25/09/2016

Last week of September 

I am trying to update the Knitworking page, a list of knitting and stitching groups in Dublin. I know you’re out there. If you know of any other groups please add them in the comments.

      Churchtown Yarn Crafts Group is still on the go. They are a group of knitters and crocheters who meet up every Monday night (Tuesday night if it’s a bank holiday on the Monday). 

     The venue is Glenside Pub, Landscape Road, Churchtown Dublin 14. The knittrs & crocheters start arriving between  7pm to 8pm and finishes 10pm. Their Ravelry page is not so up to date but take a look here and find out about the group or ask questions.

Save the dates for Social Knitworking in October….

image from www.knitworking.co.uk

Join the Dublin Knit Collective for 4 days of  social knitworking at this year’s Dublin Knitting and Stitching Show.
Dates & Times:
Thursday 20th October to Sunday 23rd October  from 2:30pm

Wondering what happened to Knit Café  at The Hopsack Friday evenings? Health Shop owner, Finn Murray tells The DKC that they are under renovation and expanding their space. He assures us that we will be welcome back in their larger premises  ( that means a larger café ) in 3-4 weeks time. We’ll keep you posted.

21/09/2016

Following a  rainbow in Dublin…

I finally got my hands on Carol Feller’s latest book, Knitting with Rainbows.

I had the opportunity to catch up with Carol at This is Knit and again at The Constant Knitter . I learned so much about gradient yarns.

Burlington Blanks by Townhouse Yarns

Gradient Yarncakes by Fine Fish Yarns

Her travelling trunk show was a fantastic opportunity to see and feel the patterns in person.

This one is my favourite:


18/09/2016

This coming week @TheDKC

I am exhausted from the previous weekend with Carol Feller, the Dublin WeaveSpinDye meeting and Knit Culture Night. I hope you enjoyed following us on Twitter & Instagram.

This week will be a quiet one for @TheDKC as I want to actually knit and progress my way thru  Avant L’orange shawl.

I plan drop to in at Sew and check out the new extended shop space as there’s more fabric and yarn!

photo from Sew

Also, I really need to update the list of knit groups in Dublin. So please, comment below if there are any groups that want to be promoted on The DKC.

I should be recovered by Thursday to join Knit Night at The Brooks Hotel.

Also, if you are looking for some weekend knitting groups there is the Knitters @ Accents on Saturday and Sunday join the Dublin Chick with Sticks at Costa Coffee on Dawson Street.

17/09/2016

We, the Knitters…

I carry a knitting project in my handbag, and will knit anywhere. How do you respond to the curious when you take out your wip and start knitting?

10/09/2016

This week with @TheDKC

I love our new weekly segment, This Week with @TheDKC,  knit & fiber social schedule and where to join  us or follow us on Twitter  &  Instagram 

Sunday 11th: the monthly meeting of the Dublin section of the Irish Weavers Spinners and Dyers at the usual time and place, The Constant Knitter from 2pm to 4:30pm. Also Carol Feller will be in the shop promoting her new book, Knitting Rainbows. 

Friday 16th September It is Dublin Culture Night and Jackie & I will be at The Constant Knitter sharing  the KNiT Culture love! 

Join knitters Jackie & Diane this coming Friday 16th September at The Constant Knitter from 6pm to 9pm.
Try your hand at KNIT & PURL with a couple of knitting needles and some yarn.

Meet the indie dyer behind , Ellie & Ada. The newest member at The Constant Knitter who will show you the magic of using a drop spindle and turning fluff into yarn.

Find out about Dublin’s Knit Culture… knitting groups, the online knitting community and contemporary knitting.

 

10/09/2016

Star attraction at the Irish Craft Beer Festival 

I would like to think knitters were the star attraction at this year’s Irish Craft Beer Festival last Thursday evening.

For the past three years, Phil & Sue  from Mountain Man Brewing Co.have found a unique way to  bring knitters and craft beer enthusiasts to this annual event by hosting the one and truly Irish Pints n Purls event in Ireland.

A picnic table draped with a bright and cheerful crocheted themed table cloth

 is perfectly situated directly across from Phil…

as Sue knitworks with knitters who have brought their wips and sips from their beer glasses.

This year, Sue organised two prize sponsors, Dublin Dye and Stolen Stitches. What a great opportunity for a chance to win such amazing prizes.

I am always amused by the passerbys and the curious who admired and  commented on the colourful and thin yarn we were knitting with, it’s almost star-like quality attention.

Sláinte…

07/09/2016

Slip sliding away….

​I was sock knitting with a set of bamboo dpns until Buffy the Yarnslayer managed to get her teeth into it.

So I switched over to a set of KnitPro Zing circular needles, however, the yarn was not sliding easily along the needle and the join. I have no idea why this was an issue when I had knit another pair of socks using the same needle but with different yarn.


I stopped in to The Constant Knitter and picked up a set of HiyaHiya 2.5mm circular needles. One can never have too many circular needles especially these sharp pointed babies!


 

04/09/2016

This week with @TheDKC

My knitworking calendar is filling up this week.

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I’ll be heading over to the the RDS for Mountain Man Brewing Co. annual Pints ‘n Purls gathering on Thursday 8th September. I’m still pondering which knitting project I will work on as I enjoy a pint at the Irish Craft Beer Festival.

This Saturday 10th September, I am very excited to be getting my knitterly hands on Carol Feller’s new book, Knitting with Rainbows and get my own signed copy at This is Knit.

02/09/2016

A BitnBob

I was browsing in my local fabric shop, Sew a few weeks ago and picked  up  an interesting skein of yarn to add to my collection.


31/08/2016

Knitworking with Creative Carmen

Last Saturday I caught up with the City Centre SnB (aka The Accents Knitting group). 

I was absolutely facinated with Carmen’s latest recycling projects.

She was making a flower pot from a recycled water jug and adding a crocheted edge with raffia.

Also she was using an ingenious yarn holder that she made from a regular water bottle.

Carmen is a Spanish artist who cares about our environment. She designs and creates the most interesting accessories from jewellery to handbags using things from our day to day life.