Archive for February, 2009

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

man, i totally f’ed this o… and yes, wearing a cashmere toque is soft, but i can retain my manliness while wearing it because i haven’t shaved today. i also (finally) finished the purple panda eater yarn (photos will follow tomorrow with details aboot the manspun contest).

Feb 20th, 2009 | Filed under finished objects, knitting

my seemingly ridiculous amount of knitting time with the cashmere toque is coming to an end… as you can see, i’ve switched from the circular needles to the ultra-stabby needles (a manly way of saying DPN’s). unfortunately, i’ve been busy for the last few days and unable to finish anything productive.  dorky computer related tasks [...]

Feb 19th, 2009 | Filed under knitting, manliness

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

seven frickin new yarns at  each one manlier than the first. and more on their way after the holiday weekend eh!

Feb 12th, 2009 | Filed under finished yarns, manliness

one of those updates where i show you how productive i’ve been… i’ll add them to the shop on thursday when i can get some photos in proper lighting, or you can email me if you want the info for them. and there’s more on the way… i’m a frickin machine eh? also, i’ve [...]

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Feb 10th, 2009 | Filed under finished yarns, knitting, manliness

spin, knit, spin, knit.  manly tasks are demanding. my plans to keep up spinning a yarn every day during International Manly Yarn Month have not gone well thus far, although maybe i might be able to bring up the daily average on the weekend.  i’ve only spun two so far and have only one left. [...]

Feb 5th, 2009 | Filed under International Manly Yarn Month, knitting

check out the ManSpun F.O. from Jana of (made with “Raking the Leaves”) …. now you can add Twisted Rib Wrist Warmers to the list of awesome things that can be made with ManSpun Yarn.  and what’s more manly than twisting ribs eh? and coming soon to the website, Sheep Hair and Panda Food: [...]

Feb 2nd, 2009 | Filed under finished objects, finished yarns

who run barter town? the toque on my head marks firsts in the following categories: i finished a non-scarf knit project i finished a project within a week i sort of followed a pattern i used double pointed needles (the nunchucks of knitting) i also spent some (but not nearly enough) time assembling some more [...]

Feb 1st, 2009 | Filed under knitting