All Reviews Written by olimaddy

Rowan - Summer Tweed
disappointing 2 out of 5
This yarn was lovely to knit with - a beautiful raw kind of feeling and the finished garment looked beautiful. However, .... upon washing my opinion changed a lot. Although i handwashed it gently, i lay it flat in filtered light and it hardened somewhat. It was no longer soft, rather it had a crunchiness that spoiled it somewhat.
By olimaddy on Jul 11, 2013 3 out of 4 found this review helpful
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Fibersphere - Fibersphere
BRILLIANT. I'd love another 5 out of 5
I thought the fibersphere would be a bit gimmicky and break soon after i got it, but it is absolutely fantastic. It rolls around, keeps the yarn neat, tidy, clean and tangle free. I wouldn't hesitate in buying another
By olimaddy on Jan 12, 2013 1 out of 1 found this review helpful
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Cascade - Baby Alpaca Chunky
one of the best yarns i've used 5 out of 5
This would have to be one of the softest and beautifulest yarns I've knit with. I'm currently knitting Burberry Cowl (2 hanks) and it looks and feels fantastic. I highly recommend this yarn
By olimaddy on Nov 09, 2012 No comments on this review yet.
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Namaste - Buddy Case
Hollywood Pink case 4 out of 5
Beautiful little case with a nice snap button to close it shut. It's great for small scissors, measuring tape, needle, cable holder, .... I just wish it were a little bigger.
By olimaddy on Oct 29, 2012 No comments on this review yet.
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Debbie Bliss - Baby Cashmerino
one of my favourite yarns 5 out of 5
This yarn is beautiful to work with. I was surprised at its smoothness - it felt lovely between my fingers and the stitch definition was perfect. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it
By olimaddy on Aug 30, 2012 2 out of 2 found this review helpful
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Trendsetter - Bouquet
good, but not great 4 out of 5
The colours are beautiful and the structure is fun but it can be tricky to knit. I bought this to knit fairy clothes for my girls' fairies - there was no 'give' in the yarn which made the garment look uncomfortably tight (even for a fairy)
By olimaddy on Aug 30, 2012 No comments on this review yet.
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della Q - Edict Cotton Pouch (Style 118-2)
PAWS OFF - RED 5 out of 5
I love my Paws Off - Red bag. It's small and terrific for carrying around a crochet project or small knitting project (although the knitting needles might stick out a bit). There's even a pocket in there for your keys or mobile phone.
By olimaddy on Aug 26, 2012 1 out of 2 found this review helpful
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Noro - Iro
one of my favourite Noro yarns 5 out of 5
Apart from the occasional woody fibre, and the typical 1 - 2 knots in every skein I purchased, i absolutely adored this yarn. It knits up quickly and beautifully. I've knitted 3 garments from Iro, a jacket (Galliano) and a shorter cardigan (done twice). Apart from the 2 annoyances mentioned above, this is a fantastic yarn and will not disappoint. I'd happily knit more and more things with yarn
By olimaddy on Jul 27, 2012 No comments on this review yet.
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Rowan - Purelife Renew
gorgeous texture but bleeds 3 out of 5
i really enjoyed knitting with Renew. The garment (Periwinkle) knitted up nicely but i found it stretched a bit widthways after a few wears. It's lovely and warm without feeling heavy. A lot of the colour bled when i immersed it in a SOAK bath. Would happily knit with it again but maybe not for a sweater / vest.
By olimaddy on Jul 26, 2012 No comments on this review yet.
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