Archive for August, 2009


TiK's Yarn Tasting event…

This is Knit‘s Yarn Tasting Event last Thursday 27 August was enjoyed by all…A great evening of sampling a variety of yarns along with a glass of wine or two.

You can read teaandcake’s account of the evening and does anyone want to translate aissa’s blog post?


it only gets better…

When I first arrived in Dublin three years ago, I was surprised at the lack yarn shops and the quality of yarns available to the avid knitter.

Today, we can find yarnly goodliness in This is Knit, Stitch, The Yarn Room. Etsy has become widely popular as we fiber fanatics shop online for Irish-based indie dyers and spinners. We have even spotted vintage yarns in Dublin’s charity shops.

Our favourite yarn shops are bringing in new and wonderful things for us to buy and try. It only gets better…there is a new online shop in town, The Constant Knitter.
Rosemary, an enthusiastic knitter is the proprietor of this new online store. Take note, knitters/crocheters; she has yarns by Garnstudio~Drops Designs….self-patterning sock yarn, alpaca, Egyptian cotton, wool; need we say more.


the Rathmines swap…

Last Tuesday, the Rathmines knitting group organised a yarn swap and brought in their unwanted yarnstash…

Some of the yarns had a history, such as resurfacing after a year or two from a previous swap; or recycled yarn from a cardigan bought at a charity shop.

I am not sure whether I was destashing, but It certainly looks like a stash enhancement…

A Twitter quote from teaandcakes, sums it up nicely, “Dublin Knitters have a communal stash, we just all mind different bits at a time…”

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knitting in the city centre…

Thank you to kneehigh for submitting these photos from knitting in the city last Wednesday morning at Powerscourt Cafe, which I believe is under new management and a new name (Pygmalion???)

mollydot’s mermaid

Barb (who usually attends the Saturday’s City Centre SnB) joined the Wednesday morning knitters.

Johanna, who is visiting from Sweden, works on a pair of socks.

Ravelry’s rguthrie starts knitting a pair of socks, and I’m also admiring the buttons.


is that a handknit?

Spotted on the Dublin Bus Route 15…a handknit hat you think?