Archive for December, 2009


as 2009 draws to a close, we welcome 2010…

images of 2009…


Santa Claus is coming to town….

It’s Christmas Eve, and we’re all working like Santa’s elves getting ready for the Holidays.

I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!



what's to come in 2010?

A new Stitch n Bitch group is starting up at The Chocolate Bar, Harcourt Street (steps away from the Harcourt Luas stop) in 2010.

The Chocolate Bar is promoting a knitting friendly atmosphere. As an incentive, they are offering a free round of teas and frothy coffees for every booking, so if you’re interested in either joining The Chocolate Bar Stitch n Bitch group or hosting a meetup for your existing group, please do get in touch:

The first meet up will be on Wednesday 13 January, 2010 from 5pm.

I had the pleasure to visit The Chocolate Bar this past week, and the hot chocolate is decadent and divine! The lighting is a bit to mellow, however, Kate promises to increase the light intensity for the benefit of the knitters.


Christmas knit along…

It was a last minute, spur of the moment Christmas knit along last Thursday to knit up a few Christmas decorations for DIT’s Christmas Fayre…

It was reported that the handknitted decorations sold out on the first day of a three day sale.


The X-Factor Knitting Challenge: the results

Here are the results, as determined by the Ravelry voting public…

kneehigh 10 votes prize: $50 voucher from lhogan’s etsy shop

whitedomino 9 votes prize: WW Mitt Kit from gaietygirl

deimne 9 votes one skein of Wagtail Mohair yarn from This is Knit

alicecat 8 votes one skein of Artesano Hummingbird DK from The Yarn Room

Sinead 5 votes 20 euro voucher from The Constant Knitter

timiat 5 votes one packet of cotton yarn from kneehigh

hotcocoa 4 votes handmade stitchmarkers from chicwithstix & notecards from swannsandmerlin

Congratulations to ALL our winners and a BIG thank you to our prize sponsors….


Christmas knit along

DIT Student Union is hosting a Christmas Fayre next week. They are looking for knitters & crocheters to volunteer their time and skills to make some Christmas ornaments for their sale. All proceeds will go to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.

Please join me this Thursday (10 December) knit night at the Brooks Hotel for this Christmas knit along. Bring your knitting and crochet needles along with some Christmasie yarn


The DKC X-Factor Challenge: The Finals

For those of you taking part in the DKC X-Factor Challenge on Ravelry; post your photos of your themed project on the DKC X-Factor Challenge: The Finalist thread by Monday 07 December.

Voting begins Tuesday 08 December and ends on Sunday 13 December…just click on the LOVE button to cast your vote.


X-Factor Knitting Challenge: finals are soon…

This is the last weekend to work on your X-Factor themed knitting/crochet project before it goes to the public Ravelry vote….

For those of you who haven’t started…I’m sure you can whip up a Louis Walshcloth in an hour .