All Reviews Written by Mingo08

Lorna's Laces - Solemate
An excellent fiber! Would use it again. 5 out of 5
I'm knitting a pair of short cycling socks for my DH for long-distance bike riding. I figure it's a terrific test of the micro-climate fiber. Hoping these become a favorite pair of socks for him. Now, if only he had shorter feet...
By Mingo08 on Mar 26, 2012 1 out of 1 found this review helpful
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Crystal Palace - Bamboo Long Double Points
A great bamboo needle 5 out of 5
Just pointy enough. Flexible and strong with a nice, smooth finish. The best thing next to metal, except they don't fall out of your stitches!
By Mingo08 on Jan 03, 2012 No comments on this review yet.
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Spud & Chloe - Sweater
A great go-to yarn and worth every penny! 5 out of 5
I just completed knitting the entire Spud & Chloe farm from this yarn and I am in LOVE! Soft, drapable if needed and yet still feels sturdy. I will keep coming back to it for many of my worsted-weight needs.
By Mingo08 on Jan 03, 2012 0 out of 1 found this review helpful
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Lorna's Laces - Shepherd Worsted
Delightful to work with! 4 out of 5
I used this yarn to make a circular shrug designed by Anne Modisett. It is very nice, has a good feel to it, and worked well for the project. Only 4 stars as I was surprised by how much it haloed with regular use. But, that may taper off with wear/time.
By Mingo08 on Aug 31, 2011 1 out of 2 found this review helpful
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Madelinetosh - Tosh Sock
I'd really like to go 5 star, but.... 4 out of 5
This was my first skein of Tosh Sock and I really love it. But and isn't there always a but, this particular skein seems to have more than it's fair share of slubs, or places where it feels like the fibers have been spliced. It's not horrible, just slightly annoying. Fortunately, my sock pattern is very textured and these obviously thicker spots are not noticeable, though they stick out on the stockinette areas a LOT more than I'd like. If my pattern had a smoother look to it, I might be a bit frustrated with these - they come up about every 50 to 60 feet or so, and sometimes its a lot farther apart. It might be just this skein. It might be just this portion of the skein I'm on sock #1 and haven't started #2. It won't keep me from buying Tosh Sock again, because in every other respect, I love the stuff. Great stitch definition, lovely hand, a joy to knit with - just a few speed bumps.
By Mingo08 on Apr 27, 2011 No comments on this review yet.
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Lana Grossa - Cento
Lovely yarn and not too bulky 5 out of 5
OK,it's a bulky yarn. But it doesn't feel heavy - I used it for a cowl. The only complaint is that it tended to be easily split as it is not tightly twisted. Easily resolved, however, by not using needles that are too pointy. I love the finished product!
By Mingo08 on Mar 21, 2011 No comments on this review yet.
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Lana Grossa - Cento
Different than expected, but still great! 4 out of 5
I purchased this for a rustic knitted cowl and, at first, was a bit dismayed that it wasn't *quite* as soft in the hand as I had hoped. However, when I knit it up and placed it around my neck, it was lovely! Not so soft that the cowl lost shape and *very* comfortable to the touch. I did find it had a tendency to split just a bit - it's not tightly twisted, so picking up stray wisps from a strand is possible. Blunter needles for this would solve the issue, though I didn't find it a huge struggle. Love the yarn love the cowl!
By Mingo08 on Feb 23, 2011 1 out of 1 found this review helpful
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Lorna's Laces - Shepherd Worsted
Supersoft, but... 4 out of 5
I'm using this to knit a shrug and it does have a tendency to halo a bit. Admittedly, this pattern will bring that out in a yarn Anne Modisett's Twisted Float Shrug, but I'm hoping it doesn't pill too badly for reasonable wear. It IS lovely, though.
By Mingo08 on Jan 17, 2011 1 out of 2 found this review helpful
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