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Clara
queen bee

USA
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Posted - 11/02/2011 :  10:55:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit Clara's Homepage Send Clara a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It's here! The long-awaited skinny cousin to Shelter. Fittingly called Loft, this new fingering-weight yarn has won my heart.

I was at Loop when Craig received his shipment of Loft. Everything was strictly quiet until November 1st, but with Jared's permission we sat in the back storage area of Loop and began opening the boxes. Bag after bag of colors came out, I'd grab another skein and rush over to the window to see it in the sunlight... then Craig would say, "ohhhh" and I'd rush back to see which one he'd pulled out, and again I'd run to the window.

So in love with this yarn was I, I bought enough for a sweater. Then I came home to a skein from Jared, which I used for this week's review. Enjoy!

Clara
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flamefingers
New Pal

USA
1 Posts

Posted - 11/03/2011 :  03:56:33 AM  Show Profile Send flamefingers a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Which color did you choose?
I cannot wait to get Loft in my hot little hands :/)
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shaggy
Permanent Resident

USA
4126 Posts

Posted - 11/03/2011 :  05:11:48 AM  Show Profile Send shaggy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oh my, come to me Loft.

shaggy

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One Stitch at a Time
Chatty Knitter

297 Posts

Posted - 11/03/2011 :  05:12:45 AM  Show Profile Send One Stitch at a Time a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Just when I have been on a many months long yarn purchasing diet (awaiting the KR Retreat marketplace) the Yarn Temptress goes ahead and reviews my Haagen Daz Vanilla of new yarns!

Thanks, Clara.


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pamulla@earthlink.net
Chatty Knitter

100 Posts

Posted - 11/03/2011 :  05:42:39 AM  Show Profile  Visit pamulla@earthlink.net's Homepage Send pamulla@earthlink.net a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Just had to comment on how beautiful the colors appear, even on my monitor. Reminds of the Alice Starmore yarn. Wish the put up was smaller for stranded colorwork, though. Could make a beautiful fairisle.


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shaggy
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USA
4126 Posts

Posted - 11/03/2011 :  06:14:53 AM  Show Profile Send shaggy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by pamulla@earthlink.net

Just had to comment on how beautiful the colors appear, even on my monitor. Reminds of the Alice Starmore yarn. Wish the put up was smaller for stranded colorwork, though. Could make a beautiful fairisle.


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I was thinking the same thing.

shaggy

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NutmegOwl
Gabber Extraordinaire

581 Posts

Posted - 11/03/2011 :  06:39:45 AM  Show Profile  Visit NutmegOwl's Homepage Send NutmegOwl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I suppose no one would be too surprised to know that there is some - ahem - Barn Owl - heading my way, with some others ...

Clara, I'd be interested in more of your thoughts on blocking Loft in lace. Obviously, based on the pattern support, Jared intends it for serious lace, but when confronted with your wet blob, what are your thoughts on how aggressively it's safe to go?


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stitchellen
Warming Up

60 Posts

Posted - 11/03/2011 :  09:15:56 AM  Show Profile Send stitchellen a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I received notice of Loft's introduction yesterday and ordered the color card of actual samples of the yarn colors. My one concern, though, is whether I can tolerate next to my skin anything knit of it. I had to use synthetic yarn for knits for myself until I discovered itchless merino several years ago and haven't used synthetic yarn since then. Does this rule out Loft for me?
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Jane
SustaYning Member

USA
4390 Posts

Posted - 11/03/2011 :  10:21:58 AM  Show Profile  Visit Jane's Homepage Send Jane a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My order shipped on Monday (from Loop) and it could be here any. minute. now. I can't wait!

Jane

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kkknitter
Seriously Hooked

699 Posts

Posted - 11/03/2011 :  10:42:50 AM  Show Profile Send kkknitter a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I put in an order this morning of four different colors. Can't wait to cast on some mittens. Next Jared has to make sock yarn. If he does I will be all set.
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marjotse
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Sweden
1018 Posts

Posted - 11/05/2011 :  10:23:49 AM  Show Profile  Visit marjotse's Homepage Send marjotse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I ordered also 4 different colours. I have a small design on paper that I think this yarn would be perfect for, so I jumped in.... I love tweedy yarns and a 4-ply lovely one is just too much a temptation....

Marjolein

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Clara
queen bee

USA
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Posted - 11/09/2011 :  09:03:34 AM  Show Profile  Visit Clara's Homepage Send Clara a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Funny, I ran into some of my most favorite west-coast KR Retreaters at A Verb for Keeping Warm last weekend, and one of them said my Loft review was like a Teen Beat fan letter. Gush gush gush, love, love, love. I had to say...yup. I tried to be critical and level-headed, but it's just a damn fine yarn.

NutmegOwl, as for the blocking, if we're talking really capital-o openwork lace I'd still be cautious about pulling it too far. Yes, it'll totally block when wet. But...just give your strand a tug before you cast on. That'll give you a sense of how far this can go.

Clara
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NutmegOwl
Gabber Extraordinaire

581 Posts

Posted - 11/09/2011 :  12:19:34 PM  Show Profile  Visit NutmegOwl's Homepage Send NutmegOwl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Merci, O Queen Bee. BTW, my shipment arrived long before the power company did. The hanks are oh-so-squishy as befits their name. They are about twice as poofy as a hank of Jamieson's Shetland in fingering wt. They do remind me of the Sweet Grass Targhee I used as part of the KBOW Woolalongs. I look forward to my own test-drive with some of the one-skein patterns I purchased. Photos of them here.

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elliela
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433 Posts

Posted - 11/13/2011 :  08:11:24 AM  Show Profile  Visit elliela's Homepage Send elliela a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I met Jared yesterday at the Big Apple Knitter's Guild meeting. What a doll!

He did a lovely presentation about his yarns and I learned so much about what goes into processing and manufacturing his beautiful lines.

LOFT sounded so amazing and now that I read your review, I am afraid I have to go off my yarn diet, too. It is just too delicious to wait.

For the person who mentioned sock yarn, someone actually asked Jared that yesterday and he said he's not much of a sock person and has no plans in the foreseeable future to do a sock yarn. Who knows though? If the demand is there, he could change his mind.

So Clara, what sweater will you be making with LOFT?

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marjotse
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Sweden
1018 Posts

Posted - 01/14/2012 :  02:43:54 AM  Show Profile  Visit marjotse's Homepage Send marjotse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I just finished my second thistle in this yarn. It is a "vintage inspired" child's cardigan, with colour work at the borders. I just can say that Loft was really great for the colour work, with the right grab to make it easy. The colours also work very well together.

see here

http://kantajour.blogspot.com/2012/01/yes-i-know.html


Marjolein

http://kantajour.blogspot.com
my photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/98299499@N00/
On Ravelry: Marjotse
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mjhealy
Warming Up

72 Posts

Posted - 01/14/2012 :  06:10:16 AM  Show Profile Send mjhealy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Beautiful sweater. Charming pictures too. Your work is exquisite. Thanks for sharing.
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robinstephanie
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USA
1257 Posts

Posted - 01/14/2012 :  1:42:55 PM  Show Profile Send robinstephanie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Marjolein, as usual, it's a beautiful sweater. Also as usual, your little girl is adorable in it. Does she knit too?

Robinsteph

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marjotse
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Sweden
1018 Posts

Posted - 01/14/2012 :  2:03:19 PM  Show Profile  Visit marjotse's Homepage Send marjotse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you both...

and yes she has started to knit, she's pretty serious about it too :-)

Marjolein

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robinstephanie
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USA
1257 Posts

Posted - 01/14/2012 :  2:05:45 PM  Show Profile Send robinstephanie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That is so cool. It must be so fun to have her interested and to teach her. (:

Robinsteph

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Luann
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USA
2671 Posts

Posted - 01/14/2012 :  6:22:33 PM  Show Profile  Visit Luann's Homepage Send Luann a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Marjolein, that is wonderful sweater! I want one for myself. So far I have just sampled Loft for some of Arne & Carlos's Julekuler and am itching to do more with this lovely yarn.

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marjotse
Permanent Resident

Sweden
1018 Posts

Posted - 01/17/2012 :  05:10:22 AM  Show Profile  Visit marjotse's Homepage Send marjotse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you Luann!

I really like the fabric that is produced by Loft. When I just got the yarn, I was a bit underwhelmed since I felt that the colours were a bit muted, but when knitted up it transform and it is just so lovely.

I have seen the Julekuler book in the shop here, looks great fun!

Marjolein

http://kantajour.blogspot.com
my photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/98299499@N00/
On Ravelry: Marjotse
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