Green Day Coming

It’s not even Valentine’s Day yet, but already we’re thinking ahead to St. Patrick’s Day here in Savannah, where the Irish and Irish-for-a-day do it up in style.  Our parade draws several hundred thousand people every year (yes!), it’s a school and business holiday, and the fountains flow green all over this pretty city.  The weather is usually balmy, but every once in a while it turns cool for the day.  Last year it did, and my hubby got to wear this vest I barely finished in time:

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This was a big project (to go with his big girth), and I thought I’d never get it done.  It’s knit in Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Worsted, and the pattern is “Everybody’s Vest” from “Hip To Knit” by Judith L. Swartz.  If you get started now, you can finish in time.

An easier ~ and far cuter ~ project is my little “Shamrockin” dog sweater.


Just look at that sweet monkey, so serious!  This, too, is knit in Lamb’s Pride Worsted and appliqued with felt shamrocks you can cut from the template included in the pattern.  It’s available on Etsy, and there’s a link over to the right on this page.

I have to show you this, even though I’m still writing the pattern.  Poor Willie, he’s usually game for any of my shenanigans.  But this was too much.  Still, don’t you think he rocks this hat?

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2 Responses to “Green Day Coming”

  1. 1 dropkickstitch February 13, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    I love the hat and when you compare him wearing his hat to the other photos of him, he actually looks depressed. HEY! This will be my first St. Patties’ Day in Savannah! Jeremey’s going to be in the parade with the rest of the Coasties, so Autumn and I are on our own… Where in the heck am I going to park?!

  2. 2 mysavannahcottage February 13, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    Yes, he does look depressed! I can’t believe you haven’t been here a year. You will park someplace far away, like my house or the mall, then ride to the parade on the free CAT shuttle or with friends. Last year we had a picnic at wild fibre.

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