Archive for November, 2008

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

i dropped by to say hi to Haley at Knit-O-Matic on sunday and take part in the super awesome stitch ‘n bitch (even though men don’t bitch about things, we just tell it like it is). the cool thing is that she agreed that the yarns that i assembled were cool and will now feature [...]

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Nov 24th, 2008 | Filed under finished yarns, knitting

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

coffee is important to the manly corporate world, and i can say that because i’m a man in the corporate world (yarn sales aren’t quite good enough to quit my day job). you can see here that yarn and your coffee cup can coexist with harmony and peace and rock ‘n roll…

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Nov 21st, 2008 | Filed under manliness

my 1994 Ibanez RG450DX has confirmed that ManSpun Yarn rocks almost as hard as it does… ibanez guitars have been a staple in hard rock and heavy metal music for decades. hard rock and heavy metal music are very manly and awesome. therefore – yarn and knitting – super awesome.

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Nov 20th, 2008 | Filed under manliness

the manliest yarn site in the world has been officially launched.  check it oot… now you can buy all sorts of manly yarns of manliness. special thanks to Studioloo for web design awesomeness and helping me get this launched (and also for letting me steal her fibre).

Nov 19th, 2008 | Filed under manliness

… 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

… Yarnie is certainly how i’ve been classified now in Ravelry. and for anyone who’s not a member of ravelry, but who knits, crochets, assembles yarn (aka spins yarns), you should totally go and sign up.  all the cool kids are doing it. i’m slowly but surely adding my arsenal of super manly yarns to [...]

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Nov 17th, 2008 | Filed under finished yarns, miscellaneous

on the list of manly things to do aside from assembling yarns after grinding up sheep hair is shaving.  sometimes i shave just to show how manly i am… sometimes i choose not to shave just to show how manly i am.  it’s hard to tell what’s a more manly thing to do – grow [...]

Nov 12th, 2008 | Filed under finished yarns, manliness