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MaryB
05-17-2005, 12:03 AM
I love the look and the colors of Shine from KnitPicks. Has anyone tried it? How did it work up, how did it wash?

What would you like to make with Shine?

KellyK
05-17-2005, 12:32 AM
Im knitting with it right now....the Apricot color is lighter than it appears on my monitor at home and at work.

Its very slippery, but its knitting up nicely and it is VERY soft!

Julie
05-17-2005, 01:29 AM
I am sitting here, trying to wind mine into a center-pull ball, and it is a huge, tangled mess. I am ready to set it on fire. :evil: :evil: :evil:

KellyK
05-17-2005, 07:12 AM
I am ready to set it on fire. :evil:
Im pretty sure the manufacturer doesnt suggest that.... :shifty:

Julie
05-17-2005, 02:23 PM
Holy cow, I can't remember the last time I swore so much. Oh wait, I take that back, it was when I made Miss Dashwood.... ;)

So now I am knitting with it...I'm using bamboo, and I can imagine that aluminum would be waaay too slippery for this yarn. I'm having some tension issues, but I agree with Kelly...it looks great and is very soft.

MaryB
05-17-2005, 02:54 PM
That is a really mixed review. I can think of easier ways to drive myself crazy!
It sounds like I would be OK if I used bamboo needles. The colors are just so tempting.
Now I just have to find a pattern worth of the frustration.
Thanks!!

Rorshach
05-17-2005, 02:58 PM
I can think of easier ways to drive myself crazy!


(OT) - Here's one Mary, you could always move a big pile of sand from one side of the room to the other one grain at a time using only tweezers. (/OT) :roflhard:

MaryB
05-17-2005, 03:02 PM
Well, yes, I could, but then who will help move the pile back where it belongs? :?? :??

Mer
05-17-2005, 03:05 PM
I haven't gotten any yet, but I want to! Here's a link to a previous topic that includes a good review:

http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1600

MaryB
05-17-2005, 03:16 PM
Thank you for the link. I think I'll give Shine a try. Off to KnitPicks!!!! Yeah! :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: I love an excuse to buy yarn.

Julie
05-17-2005, 05:50 PM
The gauge is a little off, but I've been thinking that Cecilia (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring05/PATTcecilia.html) would be so pretty in Shine. The colors are just so gorgeous.

KellyK
05-17-2005, 07:35 PM
yes it would! that's perfect!

feministmama
05-20-2005, 05:38 PM
Im knitting with it right now....the Apricot color is lighter than it appears on my monitor at home and at work.

Its very slippery, but its knitting up nicely and it is VERY soft!

let's see some pictures then!!! :inlove:

Julie
05-20-2005, 06:48 PM
You know, I wasn't looking forward to starting my sleeves because I only have one bamboo circ....but it wasn't as bad as I though it would be (the slipperinesss) and in fact I don't think I'd mind knitting it with aluminum. It's so soft, but unforgiving, I have found...there's one row near the bottom of the back of my sweater where I didn't wrap my yarn well enough, and it's OBVIOUS. :(

But anyway, here's my Shine on the needles:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/j-m-h/shine_sw.jpg

MaryB
05-20-2005, 06:57 PM
Looks great! :cheering: :cheering:

DotMom61
05-20-2005, 07:29 PM
I love the look and the colors of Shine from KnitPicks. Has anyone tried it? How did it work up, how did it wash?

What would you like to make with Shine?

I've been salivating over the Shine, too. I got the new KnitPicks catalog last week. I'm working on Tricot (http://www.magknits.com/warm04/patterns/tricot.htm) using LB CottonEase, but I was thinking this would also be really cute in Shine Green Apple (http://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/yarn_display_closeup.asp?itemID=23617&brandName=Knit%20Picks%20Yarns&lineName=Shine%20&%20Shine%20Twist&itemName=Green%20Apple).

I'm also looking for a pattern to knit a tank or something for my 7yo DD, and I was thinking that Shine would be a nice, soft and light yarn to use for her. She's the kid who has to have the tags cut out of everything. :rollseyes:

KellyK
05-20-2005, 07:46 PM
Julie...that's LOVELY!!!

Femmy..there's a pic of what I have done so far in my blog thread. :thumbsup:

carollovesyarn
05-21-2005, 01:25 AM
I haven't tried it, but the cami pictured on 5/20 here (http://honeymooncami.blogspot.com/)was made with it. Looks good to me! And I know several other people who have really liked it.

Carol

Hildegard_von_Knittin
05-21-2005, 01:28 AM
nice julie!

Julie
05-21-2005, 09:33 AM
Thanks...I'm frogging the collar after I finish the sleeves, because it's really bugging me. :rollseyes: Otherwise I'm very happy with it!

KellyK
05-21-2005, 09:38 AM
Julie, how did the actual color compare to what you were expecting?

Julie
05-21-2005, 10:57 AM
Actually, it was very close to both the catalog and my monitor. :thumbsup:

KellyK
05-21-2005, 11:14 AM
Very close but a bit lighter?? Im just testing my theory so I get better at ordering KP colors the next time....

Julie
05-21-2005, 01:32 PM
If anything, a tad darker. :??

Mer
05-21-2005, 02:33 PM
I saw somewhere on their site or an email that you can order a color card--$5 I think? I'll see if I can find the link.