Results!

The results are in…

…on a couple of things, actually.

First up, :)

I finished the spinning for my cabled yarn!

I actually had to run it back through to get the twist to relax a little bit.  But I think it came out okay for a first try!

It has so many irregularities in the consistency throughout.  Not huge extremes.  But irregular just the same.  It reminds me of a nubbly, novelty yarn in some respects.

I have to say, I love all of the color play in this yarn! Not exactly sure what to knit with it yet…But I’m sure it’ll come to me, lol!

I got this tiny little sweetie out of it too.  It was the remainder of the 2-ply that was left over.  I’ll find a use for it somewheres.

Whew! Now that that is out of my system, I can relax while I spin the next cabled yarn!

This is Koi & Cosmos, also from Sosae Caetano’s Duets Collection.

I can’t wait to see the colors in this one either! But now that I’ve spun a cabled yarn, I can take it easier on getting it done.  It’s so crazy that I’m still excited about this stuff.  But, as long as I am, I’m going to ride this wave! Plus, I’m such a sucker for color…

I do have another spin I plan to get started on that my mil recently requested.  Once she saw the lace scarf, she requested a lace shawl or shrug for Christmas in beige or blue.  Ummm…I’ve also never spun toward laceweight.  Yikes! But, the scarf came out okay, so, we’ll see how this goes.

I have had this in my stash from Harbor Fibers for a while.  It’s baby camel down mixed with tussah silk.  So soft and yummy! How is it g0ing to work out in lace though?  I don’t know.  I have to look all that up and actually READ the tech on it.  Ugh.  But, I think it’ll be worth it to know for this project. Mmmhmm.

And in knitting news (this is, after all, supposed to be a knitting blog, lol!), I’m making some more socks.  That’s right.  Socks.  Still no real pattern, although I’m inserting a mock cable.  The swatch looks good! We’ll have to see if it holds up well as a sock though.

And that’s pretty much all that’s going on here folks.  Just more playing around with stuff….

Oh…you were interested in those results?  LOL! Okay, okay… :)

Here is a screenshot of all the unique names for the comments on Knitting Confessions which included a review of Leslie Ann Bestor’s Cast On Bind Off.

 

Thanks to everyone who commented!

There were 58 total unique commenters, (not including my own comments or duplicate comments by those who visited).  I used a random number generator tool on the web to figure out the winner.

That would be number 55 or Whatzitknitz! Congrats! I will be contacting the publisher at Storey Publishing concerning your win.  I hope you enjoy the book…I know I do!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments

  1. grayseasaylor says:

    Such a busy, busy, lady. I LOVE your work, Stacey!!! Thanks for your inspiration! I am so much less a detailer than you, I especially appreciate your ability to critique, because it helps me understand the composition of what you have produced…the stages I need to follow to produce similar results…I fervently hope =) I have been nursing a pulled ligament/muscle for months which has restricted my ability to spin among other things, but I feel so much better I hope to get back to spinning soon. Hooray! I LOVE the colors of fiber you are primarily working with and will be interested to see what you make with your latest plying. Beautiful!!!
    Hugs from Gracie <3

    • Thank you, Gracie! I think I only LOOK busy, lol! I’m busier around the house and with my kids than with crafting. But, whenever I get a chance, I’m at it! As far as following the steps I take…you would have to make a million mistakes, play with stuff all the time and hope you come out with something you can use, lol! And actually, it’s all useable in the end-even as a learning experience, so that is a good thing. I’m not really scientific in my approach to…anything, really, so I am probably less detailed than you think. I can’t even remember the last time I counted yardage when I was done spinning…I know, I know…Maybe that scientific thing will occur later in life, but at this juncture, it is just not feasible. I can’t say I don’t like to have a general knowledge of how things are supposed to work. I just don’t crucify myself with it. :) I just get some general directions, play around and see what happens. If I make a mistake, then I try to figure out how to fix that issue next time around. If I do learn “a way” to do something, it usually just comes out of getting a feel for it after so many mistakes! And I try to figure it out so it suits me and what I like-which means it may not always be considered the “right” way to do it. But if it works for me, cool! If you want to look at those that are the greats, Judith MacKenzie McCuin, Maggie Casey, Rita Buchanan, and Abby Franquemont are the best I have found for master spinners on the web, and YouTube and knitty spin are excellent resources. :)

      I am glad you are healing! A pulled muscle doesn’t sound like fun at all.

  2. This is SO BEAUTIFUL … I know I’m writing the same under every post – sorry for that – but it’s the only thing I can say! I am regularly stunned by the beauty of your pictures and your yarn. It’s such a shame that you live half a world away! You could teach me how to spin … ;)

    Have a lovely Sunday! :D

    • Thanks! It is so much fun spinning with others. I am so glad I found out about the spin-ins at Greenbank Mill. Is there no spinning group nearby for you? It would probably only take one visit and you would be off and running. :)

      You are an excellent encourager!! The world needs more of folks like you, that’s for sure.

      • Thanks … You’re very kind.
        Maybe I’ll consider this as a career option … if my university degree doesn’t work out … I could give courses about complaining and whining … Being a German, I’m a natural talent. :mrgreen:

  3. Oh, I think that camel & silk is going to make some fabulous laceweight! And I love your cabled yarn. That’s something I’ve not tried before. Now you got me itching to do something new.

    • I hope it will…I have never really spun laceweight…so that is a little scary. Most advice that I have seen says to go thin and when you think you can’t go any thinner, go thinner still, lol! Well, I don’t know if I will get a true lacesweight, but, we’ll see. Cabled yarns look like braids! Or like those shoe strings on Timberland boots that never stay tied, lol! I have read they are really sturdy for knitting cables, but there may be too many colors in this yarn to see that kind of definition. So, I’m keeping my eyes open for a project for them…a lot of fun though!!

  4. All that colour… <3 Love it!

  5. I love how your cabled yarn turned out!

  6. love everything you spin up! and yes, yay for more socks!

    • Thank you, Flora!

      I know, right? MORE socks!! I usually cannot make the same item more than once…and definitely not one right after the other. But my feet are really happy with them. :)

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