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even though i haven’t been spinning as much as i’d like to, i have been knitting quite a bit.  i finished a sock (pictures to come), and i completely rocked out in my newly finished sock-head hat! check it oot!

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Feb 14th, 2010 | Filed under finished objects, knitting

55 grams of hand dyed alpaca and 110 grams of soon-to-be-hand-dyed merino/cashmere sadly, that is the last of the merino/cashmere roving.  i shall miss it’s aggressive softness.

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Jul 8th, 2009 | Filed under manliness

the bad news first, i had to rip apart my Alpaca Sweater of Awesomeness.  although it IS a very manly thing to make things unnecessarily large, that rule doesn’t generally apply to sweaters.  i learned the manly lesson of measure first, knit second.  a sweater that’s 10 inches too large is … well … too [...]

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May 10th, 2009 | Filed under knitting, untastic sock yarn

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

i’ve been busy.  it seems as though i’ve somehow lost track of time over the last week or so, but i’ve come to grips with that being okay because losing things is an extremely manly thing to do. i’ve done about 10-15 rows on the Alpaca Sweater of Awesomeness this week which makes me feel [...]

Mar 31st, 2009 | Filed under knitting, manliness

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