All Reviews Written by "Babo"

Madelinetosh - BFL Sock
It's a Tosh - enough said? Not really .. 5 out of 5 stars
Comparing it to the merino lt and the sock, BFL the wonderful stitch definition of the sock due to its plies together with the soft woolen feel of merino light. It feels lighter and softer than both. I will use this yarn in projects where I want the definition with a bit more warmth than the lt would produce.
By Babo on Nov 29, 2016 21 out of 35 found this review helpful
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Knitter's Pride - Wool Needles
Where have they been all of my life? 5 out of 5 stars
Wonderful. Worth every penny! Now we need them with bent tips .... anybody listening?
By Babo on Nov 29, 2016 11 out of 19 found this review helpful
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Addi - Addi SOS Click Cords
a bit tricky ... 3 out of 5 stars
When I used the same yarn I was knitting with but in a bright color it was tedious to get the yarn into the slot prepared for it and it produced a drag when I knitted with the SOS helper. I then witched to quilting thread which was easier to feed into the slot, produced less drag but also slipped out after about 50 stitches were knitted. Will try doubling the projected length of the thread needed with a large knot at the end. Not perfect as of this rating.
By Babo on Nov 29, 2016 6 out of 9 found this review helpful
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Addi - Addi Lace Needles
Love the long lace clicks, but ... 5 out of 5 stars
.. obviously, there is a tip size limit which makes the purchase of finer lace needles a necessity. I am replacing all of my 50+ year old lace needles up to or rather down to as many 0000s as I can find. I still have 12 steels so ADDI lace circulars 32, 47 and 60 long will work even for the largest lace project.
By Babo on Nov 29, 2016 18 out of 32 found this review helpful
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Knitter's Pride - Nova Cubics Platina Double Point Needles
Wonderful needles ... 5 out of 5 stars
... no matter their size or the yarn. My knitting buddy hates them so let me qualify that a. I knit very tightly, these needles have the perfect slip for me no matter the yarn or stitch, b. I use only 6 or 8. The 5 are too short for me. c. The points! I have swatched lace as well as 6-ply, no splitting and swift stitch loading I knit continental. I am replacing all of my dbl points with these needles.
By Babo on May 25, 2016 8 out of 17 found this review helpful
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Knitter's Pride - Dreamz Double Point Needles
Fine needle .. 5 out of 5 stars
.. good points, pretty, light, good price. NOT for someone who knits very tightly.
By Babo on May 25, 2016 5 out of 8 found this review helpful
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Addi - Addi Aluminum Double Point Needles
3 stars - with one ! grain of salt, please .. 3 out of 5 stars
.. I do knit very tighly! While ADDI Clicks all 3 and circulars rank tops, the double points are a bit too dull points and too sticky for me. Matter of fact, I am replacing all of them - with what? Hint: they are not round.
By Babo on May 25, 2016 5 out of 9 found this review helpful
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Madelinetosh - Tosh Merino Light Samples
Samples .. Oh, how I love thee! 5 out of 5 stars
Of course, these will work for the merino lights only, do not expect the other Toshes to be exact matches. Still, I love to mix and match and the cost of samples makes it possible, plus, 4 or 5 of them are great for switching.
By Babo on Dec 14, 2015 16 out of 65 found this review helpful
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Clover - Darning Needle with Latch Eye Hook
Very practicle 5 out of 5 stars
Would be nicer if they came in three thicknesses, the one offered plus two which should have needle eye sizes for bulk and super bulk.
By Babo on Dec 14, 2015 5 out of 11 found this review helpful
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Addi - Addi Turbo Circular
In my knitting corner they still reign supreme ... 5 out of 5 stars
... 'nuff' said?
By Babo on Dec 14, 2015 12 out of 23 found this review helpful
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