Many of my ancestors lived in the town of Portadown, County Armagh, Northern Ireland. It was very special to visit it several years ago and the people I met were warm and friendly.
Well, you can't have Irish roots and not knit yourself a special Irish sweater. I've made a few in the past and gave away all but one. It was a British pattern in Canadian yarn. But, I need something more authentic, so I bought the Donnelly aran from the Clanarans website, based in Killarney, County Kerry.
It's been in my stash for a while, but it hasn't been forgotten. I also have the Armagh sweater by Alice Starmore from the Celtic Collection book on my wish list, but I must finish more projects before I can consider it.
Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!