Old Maiden Aunt Yarns

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coming home – blashy

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the next pattern in the “coming home” book is for the lovely “blashy” socks by Rachel Coopey. although she also creates other marvellous knitting designs, Rachel is very well known for her fantastic socks, with over a hundred sock patterns on Ravelry (!!). i was super excited when she agreed to contribute a sock design […]

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coming home – canadee-i-o

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up next in the “coming home” book is the stunning “canadee-i-o” cowl by Bristol Ivy. i really admire Bristol’s designs – she has a quirky approach to construction and a very clean design aesthetic that really speaks to me, so i was very happy when she agreed to design this beautiful cowl for my book. […]

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coming home – homecoming cake

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i’m super excited to reveal the next contributor to the Coming Home book – this time, it’s not a knitting pattern, but a DELICIOUS cake recipe and beautiful essay. and who better to write about cake than the marvellous Clara Parkes?…. When life gets tough, when I’ve finished my word count, and I can’t see […]

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coming home – bounnet

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the next pattern to be revealed in the “coming home” book is a truly unique colourwork hat by anna maltz, the “bounnet” hat. anna has a really unusual way of approaching knitting, using unconventional processes and techniques to create stunning projects that are true works of art. I’m really excited to share my pattern with […]

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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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