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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

So in my efforts to blog at least weekly, I have managed to blog at least monthly.  That does count for something.  Maybe not a whole lot, but more than nothing I suppose right? Also, I spun yarn!   Cindy from Studioloo gave me some awesome Merino/Silk roving for Christmas, and I’ve decided that I’m [...]

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Mar 12th, 2013 | Filed under knitting, manliness

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

spin, knit, spin, knit.  manly tasks are demanding. my plans to keep up spinning a yarn every day during International Manly Yarn Month have not gone well thus far, although maybe i might be able to bring up the daily average on the weekend.  i’ve only spun two so far and have only one left. [...]

Feb 5th, 2009 | Filed under International Manly Yarn Month, knitting

who run barter town? the toque on my head marks firsts in the following categories: i finished a non-scarf knit project i finished a project within a week i sort of followed a pattern i used double pointed needles (the nunchucks of knitting) i also spent some (but not nearly enough) time assembling some more [...]

Feb 1st, 2009 | Filed under knitting

this is me thinking… i used a sepia tone to show that this is serious thinking, and not just some lame thing like “what shoes should i wear today – the black ones or the black ones?” i am very rapidly approaching the completion of the construction of my Silk, Bamboo and Brown like a [...]

Jan 29th, 2009 | Filed under knitting, manly yarn making process

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). [...]

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Jan 27th, 2009 | Filed under finished objects, knitting, manliness

so because i really suck at knitting, but am totally persistent, i’ve cast on a new toque so that i don’t totally destroy my lump of cashmere – this hat is excitingly brown and made from caterpillar hurl and panda food… structurally, this iteration of the toque is much more sound than any previous version [...]

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Jan 26th, 2009 | Filed under knitting