halo on dark clothes, but I love the softness and hand and think it's a small amount.
Madeline Tosh has such wonderful rich color. I haven't knitted my Vintage yet, but the other Tosh yarns I've used have been lovely to knit with, made a beautiful product, and stood up to wear w/o pilling.
The Maizy has nice spring to it compared to other plant fiber yarns. There have been complaints about it being a bit splitty. That wasn't a big concern for me. I did a shawl for a friend with it, and really liked the drape and feel of the finished fabric.
The finish on these allows even mohair to slide well w/o being overly slippery. I like the size of the needle before the cable begins - enough to hold comfortably. The points are not as sharp as lace needles, but crisp enough to do fairly fine work. The fastener system is brilliant. I have some screw-in interchangeables from anothe company that constantly come undone. These are a very firm hold and the join is no problem for yarn to slide over. Love them.
I bought some of this from Woolwatcher, and am knitting a hat with it. Nice yarn! Substantial w/o being scratchy. It feels durable, and has a "real wool" feel to it that is very appealing. Easy to knit - not splitty, nice firm ply. Wish I'd bought more at the sale price. Looks good.
I bought several colors on sale, thinking the silk content would make it wonderful. This yarn feels dry, is loosely plied and splitty, and even more so if you have to frog anything. Not my favorite. Hoping it will wash up and wear well as a redeeming feature.