Posts tagged ‘collective’

07/10/2015

Meeting the Knitters @ Nutgrove

If you haven’t heard by now, Dublin has a very active knit social. There are knitting groups all over Dublin meeting almost every day of the week. A fair number slip by my radar, and are not all listed on the Knitworking Page.

In the early years of the Dublin Knit Collective, I often attended the different knitting groups in Dublin. I remember taking photos of knitters with their wips and FO with my point and shoot digital camera, then going home to upload the photos on my computer then writing a blogpost. This was in 2007!

Fast forward to 2015, and the DKC keeps touch with knitting groups through social media without leaving the comforts of Knitting HQ.

Now that, I am creatively Filofaxing and planning my schedule on paper I am more organised with my time and able to plan on getting out there to meet knitters face to face.

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My first autumn outing was to a knitting group in Rathfarnham. It was started by one of my lovely knitterly friends, Anne. It’s humble beginnings started at the Ballyroan Community Centre, moved on to the Cafe in the Three Rock Rovers Hockey Club and now has found a home at Costa Coffee in Nutgrove, Rathfarnham and what a lovely knitting venue this makes… I am so jealous of the natural light, sunshine and panoramic windows with a great view of the Dublin Mountains!

I immediately noticed how their enthusiasm and passion for knitting feeds off one another and I quickly spread to my creative spirit. These ladies have been knitting Stephen West’s Color Craving, a shawl with an interesting shape and with the right colour combination, would make an amazing fashion accessory.

I would love to return to this knitting group and see these wips become FOs by:

siberianwhite, harveykate and paulineOS

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This group of experienced knitters are serious about their knitting and luxury yarns, there definitely was no acrylic here on that Friday. I love how yarn snobbery is the underlying drive of knitting these beautiful FOs these ladies showed off and modelled for me.

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Yarn snobs are knitters who quite simply have excellent taste and exacting standards when creating beautiful knitwear.

15/05/2015

Finished for Friday: Josephina

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Finished for Friday… It’s always a pleasure to see a FO (finished object) Dublin knitter, Victoria completed The Josephina Shawl. It looks and feels amazingly soft. It’s a pattern with texture and the use of three colourways gives this accessory plenty of pairings with just about any outfit in her wardrobe.

02/02/2013

What’s New: Marino Fairview Knitting & Crochet Circle

Marino/Fairview, Dublin 3 is an area with a diverse population, so Helen came up with an idea to organise a local and affordable meet up so people could exchange ideas and crafting skills on a monthly basis.

February’s meet up will be held on Wednesday 13th February from 8pm in a local hall that has kindly offered the craft group a space for a very affordable fee. The cost – including tea / coffee andsome nice biscuits, is €4.

27/01/2013

The Dublin Knit Collective Sock Club 2013

Knit and enjoy the pleasures of handknit socks…

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I know January 2013 is winding down, and I’m only getting around to writing this blogpost about this the Dublin Knit Collective Sock Club in our Ravelry discussion group. Now in our third year, this sock club is open to everyone. There are no membership fees to join, no waiting lists and best of all, no purchase is necessary; unless you need sock yarn, dpn’s (double pointed needles) or circular needles from your favourite LYS.

The DKC Sock Club is challenging the sock knitter (& crocheter, too) to use your imagination and creativity to create a pair of socks anytime throughout the year.

I hope you will join me on Ravelry and knit a pair of socks throughout the month of February based on anyone of these themes:

Mardi Gras
Chinese New Year, Year of the Snake
Valentine’s Day