May 25, 2006

Yarn at last!

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!

Posted by Jenipurr at May 25, 2006 02:52 AM

The marvelous Carrie! I like that. Oh, awesome, I'm glad you found yarn! That would've just been wrong not to.

Don't you love it when you make something and then it becomes crucial?

Posted by: Carrie K at May 26, 2006 01:50 PM

Hey congrats of the score! Can't wait to see it:D

I need your addy so your pal can send you the Spring Feet Socks. She's says it could take about ten days to get to you and tell me they are ready to go:D

Posted by: Abigail at June 2, 2006 07:01 PM