All Reviews Written by "gjk"

Knitter's Pride - Dreamz Fixed Circular Needles
My Fsvorites 5 out of 5 stars
I love these needles! They feel good in your hands, and work well with all the kinds of yarn I use. The material used to make them does not drag on the yarn and the tips stay pointed. These are my first choice in needles. I only wish my LYN carried these.
By gjk on Feb 10, 2017 11 out of 72 found this review helpful
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Manos Del Uruguay - Wool Clasica Space-Dyed
Awful Yarn 1 out of 5 stars
If I could give this yarn a minus rating I would. Unfortunately Jimmy's site does not Allie this. This is NOT a soft yarn in fact it is very scratchy. It is NOT a heavy worsted. The colors are beautiful. It varies in weight from super chunky to a crochet thread weight every 6-8 inches. I didn't discover this until I was winding the first skein I bought 2. Also, the Kit by Jimmy includes a 10-1/2 circular needle. I can't imagine getting 112 stitches of the yarn on a 16 needle. In fact, the pattern calls for a 24 needle. The unwound skein will be going back to Jimmy.
By gjk on Apr 08, 2016 9 out of 19 found this review helpful
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Clover - Yarn Cutter Pendant
Beautiful Necklace 5 out of 5 stars
I put a cord through the holder on this cutter and wear it as a necklace. It is especialy nice to use when flying ...scissors and such not being allowed. TSA has no clue there is razor blade inside. Shooohhh...don't tell them! Not only easy to get through inspection, but makes a pretty necklace too.
By gjk on Sep 17, 2014 7 out of 12 found this review helpful
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Clover - Stitch Markers
Clover has triangle stitch markers 5 out of 5 stars
Recently bought a package of Triangle Stitch Markers made by Clover. They come in packages of small Sizes 5-8, medium Sizes 9-10-1/2 and large no size given. They are all packages of 2 colors of triangles, 16 in the packages of small and medium, 12 in the packages of large. Come on, Jimmy. Thought you had everything!
By gjk on Sep 17, 2014 7 out of 14 found this review helpful
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Universal Yarns - Classic Shades
Soft and Great Colors 4 out of 5 stars
I used this yarn for a collar pattern that uses Noro Silk Gardens. This is a much softer substitute. The colors self-stripe Lake blends beautifully from blues to purples, Sunset blends bright oranges and violet. Super soft and machine washable with a really reasonable price, who could ask for more. It is a single ply yarn which game me to splitting problems. This yarn now comes in a super bulky weight that looks like it shades just as beautifully in bright as well as more subtle colors. Can't wait to try it.
By gjk on Jun 29, 2014 26 out of 60 found this review helpful
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Laura Zander - Crochet Red
Now for new crocheters 2 out of 5 stars
While I have some crochet experience, I found most of the patterns in this book daunting. I was also disappointed they did not delve more into borders to put a classy finished edge to knitted and crocheted items.
By gjk on Mar 09, 2014 43 out of 90 found this review helpful
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Berroco - Vintage DK
Not Soft As Expected 2 out of 5 stars
I have knitted with Berroco Vintage before, nice yarn. So I had no hesitation about ordering Vintage DK. A different size only, right? Wrong. It feels soft in the skein, I began to wonder tho as I wound it into a ball. Then I started my project. To my dismay, the knitted yarn reminded me strongly of the old fashioned cotton string that we used to tie our packages to send them in the US Mail! Not happy. Now I am shy of even Vintage. Too bad, they have such lovely colors!
By gjk on Feb 12, 2014 27 out of 52 found this review helpful
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Laura Zander - Crochet Red
Stitch Red - Thank you Laura 5 out of 5 stars
In association with Vogue Knitting, Jimmy Beans’ Wool founder Laura Zander presents this third installment in her bestselling stitch series to give crocheters a chance to contribute to the fight against women's heart disease! You can buy this book at Barnes & Noble for $14.09. Plus, if you are a B&N member, shipping is free. This book is for crocheters, and there is also a book for knitters $14.40and one for sewers. You can review the books page by page for as far as the publisher will allow, including pictures of all the patterns in the book, and I have already found 2 or 3 patterns I had intended to buy separately, as well as some new ones I might try, so the Stitch Red Crochet and Knitting books should be a good purchase for me.
By gjk on Feb 11, 2014 48 out of 89 found this review helpful
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Crystal Palace - Chunky Mochi
Chunky Mocha Separates 3 out of 5 stars
I bought several of this yarn because I wanted to knit one of those adorable ribbed hats for my great-grandson. However, as I worked with it it seemed to separate where the colors same together... just came apart with a gentle tug. This is the third time in a row that I have seriously thought about sending yarn back to Jimmy. Am I just in a yarn slump or are others having the same problems with this yarn?
By gjk on Dec 26, 2013 25 out of 52 found this review helpful
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Noro - Kureyon
Would Never Buy Again 1 out of 5 stars
The colors are wonderful and love the way they self-stripe. However, you can't count on the consistency of this product. The first skein was okay if you don't mind scratchy and the little bits that feel like straw but aren't. However,the rest of the skeins were very badly inconsistent in weave, going from a fingering weave to very bulky and in a one-strand yarn, this really shows. The skein had 3 knots and 3 very bulky sections in it and and that was only 1 skein! Having 6 areas that had to be merged in 1 skein, I threw it down in disgust and didn't bother to finish the project. I'm asking Jimmy to take it back in exchange for something else. I've never done that before so you can see how disgusted I am with this yarn.
By gjk on Jun 01, 2013 20 out of 38 found this review helpful
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