I am not knitting at the moment… Only spinning here.
Today is the longest day of the year, summer solstice.
It also marks the beginning of The DKC’s annual summer break from the knitworking on social media and organising knitting events.
After a very busy knitting year which ended with last Saturday’s WWKiP Day, I need a holiday from Twitter and Facebook.
In addition, The Friday KNiT Café at The Hopsack will take a summer break and will resume in the autumn.
This summer is all about unleashing and challenging my creativity.
Happy Summer Knitting and The DKC will be back knitworking in September.
Today is the day after WWKiP Day and all I can say about yesterday’s knit.crochet.drink tea event is Amazing!
There were 45 knitters & crocheters who joined in the celebration of knitting socially. It was great to see people who came down from Belfast and across from Germany.
It was a great day to get star struck…
How about some name dropping?
The Irish knitting community have the best celebs and they were there…
At one point, it was standing room only, and a few nimble and younger knitters took to the floor and continued knitting away.
It was a day for having fun and meeting up with old friends, making new ones and to give a helping hand to your yarn untangled.
As word of our first ever DKC Fastest Knitter Competition spread, I knitters took to their needles to limber up.
Louise, was declared the winner with knit 114 stitches in 3 minutes.
We had an awesome prize pool for the Charity Raffle, which we raised €157 for Cats Aid
Now for the big THANK YOUs:
The Prize Sponsors
Ellie & Ada
Fine Fish Yarns
Green Elephant Crochet
The Constant Knitter
Loyal Knitting Crew:
Catherine, Jennifer and Jackie
To each and everyone of you who took the time to share your home baked, treats & sweets.
From the bottom of my short row sock heel, I mean heart, I want to thank Rosemary for welcoming the pursuits of knitters happiness on WWKiP Day 2016.
“Thank you to this great and wonderful knitting community that we are all a part of. The Dublin Knit Collective would not be here without you…”
Happy World Wide Knit in Public Day!
This day has finally arrived and so has our knit.crochet.drink tea on WWKiP Day event.
The fun kicks off at 11am at The Constant Knitter
Lots happening today so join us for our Fastest Knitter Competition at 1pm.
Anyone wearing a handknit or crochet FO can enter the Wear 2Be Seen prize draw.
Everyone who joins us between 11am to 3pm can win any one of spot prizes.
We also have a fantastic prize pool for our Charity Raffle ~ Cats Aid Dublin. Get your tickets today…
WWKiP Day is only a day away and look what’s in store for our celebration at The Constant Knitter…
Knitteratti Designs will be giving a free pattern to everyone who attends our WWKiP Day event. The designer will be attending so pop along, bring your knitting and be sure to say hello!
A few knitters’ celebrities will be joining us throughout the event… Don’t be shy and say hello to:
Also joining us will be Blasta, Ireland’s first knitting and craft podcast.
Our prize sponsors have been very generous for our knit.crochet.drink tea on WWKiP Day.
Here`s just a peek at what’s come in…
There will be raffle tickets for sale and the proceeds will be donated to a local charity.
We also have spot prizes through the event!
Follow us on Facebook Instagram and Twitter for more pics….
Did you know that the Irish Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers have monthly Sunday meetings (usually the second Sunday) in Dublin?
Next WeaveSpinDye meeting:
Sunday 15th May
The Constant Knitter
88 Francis Street
2pm to 4:30pm
The Guild aims to further the crafts of weaving, spinning and dyeing, to learn from each other as well as from experienced craft tutors, and to create opportunities to display and pass on their skills.
Find out what you can do with your handspun and handdyed yarns
Enjoy a sociable day spent with like-minded, creative people and like finding out about weaving, spinning and dyeing.
Come for the afternoon; find out about the Guild and keep up to date with current events.
We provide tea and contributions of home baking are also most welcome!
Bring your drop spindle, spinning wheel, and/or current projects or just come and see what we do and join in.
You can find the Guild on Facebook
*note: a promotional announcement brought to you by the Chairperson of the Guild ; )
LYS (local yarn shop) proprietor, Rosemary Murphy is calling on the Dublin Knit Collective to do what we do best… Knitworking!
So, join us at our special knit and knatter with Cat Bordhi on Monday 9th May at 5:30pm
I’ll try not to get all star struck when I meet her… Do you think she’ll mind if I get a selfie with her?
“In every economical house the knitting basket should be an institution and all the girls should be taught to knit. Knitted woollen stockings are not only more durable than bought stockings, but they promote the circulation better and so are preventative of cold feet and chilblains.” from Domestic Economy, 1896
Knitting socks are my favourite project, and because the are perfect travelling companions on the airplane, bus or train.