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All reviews written by: shebru

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 fast easy knit 1 of 11 
 Review by: shebru Jun 28, 2014 
 Rating: 5 out of 5 (5 out of 5)
 Product reviewed: Plymouth - Adult Vest Patterns - 1569 Cabled Jacket Vest
This is a fast easy knit and a great project for checking out this yarn. It is nice and soft and springy. The pattern calls for six skeins, I would recommend seven and I put a garter stitch border on the bottom same width as the sleeves to avoid the knit rolling. Turned out nice!
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 beautiful yarn...but! 2 of 11 
 Review by: shebru May 06, 2014 
 Rating: 5 out of 5 (5 out of 5)
 Product reviewed: Noro - Kureyon
If you are making something to wear around your neck, close to your face, etc, this isn't the yarn for you, go look at the silk garden or taiyo for that. IF you want to make a project you want to felt...it is dreamy. It is a softish yarn, just not soft enough for tender skin areas or someone that has issues with wool in general. The colors are wonderful, the slow dye is stunning, it makes wonderful entrelac projects like purses and bowls and such that are felted, it retains the soft feel of it when felted....this is my go to felting yarn, or a garment not meant to wear next to the bare skin.
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 love this yarn 3 of 11 
 Review by: shebru Nov 11, 2013 
 Rating: 5 out of 5 (5 out of 5)
 Product reviewed: Noro - Taiyo Lace
Can I say I absolutely love this yarn? Yes! Is it thick and thin? Yes, but it works up so beautifully. In the ball I have to say it is sort of unimpressive. But worked up it has so much body, is so soft and just yummy. I have made three shawls now out of it from the cover of the Noro magazine, the pretty green one all in different colors as well as two in the noro garden sock yarn and have to say the Taiyo is my fave. It is not just the colors that make it impressive, it is the feel and drape as well. Want more colors to choose from...
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 Minimalist Cardigan 4 of 11 
 Review by: shebru Apr 08, 2013 
 Rating: 5 out of 5 (5 out of 5)
 Product reviewed: Cascade - Lana D'Oro
oh my, got this on sale from wool watch, been wanting to give the cascade 220's a try, but when I saw it was paired with alpaca and on sale, I was hooked. So far am loving the softness of it. I would say it is not a tough yarn that you can rip out several times, I had miss stitched and had to rip a few rows, it was okay, but I could see not to do it again or I would need to start fresh with unused yarn if I wanted to maintain the intregrety of the yarn. I really do love the feel, the heathering of the colors and am anxious to see how the cardigan comes out and holds up to repeat washing. SO far all thumbs up!
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 love this yarn 5 of 11 
 Review by: shebru Jan 01, 2013 
 Rating: 5 out of 5 (5 out of 5)
 Product reviewed: Lorna's Laces - Black Sheep
is it thick and thin, yes, does that add character to the project, absolutely. I have made two Declan hats with it, while the pattern did not show up especially well, the were beautiful hats. I am now on to my third project with this yarn and Jai I would recommend for a starter scarf http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/multidirectional-diagonal-scarf I am making that scarf pattern with the water color and I am loving it so much it will be for ME!
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 Wowsers 6 of 11 
 Review by: shebru Nov 16, 2012 
 Rating: 5 out of 5 (5 out of 5)
 Product reviewed: Fibra Natura - Oak
Wool watcher brought this yarn to my attention. I have been wanting to try some yarns with linen in them. What is impressive about this yarn is that it is not harsh on the hand to knit with as I had been afraid of. I like that it is springy like wool but it drapes like you would expect a linen to. Best of both worlds! I am liking it a lot, but finding it hard to describe.
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 scrump-dilly-icious 7 of 11 
 Review by: shebru Oct 17, 2012 
 Rating: 5 out of 5 (5 out of 5)
 Product reviewed: Noro - Iro
Made grandson and hubby a stocking cap out of it. One skein works out pretty well for a hat, colors were fantastic, while like with silk garden harsh on the hands while knitting, once knitted it is quite soft, warm and lovely. Grandson lives in it and just absolutely loves the colors and the feel.
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 mostly good news 8 of 11 
 Review by: shebru Oct 04, 2012 
 Rating: 4 out of 5 (4 out of 5)
 Product reviewed: Crystal Palace - Party
I love the colors, the shine, the way it works up. It is easy to knit, made up a pattern for twin granddaughters for a top since I did not see a pattern I liked. I did use garder stitch for accent and stockingnette for body of the sweater. It is beautiful and I recommend basic stitches to really show off, patterns kind of lose the beauty of this yarn imo, I had a verigated and loved it. I did not give it five stars as it does not have the "locking" properties of yarn and will slide. In other words the woven in ends will pop out when washed as well as the stitches will slide and you have to kind of re-distribute and even out the stitches here and there.
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 what's not to love 9 of 11 
 Review by: shebru Apr 10, 2012 
 Rating: 5 out of 5 (5 out of 5)
 Product reviewed: Madelinetosh - Tosh Merino Light Onesies
yummy colors with just the right amount of variation to keep them not boring and oh the feel...so soft. making a scarf and am loving it!
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 disappointed 10 of 11 
 Review by: shebru Apr 10, 2012 
 Rating: 1 out of 5 (1 out of 5)
 Product reviewed: Malabrigo - Silky Merino
after all the rave reviews I could hardly wait for this yarn to arrive. wow....BIG disappointment. First was my own fault thought this was a slow/long dye color transistion, it is NOT. I was not impressed with the fiber, to me it is too fuzzy, reminds me of unwaxed dental floss, and while soft I am afraid of how it will wear with use.... I thought it limp and lifeless not at all what I expected with it's fibre content.
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