|Natural Born Dyers cobweb lace yarn|
The first few days of a tour are always hectic so by the time we'd travelled through the Burren and visited Galway and Inis Oirr, one of the Aran Islands, I still hadn't managed to cast on. So by the time we reached Letterfrack in Connemara and settled into the beautiful Rosleague Manor that was to be our home for the next few days, I was determined to make a start.
|In The Swirl workshop|
|First few rows of my swirl shawl|
|What a handsome workshop model!|
|Workshop in the orangery|
|View from Rosleague over the inlet|
|Finishing the shawl the day after we arrived home|
During the Swirl workshop I mentioned to everyone that I would be giving them the pattern of the swirl beret that's featured in my next book, Sweet Little Gifts. That afternoon I tried, with the help of Loretta at Rosleague, to print out the pattern. Unfortunately this was not to be as the file was ginormous and the printer would not play ball. Kismet! On mentioning it to Philip he told me it was probably not a good idea anyway as I was sure to breach copyright issues with my publisher. Phew, am I grateful to that printer for letting me down! However, to make up for this, I planned to write the pattern for the swirl shawl and make it a gift to each of our guests.
|Back view tied in the middle|
|Worn in a swirl|