All Reviews Written by knitting freak

Knitter's Pride - Dreamz Fixed Circular Needles
Good Circular Needle 5 out of 5
I like these needles WAY better than the Clover circular. I am not a fan of metal needles, so I am left with wood. The points on these needles are pointy with out being too sharp. They aren't so sharp that the yarn splits while doing a decrease, yet they are sharp enough so that decreases are easy to accomplish. I purchased the size 5, 10 & 11. I don't know how the points are on the smaller sizes. The cord is just the right thickness so that it moves well without getting kinked. A good all around needle at a good price. I would purchase this brand again for my next project.
By knitting freak on Aug 14, 2012 No comments on this review yet.
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Lantern Moon - Maya Floral Bag
I will never leave home without this bag!!! 5 out of 5
I am a sock addict. Okay, now that I have that out of the way, please know that this sock bag is perfect!! I don't know how I managed to stand in line and knit socks before I had this bag. I was hesitant to spend $30 on a bag when I could buy perfectly good yarn, but I am so glad that I splurged and purchased this bag. It is extremely well constructed. There is a small pocket on the outside of the bag to put knitting notions, as well as an additional side pocket in the main compartment of the bag to hold a cell phone, or extra dpns. There is ample room, in the main compartment for a skein yarn as well as the socks in progress. I may just ask my family for another bag in a different color for Mothers Day!
By knitting freak on Apr 28, 2012 2 out of 3 found this review helpful
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Noro - Kureyon Sock
Don't waste your time on this yarn! 1 out of 5
Stunning colors!! However it is dyed onto the LOWEST QUALITY YARN I have ever knit with. I bought 2 color ways. The first time, I actually made a pair of socks. Those socks never get worn, because everyone in my house grabs the softer wool socks first. I used the second color way paired with a softer yarn for felted slippers. I will NOT be knitting with Kureyon sock yarn ever again. Until these colors ways get put onto a decent yarn, I will never buy it again!
By knitting freak on Nov 25, 2011 2 out of 2 found this review helpful
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Lantern Moon - Blonde Wood Sox Stix
Overpriced! 2 out of 5
I am an avid sock knitter. These needles are nice for doing decreases because the points are nice and sharp, but the wood is extremely brittle. I broke one while doing a decrease! I like the feel of wood needles in my hands, but I am very disappointed in how easily they break.
By knitting freak on Jun 14, 2011 No comments on this review yet.
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Noro - Kureyon Sock
Nice EYE CANDY . . . but it certainly isn't Merino!!! 2 out of 5
I really wanted to love this yarn. Like all knitters I was attracted to this yarn because it is such amazing 'eye candy'. But if I were a color blind, this would NOT be the first yarn that I would grab. It doesn't feel very good to knit with. It is single ply - which makes the yarn incredibly uneven in thickness throughout the skein. It is very difficult to count your rows as you are knitting - because of the variance in thickness. The yarn on the skein that I have ranged in thickness from lace weight to heavy worsted weight. The yarn is relatively stiff to work with as you are knitting - and there are bits of organic matter that need to be picked out once in a while. For a commercially produced yarn, I would expect the thickness and organic matter to not be an issue. I have homespun yarn from friends who drop spindle, and that yarn is much more uniform than the Kureyon sock yarn. I made socks out my yarn. After blocking, the yarn is considerably softer than right off the skein, but it did 'pill' more I would have liked to see. I might knit with it again only because the colors are so beautiful. The quality of the yarn is NOT what I had hoped for.
By knitting freak on Apr 18, 2011 7 out of 7 found this review helpful
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Lana Grossa - DesignerWood Double Point Needles
Very sturdy wood with NICE sharp points! 5 out of 5
I am on a quest for the best wooden dpns. I think that I have finally found the winner! I love these needles! Even in size 0, These needles are very strong. They are way stronger than the Sock Stix brand. What I really like about them is that they are very pointy. I didn't really know how important it was to have a nice sharp point on a dpn until I started doing socks - toe up. Doing decreases and knitting through back loops is a breeze. Even with really soft yarn, I am able to knit without splitting the yarn. Another great feature - there are six needles in a package! Very Happy customer! Thanks Jimmy Beans!!
By knitting freak on Nov 13, 2010 3 out of 3 found this review helpful
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