Sunday, March 17, 2013

The Wearing of the Green

 
Although I'm not Irish, I still love to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. I went to Ireland with a friend before I even got married. I loved it! The air was clean and crisp, the food was wonderful and there was lots of green! I remember flying into the airport and seeing green all around it. It may be different now but that's how it was back in the early 80's.

I bought Waterford crystal, linens and yarn! The yarn was just gorgeous. It was truly fisherman's yarn. It was thick and still had many of the natural oils. I bought 2 shades, a grey and green! I made this cardigan with the green wool. It's still one of my favorites of all the things I've knitted.

 
Here's a close up of the back. I wore it to my local quilt shop today. If you wore green, you got a free fat quarter. The sweater sure came in handy today!

Hope you all have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day!

12 comments:

  1. Gorgeous sweater. Rosemary! Such a classic design still looks great.

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    1. Thank you! It was fun to wear today! It's so warm though that I can't wear it for long inside.

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  2. That is a gorgeous sweater that you knitted! I love that shade of green--really pretty....Julierose

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  3. I'm so amazed!! That is a BEAUTIFUL cardigan. I really wish I could knit. I tried it once and I ended up throwing the needles across the room, I got so frustrated. :)

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    1. Thank you, April! I started knitting when I was quite young. I went through a time that I just couldn't get the hang of it, but something happened and I caught on. I'm sure you would end up doing the same thing!

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous sweater, Rosemary. And I'm glad it earned you a free fat quarter of fabric! It's a fantastic sweater and could, I'm sure, earn a great deal more!

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    1. You're so sweet, Dora! Thank you for the sweet comments!

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  5. That is a beautiful cardigan Rosemary! Love all those cables!

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    1. Thanks, Sharon! I really enjoyed making it although it was a long time ago!

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  6. Gorgeous sweater Rosemary! Hubby and I want it travel to Ireland someday!

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    1. Thanks, Joanie! I hope you get to see Ireland. I'd love to go back someday!

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