To continue the year of “firsts,” this week was Baby Knitspot’s 1st St Pat’s. Well, since being out of the womb. If you remember last year’s post, he celebrated quite a bit! This is my favorite holiday and fortunately Matt’s too.
Anne was in town last week and we worked quite a bit together. But while she was teaching a class on Sunday, I snuck off with the fam to the Detroit St Patrick’s Day parade. It’s always the Sunday before the holiday and kicks off a great week of fun. The weather was spectacular and we couldn’t resist going.
We donned our festive gear, including Padraig in his DetroitGT “Irish Spirit Motown Soul” shirt.
I couldn’t resist dressing this kid up in the colors of the flag!
Matt and his excellent parking skills got us to the parade just before it started. We were even able to find our friends through the sea of thousands of spectators!
We fought the crowds for a bit and Padraig loved all the bright colors
and music but once the fire engine sirens started, that was it. Crocodile tears started pouring so we headed home. All that stimulation wore him out!
The rest of the week Matt and I daydreamed about my mom’s traditional feast. We couldn’t wait for the weekend fare of corned beef and cabbage. And, one again, she did not disappoint!
She set out a gorgeous buffet for a small group of family and friends
and we stuffed ourselves silly with these delectable plates.
This morning we rose to the smell of breakfast cooking.
Mom turned last night’s heavenly dinner into corned beef hash, complete with rolls turned into toast. My favorite!
After breakfast, we spent the rest of the morning at O’Duffy’s visiting with old friends.
It was getting close to nap time, as you can see,
so we bid our farewells and headed back to Detroit to see Matt’s side of the family. On the road, I found our glove compartment was a very clever spot to hold knitting essentials.
Our last stop was Gaelic League
for live music, dancing, and lots of singing along to Irish favorites. Padraig loved watching all the little kids and their parents dance to the music!
It was a perfect weekend and now it’s time to rest up because it is going to be one busy week! I have to finish up my mitts for the BNW mitt KAL and get things in order to announce the next artisan yarn! Yes, you heard me right. Not a new color…but a whole new Bare Naked Wools yarn! I’m beside myself with excitement! Stay tuned, watch our ravelry groups for sneak peeks, and warm up your ordering finger because you will want to click and buy this new yarn. It’s pretty special…