Posts Tagged ‘handspun’

So yesterday me and my crew went to The Stash to spin up a storm.  Many sheep gladly gave up their freshly dyed hair so that it could be assembled into one of my future projects.   As you can see, I’ve balanced it atop my Majacraft Little Bastard to show that it is a [...]

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Mar 25th, 2013 | Filed under knitting, manliness, manly yarn making process

for anyone curious about current yarn assemlby and progress, i shall introduce you to what i’ve been working on. from a soft but manly roving from the colours flowed brilliantly into each other and the result was a yarn that desperately wants to become a toque for ma head. this was made from a [...]

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Jul 29th, 2010 | Filed under manliness

possibly because of the power of a moustache and an awesome toque, i am proud to announce that i have been chosen as the new singer of Van Halen. 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 [...]

Apr 1st, 2010 | Filed under manliness, podcast

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 [...]

Feb 19th, 2010 | Filed under manliness

why have i been witholding all of this?? 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 [...]

Jan 10th, 2010 | Filed under manliness, untastic sock yarn

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.

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Dec 31st, 2009 | Filed under manliness

starting tomorrow i will be, for the first time in weeks, not terribly busy.  last week was filled with podcast research, recording, editing, a craft show, a knitting afternoon at Knit-O-Matic and lunch with my parents (on top of the day job and making christmas presents).  tonight’s schedule involves a trip to the post office, [...]

Nov 23rd, 2009 | Filed under manliness

i had fun at the Touchable show in Port Hope on the weekend, and i’m looking forward to seeing some finished objects – anyone who was there and got something from me, pop me an email ( and show me pictures of what you’ve done. while i was there, i had some knitting time so [...]

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Nov 9th, 2009 | Filed under knitting, manliness, 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

MORE alpaca, MORE merino/viscose, and some merino/seacell blend gooder pictures and a web site update will hopefully follow in the next few days.  i’m kinda surprised at how much time it takes out of every day to spin this much yarn.  at least it’s contributing to the manly behaviour of making excuses for not doing [...]

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Jul 15th, 2009 | Filed under manliness