Despite the driving and the viewing of ruins and the rain and all the rest of the vacation, I’ve managed to sneak in a bit of knitting here and there; enough so that yesterday afternoon I finally finished my first Jaywalker sock for the SYAC sock swap.
Just to show you where this sock was completed, here’s the sock silhouetted against the view from the window in our room (hint – we’re in Cashel).
And here it is in all its striped and swoopy glory.
Still not much luck tracking down any yarn. We swung through Blarney and wandered through the Blarney Woollen Mills, a place one might expect to find yarn. There was a small table of it, true, and the price was fantastic – $16 Euros for a bag of 10 skeins of DK yarn in tweedy colors. But it just didn’t speak to me, nor did I want to buy yarn just for the sake of buying yarn, because I’ve already got far too much yarn like that in my stash as it is. So I left it there, and am hopeful that perhaps we’ll still find a yarn store somewhere in this country in the remaining two weeks of this trip.
Any Irish knitters out there who might want to help me out? Internet time is extremely limited, so doing lengthy Google searches isn’t really feasible these days (all pictures and journal entries are compiled and edited, such as they are, offline, before we’re uploading stuff, because they sometimes charge by the minute, depending on where we’ve been).