Archive for October, 2010


Lost @ the K & S…

Did anyone lose a Medecins Sans Frontiers bag at the K & S, probably either on Saturday or Sunday?
When we were putting away all the stuff on our stand this evening, we came across a bag, with some knitter’s things in it….I reckon they were bought at the show, and also a cowl which was a FO. I would like to re-unite this bag with it’s owner, so please contact me , tell me what was in the bag, and we’ll see about getting it back to you. You probably visited our stand on the balcony, and possibly sat down to try a spinning wheel, or watch someone spinning.
It didn’t belong to any of us!

Máíre Ní Neachtain, Irish Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers.


How did you fare at the K & S Show?

Well, today is the last day of the Knitting & Stitching Show 2010 and judging by those of you who attended on Thursday, Friday and Saturday; it was a success for all.

Traditionally, it is the Irish pilgrimmage to see and feel the fibre, partake in classes and workshop offered by the experts who pass on their enthusiasm wisdom for their craft. Of course, meeting up with old friends.  Ravelry and Twitter has definitely added a new dimension to making new friends from all over the country.

We look forward to reading all about your new acquistions…Now we can concentrate on our Christmas knitting, eh?




a knitting job opportunity

A Dublin based fashion designer is currently looking for a handknitter to help make some sustainable and eco friendly mittens and arm warmers.  

The patterns and yarn will be provided, and there is an opportunity for creative design work.    

This is an on going job over the winter season, so if you are an interested please email your contact details to:


Knitting in the news…

These news articles have caused some ranting and raving amongst some of the Irish knitters which started on Twitter and now has moved to it’s own discussion thread on Ravelry…

A man learning to knit…

The knitting bug…


knitty woolly fun time…

Message from Katie of the KNITTY WOOLLY FUN TIME group:

Hi guys,

Just to let you know, we have changed venue and night- we will now be in the Dark Horse Inn on Georges Quay, Dublin every first and third Tuesday, starting from this coming Tuesday. Come and start those Christmas jumpers (sorry to mention the C word!)

Hope to see you there,

Katie x


Knitting in the news…

thank you to the Dublin knitters who has been sending us messages about Sufjan Stevens…

Read about his creative knitting side

Also the Q & A page is back on again… just click the Q & A tab on this site and read some of our emails. Please feel free to share with our readers…


Planning ahead: K&SS in Dublin

Over the years, we have met many Irish knitters making the annual pilgrimmage to Dublin for the Knitting & Stitching Show at the RDS.  This year, the event takes place from Thursday 28th to Sunday 31st October.

If you are planning to attend this year, please let us know which day you will be attending and if your group will be planning any knitting meet ups during the Show.