December 14, 2009 - 6 comments

The Life of Yarn

When I moved back to  Ireland in 2001, I was determined to learn local craft traditions.

In my quest, I discovered that my Aunt Patricia had a 30 year old knitting machine, which miraculously survived Kerry's seaside humid and salty air.

She kindly gave me the tattered machine and my other half patiently cleaned and repaired each tiny piece, making the machine work again....and has been, continuously, since...


This weekend I gave it it's last job for 2009


using wonderful Italian cashmere

knitting and hand linking

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the last accessories of the year

...made by 'yours truly' and her, almost 40year old, knitting machine



Published by: eilisboyle in Fashion, My Work, Work


Jane Flanagan
December 14, 2009 at 6:03 pm

I want to buy a pair! Do you have any left?!

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pretty far west
December 14, 2009 at 8:21 pm

I love the soft colours and texture, and that they are made on your aunt’s machine. Forgive the liberty, but I’m just imagining beautiful cashmere curtains like these, with the lovely ties, and I think you could create an entire wonderful interior round them, a sanctuary…

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Silent Storyteller
December 14, 2009 at 9:34 pm

Ohhh cashmere curtains would be such an extravagance…it would make one want to sleep against them all day…sounds delicious…

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Silent Storyteller
December 14, 2009 at 9:39 pm

Jane thank you!!!!!…I made those arm warmers to order….but I’m setting up an online shop…which is taking longer than hoped …I’ll keep you posted…

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Miss Cavendish
December 29, 2009 at 12:12 am

These are lovely! And ironically, they’re just the things for someone like me who keeps pushing her sleeves up.

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Silent Storyteller
December 29, 2009 at 7:44 pm

Thank you Miss Cavendish…I started making them years ago becuase my wrists are always freezing when typing, knitting or stitiching….

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