Old Maiden Aunt Yarns

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Monthly Archives: May 2007

halfway there

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i’ve officially reached the halfway point on a couple of projects.small ones… (the first re-footable sock, completed) & bigger ones… (a quite bad picture of the obstacles shawl) i know i’m halfway through the refootable socks, because one sock is done – it’s an easy calculation. & in another easy calculation, i know i’m halfway […]

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hello goodbye

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one step forward… (handspun socks, first sock finished) …five steps back. (susan shawl being ripped out) i love making progress on a project when i knit. i love seeing the knit grow & develop, & i love the satisfaction of creating something amazing with my own hands. but one of the things that i truly […]

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a dilemma

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remember this? if you said no, don’t worry about it – neither had i.dee’s post about “wallflower wednesdays” (setting aside one day a week to work on your “wallflower” project, the one that’s been hanging about in the wings, unfinished, waiting patiently for your attentions) made me wonder what was lurking about unfinished in my […]

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a couple of little things

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- the test sock is looking good so far! the stripes are coming out clearly & in the right proportion, and they didn’t even get muddled going over the heel & instep. i’ll be dyeing more self-striping sock yarn in the next few days, so look out for it appearing on the old maiden aunt […]

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purple monkey dishwasher

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the purple money socks are finished! i wove in the last end on friday night, just in time for them to accompany me to work on saturday morning. first, they tried to get out of doing any actual labour by hiding amongst the shop socks. after some persuasion, they gave in to the inevitable, & […]

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a cry for help

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it’s been gray & rainy today, so to cheer myself up, i did some sock yarn experimentation. i’ve been plotting & planning for a while about dyeing up a self-striping version of my hand-dyed sock yarn, so after a little swatching, a little math (eek! math!), & a little measuring out of yarn skeins, this […]

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interview me!

in response to this post over at creampuff revolution, i screwed up my courage & asked the fabulous creampuff to interview me. i was a bit worried (if you’ve ever read her blog, you’ll probably understand why – who knows what she would come up with for interview questions?) but … here are her questions, […]

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hey hey (it’s a monkey)

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it’s not a phase – i’m still hooked on the monkey. i finished the first sock (of the third pair!) on sunday morning, and only the fact that i was away for the weekend & forgot my 2.5mm dpns (how could i??) prevented me from immediately casting on the second sock. thankfully, that was remedied […]

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like crack

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it started fairly innocuously, with a pair for my knitty sock swap pal, bryghtrose. then, i wanted a pair for myself – after all, it’s a very nice pattern, so much fun to knit, & i had this lovely koigu waiting patiently in the wings – what harm could it do? after i finished them […]

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a great deal of nothing at all

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where have i been? well… mainly knitting, knitting while working, & working while knitting. (monkey socks finished, toe-up socks in posh yarn “lucia” sock yarn finished, handspun socks started) & also, away for a long weekend at our “country retreat” (in reality, what was previously my granny’s cottage but which now belongs to my aunt, […]

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