Today, I welcome guest blogger, Eimear and her online persona, inkedandcrafty. I hope you’ll enjoy this post and continue to follow her creative adventures online.
I was a lonely solo knitter as work didn’t allow for me to attend daytime knitting groups locally or for travelling into Dublin for the groups there, and my sister who is also a knitter lives about 190km away.
I was sad and jealous of the knit nights I was seeing online and for a long time I toyed with the idea of starting a knit night locally myself – I’m based in Trim, Co. Meath.
As a blow in, I was worried would anybody be interested so I decided to bite the bullet in October 2016 and started one.
Five knit nights later I would class it as a roaring success. We have more and more people each time we meet.
For the moment we meet once per month in our local Costa, although the frequency may increase in time. We are a mixed bag of new and experienced crafters from all walks of life with different interests. We have knitters, crocheters, a spinner and many other crafters.
I wanted this group to be really inclusive and welcoming for all, somewhere we could sit and chat, and I’m delighted to say it seems to be working out really well!
Follow me on instagram or join our Trim Knit Night Ravelry group to find out more details. And thanks to my super supportive husband for designing my poster!
Thank you so much, Eimear for sharing your experience and success in starting a knit night.
Update: The Trim Knit Knit has become quite popular and now meet the first Friday and third Thursday of each month in Costa Coffee on Loman Street in Trim, Co. Meath.