As promised I wanted to let you all know that I’ve heard back from Age Action and can fill in some of the gaps now.
The official launch of the campaign on is today at The Lepreachun Museum so Age Action hope to get more media and retail interest after it.
At present they are still working on retail outlets in Dublin, Cork and Galway as well as drumming up support so they can sell on the streets for St. Patrick’s Day. Daragh the man that replied to my email didn’t give me a closing date so for us in the shop we’ll be sending off ours the in the first week in March. The last day for leaving your shamrocks in the shop for us to send off is Saturday March 1st.
I made a boob in the previous post sorry, the target is 20000 shamrocks not 2000. They’ll be sold at €2 each and proceeds after print and postage costs go directly to their services, including Care and Repair, Getting Started and their Information and Advocacy service.
Above is my first shamrock which is in need of blocking. It measures about 3.5″from the 1st to the 3rd leaf and it’ 2″ tall from the top of the leaf to where the stalk (which is 3″ long) begins.
Those of you that know me know I’m a straight talker, so therefore it seems only fair to tell you they’re a little fiddly to knit. Having said that though it only took me about 30 minutes from start to finish and it takes the tinniest amount of double knit yarn.
Perhaps, you’ll only manage to get one shamrock knitted but every little helps after all.