Archive for September, 2007

26/09/2007

knitting in rathmines

a knitter who colour coordinates her bracelet with what she is knitting…
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Harriet took some time out from knitting her red vintage jumper, to knit this little owl…
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a lovely and warm autumn shawl…
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one of the rathmine regulars…
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does these colours remind you of tutti frutti?
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there is crochet too, at rathmines…
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who needs a swift and a ballwinder, when it takes less than two hours to do this?
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24/09/2007

Flash your Stash…

In true SnB style, one of the topics of discussion at the City Centre SnB was the amount yarn and knitting paraphernalia a knitter possesses. Generally, a knitter may have a significant other, family, and friends who are non-knitters and/or may not comprehend the concept of yarn enhancement and yarn stash.

For example, I have yet to articulate and establish, to the Spouse and other non-knitters, that my obsession with buying yarn, storing them in Ziploc plastic bags and thumbing through the dozens of knitting magazines and pattern books is normal behaviour amongst witty knitters.

So,Isobel came up with a brillant idea of a post…”Flash your Stash”.

So, witty knitters, flash your stash on your blog (remember to link to your blog on comments) or email a photo of your stash to be posted on this blog. Show us your yarn stash and that yarn enhancement is normal behaviour.

Dublin Knit Collective is sponsoring another random draw one name from those who flash their stash by Sunday 23 September and the winner will receive a yarn cake of Rowan Yarn.

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Congratulations to winner of this contest, Ger

23/09/2007

and the winner is….

The call out for Flashing your Stash was a lot of fun. It was a delight to see all the lovely yarn and fibre. I must say that some of you are truly organised, great photograpers and definitely have a great deal of buying power when it comes to fibre.

I can now announce the winner* of the Flash your Stash contest….

Congratulations to Ger

Note: I used a name randomizer from this site

19/09/2007

what is out there…

I am just getting around to posting this…

Laura arrived at the City Centre SnB last Saturday with several balls of Rowan Kidsilk Mohair. She was not able to pass up this wonderful deal of 6 euro a ball… “at this price, it is almost free.”

Like true knitting fanatics, several of the witty knitters left the cafe promptly at 2pm and made their way to the Dublin Woollen Mills to purchase the sale item. They also had some Rowan Biggy yarn for sale.

As of 2pm today, the store had a couple of balls left in the ecru, brown, fushia and black. The staff at the store stated that they will no longer sell this yarn since their customers thought it was “too expensive.”

16/09/2007

flash your stash

rowan-yarn.jpgDKC is sponsoring another random draw…Show off your fibre, yarn, wool and other knitting parapharnalia. Click the flash your stash page on the sidebar.

16/09/2007

the delights of knitting for pleasure

The Curved Street Café is drawing very good reviews amongst the Dublin knitters. I have heard comments such as “great lighting”, “central location”, “nice staff” and importantly, “very good food & drink”. The menu is very impressive with a varied selection of gourmet sandwiches, soups and salads. Yesterday’s menu included two types of pizza- blue cheese & carmelized onions and tomato & basil. Both came with a lovely spring salad and cashew nut vingarette dressing.

In true SnB form…look who’s stitching & b****

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the knitted handbag

this particular stitch pattern involves purling 11 stitches together…
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showcasing the lining and the zippered pocket…snbccbag2.jpg

09/09/2007

knitting in the news…

Take a look at The Irish Times on 7 Friday September 2007…

Cheryl, as founder of Olannban was interviewed for this article on the Irish knitting scene.

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City Centre SnBers, can you spot Laura in this photo taken at this year’s Electric Picnic? Can anyone identify any other bloggers in this photo?

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Also, this article mentions this blog…how cool is that?

08/09/2007

City Centre SnB: Look who's stitchin' and b…

September 1st unofficially marks the beginning of the Fall season as the children go back to school, and the City Centre knitters head over the Curve Street Cafe in Temple Bar for some Stitching and B****

The City Centre knitters arrive and spread their knitting paraphernalia amongst the coffees, sandwiches and tea…
SnB at Curve Street

Knitting needles at work…
SnB at City Centre

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Niamh, a newcomer to this SnB brought along this awesome looking crochet hook…
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The next City Centre SnB: Saturday 15 September 2007 from 12pm to 2pm at Curve Street Cafe in Temple Bar.

08/09/2007

City Centre SnB: Look who’s stitchin’ and b…

September 1st unofficially marks the beginning of the Fall season as the children go back to school, and the City Centre knitters head over the Curve Street Cafe in Temple Bar for some Stitching and B****

The City Centre knitters arrive and spread their knitting paraphernalia amongst the coffees, sandwiches and tea…
SnB at Curve Street

Knitting needles at work…
SnB at City Centre

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Niamh, a newcomer to this SnB brought along this awesome looking crochet hook…
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The next City Centre SnB: Saturday 15 September 2007 from 12pm to 2pm at Curve Street Cafe in Temple Bar.

02/09/2007

Destash to make room for more…

I have added a “destashing” category to the sidebar. These are ads are posted on Gumtree-Dublin. If you wish to destash any of your stash through Gumtree, post an ad on the site here and send the link over to dublinknitcollective@gmail.com and I will post the link.