All Reviews Written by "yarn-a-holic"

Lorna's Laces - Honor
Red-Rover 5 out of 5 stars
I got 'red-rover' on wool watcher and made a beautiful shawl for an xmas present. I love this combo of fiber and it works up beautiful. One thing to allow for is the halo that comes from the alpaca but since the recipient lives in a cold weather climate that is fine.
By yarn-a-holic on Nov 23, 2018 16 found this review helpful
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Madelinetosh - Twist Light
quick shot- awesome 5 out of 5 stars
I love the quick shot colors- the halloween 'monster mash' is bright, vibrant and will work wonderful all year long. My lower elementary school niece will LOVE THIS.
By yarn-a-holic on Oct 30, 2018 No comments on this review yet.
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Lorna's Laces - The Yarnmaid's Tale KAL
Looks like Ohio State puked all over the place 2 out of 5 stars
The yarn is awesome as always, the pattern is horrendous, I only purchased this to build my stash and never will create this KAL. The colors look like something the band over at ohio state would wear and that is not what I am ever going to create. I love lornas laces, but the designer needs to think how the colors look to everyone not just a select few.
By yarn-a-holic on Oct 25, 2018 2 found this review helpful
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Madelinetosh - DK Twist Quick Shots
Stiff but beautiful color 4 out of 5 stars
Its rate that tosh doesn't earn a 5 star, this colorway/base was very stiff quick shot pebble. Possibly the color dye stiffened the yarn and after a couple soak/wear it will soften up? The yarn was not the usual butter in my hands but more of a crinkle and very very stiff. The color is amazing, I just hope this softens over time.
By yarn-a-holic on Aug 23, 2018 2 found this review helpful
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Blue Sky Fibers - Skinny Cotton
Blue like the ocean 5 out of 5 stars
I just received the Island Blue and the color is vibrant and deep, much more than any cotton yarn I've ever seen. The monitor does not do this justice. Of course anything by Blue Sky Fibers is expected to be top quality, the cotton is super soft and perfect for a baby blanket. I snagged this on WW for $3 a skein- talk about a steal. I'm so glad I got 10 of them! This will be one spoiled baby and an extra gift somewhere down the line. plus shipped friday- arrived in my mail monday, can't ask for better service
By yarn-a-holic on Apr 09, 2018 1 found this review helpful
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Brown Sheep - Lamb's Pride Worsted
Yuck- Reminds me of 'red heart' 2 out of 5 stars
Packaging is everything and this visually reminds me of red heart simply by looking at the way its packaged. Honestly- it does not work up much better, itchy, scratchy, poor performance after gentle washing. Ending up donating most of the 3 skeins I got on WW and moved right back to much better yarns.
By yarn-a-holic on Apr 06, 2018 1 found this review helpful
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Koigu - Pencil Pack
Excellent yarn 4 out of 5 stars
5 for the yarn 3 for shipping. This is wonderful and I love the mini-skeins but the packing/shipping is a fail. This needs to ship in a box, not a bag. Because it is originally packed in a box, shipping in a bag means it arrives smooshed and damaged. The yarn is fine, the pretty box is broken and for $72 that should not happen. I love the Kouigu put this together.
By yarn-a-holic on Mar 12, 2018 15 found this review helpful
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Lorna's Laces - Shepherd Sport
Melting pot is all PINK 2 out of 5 stars
While I like the yarn base and have used it for years this particular color Melting Pot is basically all shades of pink in the skeins I have. I was saving this for a particular project and its not going to work. Off to the holiday gift swap it goes. Over the years JBW seems to have quality control issues with yarns and whether its a vendor problem or sales problem the products are not the same as even a few years ago.
By yarn-a-holic on Dec 07, 2017 25 found this review helpful
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Phydeaux Designs - Petite Fingering
Heaven in a skein 5 out of 5 stars
I just received my skiens today. i didnt have to wait the quoted month on the website. OMG... the colors are wonderful, the yarn feels lovely. I have the perfect shawl to make with this. Thank you JBW for having such unique yarns this year!
By yarn-a-holic on May 26, 2015 75 found this review helpful
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Juniper Moon Farm - Moonshine
Not a fan 3 out of 5 stars
This was my first JMF yarn to try and I didn't fall in love, I also have the royal llama combonation yarn and dont like that either. No fault of JBW, the yarn just does not behave the way i like. Both were woolwatcher purchases. Definately going to trade this in my yarn club.
By yarn-a-holic on Mar 05, 2015 68 found this review helpful
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