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This weekend I frolicked as hard as I’ve ever Frolicked before.  I saw SO MANY of my knitting crew there while hanging with Cindy from Studioloo, Laurie from The Black Lamb and Haley and Rosie from Knit-O-Matic.  A super-huge thank you to everyone who braved the long line-ups and super-packed space to come say hi. [...]

Apr 29th, 2013 | Filed under knitting, manliness

Who has two thumbs and was in the news this week?  This guy right here!  The Grid called me up and asked me some questions about an article they were doing on the emergence of men in the knitting world – click here y’all. That being said, I’m almost disappointed in how little knitting I’ve [...]

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Apr 26th, 2013 | Filed under knitting, manliness

So yesterday me and my crew went to The Stash to spin up a storm.  Many sheep gladly gave up their freshly dyed hair so that it could be assembled into one of my future projects.   As you can see, I’ve balanced it atop my Majacraft Little Bastard to show that it is a [...]

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Mar 25th, 2013 | Filed under knitting, manliness, manly yarn making process

So in my efforts to blog at least weekly, I have managed to blog at least monthly.  That does count for something.  Maybe not a whole lot, but more than nothing I suppose right? Also, I spun yarn!   Cindy from Studioloo gave me some awesome Merino/Silk roving for Christmas, and I’ve decided that I’m [...]

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Mar 12th, 2013 | Filed under knitting, manliness

So although it has been approximately twenty-one days since the last time I blogged HERE, I have been blogging in other forms (ch-check oot my creative writing blog right HERE). And I am still working on another sock pattern, but you’ll have to excuse my tardiness with that one.  It involves a CHART, and anyone [...]

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Feb 4th, 2013 | Filed under knitting, manliness, patterns

so my last effort in blogging productively was in vain, but this time i’m actually putting time aside every week to say a little something.  mostly, i’ve been knitting socks and toques, but i’ve only been dyeing and spinning minimally. what can you expect from me this year?  i will give you a list! i [...]

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Jan 16th, 2013 | Filed under manliness, patterns

So over the last year and a half, my yarn production has been low and my excuse making skills have been off the chart.  I have been knitting, spinning, and generally fibre-arting, but in a much lower quantity than before. What else have I been up to?  I’m glad that you asked. Over the course [...]

Mar 12th, 2012 | Filed under manliness

for anyone curious about current yarn assemlby and progress, i shall introduce you to what i’ve been working on. from a soft but manly roving from sprouty25.etsy.com: the colours flowed brilliantly into each other and the result was a yarn that desperately wants to become a toque for ma head. this was made from a [...]

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Jul 29th, 2010 | Filed under manliness

well, more excuses i reckon.  sure it’s been a couple of months, but it’s also been summertime!  my spinning production has been sadly low for the last while, but other accomplishments over the last couple of months include: a 160 km bicycle trip with my family from Brockville, ON to Picton, ON (my hometown!) knit [...]

Jul 24th, 2010 | Filed under manliness

i’ve finally completed assembly of the Unpossibly Awesome Socks: and to celebrate, i’m drinking Rickard’s White and casting on a new pair of socks.  in a few moments, i’ll be casting on the Hannah Socks pattern from Patti’s Patterns.  it’ll be my first attempt at cables, but being a man – i have plenty experience [...]

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May 23rd, 2010 | Filed under knitting, manliness