Everyone’s Irish today… Or so I hear! And I thought this might be a nice excuse to revisit some of my favourite Barróg Beastie* pics from the past year. But, for a little bit of Paddy’s Day fun, it’s up to you to decide who is the most Irish Irish Beastie of them all – let me know in the comments!
*For those of you who are new to Beastie-spotting, a Barróg Beastie is one knitted from 100% Irish wool. They can be identified by their slightly smaller stature, and more typically Irish accessories! Oh, and that word “barróg”? That’s Irish for “hug”!
Fry-Up Beastie can’t wait to tuck into his full Irish breakfast. I’m not surprised – YUM!
Sláinte! Toast this most festive of days with Red Ale Beastie – I’ll drink to that!
Enjoy the sunny spring weather with Redhead Beastie…
… Or relax with a good book, like Finn McSpool here!
And if you just can’t decide, your last option is a two-for-one deal… Adventurous duo Paddy and Plunkett!
Wherever you are, however you’re celebrating, have a very happy St Patrick’s Day! Cheers!
24 thoughts on “Happy St Patrick’s Day!”
Loving Finn McSpool..great name 😊
Heehee, isn’t it super? Unfortunately I can’t take the credit for that one… That was his new friend/Beastie wrangler’s idea!
The perfect day to stay in Ireland indeed! What a fun! Happy people, food, drink (stout beer to be more precise, right?) and one of the most loving creatures I have ever seen! The Beasties!!!!
Thanks Tajana! I hope you enjoyed the day too… Let the stout flow! 😀
Happy St Patrick’s Day to you! They’re all charming but I especially fancy the Red Ale Beastie!
Thanks Amy! Funny, Beasties with pints are always popular… I wonder why? 😋
Well, personally, I’m voting for Redhead Beastie and the beautiful sweater! Luck of the Irish and Happy St. Patty’s Day to you!
And to you, Maggie! I’ll have to make some more teeny Aran sweaters, it’s a Beastie accessory I really enjoy doing! Sláinte! 🍻
Happy St. Paddy’s Day to you :). The bf (half-Irish) and I vote for Redhead Beastie!
Why thank you! I hope you both had a good day! And it looks like Redhead Beastie is pulling into the lead…
Even though I know it’s only wool, that breakfast plate is mighty tempting! Oh, and Finn has been running around yelling, “Yay me! Monster fame!” after seeing his shout out on this post. Maybe a little less Guinness for him next year.
Ah. Sorry about that… I forget how excited he gets about stuff. Let’s hope he doesn’t take a notion to try out for “America’s Got Talent” or suchlike because of this 😆
Happy St Patrick’s Day to you & all your Beasties
Cheers Mrs P! I hope you had a good day yourself!
My vote has to go to the Fry Up Beastie because of the stitched details on that plate of food. Any crafters/bloggers out there who haven’t sampled the delights of a full Irish breakfast should make a point of doing so in 2017….enough calories on one plate to keep you stitching and blogging all week!
Thanks Queen Bee! 🐝 I have to say, I really enjoyed making that fry-up, although I did feel strangely peckish as I stitched! You’re absolutely right about the magical properties of the full Irish breakfast, too – one of those in the morning, and don’t need to eat again until 3pm! 😀
I think my favorite beastie is indeed the Fry Up Beastie, too. This platter is amazing in detail and authenticity. I just love it … and it makes me hungry. Thanks to you the fridge will get raided any second now. 😀
Ooops, sorry about that! It was the same for me when I was making it… 😆 Looks like Fry Beastie is pulling into the lead now – it might be time to make another one! Thanks for your vote!
Oh and by the way, I hope you had a lovely St. Patrick’s Day!
Around here St. Paddy’s is quite a spectacle, lots of concerts and lots of beer.
It’s a big deal in Dublin too, understandably! But the Irish weather was up to its usual tricks, and it was a bit blustery and wet here on Friday… So I settled for celebrating with knitting instead! 😀
yeah, well … you can always knit something green I guess. 😀
I think I might have to split my vote between Paddy & Plunkett and the Readhead Beastie…Such pretty green complexions and I love their little sweaters and vest/hat combo. 🙂
Yes, I love that shade of dark green… It’s perfect for monster complexions! And it sounds like it’s high time I made some more Beastie sweaters, too 😉
I agree, to both! 🙂