Old Maiden Aunt Yarns

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Monthly Archives: January 2008

january

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ta-daaaaaaah!!!! the january sweater is done! project specs:start date: 27th december 2007finish date: 19th january 2008yarn: rowan yorkshire tweed chunky, shade 556 “flaming”, 8.5 balls (850 grams/930 yards)needles: 8mm addi turbo circularpattern: based extremely loosely on this free pattern, with a large number of modifications. i opted to knit it as much in one piece […]

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never getting up

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i realise that the following statement may make me sound like a boring, middle-aged sort of person, but i’m going to say it anyways. the most exciting thing that has happened to me this week* is that we bought a brand-new mattress. now, as someone who has (until recently) lived mostly in furnished rented flats, […]

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winding down

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look what came today!! hello. we are ten thousand yards of sock yarn. yes, it’s my first ever wholesale order of yarn for dyeing – very exciting. exciting, that is, until i realised that buying sock yarn wholesale, on cones, means spending the rest of the day winding it up into smaller skeins – and […]

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it’s all about balance

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i’m becoming a firm believer in the idea of karmic balance; that is to say, “good” things being equally balanced out by “bad” things. example – last week, i had to take the car in to the garage (ongoing minor yet apparently unfixable engine problems), which is a few towns over from me. i’d timed […]

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some weather

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the view from the window – gray, gray, & more gray well, we got some weather last night. there was a weather alert issued yesterday evening for gale force winds, and boy, were they right. what seemed like half the tiles on our roof came loose, and banged & clattered their way through the night, […]

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the first lesson

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i had the feeling that when i set myself the challenge of “a sweater a month” for 2008, i was going to learn a lot. and it’s true – i’ve already had my first lesson, and i’m only on day four. lesson number one: if you’re knitting away at your sweater, and you think that […]

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the year of the sweater

looking back over my 2007 knitting year, there’s been a distinct lack of sweaters. oh, there’s been a few sweaters, but it’s mainly been shawls, wraps, and socks, socks, socks. and more socks. and even more socks.not that there’s anything wrong with knitting socks & shawls, but it seems as though that’s all i knit! […]

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