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no, my fingernails aren’t green because of boogers, but because i dyed. some coming-very-soon merino/cashmere/nylon Untastic Sock Yarn: as you can see, my nostrils are naturally booger-free, and there’s plenty of green yarn as evidence of the reason why my finger nails are green. i’m also going to put some manly spinning batts into the [...]

Oct 7th, 2009 | Filed under untastic sock yarn

so, i think i’ve finally gotten my computer problems solved.  stupid windows updates stupid crashed my stupid laptop, so expect to see more stupid updates from stupid me coming stupid soon. BUT on top of all of that nonsense, i updated the Yarn Shop of Manliness!  you should see it in its splendidness and awesomenosity. [...]

Aug 9th, 2009 | Filed under finished yarns, manliness, untastic sock yarn

you know, it just dawned on me that i only have 5 posts tagged with excuses (this, of course, being the sixth). the good news is that although my lack of blogging has prevailed over the last four days, so has my non-blogging productivity.  three skeins of sheep hair and panda food, two skeins of [...]

Jul 20th, 2009 | Filed under manliness

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

merino, cashmere… and a dirty old tree frog.

Jun 29th, 2009 | Filed under manliness

while it appears that i’ve been silent for the last two and a half weeks, let me assure you that i have in fact been quite busy.  the whole “having a day job” thing has been getting in the way of any regular web site updates, but there are some coming very soon. first of [...]

Jun 22nd, 2009 | Filed under manliness, miscellaneous

someone was nice enough to remind me that i’ve been missing in action (like chuck norris!) for three weeks.  which happened to remind me that i’ve got this big pile of sock yarn waiting patiently for me to find new homes for it all. super manly sock yarn. untastic sock yarn. now featured in the [...]

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Jun 3rd, 2009 | Filed under finished yarns, untastic sock yarn

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

the first official entry came in from Lisa at The Big Finish…. the cappuccino helps to make these socks very manly. the second entry comes from RubyFox … she has chosen the manliest section of the newspaper of all to show her sock start. and what are you all knitting for?  here’s one of the [...]

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May 4th, 2009 | Filed under manspun contest, untastic sock yarn

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