Thanks to the list of yarn shops provided by the marvelous Carrie, I found a yarn shop in Killarney! We went this morning, and not only was it actually open, I found yarn. Yay! A 1 kg bag of gorgeous 100% pure Irish wool, in a deep purpley wine color. The sock yarn selection was pretty teeny, but at least I have found yarn. Yay! I suspect I’ll be pouring through books of cable patterns again in the near future (once I get back home), since this wool cries out to be another lovely Aran sweater. I’ve scribbled down a lengthy list of other likely candidates for more yarn, especially once we get to Dublin, because I am still hopeful of bringing home some Irish sock yarn as well.
Speaking of Aran sweaters, I would like to note that it is a good thing I made that cardigan because I have worn it pretty much every single day we’ve been here. On cold wet days it’s a wonderful inner layer under my jacket, and on warmer days it’s been the perfect thing to keep me comfortable. Thanks again to Janet Szabo for putting together the Follow-the-Leader Aran-along, which inspired me to get this thing done in time for our trip!