i’ve finally completed assembly of the Unpossibly Awesome Socks:
and to celebrate, i’m drinking Rickard’s White and casting on a new pair of socks. in a few moments, i’ll be casting on the Hannah Socks pattern from Patti’s Patterns. it’ll be my first attempt at cables, but being a man – i have plenty experience with cables attached to electronic devices. this can’t be much different, right?
the tour starts today. we’ll be playing shows at Madison Square Gardens in New York, the Air Canada Center in Toronto and the Sydney Opera House – all today! i’m a little worried we might not make it to the New York show on time after doing Toronto and Sydney, but the pilot swears we’ll make it.
that being said, i’ve actually spent some time spinning yarn and should have some new yarny manliness posted into the shop this weekend once i get a chance to photograph it.
AND (fingers crossed) we should be recording the new episode of muststashyo tonight (between gigs of course!). i’ll be sure to elaborate on some of the excuses as to why we haven’t recorded yet.
there’s two things i’ve got to do this weekend. one is laundry, the other is spin a massive pile of yarn. my intention is to go through at least one pound, but preferable two pounds of fibre (mostly 80/20 merino/silk). i’ve been preparing an arsenal of movies to watch but again am calling for the input of the interwebs. i’m looking for funny and i’m starting with The Hangover. what’s next on the list eh?
yes, i’m actually making good on one of my promises… photos of the unpossibly awesome sock.
one down, one more to go.
** edit – do you realize how difficult it is to get both your foot AND your face in focus in the same shot in a poorly lit room? everyone is welcome to post their foot-face-focus attempts in the comments.
january’s been a busy month. my attempt at getting massive amounts of spinning have failed. i think i have three yarns to photograph and post. hardly the progress i was hoping for after a few weeks.
i had the day off from day-job yesterday and today though. why you ask? well, there was a fire on the third floor of the building (i work on the 6th floor). the good is that nobody was hurt. the bad is that my company on the 5th and 6th floor were trapped inside until the firefighters got things under control. i’d have to say that i have nothing but respect for the mississauga fire department though. they quickly got things out of control and got us out of the building as soon as things were safe.
currently my office has some broken windows which are being fixed and the building management are doing some air quality tests. in theory i should be back on monday… unless someone sets another fire. i’m not saying that anyone SHOULD do that, just that if that happens, it would be very convenient. for me.
because cannibals ate my homework? because i was held in hostage negotiations by terrorist pandas?
well, mostly it was because i started christmas knitting and got caught up in the hectic insanity that is trying to finish a family’s worth of christmas gifts as the world’s slowest knitter.
the good news: 17 new Merino/Cashmere/Nylon sock yarns, 2 new handspun yarns and more coming next week at this time.
the gooder news: i have cart functionality in the yarn shop of manliness now. cart functionality that is as secure in its manliness as it is manly in its secure-ness (carts courtesy paypal, so you know your info is safe). just click on the yarn photo to see the details like you normally would, then click “Add to Cart” for your shopping pleasure.
all that being said, there’s more yarn coming, for real this time. manlier than David Lee Roth’s chest hair (although softer – not that i know what David Lee Roth’s chest hair feels like. who started talking about David Lee Roth anyways?).
i’m going to be upgrading wordpress today, so i expect there to be some minor blog down-time. the good news is that i’ve got a long weekend ahead of me, some new handspun manspun on my majacraft little bastard and lots of new Untastic Merino/Cashmere/Nylon sock yarn on its way.