Not going to Edinburgh Festival next weekend? No need to feel envious of your fellow fibre mates who are livin' it up at this year's Scottish yarn festival. Knitters here and around Dublin can have experience the fun and frolics too! The Hopsack's Knitting Club (hosted by yours truly) will cast on next weekend, Friday… Continue reading Missing out on EYF?
To My Wonderful Knitting & Crafting Friends, I haven't had the time to prepare or write any blogposts for Weekend Knit Notes nor did I have the positive energy to host any Knitworking events. I have travelled a long and winding road these past few months. There has been a few cracks on the footpath… Continue reading A time for reflection
Today's Weekend Knit Notes is a story about my mother's creative spirit over on my other blog, Eclectic Notebook.
I have a passionate obsession for paper notebooks and planners. Have you noticed a trend with knitwear designers who have caught on and released some really cool notebooks? I usually keep track of my knit notes in several places, however, this month I moved back into an A5 notebook after seeing so many creative knitting… Continue reading My Knitting Journal
Hi, my name is Diane, I am 53 years bold. I live in a diverse housing estate in urban Dublin, where our home is sandwiched between two other terraced dwellings. The thin walls separate the pitter patter of children on each side. Inside you'll find my home cluttered with all my craft supplies and yarn,… Continue reading Will the real Dublin knitter please yarn forward
I've past the halfway point of Socktober. I've abandoned all hope of knitting two socks at a time.I believe that I knit faster when I have one sock on the needles.Absolutely delighted with my Walking on a Monet socks and had it's first outing with a brand new pair of clogs.Next up on the needles… Continue reading Knock your socks off
Welcome to Socktober. It's a month long celebration of sock knitting. I have never had much success at knitting two socks on one circular needle. I easily got frustrated when my yarn tangled and twisted around the cable of my knitting needle. I am once again attempting this method of casting on for two socks… Continue reading Knit 2 for the effort of 1
Welcome back September! After an amazing hot and sunny summer of 2018, I am bursting with creative energy. I spent my summer drop spindle spinning as my alter ego, Urban Spinner. I spun close to one kilometre of eye popping handspun. There's plenty of inspirational ideas for my autumn/winter challenge to Knit de Fleece, and… Continue reading Hello September!
The thing I've always loved about knitting is the sense of unlimited possibility in two stitches, knit and purl. I can manipulate yarn and knitting needles to make something marvelous, whether it be a shawl, sweater or a pair of socks. When I cast on a new project, I think for a minute about the… Continue reading If our handknits could talk
*There was no financial transaction for writing this post. I only received personal satisfaction when washing my handknits* The DKC Weekender A blogpost for weekend reading. Every stitch in my handknit shawl is a labour of intensified love to create something special. I was introduced to Eucalan, wool wash 14 years ago by the staff… Continue reading Where there’s wool, I use Eucalan