Even though Erica and I live less than a mile apart, we don't see much of each other, and our interactions are primarily online these days. There has been a flurry of email and text messages lately as we approach St. Patrick's Day. We've collectively watched the response to Saint Padriag's re-release, and I thought you might enjoy hearing from Erica what her thoughts about the design are. Enjoy!
My son adores shamrocks. I'm sure it's somewhat forced on him, because I love them too. St Patrick's Day is one of my favorite holidays - I love the food, happy family time and explosion of green and white decorations. Last year I wanted to surprise my son Padraig with a shamrock-themed handknit. Tanya and I put our heads together and Saint Padraig was born.
We cranked out a bunch of samples and my family donned hats for the Detroit St. Patrick's Day 2015 parade. Padraig loved that we all had different versions.
We wore them a lot last spring and dusted them off again in September for...you guessed it..HALFWAY to St. Patrick's Day. The last month I definitely have shamrock fever all over again. I had Tanya make custom knitting bags for me and my mom and we took them for a spin at Pints and Purls, a knit night at Patrick J's Irish Pub in Berkley.
The fever doesn't stop there. I'm knitting a cowl in Wooly Worsted by Ewe Ewe Yarns
and another shamrock cowl in For Better or Worsted by Anzula Luxury Fibers.
I love how both are knitting up! It seems like every couple days a friend is texting me a pic of a recent finished object.
Cathy knit this for her grandson
and has cast one on for herself.
And how cute is Kathy's version in two purples!? I love how it looks like violets. So Springy!
Jane knit a wee one for her niece and has already cast one on for herself.
Tanya and I can't thank you all enough for the kind words about our Saint Padraig pattern. It's a great "my first fair isle" project and your positive feedback shows that! To show our extreme gratitude, we're having a CONTEST! Leave a comment on this post and you'll be entered in the drawing for a custom shamrock bag!
Buy the Saint Padraig pattern and you get TWO entries into the drawing (don't worry, we're throwing your name into the hat if you already purchased one). Sign up for the newsletter , and follow MaybeaCrafted on Instagram, and Facebook, to earn additional chances! We'll draw a winner on March 11, 2016.
Keep those pics coming on social media. We love it! Tag them with #maybeacrafted and #saintpadraig to be sure we find them.
Thanks for the purchases, comments and follows. . .from 181 entries, we used a random number generator to select a winner. Number 156, Beth H, has been notified and will have a small Poppins bag headed her way soon.