Posts Tagged ‘mixed fibers’

more manly than a gwar video…

Jan 2nd, 2009 | Filed under finished yarns

what rocks more, my BC Rich Kerry King Signature Series flying V, or the yarn for which it was the inspiration? the yarn is 2 ply, mostly from shaved merino sheep and some other ground up sheep’s hair.  my guesstimate is that there’s about 200-220 yards and it weighs aboot 125 grams. i’m not quite [...]

Nov 26th, 2008 | Filed under finished yarns, manly yarn making process

as you can see here, the manly battle of good and evil, productivity and laziness exists on my spinning wheel: it’s my first effort and doing a 2-ply yarn – meaning that i’ve already ground up double the sheep hair, and need to get this damn thing moving and off the wheel.  i’ve finished assembling [...]

Nov 22nd, 2008 | Filed under manly yarn making process

remember the purple suit and the green hair? yeah – that’s what i was thinking when i finished this one.  the batman’s arch-nemesis. again, put the sheep hair through the grinder and used my bare hands to manipulate it into yarn (or yarrrrrn as ma suggested).  similar details to the last one as far as [...]

Nov 10th, 2008 | Filed under finished yarns

Brown and blue, like coffee spilled on your blue jeans. I ground up the sheep hair (carded the wool) myself, then spun it into this super awesome yarn. it’s a thick and thin worsted-weight yarn, a little over 100 yards in length and around 100 grams (aboot 3.5-4 oz) in weight. The price is $25 [...]

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Nov 7th, 2008 | Filed under finished yarns

i finished another yarn last night to bring my manly total up to 8.  in order to actually sell any of these yarns i’ll have to get my ass off the couch long enough to make a proper web site for selling it eh? in my manly lazy forgetfulness, i still managed to forget to [...]

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Nov 6th, 2008 | Filed under manly yarn making process, miscellaneous

here we can see six of the first seven yarns that will be making their appearance on my soon-to-be-finished yarn shop. i’m gonna need to come up with a manlier name than yarn shop i think.  yarn distribution center maybe? i’ve been keeping a pretty good pace lately finishing at least one every day.  although [...]

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Nov 5th, 2008 | Filed under manly yarn making process, miscellaneous

this is the stage where i put the manly manspun yarns out on the stretcher to dry.  stretching them out causes them pain, which is a manly thing to do.

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Nov 4th, 2008 | Filed under manly yarn making process

well, carded wool would be the technical term i s’pose, but the manly expression for this process is grinding up sheep hair with a machine that has not just one but TWO spike covered wheels:

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Nov 3rd, 2008 | Filed under manly yarn making process