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.
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!
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?
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.