Archive for ‘KNITTING in the NEWS’

26/02/2017

Knit.Knit.Knit: 27th Feb – 5th Mar

Ever wonder what happens at a knitting group and how to join?

Knitworking is a list of knitting & stitching / craft groups found on the Knitworking page of The Dublin Knit Collective website.

  1.  Pick a group you want to join, all levels of knitters and the curious are welcome at knitting groups listed on our Knitworking page (which is updated weekly ).
  2. The groups listed in our directory are social meet ups, and knitting lessons are not part of the meeting. 
  3. Most of the groups meet in a café or pub and if you don’t see a knitter when you arrive, just ask the staff, who will point you in the right direction
  4. Most venues do not charge a booking or rental fee for the space; we support our local business community by ordering an item or two from their menu while we’re knitting away for a couple of hours.
  5. Sit back with a coffee, tea, or cake , knitting project and enjoy your experience at a stitch n bitch.

  
If you been on social media lately, you may have heard me promoting my new knitworking sessions, Knit & Healthy at The Hopsack in Rathmines. It’s a good old fashioned Stitch ‘n Bitch in my favourite health food shop/café.

This Wednesday 1st March from 5:30pm to 7:45pm, I’ll have a selection of yarn and knitting needles for anyone that would like to try their hand at knitting with circular needles.

19/02/2017

Knit.knit.knit: 20 – 26 Feb

I enjoy the company of other knitters and if you are newbie to knitting groups take a look at our list of knitting and craft groups in and around Dublin.

These knitting groups welcome all levels of knitters. Join a group, buy a tea or coffee and enjoy the company of like minded people.

New to our listing is a knitting group in Templeogue. They meet every Wednesday evening in the Spawell Pub.

This Wednesday I will be joining the crafters at TOG Hackerspace from 7pm to 9pm. I look forward to checking out the craft and knitting scene in Dublin 8.

A reminder that Sunday 26th February is the Dublin Chicks  with Sticks meet up at Costa Coffee.

14/02/2017

Yarn Love….

Happy Valentine’s Day ! 

06/02/2017

Knit.Knit.Knit: 6-12 Feb

Here is a small list of what’s in store for the week:
Tuesday 

Knitters in Dun Laoghaire  meet every Tuesday in Starbucks from 5:30pm.

Wednesday:  

New to the list is craft group in Dublin 8. If you”re in the area join them from 7pm to 9pm.

If you would like to knit in a yarn/coffee shop, head on over to Winnie’s Craft Café in Boorerstown from 7pm to 9pm.

Sunday:

Costa Coffee on Nassau StreetStreet  with the Dublin Chicks with Sticks from 12pm to 2:30pm

How about a meeting of spinners, weavers and dyers? Their monthly gathering at The Constant Knitter from 2pm to 4:30pm is a relaxing social to take your spindle or spinning wheel out for a Sunday spin.

 

Knitworking is a page on the DKC that I update frequently. It’s a work in progress listing of knitting and craft groups who meet in and around Dublin that fall under my radar.

02/02/2017

Craft nights @ TOG

Dublin 8 has an awesome Craft Night where crafty folks can hangout and work on their projects at the TOG Hackerspace.

This crafty bunch are knitters, crocheters, sewists, embroiderers, quilters meet every second Wednesday. 

It is free for anyone to attend, and all are welcome. There is a Meetup group for the space where people can RSVP to give the organisers a better idea of numbers, but it’s not required, you can just show up on the night.

There is a kitchen where you can make a cup of tea or coffee, and a tuck shop for snacks and soft drinks, or you’re welcome to bring in your own.
 The dates for this quarter:

Wednesday 8th & 22nd February 

Wednesday 8th & 22nd March

 Time: 7pm to 9pm

Venue: Dublin Tog Hackerspace, 22 Blackpitts 

 

25/01/2017

Brooks in Dublin KAL 2017

If you love knit alongs just as much as I do then you’ll may want to join the Brooks in Dublin KAL 2017

The theme for this year’s KAL is be nice to yourself and knit whatever you want!  Now that’s a brilliant and very flexible knit along. I’m in!!

Official cast is at tomorrow’s knit night at The Brooks Hotel on Drury Street from 6:30pm.

If you can’t join in personally, just cast on wherever you are and hopefully you’ll be able to join them in the future. The group meet every Thursday from 6:30pm.

22/01/2017

Knit.Knit.Knit: 23-29 Jan


Just to highlight several knitting groups in and around Dublin this week.

Tues 23rd
Blanchardstown: Starbucks 7pm to 9pm
Knit in Rathmines: Rody Bolands 7pm to 9pm
Dun Laoghaire: Starbucks 5pm to 7pm

Wed 24th

Winnie’s Craft Café: 7pm to 9pm

Tallaght Library: 6pm to 9pm

Thurs 26th

Brooks Hotel: from 6:30pm. It’s cast on knit/crochet night for Brook in Dublin KAL 2017. The theme for this year’s knit along  is be nice to yourself and knit whatever you want!

Swords, Co. Dublin: knitting group meets from 8-10pm in the residents lounge of the Carnegie Court Hotel on North St. 

Sat 28th

Accents Knitting Group: 12pm to 2pm. This knitting group are on What’s App for the latest updates and instant messaging. Let me know if you wish to be added on the list by sending me an email dublinknitcollective@gmail.com

Sun 29th

Chicks with Sticks: Costa Coffee on Dawson Street 12pm to 2:30pm
​All are welcome to join these social groups.  Just bring your knitting,  buy a an item or two from their menu as you are supporting the local business community. Sit back and enjoy the company.

21/01/2017

Knitworking with The DKC

Knitworking is a word I use all over social media. It evolved from stitch n bitch, knit n knatter, knitting meet ups. 

image from knitworking.co.uk

Knitwork originates from the word, network, and the Oxford dictionary defines it as: 

A group of people who exchange information and contacts for professional or social purposes.

So, I adapted  this definition to:

Knitworking:  To interact with other knitters to exchange information and develop professional or social contacts.

This past week, my knitworking passion received an honourable  mentioned from Nadia of the Cottage Lover’s Notebook, on this blogpost and the CLN podcast episode 7. Please go and click on the links to read n listen. You’ll love it!

On another knitworthy note….

The DKC Knit and Healthy night at The Hopsack last Wednesday turned out to be a Sock Knit Night. 

Lovely to see a few knitters turn out and join in with their sock projects. 

Also, today several knitters will be participating in the Women’s March Dublin.

Keep an eye out for those wearing the #pussyhats.

I was able to knit one up this week and gave it away to an American student who will be marching  today.

It was a good week…
  

11/01/2017

Knit & Healthy

Are you passionate about knitting and embracing a healthy lifestyle?  Join the Dublin Knit Collective’s (DKC) quest to create a knitworthy and healthy lifestyle.

Knitworking with the DKC returns to The Hopsack with a brand new look and focus, Knit & Healthy. 

Rathmines’ health food shop, The Hopsack has undergone an expansion and renovation. There is a new seating area, a yummy and healthy salad bar, pizza slices and desserts. Also, popular with the DKC are the organic coffee, tea and amazing smoothies.

Bring your knitting project and join the DKC at the first Knit & Healthy meeting of 2017….

Date: Wednesday 18th January

Time:  5:30pm to 7:45pm

Venue:  The Hopsack in the Swan Shopping Centre, Rathmines.

Next Knit & Healthy dates:

Wednesday 1st February
Wednesday 15th February

09/01/2017

The DKC in 2017

I am living through a knitting revolution as a knit enthusiast. My passion for this thing called knitting has transformed itself from a hobby to a lifestyle.

The Dublin Knit Collective started off as a blog where I chronicled the knitting scene in Dublin.

The Dublin Knit Collective was a place to brew knitwit ideas with other knitters when discussion online forums on Ravelry and Yahoo Chat popped up on the internet.
With the explosion of social media, the Dublin Knit Collective transformed into a persona as @TheDKC on Twitter. 

I found myself as @TheDKC live Tweeting events and interacting with other Twitter knitters in Ireland and the UK.

There are many times when my social life has revolved around the online and offline  knitting community in Ireland.

From blogger to enabler of Knitworking events, which are are social gatherings with other knitters throughout the city.

I engage in taking knitting out of the home and out on the town either at a café, pub or other places where I find myself just knitting….

2017 will be an exciting year….