A month ago, on the eve of my Mom's 50th birthday trip to Ireland, I started brainstorming my gift list. Among the top priorities was yarn (surprise, surprise). Luckily Mom pays attention to priorities, and bought me yarn. Any suggestions for an appropriate project?
Notice the similarity between fav-scarf and new yarn?
My new love: the Kerry Woolen Mills (warning - serious yarn porn. don't look directly at the bolts or you'll be on the Aer Lingus site in 2 seconds flat).
When I was in Ireland, I bought Mafia-Mom a shawl (which I now understand is called a "Ruana") in every shade of purple that was woven by the same folks who made my scarf. Each time I visit her house, I cuddle up in this gigantic version of my favorite scarf. So look what my Mom brought back for me --
It's my very own gigantic Ruana in shades of green, which Mom chose because "it brings out the green" in my eyes. She's the best, huh?
One more photo - simply because it's beautiful.
*yes, we got the house! photos/story forthcoming.