Archive for August, 2007

30/08/2007

early bird catches the worm…

As promised (and a litte late) I have drawn the winner the “Early Bird” registration random draw prize, a 40g ball of cotton. cotton.jpgThe winner is…..Mary.

Mary is usually seen knitting Thursday evenings at This is Knit. Congratulations!

25/08/2007

Felted Handbag Patterns

The links to the felted handbag patterns from the Autumn SnT participants are now posted on the sidebar.

24/08/2007

never too late

Hi Folks,

Since I have very limited access during my holidays, I have extended the “early bird” registration for the Autumn Show ‘n Tell for a couple of days.

Diane

19/08/2007

Look who's stitchin' and b…

This past week, I’ve been roaming through Dublin 2, Dublin 6 and Blackrock. Despite the rain we are having, these Dublin knitters are out there knitting up a storm!

Tuesday in Rathmines @ Cafe Moda

Turtleknits giving out some knitting advice…
Turtleknits
She seems to have all the answers to all our knitting problems, maybe we can call her Doctor
Turtleknits knits

One of the many newcomers this summer to the Rathmine’s Knit Night, shows off her “marshmallow” hat and shawl creation
newcomer

A stunning vintage inspired design
Harriet

Olive’s felted bag in the making, using CraftSpun Yarns
Olive

Thursday in Blackrock @ This is Knit

a couple of hours knitting and Dublin (Mis)Adventures finishes a cabled hairbandheidi

Another newcomer to these popular knit nights, now she’s hooked as she shows off her crochet baby blanket.
crochet

Namaste. Judy’s amazing felted yoga bag will get you to bend over backwards for one
yoga bag

What do you get when you mix the British and the French? A funky looking scarf using Debblie Bliss and Pinguoin yarns.
thisisknitSnB

A fellow Canadian…and the beginnings of sweater
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What lovely colours…to bad this yarn is one of Rowan’s discontinued line
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Saturday in Temple Bar @ Curve Street Cafe

As the summer winds down, a “smallish” group of knitters meet up on this Saturday in the City Centre: Little.Yellow.Different.Better, Cinnamon Patrol, Worsted Knitt

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19/08/2007

Look who’s stitchin’ and b…

This past week, I’ve been roaming through Dublin 2, Dublin 6 and Blackrock. Despite the rain we are having, these Dublin knitters are out there knitting up a storm!

Tuesday in Rathmines @ Cafe Moda

Turtleknits giving out some knitting advice…
Turtleknits
She seems to have all the answers to all our knitting problems, maybe we can call her Doctor
Turtleknits knits

One of the many newcomers this summer to the Rathmine’s Knit Night, shows off her “marshmallow” hat and shawl creation
newcomer

A stunning vintage inspired design
Harriet

Olive’s felted bag in the making, using CraftSpun Yarns
Olive

Thursday in Blackrock @ This is Knit

a couple of hours knitting and Dublin (Mis)Adventures finishes a cabled hairbandheidi

Another newcomer to these popular knit nights, now she’s hooked as she shows off her crochet baby blanket.
crochet

Namaste. Judy’s amazing felted yoga bag will get you to bend over backwards for one
yoga bag

What do you get when you mix the British and the French? A funky looking scarf using Debblie Bliss and Pinguoin yarns.
thisisknitSnB

A fellow Canadian…and the beginnings of sweater
thisisknitsnb2.jpg

What lovely colours…to bad this yarn is one of Rowan’s discontinued line
thisisknitsnb3.jpg

Saturday in Temple Bar @ Curve Street Cafe

As the summer winds down, a “smallish” group of knitters meet up on this Saturday in the City Centre: Little.Yellow.Different.Better, Cinnamon Patrol, Worsted Knitt

snbcc.jpg

snbcc3.jpg

snbcc4.jpg

10/08/2007

Dublin Knit Collective: The Event of the Season

Summer is well under way (please no sarcastic comments about the Irish weather, we all know about the rain…). As we approach September, it is time to gear up for the autumn knitting season and the Dublin Knit Collective’s First Event…

So whether you are a novice or an expert knitter, please join the DKC’s First Autumn Show ‘n Tell, it is a spin-off of a knit-a-long.
The theme for the Autumn Show & Tell is Felted Handbags…

Here’s how it works:

Knitters of any level can join. Show ‘n Tell participants must:

• Register by sending me an email
• Live in Dublin (or anywhere outside of Dublin, as long as you are living on this island)
• Have a blog, however, if you don’t have one there is an alternative way to post (let me know if you don’t have a blog, and we’ll talk…)
• Submit a link to a free felted handbag pattern
• Choose a pattern from any one of the submitted patterns
• blog your Show ‘n Tell progress of your felted handbag

But best of all it is also a contest (because, I really like them)…especially random draws…

Specific details and dates are posted on the DKC: AUTUMN SHOW ‘N TELL page link on the sidebar.

02/08/2007

where do you buy your yarn?

Where do Dublin knitters buy their yarn? This question pops up quite frequently on SnB IE.

This is my question:
Where do you buy your yarn for a particular knitting project? You can answer on the comments page or if you are too shy, please send me an email:

dublinknitcollective@gmail.com

01/08/2007

Hello Dublin Knitters!

I am living through this knitting revolution as a knitting enthusiast.

Knitting has transformed itself from a hobby to a chic/elegant/ hip/ trendy lifestyle.

Social events such Stitch n Bitch sessions throughout the city and our successful WWKiP Day 2007 have taken knitting out of the home and out on the town…either at a café, pub or on the public transit.

I love to socialize with other witty knitters. I enjoy the weekly night out at the Knitting Club in Rathmines. Then there are the bimonthly gatherings at the City Centre SnB in Temple Bar on Saturdays.

If only, I had more time and be able to attend all the knitting groups in Dublin. I have yet to get out to Santry and Celbridge. But I need to be realistic with my life commitments…

There are many blogs, online communities and websites based in Dublin. I’ve only added one more to the ever growing Dublin knitting community…

Welcome to the Dublin Knit Collective…a place to brew knitwit ideas.