Archive for October, 2008


Knitting & Stitching Show 2008

The Knitting & Stitching Show will be at the RDS starting this coming Thursday 30 October until Sunday 2 November.

Some of our favourite LYS will be exhibiting everyday from 10am to 5:30pm (note: the Show closes at 5pm on Sunday). You can find a list of the exhibitors here.

In addition, members of the Irish Guild of Weavers,Spinner & Dyers will be exhibiting their textiles. Drop by and visit stand number TG58 on the second level and say hello to the spinners & weavers of Ireland.


The First Irish Knitters Retreat 2008

Last spring, on Ravelry’s, Irish Knitters discussion forum, gave birth to the idea of a weekend getaway. What started as a simple discussion on “let’s go away for the weekend and just have fun knitting together…” Soon, this idea was planted into the minds of four volunteers…3 knitters and 1 crocheter from Dublin and Cork…A planning committee was formed to take Ravelry’s Irish Knitters to the next level.

The First Irish Knitters Retreat 2008 was held 17 to 19 October in Co. Galway. Fourteen members of Ravelry’s Irish Knitters arrived via automobile, bus and train from all over Ireland and converged on Tom & Mairead’s B&B, Craig Country House for a weekend of fiber frolicking, which included knitting & crocheting, a learn to handspin workshop, retail therapy in Galway City and relaxing by the fireside at the B&B.

Here’s a few of our photos from a memorable and fun weekend…

Sit ‘n’ Knit by the fireside…

Frolic with Fibre: Learn to spin your own handspun yarn with Chic with Stix

hand-dyed fibre by Winona Queen

Retail therapy in Galway City…

the not so camera-shy knitting delegates…

several of the knitting delegates completed knitting the urchin

The Irish Knitters Retreat Planning Committee:
blogless Sue

special thanks to our LYS proprietors at:
Derryaun Crafts
The Yarn Room
This is Knit


the official grand opening of our new LYS

The Grand Opening party at This is Knit’s second LYS at the Powerscourt Centre.

this is knit
grand opening
knit night at new TiK