Old Maiden Aunt Yarns

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Monthly Archives: November 2006

whoops

i wasn’t paying attention, and i got tagged… four jobs i have had in my life:1. waitress2. secretary3. library staff4. fruit picker/weigher on a strawberry farm four movies i would watch over and over1. save the last dance2. 10 things i hate about you3. zoolander4. dodgeball(as you can tell from the above, my inner child […]

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will work for yarn

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being on a relatively limited budget, i’m having to become ever-inventive as to how to feed the sock yarn addiction. the answer? hook up with someone who has a big stash, and not enough time to knit it…lanns, from the knitty board, has an excess of sock yarn, but no time to knit socks. she’s […]

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two more steps of the twelve-step program

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finally, i got to use the posh yarn gift voucher that elaine sent me (oh, about six months ago!!). i’ve been stalking their one-off wednesday sales every week since i got the voucher, and i finally found something to buy – sock yarn, naturally. i can’t stop. seriously, it’s like an addiction.(i was going to […]

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baby, it’s cold outside

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as a canadian, it almost pains me to say this – it makes me feel a bit of a wimp. there’s no snow, or ice, or arctic temperatures… but it’s cold here today. and it’s not just the temperature – it’s the gale-force winds & horizontal driving rain. the pup still demands his big morning […]

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recovering

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after all the excitement of last week, i’m having to rest & recharge, so i have absolutely no exciting news to report. the civil partnership went fine – very low-key & relaxed as we had wanted, followed by lots of cocktails at a very swanky bar. there are no pictures that are worth sharing – […]

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the ace of spades

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finally, the shawl is finished. i unpinned it from blocking this morning & was so impressed with it (& myself!) that i swanned about for a bit with it on over my pajamas – it’s so gorgeous it even makes ratty old pjs look good. a full-sized picture just for scale – that’s a two-seater […]

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at last…

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it’s so big i can’t even fit it all in the picture. wine… i need wine…

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hat kits & handspun galore!

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phew!! all the kits & skeins have been labelled, & have been added to the other site (although blogger was giving me hassle this morning & i thought it would never work!). now i just have to drop them off in glasgow tomorrow afternoon, & sit back & let elaine do all the selling work […]

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now i know why they call it a “deadline”

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i’ve been spinning & knitting like a madwoman, all last week & this week, and i’m officially so exhausted i might die.the shawl is nearly done; all that’s left is the edging, which (if all goes according to plan) will be done tomorrow, and the shawl will be washed & blocked overnight. this will just […]

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not a caterpillar

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i only have two feet. and yet, while doing laundry today, i was shocked to discover this: in case it’s not readily apparent from the picture, that’s 12 pairs of handknit socks. twelve. i’m not sure how this happened; i knew i had a sock knitting problem, but i didn’t realise it had reached such […]

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