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almost as quickly as it began, the great sock race is now over and we have a winner. everyone give a manly round of applause to Lisa from The Big Finish.  thankfully Lisa was using metal needles because if she had used wooden ones they would have caught fire. check them out… big thanks to [...]

May 5th, 2009 | Filed under manspun contest, untastic sock yarn

the first official entry came in from Lisa at The Big Finish…. the cappuccino helps to make these socks very manly. the second entry comes from RubyFox … she has chosen the manliest section of the newspaper of all to show her sock start. and what are you all knitting for?  here’s one of the [...]

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May 4th, 2009 | Filed under manspun contest, untastic sock yarn

so, i’ve mentioned before that i’m going to be launching Untastic Sock yarns in the very near future.  in fact, i’m going to pick up my order of Merino/Cashmere and bamboo sock yarn on sunday, then the dye-a-thon begins sunday night. so what i’ve decided to do to celebrate is have a contest… this contest [...]

May 2nd, 2009 | Filed under manspun contest, untastic sock yarn

it was a VERY tough decision.  chuck norris tough.  charles bronson tough.  chuck norris and charles bronson in a fight to the death tough. i have chosen the plumber’s crack photo from Kitten With A Whiplash as the contest winner… i’ve also put all of the other entries into a flickr set so everyone can [...]

Mar 18th, 2009 | Filed under manspun contest

so everybody who hasn’t submitted a photo yet, you have until the end of today to send them in for the ManSpun Yarn contest.  I will be choosing a winner at some point after midnight tonight so that anyone who considers themselves the ultimate procrastinator can get that last-minute opportunity to send in their photo [...]

Mar 17th, 2009 | Filed under knitting, manspun contest

Luna the Farm Lady has submitted this manly use for manspun yarn… camouflaged yarn for restraining a white rabbit.  don’t be fooled by the rabbit, Monty Python and Jefferson Airplane have both warned us of the dangers of white rabbits and this one isn’t any different.  if it weren’t for this manly restraint of rabbits, [...]

Mar 16th, 2009 | Filed under manspun contest

the manliness abounds with this next entry for the ManSpun Yarn contest… Jason’s entry for the ManSpun Yarn contest shows the manly task of hammering things, growing a beard, and having a cat with lasers for eyes. Very manly indeed. the closing date for the contest is coming, but you still have time – make [...]

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Mar 12th, 2009 | Filed under manspun contest

we have some very manly entries for the ManSpun Contest… Pirategirl decided that the manliest use for manspun yarn would be a knitted moustache. Very manly, no? Tracey decided that the manliest use for manspun yarn was wrangling ginger kids.  Very manly, and a neccessity in this day and age when gingers run wild. so [...]

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Mar 6th, 2009 | Filed under manspun contest

in the event anyone wasn’t sure what would constitute manly uses for manspun yarn, i’ve put together a couple of samples for you… guitar strings: or perhaps you’re a chef, and you wanted to cook with it: I’ve had a couple of patterns submitted, but i’m looking for photos.  if you’ve made a pattern that [...]

Feb 28th, 2009 | Filed under manspun contest

every day, pandas and sheep fight a seemingly endless fight.  although sheep have the pandas outnumbered by a ratio of at least a million to one, the pandas have stealth on their side.  what’s left in the wake are piles of sheep hair and panda food, waiting for people like me to assemble them into [...]

Feb 25th, 2009 | Filed under finished yarns, manliness, manspun contest