All Reviews Written by "AddieElizabeth"

Madelinetosh - BFL Sock
Decent Tough Sock Yarn 4 out of 5 stars
I'm updating my earlier review, and adding one star based on the finished product. My earlier comment on the scratchiness still stands, as this is definitely a rougher wool to work with than Merino, and the Madtosh BFL is . That being said, the finished product is not at all itchy or scratchy, though it still lacks the softness of merino. Once blocked the fabric becomes much smoother, though again still not quite as soft as most of the merino and some other BFL I've worked with. The stitch definition is great, and even though it's 100% wool these are wearing beautifully. After several full days of being worn both in boots and on their own around the house these show very little wear, and feel like they will last forever. I will be using this yarn again, even though it's not quite as nice to work with as some of the softer yarns.
By AddieElizabeth on Jan 28, 2017 2 out of 4 found this review helpful
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Manos Del Uruguay - Alegria
Lovely and squishy, but color is WAY off! 3 out of 5 stars
I just ordered the lovely Orquidea colorway, which according to the picture is a lovely mix of pastel blue, green and purple with a lot of white. The hank I received, however, was forest green, dark purple and navy blue. I understand that sometimes colors differ slightly, but this was WAY way off. Otherwise the yarn seemed squishy and lovely, but it's not the colors I was expecting at all.
By AddieElizabeth on Jan 09, 2017 11 out of 171 found this review helpful
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Madelinetosh - BFL Sock
Good stitch definition, but scratchy to work with. 3 out of 5 stars
I haven't blocked the sock I'm knitting with this yet so I don't know if the yarn blooms with blocking, but so far to work with it's been quite scratchy compared to the the Madtosh Merino base. Also, the base color of the yarn is quite off-white, which I only discovered after ordering Cosmic Wonder Dust in both the merino and BFL bases. This version is far yellower, not nearly as pretty. Overall, I prefer the regular Madtosh sock.
By AddieElizabeth on Dec 30, 2016 15 out of 28 found this review helpful
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Plymouth - Happy Feet 100 Splash Hand-Dyed
Really like this one! 4 out of 5 stars
I have very much enjoyed working with this yarn. I purchased the Crayon colorway, and had plenty for a pair of women's socks. The yarn is good quality very soft, consistent weight, and not at all splitty. The color was not as vibrant in person, though, which was a little disappointing. I'd definitely consider buying it in another colorway, though!
By AddieElizabeth on Nov 28, 2016 4 out of 7 found this review helpful
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Vice Yarns - Blurred Lines Sock Sets (150g)
Update: Do NOT recommend 2 out of 5 stars
I wrote an earlier review based on the fact that the yarn I received was significantly different than pictured Cupcake is neon, not pastel. Having worked with this for a month, though, I am updating my review and taking away a star. There are a couple things I do like. Though I don't love neons, the colors are nice though a little heathered, and I like that it's a gradient, and I was able to get two PAIRS of size-7 socks out of it. I have huge issues, however, with the yarn quality. First of all it is very splitty, which I really don't like. Secondly, the weight is inconsistent in parts some sections are quite thick almost sport weight and others are extremely thin lace-like. This makes me worry about the durability, which is a big problem for socks. And finally, the length of the color changes is inconsistent. The very middle of the cake is orange, and this section is almost twice the length of the other colors annoying when you can barely see it in the picture. Overall, the colors might be nice, but I don't recommend it due to the quality of the yarn.
By AddieElizabeth on Nov 28, 2016 5 out of 8 found this review helpful
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Vice Yarns - Blurred Lines Sock Sets (150g)
Okay... 3 out of 5 stars
First of all, please take this review with a grain of salt as I have not yet knit this up yet. That being said, the photo for this was way off. Yes, I know monitors can distort shades, etc., but the photo for cupcake shows various pastels what I got was very saturated, almost neon. Also, the texture is extremely odd to tell from the ball because it looks like it comes from a sock blank very kinky, which was also not in the description. So far, I'm a little disappointed, but I will try to update my review once I use the yarn.
By AddieElizabeth on Oct 05, 2016 20 out of 43 found this review helpful
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Jimmy Beans Wool - Beanie Bags
So much fun! 4 out of 5 stars
I've gotten two so far, and I've really liked them. The first month was my favorite all shades of plum and grey, which I really enjoyed. The second month's colors were all baby poop yellow-brown, but the fiber itself was nice I'll probably just use it as scrap yarn for afterthought heels or mitten thumbs. I also loved the little buttons and stitch markers that came in my first bag! I don't usually browse the notions section of JBW so having samples sent to me is a nice way to discover things I wouldn't otherwise find. As for the bag itself, it's a great size for storing needles, notions and scrap yarn, but it would be nice if they were a little bigger to accommodate small projects, and if the zipper was better quality the zippers they have currently catch on the yarn and are quite finicky. I've really been enjoying receiving these bags the anticipation and surprise is definitely worth the $10!
By AddieElizabeth on Dec 11, 2015 14 out of 28 found this review helpful
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Frog Tree - Ewetopia
Love this yarn 5 out of 5 stars
This is a quirky, springy, wonderful yarn well-suited to simple classic projects I highly recommend Tin Can Knits' free collection. It is now being sold under the name HiKoo Trenzado.
By AddieElizabeth on Sep 16, 2015 7 out of 14 found this review helpful
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Frog Tree - Ewetopia
Pleasure to work with 5 out of 5 stars
By AddieElizabeth on Feb 22, 2015 12 out of 26 found this review helpful
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Malabrigo - Silky Merino
I keep coming back to it! 5 out of 5 stars
This is one of the first boutique yarns I ever tried, and after sampling many many MANY other yarns, this is still one of my all-time favorites. It is soft and gorgeous, with a bit of a silky sheen. It comes in amazing colors, each with its own personality. I love how the yarn is not all uniformly colored, but it doesn't look at all faded or blotchy when worked up. I've used this for baby hats, mittens, and so many other basic little projects. It's always a pleasure to work with, and I just wish it came in other weights so I could use it for more projects!
By AddieElizabeth on Oct 05, 2013 8 out of 14 found this review helpful
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