Posts tagged ‘competition’

21/02/2010

the 2010 irish blog awards nominations…

I am totally chuffed. Thank you for the 2010 Irish Blog Award nomination. The Awards ceremony will be held on 27 March in Galway.

Congratulations to my fellow fibre friends who have also made the 2010 nomination list and good luck to all the nominees.

Aran Brew

Half a Dream Away

This is Knit

She Knit Up that Ball

The Woolly Way of Ireland

Etsy Ireland

Thread Bear’s Picnic

Knitting Neels

Amazed Knitter’s Patterns

20/02/2010

Planning ahead…

Upcoming DKC SnB: Wednesday 03 March 2010 from 6pm to 8:30pm. This will be our Pre-St. Paddy’s Day Celebration and our theme will be Green with Envy…

Bring along anything green to swap, sell, or generally show off any fibre-related item(s) that would make any knitter or crocheter green with envy

Venue: The Chocolate Bar from 18:00h to 20:30h

Announcing the upcoming theme for our Sock Club…

A picture is worth a thousand socks.

We have posted a picture for each month, and we want to see how you can use your creativity, imagination and originality to knit socks for April, May or June.

We’ll be offering a prize for each month for our favourite pair of socks.  Let’s see those socks!

Have fun sock knitters….

April

May

June


17/01/2010

spinspinspinspin….

There is a new group in town, The Dublin Spinning Group will have monthly spin-ins on the last Sunday of each month.

Spinners are invited to bring their wheels or drop spindle to the inaugural spin-in on Sunday 31 January, to the balcony area in the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre.

Here’s some general info:

* The balcony is located just a few metres away from the entrance to the car park if you plan to drive into town.

* The car park entrance fee is approximately 2 to 3 euro an hour.

* The Balcony is next to the lift, so no stair-climbing needed.

* The area has great light coming in from the skylight roof.

* The Balcony is next to the lift, so no stair-climbing needed.

* It is not a café, so you may want to bring in your own from home baked goods (but not necessary for those of us who do not bake). There is an abundance coffee shopsin the area that will provide takeaway.

* There are chairs and benches.

* The Balcony is next to This is Knit, in case you have a roving or spindle emergency.

Exciting Announcements for the first spin-in:

* This is Knit is sponsoring a spot spinning raffle prize for the first meeting on the 31st January.

* Gaiety Girl Fibre Arts is rewarding the first person to knit something from their Sunday handspun, with a prize.

SPINSPINSPINSPIN….

Note:  A huge thank you to kneehigh, an enthusiastic enabler.

08/11/2009

Dublin Knit Collective X-FACTOR Challenge…

Do you have the The X-Factor???  Join the DKC X-Factor Challenge, no auditions required, only a passion to knit.

 Do you have what it takes to design or find a pattern to knit any one of  these items? 

  • The Louis Walshcloth
  • The Simon Cowl
  • The Cheryl Colesy (as in teacosy, coffee cup cosy, hotwater bottle cosy,etc.)
  • The Danni Mi Toque (it is what the Canadians call a hat)
  • The DerMitten O’Leary

 

Make  your entry an instant gratification project (make it a quick knit)  or as complex and complicated as you can. 

Details:

  1.  Competition is open to members of the Dublin Knit Collective Ravelry forum group.
  2.  Post your picture of the finished project by midnight (Dublin time) December 4th on the DKC forum (Link will be provided closer to the posting date)
  3. The winners are chosen by YOU;  the voting Ravelry  public.  Click the LOVE button from December 5th until December 11th

Did we mention prizes*?  Yes, thank you to our prize sponsors:

chicwithstix

gaietygirl.etsy.com

kneehigh

lhogan.etsy.com

swannandsmerlin.etsy.com

theconstantknitter.ie

The Yarn Room

This is Knit

*prize list to tba