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For Ireland, and Ireland only...

... The harp, the Shamrock, 
Green, white and gold...

I almost never write about my love for Celtic culture, I don't really know why; but it's somethind deep rooted in my spirit, a connection that only grows stronger as years go by. 
I had the chance to write my bachelor's degree thesis about W. B. Yeats and the Celtic elements within the folk traditions of Éire, a few years back, and thanks to this I got to know Irish culture much better than I did, though I still haven't had the occasion to visit the place. Needless to say, I love everything related: mythology, folklore, traditions...
Plus, I absolutely love green, so: a few years later, here's my tiny tribute to the Emerald Isle of Éire, or Ireland, if you wish. : )
What do you think? I know it's simple looking (and simple to make, in fact), but I really like the way it turned out, and I'm quite proud of my shamrocks all around...

Would you like to wear your own Irish-related shawl on Lá Fhéile Pádraig (better known as St. Patrick's day)? I'm writing the pattern, easy and quick though the shawl is big, and I hope to publish it in a couple of days on Ravelry, so stay tuned in case you're interested! : )

Oh, and though not related: Happy Women's Day, everyone!

Non scrivo quasi mai del mio amore per la cultura Celtica, non so perché; ma è qualcosa di profondamente radicato nel mio spirito, una connessione che diventa più forte man mano che passano gli anni.
Qualche anno fa ho avuto l'occasione di scrivere la mia tesi di laurea su W. B. Yeats  e i collegamenti tra la cultura celtica e il folklore di Éire, e grazie a ciò ho potuto conoscere meglio la cultura irlandese. Inutile dire che me ne sono innamorata: la mitologia, il folklore, le tradizioni...
In più, adoro il verde, quindi qualche anno dopo ecco il mio piccolo tributo all'Isola di Smeraldo di Éire, o Irlanda, se preferite. : )
Cosa ne pensate? So che ha un aspetto semplice (ed è stato semplice da realizzare, in effetti), ma a me piace molto com'è venuto, e sono piuttosto orgogliosa del mio bordo a trifogli...

Vi piacerebbe indossare uno scialle simile per Lá Fhéile Pádraig, o Giorno di San Patrizio? Sto scrivendo lo schema ed è davvero un lavoro facile e veloce nonostante le dimensioni; spero di pubblicarlo nel giro di un paio di giorni su Ravelry, quindi se interessate controllate i prossimi aggiornamenti!

E tra l'altro, buona Festa della Donna a tutte! 


  1. Stunning Valentina! Beautiful photos too!
    Ali x

  2. Bello e molto bello il bordo con i trifogli.Buona domenica,Valentina!

  3. The shawl is beautiful, lovely color and the pattern is just perfect.

  4. Wonderful shawl!!
    Happy Women's Day!

  5. Absolutely beautiful !!!!!
    Have a lovely week !

  6. Perfect shawl !!!!! Thank for the pattern .... Have a lovely sunday evening !

  7. Your thesis sounds fascinating! I love Celtic culture too, my heart's in Wales though :) The shawl is absolutely beautiful, such a lovely design and colour :) xx

  8. Molto bello! Mi piace il colore verde intenso :: Irlanda! Ed è bello che tu abbia una connessione speciale con questa terra, a me capita con la sardegna :D

  9. Very beautiful shawl with lovely color. Have a wonderful day! hugs:)

  10. Brava, brava ...è molto bello il colore, la lavorazione e il bordo trifoglio . Condivido anche il tuo amore per l'Irlanda, una terra particolare e affascinante.... Grazie dei tuoi commenti sono sempre tanto particolari....Un caro saluto

  11. Bellissimo questo verde, la finitura insolita è davvero una bella idea.

  12. Oh wow, what a pretty, pretty shawl! ♥ Fantastic. Sometimes "simple" tings are the best, aren't they? And I love the sweet little shamrocks all around :-). You're right, Ireland is beautiful and the Celtic culture is fascinating. Have a cozy weekend! Nata xxx

  13. Bravissima mi piace il tuo scialle che bel tocco i trifogli nel bordo!!Anche a me piace molto la verde Irlanda e la sua cultura e tradizioni!!Bacioni


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