A knitting fairytale
Once upon a time, there were two girls. Ladies, really, because they were all grown up with young kiddos of their own. They “met” via an online forum concerned with all things related to cloth diapers. They might have been a little odd, but they derived great pleasure from wrapping cloth around baby bums, topping them with conscientiously knitted woolen soakers, (Think underwear-esque diaper cover here.) and sending them off to explore the wide and wondrous world.
Their friendship grew, and so did their obsession with the wool. Soon they stopped knitting woolen diaper covers and started selling dyed yarn. Soon after that they started dyeing and selling their woolen wares under the same banner.
Time passed, and even though they eventually reverted to selling their yarny goodness from separate stores (It’s quite hard to run a business when the business partners live in different parts of the country.) their friendship and affection remained.
I am the short half of this duo, and Sharon, the Yarnista behind Three Irish Girls is the tall half. She’s paid me the highest compliment one dyer can pay another – she’s knitting a baby blanket for her coming Shamrock with my yarn.
Dear little Shamrock and Sharon – I hope you always find yourself wrapped in love and sincere affection.