Old Maiden Aunt Yarns

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

december

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i haven’t posted much yet about my december project for my sweater-a-month challenge. it was a christmas present, and although the RSA had seen me working on it (it’s hard to knit something as big as a sweater in secret – it would never be finished in time!) i didn’t want to post about it […]

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a bit of a cheat

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i’ve been feeling a little bit cheated lately – november hasn’t been going well at all.first, my iPod broke (most important for listening to my own music on car journeys to work, instead of radio rubbish). so i bought another one via ebay, which seemed like a really good deal (i know, i know – […]

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september, revisited

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you may remember that the september sweater was nearly finished on time (but not quite). then it had to go into time-out for a while – i wasn’t happy with the way it was fitting, so i decided the only option was to rip out & redo the entire yoke. after working on it for […]

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october

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the october sweater is finished, and it was even sunny enough this weekend to have a little photoshoot! project specs:started: 6th october 2008completed: 31st october 2008yarn: rowanspun aran colour 971 “heath” – alas, the yarn is sadly discontinued, which is a huge shame as it’s a brilliant yarn to work with! it’s a lovely wooly […]

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one in every colour

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when i organised my closet today, this stack of knits appeared – & there’s definitely some repetitiveness to them. a couple of grays, a couple of greens, a couple of blues, and a couple of browns – but only one purple?? something needs remedied here… it’s the first finished piece of the october sweater of […]

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the mithril coat

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this summer, i officially took a holiday from my sweater-a-month project – but what i didn’t tell you was that i was still unofficially working away on a sweater. i worked on it over the summer while i was in the midst of tons of other things, and it’s been waiting for buttons for a […]

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i need closure!!!

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only 3 days behind schedule, the september sweater is finished!!… but i can’t show it to you yet. why? because, like the summer sweater, i don’t have buttons yet. i’ve ordered some fabulous custom buttons for the summer sweater, and some pewter clasp closures for the september sweater… but they haven’t arrived yet!!! (darn that […]

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so close….

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the september sweater…. …. is not finished. it’s SO close, though!!! the whole (huge) body is done, the sleeves are done, and most of the ends are even sewn in – but the cabled section is still about 8 inches too short. i’m guessing there’s only about two more hours of knitting time in this […]

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armed & ready

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finally, i’m getting into gear with my september sweater! although we’re well into september by now – and nearly out the other end & into october – i’d been plodding away on the big cabled collar of this month’s sweater with no discernible progress. not to mention being distracted by new & shiny things. but […]

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hello, september

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i’m not one of these people that mourns the end of the summer. i’ve never been a fan of hot weather & sunshine (not that it got that sunny over here this summer, but you know what i mean!). & to me, the arrival of fall has one fantastic result – i get to start […]

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