Archive for August, 2016


Knitworking with Creative Carmen

Last Saturday I caught up with the City Centre SnB (aka The Accents Knitting group). 

I was absolutely facinated with Carmen’s latest recycling projects.

She was making a flower pot from a recycled water jug and adding a crocheted edge with raffia.

Also she was using an ingenious yarn holder that she made from a regular water bottle.

Carmen is a Spanish artist who cares about our environment. She designs and creates the most interesting accessories from jewellery to handbags using things from our day to day life. 


KNIT Culture Night

We had so much fun making knitters at last year’s Culture Night…we’ve been invited to do it again.

Join us for Dublin Culture Night on Friday 16th September 2016.

It’s a night of KNiT Culture ​with Jackie, Laura & Diane at a special KNiT session. They will introduce you to the art of knit & purl and all the fun stuff that happens at a typical knit night in Dublin.

Venue:  The Constant Knitter, 88 Francis Street. Dublin 8.

Time: 6pm to 9pm


Pints ‘n Purls 2016

Mountain Man Brewing Co. know that  knitters are drawn to the craft beer scene. @mountainmansue a.k.a. Sue Cullen is the knitter behind the Pints ‘n Purls gathering coming to the Irish Craft Beer Festival on Thursday 8th September 2016.

Bring your knitting and cleanse your palate for an evening of Irish craft beer tastings.

I hope you’ll join me as I knit, sample craft beer with a bit of live Tweeting as @TheDKC from the RDS.

No need to sign up….just head over to the RDS on Thursday 8th September  from 7pm.

Ticket and admission info is on the website .

The Dublin Knit Collective have 4 tickets for Admission up for grabs.

To enter the competition just name a knitting pattern designed by an Irish or Irish-based designer, in the comments below by 8pm Sunday 28th August 2016.

Competition is now closed….

Congratulations to Rebecca and Hazwool winners of a pair of tickets to Pints n Purls


Is summer over?

As August starts to wind down, I start gearing up for the new knitworking events for the fall season.

We kick off the live Tweeting and now Instagraming from the RDS on Thursday 8th September for Pints ‘n Purls. Watch for our competition to win an admission ticket.

Save the date for Knit Culture Friday 16th September at The Constant Knitter. We have a special KNiT session to introduce you to knit and purl and other things! Details to follow…