Old Maiden Aunt Yarns

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

Monthly Archives: December 2009

bleak midwinter

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in the bleak midwinterfrosty wind made moan,earth stood hard as iron,water like a stone (christina rossetti, 1872) it’s cold here. so cold, that we’ve had our first “white christmas” in more than five years (even if it snows elsewhere in the UK, it doesn’t normally snow much where we are, and it definitely doesn’t stick). […]

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merry christmas

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whether you celebrate it or not, whatever you’re doing today, if you’re a knitter, the message is still the same…. may there be sheep on earth,& good wool to all i hope you & yours are having a lovely day – merry christmas!!

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strangely bereft

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the last batch of this year’s yarn club parcels is off in the post! i’m so happy with how everything has gone – it’s my first-ever time running a yarn club, and the response has been fantastic. it’s quite a worry, this yarn club business – essentially, you’re asking folk to fork over a fairly […]

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sweet adeline

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project specs:started: 1st november 2009completed: 3rd december 2009pattern: “adeline coat” (bust size 42″, test knitter for lucy sweetland’s upcoming pattern)yarn: rowan harris tweed aran, shade 018 “thatch”, 1100 grams/2050 yards (ravelled here)needles: 4.5mm addi circularsmodifications: the pattern as written has a knitted tie belt & also has pockets; i knitted the pockets but decided not […]

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my 15 minutes

here’s the excitement for today – a crew from newsnight scotland was filming in some of the studios in west kilbride, for an upcoming item about crafting in scotland, with some of us crafters in the west kilbride craft town. i wasn’t super-excited about being on tv, but had agreed to be “background” – i […]

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