Thursday, April 3, 2008

Is it Real?

...Or is it Spin Off? I had so much fun with this! I have been wanting to do a cable yarn for a long time, but it never quite worked out, never looked like a cable! After reading this article, I realized what I had been doing wrong, had in fact done wrong even with the first skein I did this week; I was over plying it! The first picture here is of the first skein, you can see, it doesn't quite look right, and if you cant see it, you just cant see enough of the skein to tell. The second picture is a close up of the skein in the third picture... I hate my camera... I want one like Amy's, this one just doesnt cut it. Both skeins are out of the fleece in the last post, all the same color. The color in the first picture is probably the closest to the real thing... or just a little darker than the picture of the skein in the magazine, more brown.
If you click for big, I think you will be able to see the patern of the cable in this skein better. When I got it done last night I was almost giddy! I dont get giddy, I'm just not a giddy kinda person. This ones going to Ohio with me to the Great Lakes Fiber Show and then on to the NV State Fair!

This is actually the first time I have read a Spin-Off and really got something out of it!

Wow! What a rush ;-)

Here are some random pictures of lambs...

Wheres my Mommy!?!?!

The littlest Babie (weighed 4lbs!)

Little Chunk!

The Three Stooges

Twin Bricks, these girls are well built! Very nice lambs for 4-H

8 comments:

Laura said...

WOW! Awesome job. The only time I cabled a yarn wasn't really a cable - I navajo plied a navajo plied yarn. It was really cool!

Julie said...

Okay, y'all are definitely speaking another language here when it comes to yarn....

Your lambs are looking great Becky!

Mim said...
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Mim said...

Great yarn and I need to work harder on this years fair projects!The lambs are so good looking!

Kathy said...

Those red-heads are so cute! And I love the cabled yarn. I found that article very useful (or is that ewesfull? I must have fat ewes on my mind) too. Where in Ohio are you headed? My DH and I were married in Hamilton...I use to live north of Cincinnati as a kid. (sigh) I miss the midwest...green grass...rain...and even gray, cloudy days once and a while.

Sharon said...

Hmm, I read the same article and thought - what would I do with cabled yarn? Clearly, I need to reread that article.

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

We are going to the National Tunis Sale, it is the same weekend as the Great Lakes Wool Show! I am so stoked! DH is scared lol

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

Geeze, you asked where in Ohio... Its Monday lol, the Sale and Show are in Wooster.