When I first started knitting with this yarn, I was very pleased with the softness, texture and amazing color selection. However, in several balls, the yarn had been badly spliced, requiring me to rip back, cut out the splice and reattach the yarn at the beginning of a row. I will now have more ends to weave in at the end of my project. Also, finding the end of the yarn in the middle of the ball to begin knitting is not so easy to do. I thought I had identified the end, only to have the yarn tangle terribly as I advanced through my project. Not quite sure what was happening. I had to undo the entire ball and rewind it - such a pain!