20/07/2017

Christmas in July

We are not afraid of thinking of Christmas in July. 

Be daring and bold and take on Christmas at our Sunday Summer Knitting event at The Constant Knitter this weekend:

Sunday 23rd July from 2pm to 4pm

26/06/2017

A tale of a midsummer dream come true…

​Midsummer is a time to celebrate the season when days are longer, brighter and the flowers are blooming.

Rosemary of  The Constant Knitter and I came up with Summer Sunday Knitting (SSK),a social gathering to fete the summer solstice.

The first SSK social was a lovely way to spend last Sunday afternoon. A parade of FOs and wips made me curious to look up the patterns on Ravelry once I got home.

I found myself observing the social interaction at this knitworking event and I felt a sense of pride as people who were friends,  acquaintences and strangers were engaging on a level that would make knitters/crocheters like you and me feel so welcome and wanting to come back next month. Me thinks this midsummer afternoon was a success.

Our next SSK is on Sunday 23rd July when we celebrate Christmas in July!

31/05/2017

WWKIP Day at Stephen’s Green

​Are you celebrating  World Wide Knit in Public Day ?

Saturday 10 June 2017 is the day for knitters to come together and enjoy each other’s company.

Join the Dublin Chicks with Sticks’ Meet Up event at St. Stephen’s Green, near the Pavilion  (the stand by the lake) from 12pm to 3pm. If the weather is not cooperating, retreat to the nearest KC Peaches.

Bring a snack, water, chair or a blanket to sit on and your knitting!

28/05/2017

 SSK?

I am delighted to announce a new collaboration between the DKC and The Constant Knitter. 

This summer, I will be doing what I do best, knitworking and Rosemary will open the Studio for knitters and crocheters on the fourth Sunday during the summer months.

We would be delighted if you can join us on Sunday 25th June / 23rd July / 27th August from 2pm to 4pm.

We’ll put the kettle on, so bring a wip or start a new one and knitwork.

25/05/2017

P/hop Raffle

There are lovely sock yarn prize packs to be won as part of the P/hop Trunk Show this past weekend.

Raffle tickets are still available at The Constant Knitter until the weekend. All proceeds go to  P/hop for MSF.

21/05/2017

You Spin Me Round

Creative spinning has taken over much of my free time since April. Take a peak over at the  Irish Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers’ website to see what I’m up to over there.

My spinning mojo has returned with the musical inspiration of one of my favourite dance tunes.  As I spin my spindle round and round, my fibre stash is undergoing a metamorphosis. 

Roving is magically turning into beautiful  handspun.

15/05/2017

P/HOP is Coming to Dublin 

Did you see the latest ” I’ll be there! “post over on my Facebook page

I am absolutely delighted that the P/Hop Trunk Show is coming to Dublin this Sunday.

For those of you wondering, p/hop, is a charity knitting project that raises funds for the emergency medical aid organisation, Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders

P/HOP Co-ordinator, Heidi a.k.a. @readysetstitch will be at The Constant Knitter  with a selection of p/hop’s accessories that we, knitters just love to knit. I can’t wait to see the samples of shawls, cowls, socks and hats.

This event will be my opportunity to learn more about p/hop’s charitable efforts and how I can get involved.  

I hope you’ll knitwork with me to find out why MSF is my charity of choice.







15/04/2017

Happy Easter weekend…

I hope you enjoy your Easter weekend

and keep knitting!

12/04/2017

Trim Knit Nights 

​Today, I welcome guest blogger, Eimear and her online persona, inkedandcrafty. I hope you’ll enjoy this post and continue to follow her creative adventures online.

Hi, I’m Eimear but more commonly known as inkedandcrafty and across Instagram and Ravelry.

I was a lonely solo knitter as work didn’t allow for me to attend daytime knitting groups locally or for travelling into Dublin for the groups there, and my sister who is also a knitter lives about 190km away.

I was sad and jealous of the knit nights I was seeing online and for a long time I toyed with the idea of starting a knit night locally myself – I’m based in Trim, Co. Meath.

As a blow in, I was worried would anybody be interested so I decided to bite the bullet in October 2016 and started one.

Five knit nights later I would class it as a roaring success. We have more and more people each time we meet.

For the moment we meet once per month in our local Costa, although the frequency may increase in time. We are a mixed bag of new and experienced crafters from all walks of life with different interests. We have knitters, crocheters, a spinner and many other crafters.

I wanted this group to be really inclusive and welcoming for all, somewhere we could sit and chat, and I’m delighted to say it seems to be working out really well!

Follow me on instagram or join our Trim Knit Night Ravelry group to find out more details. And thanks to my super supportive husband for designing my poster!

Thank you so much, Eimear for sharing your experience and success in starting a knit night.

Update: The Trim Knit Knit has become quite popular and now meet the first Friday and third Thursday of each month in Costa Coffee on Loman Street in Trim, Co. Meath. 

02/04/2017

Knitworking in Dublin 

City Centre, Rathmines, Blanchardstown, Churchtown,  Clondalkin, Smithfield, Finglas, The Liberties,  Templeogue, Fairview, Glasthule, Rathfarnham,  Tallaght, Dun Laoghaire, Booterstown, Donaghmeade, Swords…

These are areas in Dublin where Knitters hang out.
For more details and info check our list of knitting groups here.