Hello there, since my last post I’ve come home from my lovely holiday in Ireland, the last couple of days were spent in Dublin, certainly a different pace to West Cork!
I don’t know if you remember from my last post, I said I liked to visit yarn shops when I go to new places, well I didn’t disappoint, this time I headed straight for This is Knit, a beautiful shop in Powerscourt Townhouse. Firstly I have to mention how amazing the Powercourt Townhouse is, it’s a beautiful and historic building with boutique shops and several nice eateries.
Stepping foot into This is Knit, I was surrounded by an amazing array of yarn and all manner of knitting/crochet paraphernalia! I headed towards the hand dyed yarns (I’m anything but predictable) and had a good squish. The yarn I was particularly drawn to was Townhouse Yarns, which is handdyed in Ireland and is This is Knit’s ‘in-house’ brand of hand dyed; with a wonderful selection of colours and weights. I decided I wanted some 4 ply to make a shawl to remind me of Ireland so after a bit of a chat with the staff I settled on this beautiful skein, as it reminded me of the beautiful forest walks that James and I had been on.
I’m not quite sure of what pattern I’ll do yet but I’ll keep you posted.
Once I came home I was able to block my shawls, as I was desperate to see the Missed Kingfisher shawl in all it’s splendour I decided I would do that one first!