Where’s my gold

I’ll explain the title later but here is my new jumper! I used rowan‘s seacapes book. I did a compleat copy of the origional but, the model had red hair, I have red hair. The model had brown eyes, I have brown eyes. She even has freckles, as you can probobly guess, I, like most Irish people have freckles. Well the jumper looked so cute on her that I thought it would look good on me. I have to say, I think I’m right! I love this thing. You’ve already seen it so many times in my me-made-holiday posts, I was living in it! You can find more info over on ravelry.

I know you can’t see it but in the backround there is a rainbow. Hence the title, I’m an irish redhead wearing a green jumper+ rainbow= where’s my pot of gold! Sorry for the really bad joke, but I would like to point out now that I am way too tall to be a lepricaun, but the ironey was too much 😀

I’ll continue my me-made-holiday soon! See part 1 here. Sorry for the delay but we decided to head down to Cork and Kerry for what we thought would be the last bit of summer, we were really lucky that the rain stayed away, for the most part..


Scotland; Part two

Here are the fabrics I bought during my trip.From the bottom up; Armani lace( I actually got this in my local shop but it’s so pretty), New season remnant Liberty silk, ultra thin cotton print, Shiny and raw sided thick silk, Liberty cotton lawn.

I had to show you the lace at the bottom of the fabric, I was so happy to get this for €22 for 1 1/2 meters since it was usually €20 for a meter.

This was my best find of the holidays. We were at our last day in Glascow when I was brought to mandors. I walked around the shop and then discovered they had racks of liberty print fabrics, more importanly they had a whole rack of remnant liberty silk. She saw, she wanted, she bought for £12! Best buy of my trip! I’m still in awe of it. I’ve found the perfect t-shirt style, back button up blouse from burda style.

I also got wool during my trip. On our last day of the trip we visited the John Lewis centre in Edinburgh. My mom and I got the biggest surprise to discover they had a sewing section, and a haberdashery section and best of all! A HUGE knitting section with lots of rowan wool. I loved it so much I’m now making a jumper with linen wool, I can’t wait to finish it!

Thats it, I have a denim skirt on the way so I’ll be back soon.

Scotland in Easter

Hi, i’m back from Scotland. This post will be the first of a series about Scotland. I was also thinking of writing down all the fabric and knitting shops on the blog.

The two above pictures were taken in Glascow, which is a really lovely city to walk around in. We arrived on the Saturday before Easter Sunday so on Easter Sunday we walked around Glascow city centre and had a leisurly lunch in some tea rooms.

This was taken in Glascow Cathedral with the panoramic mode on my camera.

This is Glascow University.

This was taken from the grounds just outside Stirling castle.

Well that concludes this post. Hope you enjoyed it. I have more posts lined up so I should have something more to show you before the week is up.