19/02/2017

Knit.knit.knit: 20 – 26 Feb

I enjoy the company of other knitters and if you are newbie to knitting groups take a look at our list of knitting and craft groups in and around Dublin.

These knitting groups welcome all levels of knitters. Join a group, buy a tea or coffee and enjoy the company of like minded people.

New to our listing is a knitting group in Templeogue. They meet every Wednesday evening in the Spawell Pub.

This Wednesday I will be joining the crafters at TOG Hackerspace from 7pm to 9pm. I look forward to checking out the craft and knitting scene in Dublin 8.

A reminder that Sunday 26th February is the Dublin Chicks  with Sticks meet up at Costa Coffee.

14/02/2017

Yarn Love….

Happy Valentine’s Day ! 

11/02/2017

Knit.Knit.Knit:  13 -19 Feb

Oh the places you can knit this week!

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TUESDAY:

It’s Valentine’s Day, a day for yarn love. Join any of the regular Tuesday night knitting groups in Blanchardstown, Clondalkin or Rathmines.

M1 Knitting: Bring your knitting, crochet, needlework 7pm to 9pm Light House Cinema, Smithfield.

WEDNESDAY:

The Hopsack at The Swan Centre with the DKC for a  Knit & Healthy social evening from 5:30pm to 7:45pm.

THURSDAY: 

Progressing along with the KAL 2017 with the Brooks Knitters? It’s not too late to join their knit along at the Brooks Hotel from 6 :30pm.

SATURDAY:

Relax and knit at Accents Coffee and Tea Lounge from 12pm – 2pm

For more knitting groups check out Knitworking, a page on the DKC that I update frequently. It’s a work in progress listing of knitting and craft groups who meet in and around Dublin that fall under my radar.

06/02/2017

Knit.Knit.Knit: 6-12 Feb

Here is a small list of what’s in store for the week:
Tuesday 

Knitters in Dun Laoghaire  meet every Tuesday in Starbucks from 5:30pm.

Wednesday:  

New to the list is craft group in Dublin 8. If you”re in the area join them from 7pm to 9pm.

If you would like to knit in a yarn/coffee shop, head on over to Winnie’s Craft Café in Boorerstown from 7pm to 9pm.

Sunday:

Costa Coffee on Nassau StreetStreet  with the Dublin Chicks with Sticks from 12pm to 2:30pm

How about a meeting of spinners, weavers and dyers? Their monthly gathering at The Constant Knitter from 2pm to 4:30pm is a relaxing social to take your spindle or spinning wheel out for a Sunday spin.

 

Knitworking is a page on the DKC that I update frequently. It’s a work in progress listing of knitting and craft groups who meet in and around Dublin that fall under my radar.

02/02/2017

Craft nights @ TOG

Dublin 8 has an awesome Craft Night where crafty folks can hangout and work on their projects at the TOG Hackerspace.

This crafty bunch are knitters, crocheters, sewists, embroiderers, quilters meet every second Wednesday. 

It is free for anyone to attend, and all are welcome. There is a Meetup group for the space where people can RSVP to give the organisers a better idea of numbers, but it’s not required, you can just show up on the night.

There is a kitchen where you can make a cup of tea or coffee, and a tuck shop for snacks and soft drinks, or you’re welcome to bring in your own.
 The dates for this quarter:

Wednesday 8th & 22nd February 

Wednesday 8th & 22nd March

 Time: 7pm to 9pm

Venue: Dublin Tog Hackerspace, 22 Blackpitts 

 

29/01/2017

Knit.Knit.Knit: 30 Jan – 5 Feb

So now you’ve started knitting (again) and want to join a knitting group?

Well read on…

Check out the Knitworking page and look for a group that suits your location and/or schedule. There are several knitting groups that are not on my radar so ask around… your LYS, a Facebook knitting/craft group or your  local café. 

Location…location…location… knitters will just about knit anywhere.

Monday 30th January 

 Churchtown knitting and Craft group meet at Glenside Pub from 8pm. In Templeogue, crafters meet in the pub at Faughs GAA Club from 8pm.

Tuesday 31st January 

The Clondalkin Knit n Knatter group meet every other Tuesday of each month.
Venue: Green Isle Hotel at 8pm. All welcome:)
Wednesday 1st February  

It’s Knit & Healthy @ The Hopsack from 5 30pm. Bring your knitting and buy a drink – organic coffee, tea, coconut water….

Thursday 2nd February 

If you live in and around Swords why not join the knit and stitch group who meet every week in from 8pm in the residents lounge of the Carnegie Court Hotel on North St.

If you missed last week’s cast on party at the Brooks Hotel, it is not too late to join the KAL 2017. Join the knitters from 6:30pm

Saturday 4th February 

Looking for a comfy couch to sit and knit on? Accents Coffee and Tea Lounge is the place to be from 12 pm to 2pm

25/01/2017

Brooks in Dublin KAL 2017

If you love knit alongs just as much as I do then you’ll may want to join the Brooks in Dublin KAL 2017

The theme for this year’s KAL is be nice to yourself and knit whatever you want!  Now that’s a brilliant and very flexible knit along. I’m in!!

Official cast is at tomorrow’s knit night at The Brooks Hotel on Drury Street from 6:30pm.

If you can’t join in personally, just cast on wherever you are and hopefully you’ll be able to join them in the future. The group meet every Thursday from 6:30pm.

24/01/2017

Looking ahead with Yarn Forward 2017

Keeping track of the schedule for the DKC can be can be a chaotic at the best of times.

I use 2017 pullout calendar to highlight dates of yarn and fibre-related events that are of interest to me as a knitter. 

I noticed my calendar was starting to fill in as I progressed forward into the year.

While updating the Events page on the DKC, I re-named it  Yarn Forward 2017 , a list of yarn and fibre related events.

Please email me if there is an event that would be of interest to the knitting and fibre community.

dublinknitcollective(at)gmail.com

22/01/2017

Knit.Knit.Knit: 23-29 Jan


Just to highlight several knitting groups in and around Dublin this week.

Tues 23rd
Blanchardstown: Starbucks 7pm to 9pm
Knit in Rathmines: Rody Bolands 7pm to 9pm
Dun Laoghaire: Starbucks 5pm to 7pm

Wed 24th

Winnie’s Craft Café: 7pm to 9pm

Tallaght Library: 6pm to 9pm

Thurs 26th

Brooks Hotel: from 6:30pm. It’s cast on knit/crochet night for Brook in Dublin KAL 2017. The theme for this year’s knit along  is be nice to yourself and knit whatever you want!

Swords, Co. Dublin: knitting group meets from 8-10pm in the residents lounge of the Carnegie Court Hotel on North St. 

Sat 28th

Accents Knitting Group: 12pm to 2pm. This knitting group are on What’s App for the latest updates and instant messaging. Let me know if you wish to be added on the list by sending me an email dublinknitcollective@gmail.com

Sun 29th

Chicks with Sticks: Costa Coffee on Dawson Street 12pm to 2:30pm
​All are welcome to join these social groups.  Just bring your knitting,  buy a an item or two from their menu as you are supporting the local business community. Sit back and enjoy the company.

21/01/2017

Knitworking with The DKC

Knitworking is a word I use all over social media. It evolved from stitch n bitch, knit n knatter, knitting meet ups. 

image from knitworking.co.uk

Knitwork originates from the word, network, and the Oxford dictionary defines it as: 

A group of people who exchange information and contacts for professional or social purposes.

So, I adapted  this definition to:

Knitworking:  To interact with other knitters to exchange information and develop professional or social contacts.

This past week, my knitworking passion received an honourable  mentioned from Nadia of the Cottage Lover’s Notebook, on this blogpost and the CLN podcast episode 7. Please go and click on the links to read n listen. You’ll love it!

On another knitworthy note….

The DKC Knit and Healthy night at The Hopsack last Wednesday turned out to be a Sock Knit Night. 

Lovely to see a few knitters turn out and join in with their sock projects. 

Also, today several knitters will be participating in the Women’s March Dublin.

Keep an eye out for those wearing the #pussyhats.

I was able to knit one up this week and gave it away to an American student who will be marching  today.

It was a good week…