Old Maiden Aunt Yarns

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

Monthly Archives: March 2007

eep

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most unexpectedly…i have a new job!!& not just any job – a job here…. yes, that’s right – a knitting shop!!!!!i only found out on monday that kathleen (the lovely shop owner) was looking for a temporary part-timer to help cover her upcoming maternity leave, so of course i immediately phoned up & arranged to […]

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welcome to the asylum

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along with the bits & pieces of work still to be done as i finish closing down my business comes something requiring a bit more physical labour than the tax paperwork – re-converting what was previously a spare bedroom, & then my workshop, back into a guest room & spinning/knitting/yarn storage room. the big job […]

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a few small things

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firstly, the “creme egg” handspun is finished & has been added to the old maiden aunt site. it’s a wonderfully soft 70% merino & 30% silk, & at 100 grams & 225 yards, it’s a slightly thicker spun version of the first creme egg handspun, and although it’s the same colourway it’s in slightly deeper […]

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little piles of sunshine

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the only thing more soothing than knitting a stockinette sleeve? (which has now grown to near-mammoth proportions – guess i needed more soothing than i thought!)… getting back on my lovely ashford spinning wheel & giving it a whirl.i haven’t been spinning for all that long; i had one afternoon of lessons from india just […]

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unemployable

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as you may or may not know, i’m officially classed as a “disabled” person. (a discussion of that term is a whole other story, so i won’t get into that just now!). over the past eight months or so i had been having some health issues which meant i was signed off from work, which […]

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go away gray!

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it’s been so gray here – spring is coming, but not quickly enough for me! the gray skies & dreary days have been getting to me – i’ve always found the winters here particularly hard & this year has been no exception. in an attempt to cheer myself up, i’ve been continuing the “spring colours” […]

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ahem…

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ok, so i don’t say this often. but… i was wrong. ahem.after a quick reskein to juggle up the patches of colour & get a better idea of how it will look knitted up – i love it. definitely hinting at spring – yellow daffodils, a little spring mud, & green, green grass… (above left, […]

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some small progress

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finally, i’ve managed to do some work that isn’t related to the bathroom. i’m feeling a bit rusty though as i haven’t done anything fibre-related for over a week (apart from the most essential stress knitting) & alas, i think the results show how out of practice i am.first, remember this? it’s the bluefaced leicester […]

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wiped.

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the last bits of plumbing, plastering, & fitting went in yesterday, and after two & a half hours of grouting this morning… finally, the bathroom is done (well, apart from painting & a new floor, but that’s a problem for another day).i’m officially wiped. i have a really low tolerance for upheaval, noise, & social […]

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chocolate??

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it’s continuing to be stressful here, what with everything. the only answer? chocolate. or, in this case, fleece artist merino sock yarn in “ebony” (which is doing a very good impression of a dark, bittersweet chocolate – yum). now, before i get in trouble for breaking my “knit-from-your-stash” pledge, i would like to officially state […]

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