Old Maiden Aunt Yarns

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Monthly Archives: February 2007

sock swap!

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finally, something that has (albeit briefly) lifted me out of the bleahs… my package from the knitty sock swap arrived today!! my lovely pal bryghtrose sent me a parcel stuffed with goodies – roving from spunky eclectic (which i’ve always wanted to try), hand-dyed sock yarn, dark truffle chocolate, and of course the pair of […]

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well, bleah.

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i’ve had a hard time being inspired lately, not just to post here, but to do anything at all. there’s a lot of reasons for that at the moment – my local knitting group seems to be having a nervous breakdown (but i’ll spare you the specifics) which is causing me some stress; i’m having […]

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showing off

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oooooh…. look what i can do! it’s the revised attempt at the first endpaper mitt, a free pattern from eunny jang’s blog. this was my first try at stranded knitting, and i was surprised at how easy it actually was. it’s very slightly lumpy as i didn’t get my tension completely right, and pulled my […]

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sock contest winners!

phew – the contest is at an end. as it turned out, not one of you got the answers bang on, although a couple were pretty close. some were waaaay off – you people must think i’m a sock knitting machine!! here are the answers:1. i’ve knitted (thus far) 41 individual socks – a couple […]

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sock addict contest!

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hello my name is lilith, & i am a sock addict. and, surprisingly for someone who’s so technophobic, i’m also a blog addict.like sock knitting, i quickly becaome hooked on reading other people’s blogs, much like i loved the idea of knitting socks & enjoyed looking at sock patterns & beautiful sock yarns. i was […]

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frozen toes

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it’s very, very cold here. not as cold as this, or even this, but pretty cold nonetheless. our flat is right on the sea front, so we get a lot of chilly sea breezes, which always manage to work their way into the building. our boiler has been playing up, and occasionally shuts itself (& […]

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i want candy…

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does this… remind you of anything? it’s the merino/silk blend roving from the first icing dye experiment – the colours aren’t as vivid as i had hoped they might be (especially the bundle of roving at the back, which was on the bottom of the dye pot when i applied the dyes – apparently the […]

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heeeeere fishy fishy fishy!! *

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look what i got! there’s nothing like buying yourself a little present to chase away those january/february/it’s too dark to function blues… it’s a fabulous knitting project pouch from piddleloop.com, home of lovely hand-sewn crafty things in very funky fabrics. this pouch is printed with tiny, cute goldfish, so cute that some of them even […]

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poetry reading

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(e.e.cummings)my contribution to the second annual blogger (silent) poetry reading, via cara at january one. the first e.e. cummings poem i remember reading, and still my favourite.

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candy luminous

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inspired by today’s poem in the above post, here’s the first oven-dyeing-with-food-colouring experiment, in candy luminous sunset shades… this batch of 70% merino/30% silk roving was dyed using vinegar & food colouring paste from a cake shop (normally used for colouring icing, i think) and then baked in the oven – and holy hannah, does […]

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