Thursday, July 19, 2007

Successful Yarn Tasting!

The Yarn Tasting on Tuesday, July 10th, went very well. Everyone had a good time sampling the yarns, meeting new friends and eating a few refreshments. The overall mood of the evening was fun and excitement. From the overall response of the night, this event will happen again!!

Thirteen yarns were sampled. We had a rating system so we could find out what the favorites are. First a list of the yarns tasted: Noro Cotton Hill, Fleece from Knit One Crochet Too, Lorna's Laces Sock, Tao Silk from Colinette, Mission Falls Cotton, Rowan Cashsoft, Louisa Harding Sari Ribbon, Malabrigo Worsted, Blue Sky Alpaca Dyed Cotton, Be Sweet Bamboo, Mango Moon Bali Sky and Capelli, and Misti Alpaca Chunky.
The rating system was from 1 to 4. 4 being wonderful and 1 not so good. The categories were knit ability, touch and feel, Needle preference, and project recommendations.
The most interesting yarn rated was the Fleece by Knit One, Crochet Too!. It rated 1.6 for knit ability and then a 4 for touch and feel. So if you can stand knitting it the result is wonderful!
Runners up are: Lorna's Laces Sock with 3.75 in both knit ability and touch and feel and Be Sweet Bamboo with a 2.6 for knit ability and a 4 in touch and feel.
The winners received a 4 in both knit ability and touch and feel. They are: Toa Silk by Colinette, Cashsoft by Rowan, Malabrigo Worsted, Misti Alpaca Chunky, and Blue Sky Alpaca Dyed Cotton!
Overall needle preference seemed to be Addi Turbos.

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