Katherine the Great
I like to think of myself as a storyteller. Mostly I tell stories about knitting.

After arriving in Galway, my MIL and I went to explore. We stumbled across some interesting architecture
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…and St. Nicholas Collegiate Church (finished by 1320). The history there was tangible.
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Stained Glass
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We also visited O’Maille House of Style. She had amazing stuff. Soft lace cashmere and wool scarves, gorgeous woven blankets, and wool yarn. After looking around and finding the yarn I liked most to be worsted gray wool yarn, I asked the shopkeeper if she had any sock yarn. She picked up the scratchy gray wool I was looking at and declared it “perfect for socks.” The thing is that perfect for socks in Ireland isn’t necessarily the same as perfect for socks in Texas. Winters in Austin are pretty stinking mild which means that even though I was completely charmed by the pretty gray wool that surely came directly off happy Irish sheep, I had decided ahead of time not to buy yarn that I did not like the feel of. But, I took her card. You know, just in case.
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6 Comments

  1. Bonnie says:

    That second picture–how can that be real? Doesn’t that look suspiciously like a cartoon worm face? Is the hungry, hungry caterpillar IRISH?
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  2. Karin says:

    Wow, what an amazing trip!

  3. Michelle says:

    These pictures are killing me! I want to see something new (or very old) so badly…
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