Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Smiling IRish Eyes
Someone at my LYS was knitting the Eyelit Cardi in Red.
She had just begun. The store had a sample and that's what you see above. For snicks and because I'm cheap I looked up the yarn to see what this sweater would cost the knitter. Turns out Silky Wool retails for under ten dollars a skein.
This means you can knit a fifty dollar sweater if you wear a size small. I did feel the sample and it was not wooly but it didn't feel terribly soft either. Now it is knit in the round in one piece with raglan shaping. I liked it. Not enough to knit it, but to share anyhow!
This ragged haired irish girlie is my only decoration for St. Patrick's Day. My mom and I were laughing when I visited the other night because she and I never liked corned beef and cabbage.
Yet she made it for my father, using a crock pot recipe.
While she doesn't know who I am, often, she knows my voice and my cadence and my laughter is familiar to her.
I brought the staff irish soda bread this week. Her little Irish eyes were smiling and that's enough for me.