All Reviews Written by "AddieElizabeth"

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 11 out of 22 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 4 out of 8 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 9 out of 20 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 5 out of 9 found this review helpful
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Universal Yarns - Bamboo Bloom Handpaints
Not what I expected, but nice 4 out of 5 stars
From the description I was expecting this to be a dual-strand yarn, not a thick-and-thin yarn. That being said, however, it IS a lot of fun to work with, and I really like the color options. It's working up interestingly, though it's not as perfect for the moebius cowl I'm making as I'd hoped. I think I might try another skein, though, purely because of its unique texture and lovely colors.
By AddieElizabeth on Mar 18, 2013 28 out of 53 found this review helpful
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Cascade - Baby Alpaca Chunky
Beautifully soft! 5 out of 5 stars
I love this yarn! I bought a skein of the sapphire lace, and the color is gorgeous. It's not perfectly monochromatic there is definitely some variation in the saturation of strands, giving it a lovely depth of color. It is wonderful to knit with, and has a nice loft with a slight halo. I'm using it to knit a hat, and it's turned out perfectly soft and not even slightly itchy. It's a real treat to work with, and I'm doing my best to use every last bit of this skein!
By AddieElizabeth on Mar 05, 2013 10 out of 16 found this review helpful
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Classic Elite - Classic Silk
Disappointing 1 out of 5 stars
I was really looking forward to this yarn! I had anticipated that the silk would give the cotton a pleasant sheen and make it feel a little more luxurious. This is definitely not the case, however. The cotton has a cheap feel. Much more like a mass produced yarn think lily sugar'n'cream not at all like a finer pima-like cotton. It's very dry to the touch, not silky as the name intimates. The strand of yarn also seems to have a pilling issue there were definitely lots of pills in the skein I worked with, even before working it up. It does, however, have some positive points. It is pleasantly soft when worked up with a loose enough gaugethink t-shirt soft. The color was also nice, though more muted and vintage-y and not so saturated. It is not an overall TERRIBLE yarn it just doesn't meet the expectations I had for a nine-dollar yarn, ergo the single star.
By AddieElizabeth on Feb 25, 2013 3 out of 6 found this review helpful
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Crystal Palace - Iceland Print
Really nice yarn 4 out of 5 stars
I enjoyed working with this yarn for my first felting project a satchel for my little sister. The yarn was satisfying to work with and the colors were absolutely lovely. It was a little scratchy as to be expected with a wool and not the most amazing yarn I'd ever worked with, but it's definitely a nice yarn.
By AddieElizabeth on Feb 25, 2013 2 out of 4 found this review helpful
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Debbie Bliss - Eco Cotton
Nice, but splits, and the color is off. 2 out of 5 stars
I love Debbie Bliss' eco baby also a cotton so I thought I'd try this, and I'm less than thrilled. The eco baby has a little bit of problem losing twist, but this splits DREADFULLY. Also, this was advertised as yellow, and it's definitely more of a chartreuse. Not what I was looking for.
By AddieElizabeth on Feb 25, 2013 2 out of 5 found this review helpful
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Berroco - Ultra Alpaca
Really liked it! 4 out of 5 stars
When I first felt this in the skein it seemed a little scratchy, but I decided to see how it would work up, and I'm glad I did! It is very pleasant to work with, and once blocked had a very lovely softness to it that I really liked. The stitch definition is also pretty good, despite the fact that this yarn DEFINITELY has a bit of a halo. Overall not as awesomely decadent as some other alpacas blue sky alpaca silk and cascade baby alpaca being my favorites, but definitely a good value for what you pay.
By AddieElizabeth on Feb 25, 2013 20 out of 38 found this review helpful
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