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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

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 [...]

May 2nd, 2009 | Filed under manspun contest, untastic sock yarn

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 [...]

Mar 23rd, 2009 | Filed under manliness

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 [...]

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Feb 10th, 2009 | Filed under finished yarns, 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

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