Another DMC review from the big bag of mixed yarn they sent me to play with. This time I am reviewing Nordic Spirit - Ottawa and New Romance - Fannie.
Yeah..... Fannie. That's some name huh? I know it means different things in the US and other places, but here in the UK is it a slang word for your......fu-fu / privates / tuppence / fairy / vag / do-dah / lady garden / *** insert your own special name here*** / .........
In fact, there was much hilarity when my daughter asked what I was doing and I replied "Hooking some Fannie!"
And onto the review.
First the Nordic Spirit - Ottawa. It is a super chunky weight yarn in 30% wool and 70% microfibre. It is available in 8 colours and I got send this lovely mustard shade. It is thick and soft and snuggly. Perfect, I thought, for some chunky wristwarmers.
But one 50g ball would not be enough, so I needed something to go with it. Another super chunky in the bah was the New Romance - Fannie (chortle), which is a 20% wool, 80% microfibre mix. It feels more or less the same as the Ottawa.....well, some of it does.
When I was looking at the yarn I thought it was a damaged ball as some bits of it were fluffy and looked unspun, after Googling it though I realised that it was supposed to be like this and it alternated between smooth and fluffy with those DREADED KNOTS that I mentioned when reviewing the DMC Urban Glam yarn.
Small knots with yarn cut close are not good, especially those that come away with a small tug. The last thing you want when working is for it to come apart half way through. Grrrrr. If it needs to be knotted, a little yarn at each end for sewing in and securing would be most appreciated.
It does come in some nice shades though :)
Ok, so I got to work and made some wristwarmers.
Both were nice to work with - but I did take apart the Fannie and only used the smoother part for the main body of the gloves, and the fluffy part for edging the thumbs.
Will write up a pattern soon in case anyone fancies making a pair.
Did you like it? I liked the Ottawa above the Fannie - but only because I really dislike (badly) knotted yarn, but both were soft and rather lovely - and when made up it feels really nice and chunky.
Would you buy it? Probably not, unless someone asked specifically for a pair of these gloves. Super Chunky is just a bit too thick for my liking and I can't find enough to do with it.
Any bad points? Knots in the Fannie (really, REALLY, unsure how I can put that any more politely!!! - sorry)
Disclaimer: I was sent this yarn (and others) by DMC to review, the points I make are wholly my own and I am not required or asked to give a good review, just an honest one.