Old Maiden Aunt Yarns

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

Monthly Archives: October 2006

my precioussss…

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since i’ve mainly been buying fibre to dye, spin, & sell, i haven’t had much of a chance to amass a fibre stash. i’ve mainly been placing small orders, dyeing them & spinning them up straight away, and packaging them into hat kits or skeins, then ordering more fibre when i’ve run out of what […]

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sock carnage

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(the faint-hearted knitter should not read this post – come back tomorrow when i post about happy things.) despite my extreme luck on tuesday in getting the yarn shop in glasgow to stock my hat kits (and they’re even up on her website now, on the front page!!) it nearly wasn’t a good day at […]

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lucky tuesday

my lucky tuesday can be summed up in one sentence… katharine at k1yarns in glasgow is going to stock my handspun hat kits!!! that’s just crazy. i’ll post again when i’ve calmed down a little…

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buy my wares…

the market was a success! i sold two hat kits & a skein of handspun, and made a grand total of enough to cover the materials cost for all the hat kits i’ve made thus far. wheee!! elaine took some pics of the stall which i’ll post as soon as she sends them to me. […]

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phew.

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the yarn is spun, the pattern is written & tested, and the hat kits are ready to go. top, l to r: the test hat, knitted in merino/silk blend (embellished with beads because i hadn’t received the charms yet!); “viva las vegas”; “strawberry beret”; “carmen miranda”; “see you in september”; and “lucky you, lucky me”.bottom, […]

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the good…

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remember this? well, it was worth it… i won! nothing like some sock yarn & chocolate to make up for the embarrassment of outing myself as a former corey feldman fan. the sock yarn is opal hundertwasser in “silver spiral”, a limited edition sock yarn inspired by Friedensreich Hundertwasser, a famous Austrian artist. thank you […]

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and the bad…

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the first thing i saw when i opened my mail yesterday? oh, darn.the rumours of my death, alas, are not exaggerated. i’m out of sock wars, thanks to laurie from oregon. funnily enough, the socks of doom arrived by courier delivery about an hour after i got the unfinished socks from my target – i […]

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hey, daddy-o

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another lucky tuesday post – but i have to admit, i don’t feel so lucky today.today would have been my dad’s 65th birthday. he died five years ago in march, roughly nine months after being diagnosed with lung cancer. since he was in canada & i was over here, i only saw him twice during […]

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hat -shaped hat

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– in walked a man in the shape of a man holding a hat-shaped hat – (ani difranco, “hat-shaped hat”) i always get songs stuck in my head, and i’ve been singing this song over & over, making up my little hat kits in preparation for the miso funky market next weekend (at which the […]

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yikes…

like a computer can give an accurate picture of my personality…oh. Neuroticism 97 Extraversion 0 Openness To Experience 60 Agreeableness 26 Conscientiousness 13 Test Yourself Compare Yourself View Full Report ok, i knew it wouldn’t be great… but 97% neurotic??? ack. now i must go away for a while & overthink this… 🙂 (edited later […]

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