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here’s the result of some of the several pounds of sheep hair and panda food roving that i’ve been spinning and dyeing. meet Jacques Cousteau: it just occurred to me that my stash of that particular blend is starting to dwindle, which theoretically means that i should move on to a new fibre right?  and [...]

Apr 28th, 2009 | Filed under finished yarns, manliness

this weekend was certainly a yarnful weekend.  not only did i continue the construction of several very large sheep hair and panda food skeins of yarn (which will be photographed and loaded into the yarn shop of manliness as soon as they’ve been dyed), but i also travelled half way across Toronto to go to [...]

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Apr 27th, 2009 | Filed under manliness, untastic sock yarn

between sheeps and pandas.  all that remains is scraps of hair.

Apr 18th, 2009 | Filed under manliness

the time i spent spinning this weekend was dedicated to a custom yarn order… i keep my sheep hair and panda food in a steel bowl so that it can assert its manliness over fibre kept in plastic bowls (yes, those are sea monkeys beside it.  they’re trying to form a seaciety). and while i [...]

Apr 13th, 2009 | Filed under manliness, untastic sock yarn

pick up 10 lbs of sock yarn and begin dying for the experimental phase 2 launch of Untastic Sock Yarns. stay tuned for details (i.e. cashmere details).

Apr 12th, 2009 | Filed under manliness

sometimes having a day job can mess everything up.  as it stands right now, i only have one new yarn to post to the yarn shop of manliness, and my in-stock sock yarn is down to nothing. did i mention that i have a huge tax bill to pay as well?  yeah.  teh suck. i [...]

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Apr 8th, 2009 | Filed under manliness

i’ve discovered another reason to not shave… so to anyone who was thinking that you were going to have to go out and spend a ton of money on a good drum carder, all you need is a couple of weeks to grow a good beard

Apr 1st, 2009 | Filed under manliness