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.
And is that tree on your new property? Really lovely!
Speaking of lovely ... the Ruana is beautiful and you know how I am about Yarn Porn (or books)(good thing you didn't show me a book) Nice Momma!
congrats again on the new house! Yayyyyyy!
A new house AND a new ruana? Aren't you the lucky girl.
those red maples are peaking out here too. i almost drove back home to get my camera yesterday.
Dude, watch out or I might try to swipe your ruana. That looks so snuggly!
Oh my god. Thank you for the yarn and shawl porn. Just what I needed to get me back to the needles. All these holiday things don't just knit THEMSELVES, apparently. And hurray for the new house! Can't wait for pics!
hott yarny stuff-
also, CONGRATS on the house.
(said in a catlike, meowy voice- "can we taaaaalk soon?" miss you.)
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