All Reviews Written by "mamacat90807"

Lacis - Ball Winder
Poor performance 1 out of 5 stars
I have used a conventional winder for many years and have been very satisfied with it. I decided to give this one a try based on the mostly positive reviews. I was very surprised by how poorly it worked. Not sure if I got a lemon or if this is how it usually performs, but the mechanism of the feeder arm going back and forth was terrible. It was jerky, slow, and uneven. The ball that was forming started falling off of the end closest to the arm, and made a tangled mess before I had even wound a quarter of the skein I was winding from the skein which was securely on my trusty wooden swift. unfortunately I had no choice but to return this item.
By mamacat90807 on Oct 29, 2016 44 out of 75 found this review helpful
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Knitter's Pride - Karbonz Single Point 10" Needle Set
Fast and sharp 5 out of 5 stars
I hae been a fan of the Karbonz circulars since they first were introduced. While I don't often use straights, for the occasions when I do I decided I deserved to upgrade my old plastic and aluminum collection. As with the circs, the Karbonz straights are lightweight, fast, and suitable sharp for stitch manipulation. Highly recommend!
By mamacat90807 on Jul 07, 2016 2 out of 4 found this review helpful
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Cascade - Cascade 220 Heathers
5 out of 5 stars
By mamacat90807 on Jun 17, 2016 15 out of 39 found this review helpful
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Cascade - Cascade 220 Heathers
Go-to staple 5 out of 5 stars
I have loved this yarn for years. It's my fave for felted projects, but also love it for all kinds of other knitting as well. Is a pleasure to knit with. Has a great hand, washes and wears well. Very sturdy, but still soft. Not to mention it comes in a bazillion great colors!
By mamacat90807 on Jun 14, 2016 28 out of 59 found this review helpful
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Cascade - Cascade 220 Paints
5 out of 5 stars
By mamacat90807 on Aug 11, 2014 3 out of 6 found this review helpful
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Cascade - Cascade 220 Paints
Great yarn for so many things 5 out of 5 stars
For years Cascade 220 has been my go to yarn for many kinds of projects. It is sturdy, yet soft once washed. It is also great for felting. With so many colors to choose from, you ant go wrong.
By mamacat90807 on Aug 11, 2014 4 out of 7 found this review helpful
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Daniel Miller - Wooden Yarn Bowl
Functional art 5 out of 5 stars
I was lucky to be one of the few to get my paws on one of these bowls. It is a beautifully crafted piece of art. The finish is completely smooth, so your yarn is safe and will not snag. I hope JBW can get more of these!
By mamacat90807 on Jul 11, 2014 15 out of 30 found this review helpful
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Addi - Addi Lace Click Set - Long
Pricey but worth it 4 out of 5 stars
After trying a couple of the Addi fixed lace circs, I decided to invest in the set. I prefer the longer tips to the standard size, which is too short for my preference. Comes in a lovely, well-padded case. I have only two issues with the set, for which I am giving them 4 stars instead of 5. First, I wish the long tip set had the brass-coated tips like the regular set does. I had contacted Skacel to ask why the difference, and they never really answered the question, just said one set is different from the other. the mbrass tips add a measure of control to the slick tips, withiut sacrificing glide. The second issue is that the connector piece to make two cables into one longer one is unusually long, which creates a long, awkward, inflexible segment in between the two cables. I can't fathom why the connector is designed this way, but I really think Addi should rethink and redesign it. All in all, however, I think it is a beautiful, precision-made set of tools for the knitter who can make the investment.
By mamacat90807 on Oct 15, 2013 65 out of 111 found this review helpful
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