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: 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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Yarn Review: Norah George Yarns “BFL Sock”

Yarn Review: Norah George Yarns “BFL Sock” in “Egg Nog”   First Impressions: I was a little nervous about this yarn, since it seemed rather thin compared to other yarn I’d been working with recently, but the hank looked gorgeous and everything was neatly packaged. The colours looked great in the hank.  I had not […]

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Yarn Review: The Lemonade Shop “Sparkle DK”

Yarn Review: The Lemonade Shop Sparkle DK, “Sparkle Stormy Day” First Impressions: It’s pretty? It’s sparkly and the yarn is nicely plied and plump – it’s definitely not a flat yarn – and the stellina is integrated nicely with it. It doesn’t sit out and poke out, but it’s still definitively visible – unlike some […]

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Yarn Review: Mothy and the Squid “Donegal Sock”

Yarn Review: Mothy and the Squid Donegal Sock First Impressions: The yarn comes in a hank, and neatly packaged; looks very similar to what was on my monitor. No surprises! I was excited about this yarn in particular as my husband and I are avid scuba divers who enjoy macro photography.     Preparing: Hank fit […]

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