All Reviews Written by "Lyssaszoo"

Madelinetosh - Semi-Precious Tosh BLANKET Subscription
So much fun - and useful! 5 out of 5 stars
Love getting a new colorway every month, and in Tosh Vintage, too my fave superwash worsted! Haven't decided yet whether to knit the pattern or try using the yarn for something else, but I'm loving the subscription. Highly recommend!
By Lyssaszoo on Sep 19, 2017 No comments on this review yet.
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Jimmy Beans Wool - Big Beanie Bags
5 out of 5 stars
By Lyssaszoo on Sep 19, 2017 No comments on this review yet.
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Addi - Stitch Counting Frame & Needle Gauge
Just what I was looking for 5 out of 5 stars
I love this gauge and use it constantly. In the past, I'd always had trouble with losing count of stitches in my gauge swatch - this little gadget is a lifesaver. As others have noted, it's 20cm square vs 4 - I've found most patterns indicate gauge in both units and it's easy to remember to use centimeters once you get used to it. I actually prefer the heavy plastic to the metal used in some other gauge counters.
By Lyssaszoo on Sep 19, 2017 No comments on this review yet.
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Jimmy Beans Wool - Big Beanie Bags
Inexpensive way to try new yarns and accessories 5 out of 5 stars
This is a great way to try out new yarns without investing in full skeins - it's also helpful to see which yarns might be paired or comparable, based on what they include in the bag. While the patterns are fun, the yarns are interesting to try out, but my favorite part of these is the fun accessories they include with each month's bag - stitch holders, new interchangeable needles, notion holders - all kinds of random things I'd never know about without these bags. Worth every penny!
By Lyssaszoo on Sep 19, 2017 No comments on this review yet.
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Nancy's Knit Knacks - The Perfect Notion Case
great for travel 5 out of 5 stars
I love this case for travel - enough variety in sizes of the compartments that you can fit T-pins and small stitch-holders, as well as smaller accessories like stitch markers. Secure closures. Super handy!
By Lyssaszoo on Sep 19, 2017 No comments on this review yet.
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Madelinetosh - Tosh Vintage
My favorite worsted superwash 5 out of 5 stars
I keep coming back to Tosh Vintage...soft, squishy, no issues when you have to frog, easy to machine wash, low maintenance but holds its shape beautifully...I can't say enough good things about it.
By Lyssaszoo on Sep 19, 2017 No comments on this review yet.
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Lorna's Laces - Shepherd Worsted
Knits up beautifully, pills a bit after wear/use 4 out of 5 stars
I agree with other reviewers, this yarn is extremely soft and squishy - great for baby items blankets, sweaters, hats, booties, especially since it's truly superwash. My only complaint is that it does begin to pill after a lot of wear/use hence 4 stars. Overall, I'd recommend for hats and scarves more than sweaters, due to the pilling.
By Lyssaszoo on Sep 19, 2017 No comments on this review yet.
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Spud & Chloe - Sweater
Soft and cozy...perfect for baby items 5 out of 5 stars
This was my first time trying Soud and Chloe and I'm loving this yarn so much! Making baby blankets for twin cousins preemies, so my biggest concerns were that the finished product be soft, cozy, pretty and easy for Mom to wash. They also live in the southern part of the US, so I didn't want pure wool as I didn't think they'd get as much use. It knits up like a dream...I love cotton, but it has almost no give - yet this blend is perfection. Enough give to have even stitches, but the cotton helps keep its shape. I think I've found a new favorite for baby gifts!!
By Lyssaszoo on Jun 19, 2017 14 out of 22 found this review helpful
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Jimmy Beans Wool - Big Beanie Bags
Like Christmas once a month 5 out of 5 stars
Not only does the monthly subscription include a pattern specific to the yarns chosen for that bag, you get to try new yarns without splurging for a full skein, fun notions, Soak, plus the bag itself is a great project bag to carry small projects around in. If you don't particularly love the pattern that month, you can make something else - there are lots of suggestions on the Ravelry page. I've been getting the warm palette but decided to switch it up a bit and try the mystery for awhile - contacted customer service and they made the switch for me with no fuss. Love JBW!! And I'm so glad I signed up for these Big Beanie Bags - it's like Christmas comes in the mail every month when the package arrives!
By Lyssaszoo on Jun 19, 2017 17 out of 35 found this review helpful
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Madelinetosh - Tosh Vintage
Mad Tosh convert here 5 out of 5 stars
This was my first time knitting with Madelinetosh. Now I know what all the fuss was about...it's a dream to work with. Made a scarf for a MKAL on Ravelry, and the stitch definition was amazing. Plus, no pooling of the variegated skein. Washes beautifully - I wore it nearly every day last winter, and it still looks brand new. Great yarn.
By Lyssaszoo on Jun 19, 2017 7 out of 12 found this review helpful
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