All Reviews Written by "MargieK"

Koigu - KPPPM P999
KPPPM’s price point 3 out of 5 stars
It is great to see modern colorways in KPPPM with the P999 colorways, and they could be used very nicely together. I first started purchasing KPPPM about 20 years ago but these days I do not purchase KPPPM for fingering weight yarn because of the price point. Fingering weight and sock yarns are plentiful and are usually sold 100g around 400 yds and they cost around $25, but even if you purchased two skeins of KPPPM and paid $28 you would still only have 350 yds and would fall short for many projects.
By MargieK on Sep 07, 2018 2 found this review helpful
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Madelinetosh - Twist Light
Pixel - color update 4 out of 5 stars
Went to put this colorway - Pixel - in my stash and discovered that it looks very good sandwiched between another Tosh colorway I purchased and never thought I would use - Random Number Generator - and HHF Poppy.
By MargieK on Dec 14, 2017 6 found this review helpful
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Madelinetosh - Twist Light
Warning - Pixel colors NOTHING like photograph 3 out of 5 stars
Too bad the reviews cannot have photos attached - that should be part of the review. The photo of pixel colorway shows it to have yellow, pink, orange and teal. Mine had a lot of brown !, no teal, orange or yellow, spots of bright green, pink, and purple, and very little in the way of speckles. I don't like the color combination I received and am now wondering what the heck I am going to do with it because it does not go with colors that I gravitate towards, so it would not mix well with my yarn stash.
By MargieK on Dec 14, 2017 12 found this review helpful
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Madelinetosh - Tosh DK
Review of Tosh DK new color Brass 4 out of 5 stars
Unfortunately this review does not allow me to post a photo. In the photo displayed for the yarn colorway, there is green. So I was a little surprised to receive a skein that had good with brown speckles and no green in it at all also the case with the Twist Light I purchased. It would have been nice to have some green in the colorway as shown in the image. I am using the yarn in an Autumn colorway project. The four stars are because I use a lot of Tosh DK but since the color is not as depicted, am taking off one star.
By MargieK on Nov 08, 2017 10 found this review helpful
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Knit Collage - Gypsy Garden
Loved this yarn 5 out of 5 stars
Have wanted to try this yarn for years but it was too expensive. Finally purchased the Raspberry Sunset color to knit a scribble scarf. The yarn was surprisingly soft and it had a reasonable amount of embellishments, although my impression is that years ago when the yarn first came out it had more. It got me thinking about adding embellishments on my own. The yarn was easy to work with. My honest opinion on patterns using this yarn is that most of the hats / cowls don't turn out very well. I think it works very well as an accent yarn such as the scribble scarf.
By MargieK on Dec 10, 2012 43 found this review helpful
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Plymouth Yarn - Gina
Good inexpensive substitute for Noro 4 out of 5 stars
This yarn is soft and the colors are strong. The long runs of color are similar to Noro yarn in fact colorway #9 that I used is very similar to a classic Kureyon colorway, but without the sophisticated complexity of that yarn. I think it is a great bargain.
By MargieK on Dec 10, 2012 79 found this review helpful
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Noro - Silk Garden Lite
This made a wonderful wrap 4 out of 5 stars
I love Noro yarn and recently I have wanted to use a smaller gauge and something suited to a warmer climate. I had some Noro Silk Garden Lite in my stash and started a wrap with it and purchased the remaining yarn I needed. The colors are bright and I really enjoyed the change in the colors with each motif. Please see the finished project on my ravelry page here: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/margiek/chrysanthemum-wrap
By MargieK on Jul 09, 2012 54 found this review helpful
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