Old Maiden Aunt Yarns

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coming home – st. andrews shawl

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the next pattern to be revealed in the “coming home” book is a gorgeous two-colour shawl by kirsten kapur, the “st. andrews shawl”. i love Kirsten’s use of colour, lace, and tiny cables in this beautiful shawl – it’s even more stunning in person and i’m really happy to have this lovely knit in the […]

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coming home – wild mountain time

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the first pattern to be revealed in the “coming home” book is the beautiful cover project, the “wild mountain time” mitts designed by the amazing Felicity Ford (AKA Felix, AKA Knitsonik). i’ve been a fan of Felix’s since i took a Quotidian Colourwork class with her at Shetland Wool Week a couple of years ago. […]

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coming home

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so, as i revealed in my previous post, I’M MAKING A BOOK!!! before i tell you more about each of the designs, i thought i’d give you a little more detail about the overall idea behind the book. the title of the book is “coming home”, and for me, that means not only the knitting […]

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#topsecret #newproject #comingsoon

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if you follow me on twitter on instragram, you’ll have seen quite a few slightly cryptic posts using the hashtags #topsecret #newproject #comingsoon …. and now, i’m finally able to reveal what i’m up to!! in january 2017, Old Maiden Aunt Yarns will be TEN YEARS OLD!!! many of you may know this already, but […]

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one breath at a time

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like a lot of folk, i was stunned by the results of the recent election in the USA. i never imagined that things were this bad; that fear, and hatred, and anger, would win out once again. i spent most of yesterday feeling physically sick at the thought of what else is to come – […]

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true colours

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by now, i’m sure pretty much everyone has heard about the awful events in orlando. there’s been a huge variation in how this is being reported in the media; what they seemed to have in common, though, especially in the immediate aftermath, was a refusal to acknowledge that this was an attack specifically directed against […]

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2016 collection – february & march

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so as you saw in january, i’ve created a new collection for 2016 that is based around movie & tv “bad girls”. it just occurred to me that i completely forgot to post about the february & march colourways (whoops) so here they are at last! in february, the theme continued with a colourway inspired […]

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hunky dory

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this may come as a shock to some of you, but when i was a teenager, i was Not Cool. i was so bookish, i read my way through the entire childrens library and had to be given a special card so i could take out grown-up books from the adult library. i played in […]

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2016 collection – january!!

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the january parcels for the 2016 club have started arriving with club members this week, so it’s probably safe to post a little bit more detail about the inspiration for this month’s colourways. these are the first two colourways in the new 2016 collection (currently available only to club members, they’ll be available to all […]

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hello anna

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i just realised i forgot to share my latest sewing project! i had a wedding to attend, nothing to wear, and no extra cash – but i did have fabric, and the Anna Dress pattern from By Hand London…     the fabric is a nice, lightweight linen-look cotton from Minerva Fabrics, and since this […]

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