Manos and the Kilcarra yarn were my investments at This is Knit in Dublin. The store is not very big, but it has a lot of yarn. I honestly did not have much time to spend here, because Michael does not like to shop at all and while he was in a good shopping mood, I had to be quick lol! This Kilcarra yarn is a tweed and it looks even better than the picture. I like green with colored specks, I would have bought enough for a sweater, but I decided not to. I have enough yarn at home still to make me two or three sweaters. This yarn may be a scarf , gloves or a hat. We shall see!
When we went to the Woollen Mills we had very little time to buy anything, so I went straight to the yarn. The did not have much to show, there was some superwash merino, but what I was looking for was the Aran Yarn. Tivoli and Kilcarra are yarns made in Ireland and that is what I wanted. The Aran Yarn has a very fluffy, yet chunky texture. I wish there were other colors, but this was perfect for what I wanted. Again a hat,scarf or gloves will be the end result of this bunch.
Well I wanted to buy more yarn, but there were not many choices at the places I went. By that I mean there were not many Irish Brands, but from what I saw this is what I bought. I wish there was time to join the Knitters' groups that met on a Saturday, but when you are on Holiday every second counts. I will like to go back to Ireland and Visit The Northern and Western Part of the Island. I will tell you it can all be done from Dublin. Well this concludes my yarn review. Later on I will tell you about the Tips for a stress free trip. Thanks for stopping by!
Oh that green Aran tweed id DIVINE!!!!
Fun times...I def need Tips for a stress free trip, but first I need tips for a free trip, because that's the only type I'll afford in the next ten years.
fab yarns...i wish i can go to ireland one day...
I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas. Thanks for sharing your Irish experiences with me. I loved reading all about them.
I wish you good health, good company and lots of love for the coming New Year - Jan x
looove the greens!
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