Hello and happy Sunday! Here we are at the end of another week. How was your week?
This week has been a great one knit-wise. The mojo is still going strong and I feel like I have been getting a lot accomplished. Maybe not in finished objects but more in the sense that I have really been enjoying my knitting. Don't you love it when that happens? I think it has everything to do with the yarn I am knitting with.
About a month ago I was contacted by Joan Lucey, proud owner of Vibes & Scribes, a wonderful craft shop in Cork, Ireland. Yes, you read that correct...Ireland. Lucy has been expanding the shop's selection of Irish Aran Yarns and wanted to know if I would like to try some. Absolutely!
Being the tea drinking addict I am, I begged asked Lucy if she wouldn't mind including some tea from Ireland. What a love, she sent me a whole box. I'm in heaven!
Since I felt that such a thoughtful gift deserved to be made into a thoughtful gift knit. I have decided to knit a shawl for a friend who lives here in the states and is very proud of her Irish heritage. I cast on the Henny shawl by Buckaloo View.
While there is something to be said for supporting our local yarn farms and dyers, I also think that supporting the knitting community as a whole is equally important. In my eyes we are all one big knitting family. Thank you Joan for your wonderful gift. Not only for gift of yarn and tea but for reaching out to share you beautiful shop and a bit of Ireland with me with my American friends.
Hope today finds you knitting with yarn you love. :)
Have the best day today!