This yarn is loads of fun to knit with - very relaxing and almost meditative - and the project knits up quickly. I cast on 5 stitches, and it makes a scarf about 56 long - the right length to be versatile and worn a few different ways. I receive rave compliments every time I wear it, and people want to know where they can get one. The look on their faces when I tell them I knitted it is priceless! I can hardly wait to do another one - in an animal print this time!
This is a beautiful and classy accessory. Although a little on the pricey side, I ordered it because I have purchased other Debra's Garden items and been pleased. This is a nice item, and it goes well with my predominantly purple accessories, but it does seem like something that needs a little TLC. The faux leather needs to be kept away from any moisture, and the tape needs to be watched as it retracts, lest it kinks on itself. If you are looking for something a little classier than the average tape measure, though, this is the "dressy" version for you.
I ordered this bag for our first family vacation in forever. I knew while in the big city I would need something smaller than the suitcase-sized bag I normally carried. To my surprise, I found that I could fit everything I needed from my purse into this bag, with room for a small knitting project as well. We have been back 3 months and I am still carrying it, and getting compliments on it nearly everyday!
This is an easy project to knit, and the result is a very distinctive scarf --- you're not likely to find this ready-made! It looks a bit like a lace jabot when finished. It is not a style or look that is for everyone, but it made a great gift for the person I gave it to. I would do another one for a gift, but don't think I would want one for myself.
I ordered this item, after having received a Debra's Garden needle gauge which I wear as a pendant (and get glowing compliments every time I wear it!)I thought this would be every bit as pretty as the needle gauge, but this thing blew my away when it arrived! It is way more beautiful than I expected - and I know I will use it loads when I am traveling with a project where pencil and paper are not practical. Yes, it's a little pricey, but you will use it for years - and you can also consider it an investment in quality costume jewelry which will be the envy of all who see it.