28/08/2015

Fini Friday

The DKC is on the look out for FO’s to feature on Fini Friday.

Spotted… A Spring Kerchief!

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It is knit with two colourways and has an interesting transition from one colourway to the next.

26/08/2015

Business as Usual ….

The Summer of 2015 is winding down and the final quarter of the DKC Sock Club rolls around the corner on the first of September.

The next pattern for our sock-along is Business  Casual by Tanis Lavallee. Conservative with a modern twist to these preppy, faux-argyle socks which will  take you from the office to the weekend.

Search through your yarn stash and cast on anytime after 1st September.

23/08/2015

Knit Culture Night 18.09.2015 @ 1800h

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I am delighted to announce The Constant Knitter will be participating in this year’s Dublin Culture Night on Friday 18th September from 6pm to 9pm.

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LYS proprietor, Rosemary Murphy has organised mini-workshops and demonstrations in crewel embroidery and wet felting. Also invited to partake in the festivities is yours truly, in the Studio above the Shop.

Join us for an evening of show ‘n tell of Dublin’s Knit Culture from 6pm to 10pm. Check out how Dublin knitters create their bespoke creations and accessorise for all seasons.

Discover the culture of knitworking and yarn enabling in Dublin through Facebook, Instagram, Ravelry and Twitter. Moderators of Ravelry’s The Dublin Knit Collective, jmallen & TheDKC will be on hand to answer your questions about Knit in the City.

Interested in creating your own yarn? The DKC will demonstrate the method of urban spinning, using a drop spindle to spin fibre into artisan yarn.

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16/08/2015

Come September….

I hope you are enjoying the last few weeks of August and as the summer of 2015 draws to a close, I am planning a new knit year come September.

The students will be back to school, traffic patterns in Dublin will be heavy as commuters go back to work.

Keep an eye out for events and DKC socials….

I will be back with regular updates and news in September.

A few dates to remember on from The DKC Filofax:

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Sunday 23rd August: monthly meet of the Eastern Region (Irish Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers) from 2pm to 5pm

Thursday 27th August:  Pints  n Purls

Friday 28th August: Yarn Dating at This is Knit

Friday 18th September: Knit Culture at The Constant Knitter as part of Dublin Culture Night….watch this space for more details: )

31/07/2015

Countdown to Christmas…

This Christmas I plan to knit at least 5  gifts and I have 20 Fridays to do this : )

30/07/2015

Pints ‘n Purls!!!

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Mountain Man Brewing Co. know that  knitters are drawn to the craft beer scene. @mountainmansue a.k.a. Sue Cullen is the organiser behind the Pints ‘n Purls gathering coming to the Irish Craft Beer and Cider Festival on Thursday 27th August 2015.

Bring your knitting and cleanse your palate for an evening of Irish craft beer and cider tastings.

I hope you’ll join me as I knit, sample craft beer and live Tweet as @TheDKC from the RDS.

No need to sign up….just head over to the RDS on Thursday 27th August from 5pm.

Ticket and admission info is on the website.

The Dublin Knit Collective have 2 pairs of tickets for admission on Thursday 27th August up for grabs.

To enter the competition just tell me which Irish craft beer or cider you plan to sample at Pints ‘n Purls, in the comments below by 8pm (Irish time) Sunday 16th August. competition is now closed

25/07/2015

Christmas in July

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Oh yeah… Here at Knitting HQ, the 25th of July marks the beginning of our Christmas countdown.

Christmas knitting anyone?

01/07/2015

Closed for the holidays…

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Here at Knitting HQ, the first of July marks the launch of summer holidays,  summer vacation, summer break, lazy summer…

So this summer, I’ve decided to take a summer break from the weekly social knitworking sessions.  There will be the occasional posts on Facebook and tweets on Twitter.

The DKC may be on holidays, but I’ll be Urban Spinning in the Tour de Fleece Spin along which  starts this Saturday.

I will be in and around Dublin planning future DKC events using my lovely Filofax. Let me know if you’re curious enough to join the planner movement here in Ireland and guess what there is an Irish Filofax group on FB, FilofaxIE.

Happy Summer Knitting and I’ll see you at a knitworking session in September.

14/06/2015

WWKIP Day with The DKC

My Wear 2Be Seen project was finished a few days before World Wide Knit in Public Day….
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Heading into town I met a few lads from Scotland who were delighted to pose for a photo with Ishbel
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A bit of mad fun at This is Knit while I live tweeted from the shop.

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A Multnomah in the wild…actually it made it over to the City Centre Stitch n Bitch. ..

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Knitting needles busy at work and play at Knit in Rathmines… Cafe Mode

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A bit of yarn enhancement to enjoy at the end of my day; )
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14/06/2015

Tour de Fleece training session….

Today I’ll be at the Dublin Eastern Region Meet @theconstantknit where I will be training for the  Tour de Fleece next month.  There will be a personal training session in plying singles with a drop spindle from  2:30pm to 3pm.

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