Archive for April, 2009


Coraline opens in Dublin…

The global knitting community is aware of Althea Crome’s creative contribution to the film, Coraline . She meticulously knit miniature sweaters and other clothing for the characters.

Based on information I found on  Cineworld’s website,  the Dublin release date for the long awaited animated film, Coraline, based on Neil Gaiman’s 2002 novella is set for Friday 08 May, 2009.


City Centre SnB: May Bank Holiday

Due to the May Bank Holiday closure of the Curved Street Café, an alternative venue has been arranged for the City Centre SnB on Saturday May 2, 2009.
Kneehigh and chicwithstix have organized a Spring TeaParty at Stitch starting at 4:00pm.  Fran & Teresa, the charming and friendly proprietors of Stitch are opening their doors for a Spring TeaParty and SnB for the City Centre SnB and anyone who else who wants to join us…all are welcome to attend.

There will be a selection of tea and fairtrade coffee to purchase and we can bring our own cakes and cookies.

Now that’s a TeaParty…tea, cakes and knitting in a yarn shop. What more can you ask for on a Bank Holiday weekend?

RSVP: We would appreciate a show of hands, so we can have an idea of the number knitters who plan to attend since the shop can only accommodate a maximum of 15 people.

Directions to the shop can be found here


Progress reports…

DKC would like to see your progress on your Wear 2Be Seen project.

Send your link to your blog, Ravelry project page, on the comment’s page or by email (dublinknitcollectiveATgmailDOTcom)

You can view the updates here


Wear 2Be Seen on WWKiP Day 2009

Plan to be out and about on 13 June 2009 WWKiP Day. It will be a great day to show off the pinnacle of your knitting skills. 

DKC is proposing a twist to a well known knitting tradition in the United States. For those of you who are familiar with the tradition of the Rhinebeck Sweater; the concept is to knit a complicated sweater and show it off during the Rhinebeck Festival. 

In honour of this time held tradition, DKC is calling on all knitters and crocheters to knit/crochet an accessory/garment to Wear 2Be Seen on WWKiP Day 2009.  Knit or crochet anything your heart desires, the possibilities are endless… and showcase your talents as you proudly wear your accessory/garment on WWKiP Day 2009.

Don’t forget to keep your fellow blogging/ knitting friends up to date on your Wear 2Be Seen project by spreading the word…blog your progress, post a link on the comments, or start a discussion thread on your favourite Ravelry forum.


save the date…

13 June 2009 is World Wide Knit in Public Day

watch this space for updates


Last chance to sign up…

Today is the last day to sign up for the Dublin Dishcloth & Fairtrade Swap.

You must be a Ravelry member and living in Ireland.


Dublin Dish Cloth & Fairtrade Swap

DKC is organising their first-ever swap, The Dublin Dish Cloth & Fairtrade Swap is to raise ecological and ethical awareness of products and goods in Ireland.

Knitter or crocheter, sign up for this swap on Ravelry’s Dublin Knit Collective Group.

**This swap is only open to Ravelry members who are residents of Ireland.**


A good ole SnB…

It was a great turn out this afternoon at the Curved Street Cafe for the bi-monthly SnB in the City Centre.

Fifteen knitters took over two tables and a sofa…good food and drink and lots of knitting and yarn selling and swapping amongst the group.