I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I don’t care for the green beer and bagels on St. Patrick’s Day. Also, I’m not sure who has been giving my 6 year old ideas, but she keeps asking what will happen when “The Leprechaun” comes. Will he take our green things? Um. I have never once brought up leprechauns and I tread lightly on fairy mischief. I’m pretty sure she hasn’t been poking around pinterest looking at leprechaun traps, but maybe the moms of her friends do? It’s possible, I guess. I do have a St. Patrick’s themed board, but I haven’t done much with it. She hasn’t been able to convey what she knows about them either – I don’t know if she’s expecting trickery a la the elf on the shelf or presents like Santa?
I will be keeping my St. Patrick’s Day low key, maybe a Guiness and a corned beef sandwich.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! It has been a very low key weekend here in this nutmeg. My husband and daughter went to visit some friends and their kids, then stayed overnight, so it’s just been Nate & I. Mostly peaceful, more quiet than usual, it’s nice. I had big dreams of getting so much done (start spring cleaning, weed out the clutter, maybe get a head on my work, back stuff up, figure out my email issue, etc etc, the usual). It’s only for 24 hours, but I have big dreams and when I read the Yarn Harlot’s post, I just sat here and nodded! Anyway, I stitched a bit on the Woodland Sampler (I’m behind) and on the Spring Sampler (almost have one frame done) and knit on my Morning Coffee. I enjoyed a Guinness & corned beef sandwich from the local food center for dinner and decided to try to make my mom’s Irish Bread. I am very pleased with the result, even Nate seemed to really like it. It’s not the same, but it’ll do.
On Wednesday there was a hat in progress in my “Yarn Along” photo. I mentioned it had me grumbling a bit. Why? This hat was intended to be for the little nutmeg – probably the last cutesy hat I can get on him before he is able to grab them off. I used a pattern I found on Ravelry for a “leprechaun” hat, and it even has a pattern for a beard! How cute! How silly! Then I started knitting it… how… big? Uh-oh. It may have been fairy mischief or, more likely, it was my own loose gauge. Anyway, I hoped that maybe I could get the Lorax to wear it for a photo or two.
It just may be a wee Irish miracle. Without prompting, she has twice proclaimed her love for this hat, wore it to school all day on Friday, and has said she wants to wear it every day. Have we turned a corner with the wearing of the knitting? Is a sweater in the works? Probably not yet, but this gives me a bit of hope.
I’m sure this is how Bono got his start with his sunglasses.
And his little dog too, if he had one.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!