Archive for February, 2010

28/02/2010

Here come The Fiberistas…

The Fiberistas, individually known as Diane, Judy & Rosemary (The Constant Knitter) have joined forces to teach all levels of knitters, whether to cast on or bring your needles to the next level.  The Fiberistas are taking a stall at the The Crafty Market on Sunday 7th March from 11am to 5pm.

Diane has been turning fiber into handspun yarn with her drop spindle since 2005. Come visit her at the Crafty Market to see how fiber turns into your own designer handspun.   She will have a selection of KoolAid dye packets and fiber to purchase.

Judy is totally passionate about knitting being driven by textures and colour.  She specialises in felting and will have samples of her work at the Crafty Market to inspire you to pick up your needles and get knitting. In addition, she runs a range of knitting classes in Delgany Co Wicklow.

Rosemary is The Constant Knitter and will feature her line of Garnstudio yarns, in addition take a look at her selection Artesano, Manos del Uruguay, Irish and sock yarns. Feel the difference between Alpaca, cotton, and linen yarns.

Bring your knitting, get yourself a coffee and join The Fiberistas for a while either knitting, spinning or felting.  Or if you would like to learn any of these crafts, we will be giving demonstrations and will be happy to teach allcomers.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Directions to the Crafty Market is linked here.

Diane, Judy & Rosemary

26/02/2010

DKC'S Green with Envy SnB

DKC’s Green with Envy SnB

It is a deStash and swap night of anything that is green, be it eco-green, the colour green, or just wanting to show off anything you covet, just to elicit that green with envy response.

when:   Wednesday 3rd March 2010, from 6pm to 8:30pm
venue: The Chocolate Bar

21/02/2010

the 2010 irish blog awards nominations…

I am totally chuffed. Thank you for the 2010 Irish Blog Award nomination. The Awards ceremony will be held on 27 March in Galway.

Congratulations to my fellow fibre friends who have also made the 2010 nomination list and good luck to all the nominees.

Aran Brew

Half a Dream Away

This is Knit

She Knit Up that Ball

The Woolly Way of Ireland

Etsy Ireland

Thread Bear’s Picnic

Knitting Neels

Amazed Knitter’s Patterns

20/02/2010

Planning ahead…

Upcoming DKC SnB: Wednesday 03 March 2010 from 6pm to 8:30pm. This will be our Pre-St. Paddy’s Day Celebration and our theme will be Green with Envy…

Bring along anything green to swap, sell, or generally show off any fibre-related item(s) that would make any knitter or crocheter green with envy

Venue: The Chocolate Bar from 18:00h to 20:30h

Announcing the upcoming theme for our Sock Club…

A picture is worth a thousand socks.

We have posted a picture for each month, and we want to see how you can use your creativity, imagination and originality to knit socks for April, May or June.

We’ll be offering a prize for each month for our favourite pair of socks.  Let’s see those socks!

Have fun sock knitters….

April

May

June


10/02/2010

a bit of catching up to do…

Here is a retrospect of what’s been happening here in Dublin…

The Dublin Spinning Group launched their first spin-in  on 31st January and the event was captured on a few of the Irish knitty blogs:

bioniclaura

deimne

elana

kneehigh

The 2010 dates for the Spin-ins are:
Sunday February 28th
Sunday March 28th
Sunday April 25th
Sunday May 30th
Sunday June 27th
Sunday July 25th
Sunday August 29th
Sunday September 26th
Sunday October 31st
Sunday November 28th

The DKC Sock Club is well underway…There are alot of finished pairs of socks here.

Sinead’s socks…

wyvernfriend made some baby socks…

surfguna’s ble socks are finished…

The City Centre SnB has a new home and UnderMeOxter gives us an interesting account of the round table discussions from last Saturday.

06/02/2010

fundraising drive for Haiti & Heart for Children Ireland

Fundraising Drive for Haiti and Heart Children Ireland

A unique fundraising drive is taking place on Sunday February 14th at the Pavilions
Shopping Centre in Swords.

Knitters, Crocheters and Stitchers from all over Dublin are coming together to create handmade blankets for children undergoing heart surgery.  Each square created will be sponsored, the event will also support the Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund. All money raised with go directly to Partners in Health, the
international charity headed up in Haiti by Dublin doctor Louise Ivers.

Anyone can take part by sponsoring a participant or by generating some sponsorship and then knitting, crocheting or sewing a square – any colour, any design – measuring 6 inches by 6 inches, either at the event or in advance. The squares will be joined into blankets and donated directly to Heart Children Ireland, who gift them to cardiac patients as comfort blankets in the intensive care unit of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin following heart surgery.

The event will run all day from 10am to 6pm at the Pavilions Shopping Centre, and everyone is welcome.

Some wool and knitting needles/crochet hooks will be available for use at the event. Odds and ends of wool and completed squares will be gratefully received.

For further information or sponsorship forms please contact:

Máire Jones, 087-9676094
or email knitasquareandshowyoucare@gmail.com

05/02/2010

a woolly valentine…

The DKC held it’s first themed SnB last Wednesday…

A few hearts where made as we drank some hot chocolate and nibbled on a few chocolate cookies.

The woolly heart pattern is now available. There is some of the boucle yarn available, which chicwithstix will bring along to this Saturday’s City Centre SnB.

03/02/2010

DKC Valentine SnB…

DKC is hosting a Valentine SnB at The Chocolate Bar this evening from 6pm to 8:30pm.  Come along and knit yourself a Valentine…

If you can’t make it to our KAL, the pattern will be posted sometime today.

02/02/2010

City Centre SnB: an update…

Thank you to Dearbhla for finding a new home for the bi-monthly City Centre SnB. This coming Saturday, from 12noon to 2pm, at Bell Café, just off Grafton Street.

For those of us who are directionally challenged:
The Bell Café is directly across from the drive-in entrance of the Powerscourt / Brown Thomas car park.
As a pedestrian, if you stand with the entrance to Powerscourt at your back – the FCUK shop on your left – it’s across the road and a few yards down to the left.