What I'd like to hear about from you folks, though, is durability. I can tell from swatching, of course, how the yarn feels, how it knits up, how it shows detail, etc., and I can get some idea of performance by washing my swatch. I can't, however, really get a good idea of long-term durability. I have check the reviews at both Yarndex and Wiseneedle, but they're sparse and in some cases conflicting. I'd like to get a broader set of opinions and some more targetted information, if possible.
So, here's what I'd like to hear, if you've used either or both of these yarns:
--What kind of project? (because a pillow gets different usage than a sweater, for instance)
--Did you work it at standard DK gauge (5.5 st/in) or tighter or looser than that?
--How long ago did you make it, and how much have you used it since?
--How are you caring for it? (washing/drying methods, and how often, would be helpful)
--How's it holding up? I'm especially concerned with pilling, but if it's fading or something, I'd like to hear about that as well.
--And any other comments you wish to share about either of these yarns.
Thanks in advance for your help!