Happy Friday, everyone! And it’s been a double fun one for us, because we’ve just spent the day at Woollinn, Dublin’s festival of yarn!
I was helping out my buddy Diarmuid of S Twist Wool for the day, so there might be a bit of a bias in the photos…
Are you spotting a pattern yet? Still, I was pretty excited to see the new ranges he’s added since we last met up to talk yarn… And top of the list was definitely this spectacular batch of naturally-dyed Galway fleece! Check out those colours…
Another bonus is that the wool itself is ALL sourced from Irish farms… As you can see in the map in the photo above.
Oh, and of course there were a couple of Beasties knocking around!
This little monster guy was specially made to tie in with a promotion Diarmuid is running on his stand at Woollinn this weekend. If you know the significance of his accessories…
… Bring along your copy of the “Guide” or a towel to receive a sneaky discount off your purchase!
It was also nice to catch up with another old friend – do any of you remember Ruari, the spinner’s assistant Beastie?
He was helping out like a true pro, showing off some of LB Handknits‘ beautiful designs! This is the San Fhoraois sweater tank, which you can find here on Ravelry.
However, our newer Beastie friend maybe had less success when he tried to model the Laitís sweater…
All the same, he looks pretty cheerful – even if it is a little on the large side!
And, after a fun day helping out (and having a good squish at all the yarn, of course) I just had time to run upstairs and get a snap of all the stands from above!
If you’re in Dublin this weekend, be sure to check out all the yarny goodness at Woollinn for yourself! Or if you’re already planning to head there, let us know all about it in the comments!
We’ll be back on Tuesday with an update from a Beastie abroad, so be sure to join us then… In the meantime, have a wild woolly weekend!