The Irish summer isn’t exactly known for its scorching temperatures and dazzling sunshine. In fact, sometimes you’d be forgiven for thinking it was already mid-October. But even so, these last few days, it’s felt like the season is turning – the breezes are cooler, and the sun is showing its face a little later in the morning, and turning in a little earlier every evening.
But that’s okay, because that means that sweater season is just around the corner… And as a knitter, I’m excited that my favourite woollies are nearly ready to be hauled out of storage and paraded around the town again!
However, it appears I’m not the only one who’s looking forward to chilly days and cosy knits! Some sweater-loving Beasties have been out and about a little early too!
The summery mallow flowers might be in full bloom, but Woolly Jumper Beastie loves her stylish purple sweater too much to take it off! Still, it’s actually a pretty good piece of kit for an active, adventurous Beastie – its natty top-down construction keeps seam bulk to a minimum and gives her plenty of wiggle room!
And doesn’t that purple match this plant’s flowers perfectly?
And this isn’t the only Beastie in the garden today… Who’s that hiding in the undergrowth?
Hey there, Redhead Beastie! She’s a Barróg Beastie (one made with 100% Irish wool), which might explain why she’s drawn to all that greenery!
In keeping with her Celtic roots, she’s sporting an Aran-style sweater, also made from Irish wool yarn! And check out her hair – I really must find out what products she’s using to get all that wonderful VOLUME!
Redhead Beastie also wanted a picture with the mallow flowers, so I was happy to give her a lift and save her the long climb up from ground level!
I’m glad these Beasties are so taken with their outfits… Believe me, there was much anticipation as I was getting them ready!
It’s wash day at Beastie Towers! Please excuse the gratuitous Beastie nudity while these two wait for their brand new sweaters to dry 🙈 . . . #beastiemusthaves #beasties #beastiesofinstagram #sweaters #knitting #lifeinminiature #momentsofmine #sunday #instadaily #aranknit #livethelittlethings #knitallthethings
Do you have a favourite? Or are there any new Beasties you’d like to see landing over the next couple of weeks? Let me know in the comments!
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We’ll be back next Tuesday with another Paddy and Plunkett escapade – I wonder where they’ll be popping up this time? See you then!