Archive for January, 2012


Meeting Dublin’s Knitters

Meeting Dublin’s Knitters is a series of blogposts about knitters in our fair city. If you personally have to opportunity to meet anyone of these knitters, please say hello and wave your knitting needles in the air ; )


The Yarn School is a new learning, meeting and sharing place for all interested in the art and craft of textiles. They are located in the heart of Dublin’s historic Liberties area over The Constant Knitter shop on 88 Francis Street. 

The Yarn School is run by Marja Almqvist, a textile graduate from NCAD. After leaving college she was proprietor of her own knitting and weaving business for several years, before turning to community arts and  development, including adult community education. Marja’s  extensive experiences culminate in The Yarn School approach, where people will have the opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people and explore their own creative potential in a friendly and supportive environment.

Marja runs a range of classes and workshops for all levels of skill and interest, from beginners classes in knitting, spinning, crochet to more creative and specialists workshops based on particular themes or techniques.  

The Yarn School recently held their very first class, where five non-knitters came together and the five happy knitters came out with their first garter stitch samplers. 

Where to find Marja online:
The Yarn School Blog
Ravelry: TheYarnSchool



This blog has been neglected but not forgotten.

Watch this space for the first of our 2012 series, Meeting Dublin’s Knitters

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Welcome 2012!


Happy New Year to one and all.  The month of January brings on a fresh and new beginnings.

Today is the start of the Twitter induced #lacealong2012,  a virtual gathering of knitters chatting about their lace projects for the year.  Just follow @lacealong2012 on Twitter to join in on the online discussions.

I have taken one of my lace wips out of hibernation and will show off my progress on Twitter.

In other news,  don’t forget to post a photo of your knitterly Christmas present on our 12 Days of Christmas discussion thread to be eligible for a prize draw at the end of this Christmas season.

The DKC Sock Club also begins today, and this month’s theme is Selfish January. Knit,  knit,  knit for me,  myself and I.

I hope everyone one is recovering and energising themselves for what will be an interesting knitting year 🙂

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