All Reviews Written by "Mary Jo Lassen"

Lantern Moon - Ebony Circulars
5 out of 5 stars
By Mary Jo Lassen on May 05, 2013 13 out of 27 found this review helpful
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Lantern Moon - Ebony Circulars
5 out of 5 stars
By Mary Jo Lassen on Apr 19, 2013 15 out of 23 found this review helpful
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Addi - Addi Lace Needles
best needles ever 5 out of 5 stars
After trying several circular needles on lace patterns this summer, these were the best. Save your money and buy these first. I used them on 2 shawls by Jarod Flood - one using a silk angora yarn which clung to the bamboo needles and slipped off the metal ones. The Addi turbo lace had the right amount of stick-to-it-ness and the longer point helped too.I also made a shawl with wool yarn and he needles performed fabulously, too. The last was also a Flood design- a blanket that I used a cotton yarn to create a tablecloth. I am now an addicted lace knitter thanks to those wonderful needles.
By Mary Jo Lassen on Sep 14, 2011 No comments on this review yet.
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Cocoknits - Knitter's Block Kit
4 out of 5 stars
I have never blocked my knitted items using pins and blocks so this was a new area for me. I knitted the Rock Island Shawl by Jarod Flood and the finished garment could not be worn without a proper blocking. I bought the kit along with the yarn and pattern. After completing the pattern I found there were not enough blocks to stretch the shawl out so I had to buy another set. My second shawl also needed two sets to get enough square inches to block. After the investment of having bought 2 sets, I plan to use these items often. The sets themselves are good because you can configure them to match the shape of your finished products and they are easy to store. I also hope that they are durable and long-lasting because they were quite expensive.
By Mary Jo Lassen on Aug 18, 2011 14 out of 25 found this review helpful
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