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….
image pattern: Ishbel by Ysolda Teague; yarn: Juniper Moon Findley

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.

01/06/2015

City Centre SnB out on the Town

It was a super Saturday for knitters from the City Centre SnB….

Six knitters joined the Shop ’til You Drops themed pilgrimage to Winnie’s Craft Cafe in Booterstown.  It was a stash enhancing experience as knitters brought skeins of Drops Garnstudio.

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Then it was back to the City Centre SnB to recover from the intoxicating effects of yarn fumes with some knit, knatter and a cuppa.

For a few knitters, the sounds of yarn skeins  from This is Knit were heard from Accents Coffee and Tea Lounge.  A skein of Fiberspates managed to turn itself into a yarncake with the help of Jenny and will become a shawl.

Once again overcome with more yarn fumes,  the knitters made their way to Cedar Tree for lunch.

The afternoon ended on Dame  Lane,  to view the Blooming Bunting Project.

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29/05/2015

Planning on Paper…

Several of my knitting friends know of my Filofax obsession which began on the dawn of my fiftieth birthday ( well around that time).

I have a Filofax Original in patent purple which I use as my main diary and planner.

Section 5 is dedicated to DKC events and projects.

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It’s the brain dump for DKC ideas…

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I have an idea and I just jot down the the words that come to mind….

27/05/2015

Shop ’til You Drops…

Shop ’til You Drops is a morning outing to Winnie’s Craft Cafe in Booterstown this Saturday 30th June. If you wish to tag along from the City Centre, meeting spot is at 10:00am at the 46A Dublin Bus stop #406 along Trinity College – Nassau Street across from Butler’s Chocolate Cafe.

Not heading into town? Then you are most than welcome to join us at the Shop: )

26/05/2015

Flowers and Foliage…

If you happen to be in town this Bank Holiday weekend, why not head over and see our contribution to a community project organised by the folks from Blooming Bunting

Our knitters and crocheters have out done themselves look what’s going in our Blooming Bunting…..

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26/05/2015

Flowers and Foliage….

If you happen to be in town this Bank Holiday weekend, why not head over and see our contribution to a community project organised by the folks from Blooming Bunting

Our knitters and crocheters have out done themselves look what’s going in our Blooming Bunting…..

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17/05/2015

Wear 2Be Seen on WWKIP Day 2015

Wear 2Be Seen on World Wide Knit in Public Day 2015

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The DKC is calling on all knitters and crocheters to wear a hand knit/crochet accessory/garment for Wear 2Be Seen on World Wide Knit in Public Day.  The parade of FOs and selfies will kick off on WWKIP Day.

There are several ways to participate this year because we want to see you ….

1. If you are joining us at our Knit in Rathmines event, wear your favourite or latest FO.
2. Take a photo or selfie wearing your hand knit/crochet FO and post it on Instagram or Twitter… use the hashtag #wear2bseen
3. Post a photo in our Ravelry thread

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