Archive for May, 2015

29/05/2015

Planning on Paper…

Several of my knitting friends know of my Filofax obsession which began on the dawn of my fiftieth birthday ( well around that time).

I have a Filofax Original in patent purple which I use as my main diary and planner.

Section 5 is dedicated to DKC events and projects.

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It’s the brain dump for DKC ideas…

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I have an idea and I just jot down the the words that come to mind….

27/05/2015

Shop ’til You Drops…

Shop ’til You Drops is a morning outing to Winnie’s Craft Cafe in Booterstown this Saturday 30th June. If you wish to tag along from the City Centre, meeting spot is at 10:00am at the 46A Dublin Bus stop #406 along Trinity College – Nassau Street across from Butler’s Chocolate Cafe.

Not heading into town? Then you are most than welcome to join us at the Shop: )

26/05/2015

Flowers and Foliage…

If you happen to be in town this Bank Holiday weekend, why not head over and see our contribution to a community project organised by the folks from Blooming Bunting

Our knitters and crocheters have out done themselves look what’s going in our Blooming Bunting…..

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26/05/2015

Flowers and Foliage….

If you happen to be in town this Bank Holiday weekend, why not head over and see our contribution to a community project organised by the folks from Blooming Bunting

Our knitters and crocheters have out done themselves look what’s going in our Blooming Bunting…..

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17/05/2015

Wear 2Be Seen on WWKIP Day 2015

Wear 2Be Seen on World Wide Knit in Public Day 2015

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The DKC is calling on all knitters and crocheters to wear a hand knit/crochet accessory/garment for Wear 2Be Seen on World Wide Knit in Public Day.  The parade of FOs and selfies will kick off on WWKIP Day.

There are several ways to participate this year because we want to see you ….

1. If you are joining us at our Knit in Rathmines event, wear your favourite or latest FO.
2. Take a photo or selfie wearing your hand knit/crochet FO and post it on Instagram or Twitter… use the hashtag #wear2bseen
3. Post a photo in our Ravelry thread

15/05/2015

Finished for Friday: Josephina

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Finished for Friday… It’s always a pleasure to see a FO (finished object) Dublin knitter, Victoria completed The Josephina Shawl. It looks and feels amazingly soft. It’s a pattern with texture and the use of three colourways gives this accessory plenty of pairings with just about any outfit in her wardrobe.

11/05/2015

13.06.15 WWKIP Day

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Saturday 13th June marks the tenth anniversary of World Wide Knit in Public Day and it calls for a retro celebration at Cafe Moda.

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Join us to eat, drink, knit & chat where it all started in Rathmines, Dublin 6.

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Knit in Rathmines on WWKIP Day
Venue:  Cafe Moda,  192 Lower Rathmines Road
Time:  14:00h to 17:00h

09/05/2015

The Blooming Bunting Project

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Blooming Bunting, is an experimental venture; trusting in community spirit and inspired by a belief that everything we do has an impact on our environment, Blooming Bunting has invited The Dublin Knit Collective to participate and help create the Hanging Gardens of Dublin, as part of Bloom Fringe 2015.

The intention for Blooming Bunting is to unite communities, by providing a platform: and presenting a project that everyone can take-part in. Blooming Bunting believes in building a true connection between ‘Human-Nature’. It celebrates biodiversity, sustainability, creativity and community spirit.

More about the project:
www.facebook.com/bloomingbunting
www.bloomingbunting.com

The Dublin Knit Collective is putting a call out, and asking knitters, crocheters and other fiberistas to join in and create a garden inspired item that will be included in a Nature Inspired Bunting to help turn a dreary lane at Dublin Castle into a bunting filled, nature inspired hanging garden.

I am looking for donations of a handknit/crocheted flower, flowers, leaves, bees, trees, fruits….basically anything you would find in garden.

I need your item(s) before or by Saturday 23rd May. It’s a short lead in time I know, but nothing is impossible, and I do believe in miracles!

This is Knit and The Constant Knitter are our City Centre Drop Off Depots or please contact me if your wish to post it.

The Blooming Bunting organisers aim to have the garden hung by Thursday 28th May, so its up and ready for people to enjoy during the BloomFringe. It’s a short lead in time I know, but nothings impossible…and I do believe in miracles!

I really hope you can join us! It would be an honour to have such creative and inspiring people involved! This project is for everyone! Without participation this project / hanging garden will not be able to grow.

04/05/2015

We love our LYS. …

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Last Saturday 2nd May, Knitters in Dublin braved the rain, wind and conquered a bus strike to participate in the first City Centre Yarn Crawl organised by The DKC  to celebrate Yarn Shop Day at This is Knit and The Constant Knitter.

It was a fun filled day….yarn and knitting!