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« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2007 01:11:30 AM »

I love it, but I feel I must mention that it can get a bit heavy, like cotton, in bulkier weights.  But, it's really gorgeous and soft and silky, so totally worth knitting in a finer gauge Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2007 10:02:09 AM »

i have four random skeins of a bamboo yarn that i received as a gift from my mother in law and now i have no idea what to do with them...  they don't really match (dark blue, powder blue, orange, and yellow, i believe).  i can't remember the brand.  maybe i'll make throw pillows out of them....  who buys someone four skeins of non matching yarn? Huh
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« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2007 10:51:42 PM »

who buys someone four skeins of non matching yarn? Huh

Someone who really, really likes stripes? Huh
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« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2007 02:44:42 AM »

I used some bamboo to make my friend a shawl from the No sheep for you book and it was a dream to work with. Seriously it's almost enough to make me want to rush out and buy more, it's so soft and light and easy on the hands.
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« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2007 04:06:16 AM »

Thanks for everyones opinions! I've only just got back from a trip.
I bought some naturally 'stella' its very nice. And is incredibly nice to work with.
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« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2007 04:57:22 AM »

I know you've already bought the yarn, but add me to the list of bamboo fans!  I've been using a wool/bamboo blend to make some mittens and it's super soft and has great stitch definition.  Love it!
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« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2007 04:42:31 PM »

Thanks for everyones opinions! I've only just got back from a trip.
I bought some naturally 'stella' its very nice. And is incredibly nice to work with.

Ooh I just saw Stella come out here! Where are you? I'm in Auckland. It looked nice, super-shiny/glossy, and felt nice too. Pretty colours! The first Bamboo wool I've ever seen

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« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2007 07:23:47 AM »

Im in Australia and it only just arrived! its the first bamboo i had seen too. at AU$7.50 a ball, I wouldnt want to make a jumper! Its just right for a pair of lace gloves though!
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« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2007 09:28:25 AM »

I got a bag of 10 balls of bamboo (under $5 a ball!!!! and it's SWTC!). I plan to make the green tea tunic in IK's newest issue. I hope it's the right gauge, it looks pretty thin. If it's too thin, I'll make a cami from the freebie patterns on IK's site. It feels really nice and silky.
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