Old Maiden Aunt Yarns

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Monthly Archives: July 2006

how could i resist?

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although i’m already working on way too many socks… i just had to sign up for sock wars. what a great idea….let the battle commence!!

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i’m so boring.

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this: is how much tv i watched last night. i really should be doing something more exciting with my friday nights. perhaps i need a more active social life??

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back in the spin

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so i’ve heard rumours that people dye their own roving for spinning, but i have no idea how it’s done. as if that would stop me from trying it anyways… * starting with white merino roving from texere, some cherry kool-aid, & a pyrex dish, i just laid the roving in the dish & poured […]

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paris en photos

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(l to r) the view from the apartment window onto terraces; the luscious la droguerie (l to r) the cafe “mon ange” across the street from the apartment, where the truly angelic proprietor brought me wine & the best chocolate dessert i’ve ever had, which prevented any birthday blues; baudelaire does breakfast some excellent paris […]

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the holiday is over

& it’s back to porridge & old clothes, as my mother would say. alas, my paris photos are on a friend’s camera memory card, & i haven’t been able to upload them yet, so no photos yet! paris was excellent. i’m not the kind of person who goes on holiday to “do things”, so there […]

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noise = progress?

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i want to be asleep.however, the social club across the street decrees that i must stay awake, and listen to their loud & terrible music, and appaling karaoke. so instead of sleeping, i have been doing this: baudelaire from the summer knitty, with the gorgeous wool/silk yarn that elaine brought back from spain for me. […]

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arisaig, at last

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with two and a half days to paris departure…it’s finally finished. (look at me, trying to be all artistic by the sea…) pattern: arisaig from knittymaterials: cashmere sock yarn from hipknits, colourway “bruised”, approx. 250g (roughly 1600 yards), knitted on 2.75mm bamboo straight needles & seamed with embroidery flossmodifications: i ribbed up to the elbows […]

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progress & presents

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first, some long-awaited progress on arisaig… it’s finally blocking. or at least the pieces for the body are, because i’m still knitting the sleeves. i’ve got about 20 rows to go on the sleeve caps, but it suddenly occurred to me that i don’t actually own enough pins to block all the pieces at once. […]

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sometimes, the pattern is right.

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i haven’t been blogging much over the past few days as i’m furiously knitting away on arisaig. i’ve been working on it for months – since about january, i think, although i can’t even remember that far back so it could have been longer. it’s not that it’s an exceptionally hard knit; i just got […]

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