Knit and enjoy the pleasures of handknit socks…
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:
Chinese New Year, Year of the Snake
This coming Thursday 29 October until Sunday 01 November marks the annual pilgrammage of a large population Ireland’s crocheters, cross stitchers, felters, knitters, quilters, lacemakers, scrapbookers, sewers, spinners, weavers, you get the general idea. All these people will descend on Dublin’s Knitting & Stitching Show to experience a bit of retail therapy, learn a few new skills and meet up with friends from all over Ireland.
If anyone is up for a knitting meet-up during the Show…
Thursday 30 October:
Anyone want to meet for a cup of tea ? A few of the Irish Knitters from Ravelry are planning on meeting in the big restaurant on the right hand side of the hall at 12.30pm and again at 4pm – just look out for anyone wearing a Ravelry badge!
Lately, I have relied heavily on the DKC Ravelry discussion forums and therefore, I apologise for the lack of updates within the blogsphere. In addition, I have passed the odd comment on Twitter under the guise of chicwithstix.
Thank you to everyone who has been sending me updates and picture. I will post them some time this weekend.
On the Ravelry forums, knitters from the This is Knit group have started a KAL for the Owl’s sweater and the popularity of this pattern has grown exponentially within the Dublin knitters.
I will be heading over to the Tea Garden for the Friday night meet up, and hopefully some of you will be working on Owl. Overall, I have heard very good comments about this new fibre fun group and the tea is very good…
We now have a group on Ravelry. The group can be found here or do a search as Dublin Knit Collective.