Rohrspatz & Wollmeise in Twin

Yarn Review: Rohrspatz & Wollmeise “Twin” First Impressions: You could beat someone to death with this skein. I’m pretty sure about it – and I’m not joking. These skeins are wound incredibly tightly (and gorgeously), and  you could do some serious damage with gorgeous yarn. These skeins also weigh in at 150g with over 460m/500 […]

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Yarn Review: Stranded Dyeworks Fjord in “Industrial Kingfisher”

Yarn Review: Stranded Dyeworks Fjord in “Industrial Kingfisher” First Impressions: Well-packaged, love the ball bands, everything as advertised (yay!). Photo was accurate to the website picture. I also grabbed a photo from the dyer’s podcast “shop update” section in her Episode 87 – at the 51:49 point – where she holds up some Industrial Kingfisher on […]

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Yarn Review: Sweet Georgia Yarns Tough Love Sock

Yarn Review: Sweet Georgia Yarns “Tough Love Sock” in Snowfall SGY is on the border of ‘indie dyer’ and ‘commercial’ to me, due to the scale of their wholesale operation. They are still small in terms of staff, but they have a fairly good sized workspace, at least based on the YouTube videos available.  First […]

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Yarn Review: The Yarn Jar 2 Ply Glitter

Yarn Review: The Yarn Jar 2 Ply Glitter, “The Christmas Grouch”   First Impressions: You can request that the yarn arrive in a skein or a gobstopper ball; I requested a gobstopper ball, just because I wasn’t certain when I’d knit it up, and I find that wrap style terribly pretty if I’m going to look […]

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Yarn Review: Madelinetosh “Twist Light”

Yarn Review: Madelinetosh Twist Light, “Veruca Salt” Note: Madelinetosh is a dye company I consider independent, but just barely. They don’t own their own flocks or mill, but their level of wholesale production is immense, such as that it may be considered commercial simply in terms of quantities produced. If you have any more information […]

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Yarn Review: Invictus Yarns “Master of My Feet”

Yarn Review: Invictus Yarns “Master of My Feet” in Oatmeal First Impressions: Well-packaged, neatly labelled and skeined. Colours look just like they did on the website. Preparing: Fit neatly on the swift with no tangles or needing to stretch it to weird angles. Knitting Up: Smooth, like butter! I just want to keep petting it […]

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Yarn Review: Miss Babs Yowza

Yarn Review: Miss Babs Yowza in “Gray Skies Over Toronto” First Impressions: The swatched yarn was surprise yarn from my husband, so it was particularly nice to get. The Yowza skeins are exactly that – almost ridiculously large – and tremendously squishy. The ball bands tell you if it’s a one-of-a-kind “Wild Iris”, a “Babette” […]

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