Twas a grand day celebrating St. Patrick's Day. I mean, how else can you explain a 9-year-old singing the lyrics to Wild Rover at the top of her lungs....
I've been a wild rover for many's the year
I've spent all me money on whiskey and beer
But now I'm returning with gold in great store
And I never will play the wild rover no more
And it's No, Nay, never,
No, nay never no more
Will I play the wild rover,
No never no more
Yes, whiskey and beer....oh goodness!
Our day started off with green pancakes, and then dinner was delish!! Pa got a big new pot for all the corned beef he was making.
It may not look pretty in there, but goodness, so yummy!
My sister made her Irish soda bread (yes, extra raisins). A simple meal, but one my family has been enjoying for years. Filled with so many happy memories. I love hearing my dad talk about my Goggy and how he liked his soda bread (or in some cases, from a certain bakery, how it was hard as a rock and you could only eat it if you dipped it in your tea). I know Mimi and Cotty loved my sister's soda bread.
And thank you guys so much for supporting my IGK BOGO free pattern sale!! It has been a great success and you still have one more day (sale through Monday, March 18, 11:59pm PST). You know, in case you were partying too hard yesterday and missed it :)
First, head over to my Ravelry shop and enter the coupon code: lucky
Buy one pattern, get one free (lesser priced pattern will be free; Merrily and Sleepy Hollow Collections included, but other ebook collections excluded)!
Only includes patterns published by Irish Girlie Knits Designs in my Ravelry Shop (e.g., does not include patterns published by Kollage Yarns, BMFA).
Discount can be used more than once, but patterns must be purchased in multiples of 2 (e.g., 2, 4, 6...) at a time.
If you can't decide, well, may I suggest Naylor Street as the perfect pattern for the entire family. I just love that Erica sent me this picture of Padraig and her mom in the Naylor St. hat she knit him. So fun!
Isn't he the cutest?!?!?! His 1st St. Patrick's Day! Yes, he's in a pub :) Check out Erica's post for their fabulous week of St. Patrick's Day fun. As much as I love our relaxed holiday today, I may just have to visit Erica for her St. Patrick's Day traditions!
Hey, look at that leprechaun in the tree!?!
Happy St. Patrick's Day!