Posts tagged ‘groups’

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.

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06/05/2014

Knit in the City: Thursday Knit Nights

Looking for a knitting group in Dublin’s city centre? Thursday Knit Night is the group you’ll want to meet.

Originally, This is Knit hosted this knitting group when the shop was located in Blackrock, Co. Dublin. When they moved to the city centre, the knitting group found their home, just around the corner and down the road at The Brooks Hotel on Drury Street. If you pop into This is Knit on a Thursday around 5:30ish to 6pm, you may find a few of the knitters browsing thru the shop, then head over The Brooks. If you’re unsure how to find the venue…just ask the lovely staff at This is Knit.

You’ll see the multi-crafting group in the piano area (occasionally they move into the bar) anytime after 6:30pm. Newcomers and passers by are welcome to join for crafting, chatting, squishing and sampling the whisky/whiskey collection.

Currently, one of the regulars is having a Wollmeise DeStash Sale. For one night only, Thursday 8th May, these skeins are available for the princely sum of €15 each. but you must be able to collect them at The Brook’s Hotel Knit Night on Thursday 8th May after 6:30pm.

Please note: the price is valid for one night only, and does not apply to any skeins that cannot be collected on the night.

17/04/2013

Socially Knitting

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Knitters are gathering all over Dublin to knit and knatter, stitch and bitch, over coffee, tea and cocktails: )

This is a call out to all of you to join a knitworking group…

Check out our Knit in the City page to find a group near you!

26/10/2011

Meet us face to face…SnBs

I am proud to say that Dublin’s knitting scene  has been a flurry of activity.

Our  Christmas countdown has begun over on Twitter with 60 knitting days until the 25th December : )

The Dublin Knit Collective wants to be an enabler and cheer you on, whether you are knitting gifts for your family and friends or just for yourself.

Don’t be shy…

Come on out and join any one of the many knitting meet ups in Dublin. Take a look at our Knit in the City page and show up at any of the venues listed.

Here is a glimpse of that is to come in the next few days:

Thursdays @ The Brooks Hotel…The knitters start arriving from 6pm on, the tables will be grouped together as the knitters trickle throughout the evening

This Friday is Fibre Fun Friday @ The Tea Garden. Knit, crochet, spin, sew…and enjoy a pot of posh tea

Saturdays @ Accents Coffee & Tea Lounge is the venue for the original City Centre SnB.  We love the comfy chairs and sofas…join the knitters from 12 to 2pm

We post our updates on Twitter and Ravelry.  Not  on Twitter? You can see our updates on the right hand side of this website.

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