so, i’ve mentioned before that i’m going to be launching Untastic Sock yarns in the very near future. in fact, i’m going to pick up my order of Merino/Cashmere and bamboo sock yarn on sunday, then the dye-a-thon begins sunday night. so what i’ve decided to do to celebrate is have a contest… this contest [...]
be assured, there IS an update coming to the Yarn Shop of Manliness. hopefully tonight. i didn’t quite manage to get time to finish all the spinning i wanted to this weekend, then get everything photographed, weighed and measured, uploaded, etc. before my brain conked out last night. however, tonight i will be doing my [...]
man, i totally f’ed this o… and yes, wearing a cashmere toque is soft, but i can retain my manliness while wearing it because i haven’t shaved today. i also (finally) finished the purple panda eater yarn (photos will follow tomorrow with details aboot the manspun contest).
one of those updates where i show you how productive i’ve been… i’ll add them to the manspun.com shop on thursday when i can get some photos in proper lighting, or you can email me if you want the info for them. and there’s more on the way… i’m a frickin machine eh? also, i’ve [...]
please excuse the poor quality photo and admire the awesome knitting skills of alinaknitsalot from ravelry… the lighting at Panera Bread isn’t exactly conducive to photography, but you can still see how supremely awesome this turned out – made from Purple Pinky (a merino/viscose blend of fibre hand dyed by Studioloo and handspun by ME). [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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: