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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

please excuse the poor quality photo and admire the awesome knitting skills of alinaknitsalot from ravelry… the lighting at Panera Bread isn’t exactly conducive to photography, but you can still see how supremely awesome this turned out – made from Purple Pinky (a merino/viscose blend of fibre hand dyed by Studioloo and handspun by ME). [...]

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Jan 27th, 2009 | Filed under finished objects, knitting, manliness

so because i really suck at knitting, but am totally persistent, i’ve cast on a new toque so that i don’t totally destroy my lump of cashmere – this hat is excitingly brown and made from caterpillar hurl and panda food… structurally, this iteration of the toque is much more sound than any previous version [...]

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Jan 26th, 2009 | Filed under knitting

ply one of two merino bamboo

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

so i have actually been busy since the last time i promised a yarn update – a trip to The Black Lamb in Port Hope, lots of spinning, tearing apart my cashmere toque yet again (damn twisting rows) and working on my alpaca sweater. here’s some of what i’ve spun up so far… Last night [...]

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Jan 21st, 2009 | Filed under finished yarns, manliness

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

tonight, 2 new and totally manly yarns will be posted on the manliest yarn website in the world. i’m also thinking of challenging myself to post at least one new yarn every day for the month of february, and thereby declaring february to be “International Manly Yarn Month” (IMYO).  i completely encourage anyone and everyone [...]

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Jan 14th, 2009 | Filed under finished yarns, International Manly Yarn Month

so i’m aboot 10 rows in on the cashmere toque now, most of which i did last night at Panera Bread.  based on my previous calculations, i’m still estimating a spring-time finish of this super awesome and manly project. but a manly thing to do is start things without having finished something else.  i believe [...]

Jan 13th, 2009 | Filed under knitting

so last night i had to rip apart the cashmere toque like the incredible hulk rips apart walls why did i tear apart my hat?  because destroying things is manly!  all through the history of civilization as people were trying to build things, men have been trying to destroy them.  my ripping apart the toque [...]

Jan 9th, 2009 | Filed under knitting, manliness

as you can see here, i actually made negative progress on the cashmere toque last night. I noticed that i was running out of yarn, and when you’re using hand-dyed cashmere that was the last of its kind, getting more is not generally an option.  also, i was under the impression that there was more [...]

Jan 6th, 2009 | Filed under knitting