Old Maiden Aunt Yarns

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

Monthly Archives: September 2006

battle preparations

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in order to get ready for sock wars, i first had to clear the current sock work in progress, the basic toe-up koigu socks for the resident sock appreciator. we had been planning to go away for the weekend, but recent health problems combined with my current inability to drive put those plans on hold. […]

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the bluebird of happiness, part II

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merino/silk blend fibre from hipknits, colourway “bluebird”; spun on an ashford traditional wheel2 ply yarn, approximately sock weight (17 wpi)112 grams, 475 yards i wanted to try a slightly different technique, using a looser spin & a tighter ply. the resulting yarn is loftier & lighter, with more “bounce” & softness, although it did have […]

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whoops

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i slipped, and fell on the “order” button… (image copied from the posh yarn website to hold me over till the real thing gets here; hope that’s ok!) posh yarn is having a sale… the above picture is 2 skeins of “camilla”, a pure cashmere laceweight which is normally £18 per skein. this one is […]

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lucky me

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i feel like i’ve been complaining a lot recently. although i’ve got a lot on my mind lately, and a lot of irritating & stressful things to deal with, sometimes i feel like i should try to focus more on the good things that i have (because despite my current trials & tribulations, i am […]

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the bluebird of happiness

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it seems that although i metaphorically have the blues at the moment, i’ve got them literally as well, with everything in shades of blue. i’ve been working on spinning up the “bluebird” colourway of the hipknits merino/silk fibre, and have about a quarter of the fibre left to spin. this fibre is making me happy […]

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absent in more ways than one

i’ve been away from blogging for longer than i had intended. i posted earlier about mental health – because i have a condition which is ongoing, it’s easy to assume that when i’m feeling bad (physically or mentally) it’s just because i’m going through a particularly low period, and not look for another explanation. now, […]

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