Just in Time for my First Irish summer


Posted by wendy | Posted in expat life, knit | Posted on 20-05-2010

First finished knitting project in Ireland! Just in time for the Irish summer!

It was fun and brainless but still managed to mess up like 10 million times.

It’s a bit heavy for my liking but hey, it’s something that got done! Whoo hoo!

Now I am ready for the summer!

Ombre Alpaca Blanke

Ombre Alpaca Blanke

Ombre Alpaca Blanke

The Mill


Posted by wendy | Posted in expat life, knit | Posted on 15-05-2010

The Yarn Shop in Johnstown Kildare

I have been wanting to go to this yarn store in Kildare since we got here. So we got up early today to go to the yarn store!

The address of the place simply consist of The Mill, Johnstown, Naas, Co. Kildare. Hum. Well, good thing Mr is a native, because I don’t think I could find this place even with a GPS. Maybe in time I too can decipher address such as this!

I forgot how I heard about this place, but they spun their own yarn with native sheep! How cool is that?

The man manning the shop was super nice. While I was browsing he offered Mr a cup of coffee and a news paper. How cute!

He didn’t have a lot of ‘brand name’ yarns but that was fine with me. I mostly wanted to see the home made yarn. I end up with 2 cones of cream yarn and 2 cones of cotton turquoise yarn. Over all it was a very pleasant shop! I would go back again now I know where it is!

There were also this awesome car parked outside! I think I found my dream car!

My dream car!



Posted by wendy | Posted in knit | Posted on 29-01-2009

We have a new person starting this week and just discovered she’s a knitter!

Yay! Here I was resigned to the fact that no one at Ning knits, but no more.


Yarn Store Discovery


Posted by wendy | Posted in knit | Posted on 04-04-2008

We planned to go to Raman tonight, but I didn’t get home until 9:00pm.

Since the weather is kind of nice tonight, we just decided to walk to downtown to Olio. It’s a nice little restaurant with lovely food.

As we were walking home after dinner, I saw this.

Yarn Store

That’s right ladies and gentlemen, a new yarn store.

One of a major reason I wanted this house is because there was an yarn store within walking distance. Mind you, I never walked there and never really shopped there because I didn’t really enjoy being in the shop. And the hours are just in consistent. It is kind of funny I’d rather drive to another shop than go there. Anyway, then that particular store moved away. I was sad, though I never shopped there it was comforting to know that it is there if I need to pick up supply.

I meant to go visit the shop it’s new location, but I never did. One day sometime earlier this year, I drove by and it was closed forever. It made me sad. I wanted to have a yarn store that open reasonable hour that is close to the house.
Anyway! I am super excited about this new store. (Mr on the the other hand didnt’ seem thrilled and mumbled about something about getting a bigger garage to hold the yarn…) It’s nice to have a local yarn store again.

The hours are pretty reasonable, and it seem like a nice store.

I am totally going to check it out before I pop into work tomorrow!

I will have a detail review if I do go tomorrow!