All Reviews Written by "AddieElizabeth"

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 13 out of 22 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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Rowan - Cashsoft DK RYC
Not bad, but so not worth the extra $ 3 out of 5 stars
Let me start out by saying that this is NOT a bad yarn! It is soft and does come in some really lovely colors, and has a bit of a sheen which is really attractive. The reason I'm only giving this 3 stars is for value I honestly don't think this yarn is worth spending a little extra for. It's nice enough, but not addictively awesome as I've come to expect from specialty yarns. I'd recommend Sublime baby cashmere silk instead, it's MUCH nicer to work with.
By AddieElizabeth on Jan 02, 2013 4 out of 6 found this review helpful
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Debbie Macomber - Cashmere Fleur De Lys
SO soft and comfy! 5 out of 5 stars
I bought this yarn to pad an order yay for free shipping, and I'm so glad I did! It's super soft and has a nice loft, which made it work up a little bulkier than the worsted it is labeled. I actually ordered more in another color, and wish there was more in stock!
By AddieElizabeth on Jan 02, 2013 3 out of 5 found this review helpful
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Sublime - Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK
Really nice to work with 5 out of 5 stars
I used this yarn to make a pair of slippers for my father, and I really loved it. I liked that it felt both substantial and a little silky, and it had great stitch definition. One thing I did notice is that it can lose some twist depending on how you work with it, but it wasn't too much of a problem except when making adjustable rings. I would highly recommend this, and look forward to working with it again!
By AddieElizabeth on Jan 02, 2013 59 out of 112 found this review helpful
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Berroco - Versa
LOVE this! 5 out of 5 stars
I bought this yarn in Zephyr for a baby boy hoodie, and I have to say it is absolutely perfect. The colors are rich and gorgeous, and look even more fantastic knitted up. There is a fantastic depth of color to this yarn, and it is lovely and smooshy in texture! This is double-stranded yarn each strand is separately dyed and is made up of a ribbon-like cord. It's not what I expected, but I love it nonetheless. Also I will note I don't think this quite works up as bulky I'd say it's just barely heavier than worsted.
By AddieElizabeth on Jan 01, 2013 2 out of 3 found this review helpful
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Crystal Palace - Puffin
Great yarn 5 out of 5 stars
I ordered this to use for a bunny blanket buddy, and it worked perfectly for that project. It works up thick and soft but isn't at all fuzzy, which makes for a great baby project. The construction of this yarn is really interesting it's a very long narrow strip of fleece that is occasionally joined by a small seam, which actually is much easier to hide than a knot join. I would definitely use this again, it's really fun and interesting to work with.
By AddieElizabeth on Nov 19, 2012 1 out of 2 found this review helpful
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