Old Maiden Aunt Yarns

Studio 30. Ritchie Street. West Kilbride. KA23 9AL. Scotland. info@oldmaidenaunt.com

Monthly Archives: June 2006

drowsy

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here’s the first handspun from the new wheel – well, the second, really, as the first was too terrible to show in public. it’s a bit thick & thin (that is to say, inconsistent!) but the plying is much better on this one – i think i’m beginning to get the hang of it.i thought […]

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old maiden aunt

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well, i am now officially a spinster… not only am i an “unmarried” woman (& likely to remain so – like the button a friend from university had, “your old maiden aunt is probably a happy lesbian”!) but i now also own a spinning wheel. my ashford traditional arrived today from the lovely christine of […]

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as long as you’ve got chilli

well, since my resident sock photographer is away to london for work-related training fun & hilarity, i’ve been left to my own devices for a few days. & it’s weird. when you’ve lived with someone for a while, it becomes strange to have the house to yourself. it’s almost too quiet, and it doesn’t seem […]

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sock roundup

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the pomatomus socks (pomatomi?) are finished, so i thought i’d take advantage of temporarily having an in-house sock photographer & post some pics & specs of other finished socks as well (before she lost the patience to photograph socks – it’s surprisingly hard to take pictures of your own feet!). pattern: pomatomus from knittyyarn: cherry […]

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early mornings…

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… normally make me cranky. i’m not a morning person at all; i love sleeping. however, since my head is so full of cold germs that i can’t breathe through my nose, sleep is currently difficult, so i gave up trying at about 4am. at 5am i was feeling sufficiently awake & energetic that i […]

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and it started so well

well, i had what i thought was an extremely productive start to the day. even though i’m still feeling ill, and it was pouring rain, i dragged myself (& pup) out for a run, and managed the second workout from week five of the “couch to 5k” (although this week is kicking my butt – […]

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a gray day

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not much progress on any front today, as i’ve come down with a throat so sore it feels like i’m swallowing bits of glass. plus, it’s an extremely gray day – rainy, windy, and wet. but at least i can see this from my window… i love the sea, and the view was the main […]

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vintage knits

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because i don’t already have enough projects on the needles, i’ve joined the vintage knit-along. i love vintage clothing & vintage patterns, but have yet to try & knit anything vintage. and once again, there’s the offer of prizes… i loves me some prizes! now i just have to a) finish something that i’m already […]

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bandwagonesque

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yet another pair of jaywalkers, posted in response to another offer of prizes! i’m a sucker for those prizes… here are the jaywalkers, as i often find them, under attack.the dog, alas, has a bit of a fetish for hand-knitted socks, and the more expensive the yarn, the better – he especially likes koigu. so […]

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mail catch-up

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now i’m no longer blogless, i can catch up on thanks for some of the exciting snail mail i’ve been getting! first up is my most amazing knitty secret pal, who started off this SP round with the incredible gift of a skein of handmaiden 4-ply silk/cashmere… wow. i’ve wanted to try this yarn for […]

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