Friday, May 30, 2008

Winston's Review: Rowan Calmer


It's me, Winston J. Schmidt. I figured that since there still wasn't much going on with Suzanne's knitting, maybe I should help her out with the blogging. I thought I'd start with a yarn review, since I'm sort of an expert, at least on the yarns that she leaves unguarded. I know she was talking about modern art a couple of days ago, and I thought that was my cue to be creative with some found objects from her satchel, but I guess that was wrong, because I ended up on my tie-down and she spent two hours undoing what I did.

Yarn: Rowan Calmer

Yardage/Weight: 160m/175yds and...I can't read the grams because I chewed the tag. It looks like it might have said 50.

Fiber Content: 75% cotton, 25% acrylic.

Colors: 481 - Coffee Bean and 479 - Slosh. There's a 485 - Kiwi around here somewhere, but I couldn't find it in time to blend it in.

Texture: Plied, and maybe chained, and sort of crunchy from the dried spit where I'd already chewed on it a couple of weeks ago. It's really soft, like a good fleece toy.

Flavor: Tasty! I think it's the cotton.

Mouth Feel: It doesn't leave furry bits on my tongue or make me sneeze like the angora did. It's not squeaky when I chew it, not like the ribbon yarn. Even though it's plied, it's not too splitty, so I didn't end up with it stuck around my teeth.

Review: This is a nice yarn. It untangles and rolls right back up into a ball without looking too battered, and I should know, because I've tangled it up twice now. I did bite through a piece of the Coffee Bean, but it took a few minutes, so I guess that means it's a strong yarn. It comes in all kinds of subtle, sophisticated colors, and they all look good together. You can see in my work above that the blue and the brown look pretty cool when they're all wrapped around each other.

It's squishy and springy and I really wish Suzanne would leave it at home instead of taking it with her to work every day. It's not like I'm going to be able to get out of my crate and play with it, and even if I could get out of my crate, the first things I'd go after would be the throw pillows.

In conclusion, I really like this yarn. I like to walk around with it in my mouth.


Winston J. 'Bug' Schmidt


Karen said...

Winston, it is not fair that Suzanne takes that nice yarn away from you. I think you should beg her for a ball all of your own. :)

turtlegirl76 said...

ROFLMAO Winston does an excellent yarn review! However, I hope he doesn't get a chance to do many. Your poor stash!

The Kelly Green Rogue said...

oh no! Hopefully he'll outgrow that!