25/05/2017

P/hop Raffle

There are lovely sock yarn prize packs to be won as part of the P/hop Trunk Show this past weekend.

Raffle tickets are still available at The Constant Knitter until the weekend. All proceeds go to  P/hop for MSF.

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21/05/2017

You Spin Me Round

Creative spinning has taken over much of my free time since April. Take a peak over at the  Irish Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers’ website to see what I’m up to over there.

My spinning mojo has returned with the musical inspiration of one of my favourite dance tunes.  As I spin my spindle round and round, my fibre stash is undergoing a metamorphosis. 

Roving is magically turning into beautiful  handspun.

15/05/2017

P/HOP is Coming to Dublin 

Did you see the latest ” I’ll be there! “post over on my Facebook page

I am absolutely delighted that the P/Hop Trunk Show is coming to Dublin this Sunday.

For those of you wondering, p/hop, is a charity knitting project that raises funds for the emergency medical aid organisation, Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders

P/HOP Co-ordinator, Heidi a.k.a. @readysetstitch will be at The Constant Knitter  with a selection of p/hop’s accessories that we, knitters just love to knit. I can’t wait to see the samples of shawls, cowls, socks and hats.

This event will be my opportunity to learn more about p/hop’s charitable efforts and how I can get involved.  

I hope you’ll knitwork with me to find out why MSF is my charity of choice.







15/04/2017

Happy Easter weekend…

I hope you enjoy your Easter weekend

and keep knitting!

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. 

02/04/2017

Knitworking in Dublin 

City Centre, Rathmines, Blanchardstown, Churchtown,  Clondalkin, Smithfield, Finglas, The Liberties,  Templeogue, Fairview, Glasthule, Rathfarnham,  Tallaght, Dun Laoghaire, Booterstown, Donaghmeade, Swords…

These are areas in Dublin where Knitters hang out.
For more details and info check our list of knitting groups here.

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 ! 

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.