All Reviews Written by SportyGranola

Norah Gaughan - Norah Gaughan Pattern Books
Great patterns, as always 5 out of 5
Norah Goaughan patterns are well written, easy to follow, and gorgeous designs. This collection is no different. I have already made Rhodocrosite, which is so lovely, and now I have Quarzo in my queue, as a possible contender for my Rhinebeck 2014 sweater. As always, fast and efficient service from JBW, with a smile.
By SportyGranola on Jun 23, 2014 6 out of 10 found this review helpful
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Freia Fine Handpaints - Ombre Sport
Will use this again and again! 5 out of 5
Oh my. How many ways can I say yummy? I bought this yarn in Melon for Zuzu's Petals. The colors are even more vibrant than they appear on the monitor--gorgeous! The yarn is nice to work with. As with other single ply yarns, you will occasionally run into a slight thick or thin spot--very few, but they are there. No knots at all. The piece softened up beautifully upon soaking/blocking. This yarn is a winner, I am already trying to decide which colorway to try next!
By SportyGranola on Mar 30, 2014 4 out of 7 found this review helpful
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Manos Del Uruguay - Serena Multis
I love this yarn! 5 out of 5
This is one of my favorite yarns to work with. Soft, not splitty, soft and luxurious. Did I mention it's soft? : Really, it makes lovely shawls, scarves, cowls. Feels so nice next to your skin. Can't recommend it highly enough. And, as always, JBW sends your order so fast and with such fantastic customer service! What's not to love?
By SportyGranola on Mar 13, 2013 2 out of 4 found this review helpful
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Manos Del Uruguay - Serena Multis
Wonderfully soft 5 out of 5
I love this yarn. I have used Serena to make scarves, fingerless mitts, cowls, and I have never been disappointed. It is soft and lovely, it works up beautifully. Fun to work with, and fun to wear. The colors are softly muted, for the most part, and luscious. I like the solids and the variegates equally. Will use again and again. And ordering from JBW is always a treat--fast, courteous, well packed. Serena yarn makes me happy.
By SportyGranola on Dec 27, 2012 4 out of 8 found this review helpful
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Crystal Palace - Panda Silk DK
Love this yarn 5 out of 5
I do love this yarn! Wonderful softness, sheen, colors. Yes, it's a little splitty to work with, but many of these Crystal Palace blends are--a small price to pay for the soft, gorgeous outcomes. And a steal at JBW prices with stellar service. More, more, more!
By SportyGranola on Feb 21, 2012 3 out of 5 found this review helpful
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Addi - Addi Lace Needles
Always the best! 5 out of 5
Addi Lace needles and JBW. Always the best!
By SportyGranola on Nov 22, 2011 0 out of 1 found this review helpful
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Lantern Moon - Blonde Wood Circulars
Very nice 5 out of 5
I needed some large circs for a project and was having a hard time finding the size I needed until I looked here at JBW. These needles are very nice: flexible cable, smooth joins. Can't go wrong with these!
By SportyGranola on Nov 10, 2011 5 out of 7 found this review helpful
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Cascade - Cascade 220 Fingering
Very nice yarn 5 out of 5
Of course, I always like Cascade 220--the fingering weight is very nice as well. Consistently spun, it's a good workhorse. I got this to run along with a multicolor yarn in making an infinity scarf. It's tightly plied, no splitting, good definition. And the dark brown color is rich and warm. A winner!
By SportyGranola on Nov 10, 2011 2 out of 2 found this review helpful
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Addi - Addi Lace Needles
Excellent, as always 5 out of 5
Never a complaint with Addi Lace needles--they feel great, smooth joins, nice flexible cable. And top notch service from JBW!
By SportyGranola on Nov 10, 2011 No comments on this review yet.
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Misti Alpaca - Landscape Collection
Revision to my earlier review 3 out of 5
I am into the second ball of a two ball cowl. Winding the second ball, I found 5 joins. Sigh. And the color is coming off on my hands. This did not happen with the first ball. I have blue/green fingers. The yarn still looks and feels wonderful, but I am less than happy with these new developments. The dye issue is a bigger worry for me than the joins (joins are a bigger issue if I'm working with laceweight). This cowl is supposed to be a gift, and even though I will wash it before gifting it, I will worry that my recipient will get a blue/green chin.
By SportyGranola on Oct 29, 2011 4 out of 8 found this review helpful
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