Archive for the ‘manly yarn making process’ Category

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

i took the majority of my yarn stock down to Knit-O-Matic this weekend, so if you are in the toronto area and want to see some ManSpun Yarn in person, head over to Knit-O-Matic and talk to Haley – she’ll point you in the manly direction. that being said, i’ve been spinning up a fury [...]

Mar 2nd, 2009 | Filed under manliness, manly yarn making process

i think i have an addiction to sheep hair and panda food (merino/bamboo blend fibre) i have like 7 lbs of the stuff left to assemble into yarn, but there will be new experimental dyeing techniques coming in the very near future.  normally i dye the stuff before yarn construction, but after i’m done the [...]

Feb 17th, 2009 | Filed under manliness, manly yarn making process

this is me thinking… i used a sepia tone to show that this is serious thinking, and not just some lame thing like “what shoes should i wear today – the black ones or the black ones?” i am very rapidly approaching the completion of the construction of my Silk, Bamboo and Brown like a [...]

Jan 29th, 2009 | Filed under knitting, manly yarn making process

ply one of two merino bamboo

Jan 21st, 2009 | Filed under manly yarn making process

so i know i said i would be doing a yarn update with 2 new yarns, but really, it was just a teaser.  men do that kind of thing all the time right?  say they’re going to do something, and then do something completely different. and by completely different i mean get my hands on [...]

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Jan 19th, 2009 | Filed under manliness, manly yarn making process

what rocks more, my BC Rich Kerry King Signature Series flying V, or the yarn for which it was the inspiration? the yarn is 2 ply, mostly from shaved merino sheep and some other ground up sheep’s hair.  my guesstimate is that there’s about 200-220 yards and it weighs aboot 125 grams. i’m not quite [...]

Nov 26th, 2008 | Filed under finished yarns, manly yarn making process

i have overcome the maniless of laziness and finished the 2 ply yarn that i’ve been working on for what, five days now?  who takes five days to finish one yarn? well, i shouldn’t say it’s completely finished, it’s hanging on the rack to dry right now.  that’s right, i left it on the rack [...]

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Nov 25th, 2008 | Filed under manliness, manly yarn making process

as you can see here, the manly battle of good and evil, productivity and laziness exists on my spinning wheel: it’s my first effort and doing a 2-ply yarn – meaning that i’ve already ground up double the sheep hair, and need to get this damn thing moving and off the wheel.  i’ve finished assembling [...]

Nov 22nd, 2008 | Filed under manly yarn making process

… is lose things.  somewhere in my house is my “Son of Stitch ‘N Bitch” book that has the pattern for the sweater I’m working on, but that’s the extent of my knowledge of its whereabouts. i’m in the process of spinning a manly yarn for myself to knit with just to see what it’s [...]

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Nov 19th, 2008 | Filed under knitting, manly yarn making process