Archive for ‘SnB’

28/08/2017

It ain’t over until the last knitter goes home

We’ve had a great knitworking summer season. 

Thank you to everyone who joined the Sunday Summer Knitting afternoons and other fiberistic events that welcomed the DKC.

Here are some photos of a Knitworking Summer in Dublin…

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28/05/2017

 SSK?

I am delighted to announce a new collaboration between the DKC and The Constant Knitter. 

This summer, I will be doing what I do best, knitworking and Rosemary will open the Studio for knitters and crocheters on the fourth Sunday during the summer months.

We would be delighted if you can join us on Sunday 25th June / 23rd July / 27th August from 2pm to 4pm.

We’ll put the kettle on, so bring a wip or start a new one and knitwork.

12/04/2017

Trim Knit Nights 

​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.

Hi, I’m Eimear but more commonly known as inkedandcrafty and across Instagram and Ravelry.

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. 

11/02/2017

Knit.Knit.Knit:  13 -19 Feb

Oh the places you can knit this week!

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TUESDAY:

It’s Valentine’s Day, a day for yarn love. Join any of the regular Tuesday night knitting groups in Blanchardstown, Clondalkin or Rathmines.

M1 Knitting: Bring your knitting, crochet, needlework 7pm to 9pm Light House Cinema, Smithfield.

WEDNESDAY:

The Hopsack at The Swan Centre with the DKC for a  Knit & Healthy social evening from 5:30pm to 7:45pm.

THURSDAY: 

Progressing along with the KAL 2017 with the Brooks Knitters? It’s not too late to join their knit along at the Brooks Hotel from 6 :30pm.

SATURDAY:

Relax and knit at Accents Coffee and Tea Lounge from 12pm – 2pm

For more knitting groups check out Knitworking, 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.

29/01/2017

Knit.Knit.Knit: 30 Jan – 5 Feb

So now you’ve started knitting (again) and want to join a knitting group?

Well read on…

Check out the Knitworking page and look for a group that suits your location and/or schedule. There are several knitting groups that are not on my radar so ask around… your LYS, a Facebook knitting/craft group or your  local café. 

Location…location…location… knitters will just about knit anywhere.

Monday 30th January 

 Churchtown knitting and Craft group meet at Glenside Pub from 8pm. In Templeogue, crafters meet in the pub at Faughs GAA Club from 8pm.

Tuesday 31st January 

The Clondalkin Knit n Knatter group meet every other Tuesday of each month.
Venue: Green Isle Hotel at 8pm. All welcome:)
Wednesday 1st February  

It’s Knit & Healthy @ The Hopsack from 5 30pm. Bring your knitting and buy a drink – organic coffee, tea, coconut water….

Thursday 2nd February 

If you live in and around Swords why not join the knit and stitch group who meet every week in from 8pm in the residents lounge of the Carnegie Court Hotel on North St.

If you missed last week’s cast on party at the Brooks Hotel, it is not too late to join the KAL 2017. Join the knitters from 6:30pm

Saturday 4th February 

Looking for a comfy couch to sit and knit on? Accents Coffee and Tea Lounge is the place to be from 12 pm to 2pm

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

01/01/2017

Happy New Knitting Year!

It’s the start of a new knitworking year!

Winter and chilled atmospheric temperatures are bringing out the best of knitting hats, scarves and jumpers.

Join a knitting group or knit along this month and get in on the knitworking action.

The usual knitting groups will be back in the City Centre, Blanchardstown, Clondalkin, Churchtown, Finglas, Rathmines, Tallaght, Templeogue…. 

Keep an eye out for yarn crawls, pop up SnB’s,  and other events in 2017!

Traditionally, I”ve hosted a Sock Knit Along every January.

This year, I will be working toward Knitting Goal # 1: 12 Socks in 2017.

1)  Stash dive, pick a yarn, any sock yarn in your stash.

2)  Choose a pattern, a cuff down or toe up.

3)   Magic loop or Dpns?

4) Cast on anytime after 01.01.17
5) Join our banter and chat in the DKC Knit Along Facebook group or in the DKC Ravelry discussuion thread.

So who’s in?

31/10/2016

10 years of stitch n bitch

In the coming days, I will be celebrating ten years in Ireland.  It’s hard to believe that I’ve been a part of Dublin’s knitting scene for a decade.

My first interaction with the knitters of Ireland was on an online Yahoo discussion forum called Stitch n Bitch IE several months prior to my move to Dublin.
I remember my very first knit social outing was a the City Centre Stitch n Bitch in a coffee shop on Westmoreland Street. It was well attend by several knitters from the Yahoo group,  who to this day I still keep in touch with and are good friends.

To celebrate my ten years of knitworking in Dublin,  I will be giving away a skein of my handspun, approximately 100m of corridale in fingering weight

All you have to do is post a comment below. Competition closes Saturday 5th November 2016 at midnight, when I will randomly select a winner.  Sorry, but the contest is only open to residents of the Republic of Ireland & Northern Ireland.

My ten year anniversary celebration will be ongoing throughout the year and well into 2017. So watch this space…

On a knitworking note,  join me in town this coming Saturday 5th November,  as I knit off  at City Centre SnB – Accents Coffee & Tea Lounge from 12pm to 2pm. Then I plan to head over to my favourite lunch spot for some Lebanese food  (just pop me a message if you plan to come along).
 

31/10/2016

Trick or Treat….

It’s a Happy Hallowe’en at KNiT HQ!

Once the last treat is given out, it’s time to start planning for my favourite holiday, Christmas!

But before you all start moaning bah humbug, let’s get on with the here and now.  

Reminder:  the Churchtown stitching and craft group will be meeting on Tuesday at the Glenside Pub from 8pm.