Old Maiden Aunt Yarns

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Monthly Archives: August 2008

my head is spinning

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here’s where i’ve been all week, & here’s some of what i’ve been doing & seeing… there was a room full of spinners, each as obsessed as the next & a huge marquee full of fibre, to try as much of as we liked there was an end-of-the-week display of all the gorgeous yarns we […]

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gone baby gone

just to let you all know that i’m heading off for an adventure – i’m away this week (monday-friday) for a week-long residential spinning course!! i’m sure that i’ll learn a ton, so i’m pretty excited! see you when i get back….

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yarn, yarn everywhere…

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most of (but still not all!) of the leftover trunk show yarn has been added to the web shop – here’s a peek at some of my favourites!! to see more luscious yarns & gorgeous colours, go have a look here…

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a triumph

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it may not look like much, but it’s an enormous triumph of knitterly stubborness over all forms of common sense. it’s the start of the huge cabled collar of the juno cardigan from rowan 40 (scroll down). it’s a great big intricate cable, with hugely detailed written instructions…. and no chart. (for any non-knitters, a […]

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final tally

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phew – the show is over!! it was so much fun (once i got past the panic – just ask tangledfrog about that!) & although i didn’t sell as much as i had hoped, it was really busy & went really well. there was yarn everywhere – in baskets… in even more baskets… & piled […]

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last batch

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well, somebody up there must like me, because – after days…. no, weeks, of rain! – we finally got another sunny day, just in time for me to dye the last batch of sock yarn for the trunk show. i was so superstitious about jinxing it, though, that i didn’t even want to take any […]

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every damn day

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am i the only one who’s getting tired of seeing yarn hanging out to dry? the trunk show day at K1 Yarns is getting closer (a week tomorrow, to be exact!!) – & it’s safe to say that i’m starting to panic. just a little. i’ve dyed up a whole bunch of yarn, but i […]

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april, at last

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project specs: the “april” project for my 2008 sweater-a-month challengestarted: 6th april, 2008; finished 27th july 2008 (see explanation below!)pattern: “waves in the square” shawl by sivia hardingyarn: “sophia” 2ply cashmere in colourway “rustic”, from posh yarn – i used just under 3 skeins, which is roughly 1200 yardsneedles: addi lace needles, 3.75mmfinished measurements: 30″ […]

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