More in the way of Clapotis

We love Noro and we lurve Lorna’s Laces and we absolutely adore Kate Gilbert’s Clapotis. And so we have been running a little Clapotis Knitalong through the main site over the past few months and you can view the “back catalogue” here. I’m going to start using this blog to post new pictures and you will be able to access Clapotis-Only posts by clicking on the Clapotis Knitalong category in the side bar.

So here’s a quick round up of the as-yet-unfeatured:

Caroline’s Clapotis Caroline Clapotis Larger Detail

This is Caroline C’s almost, almost finished Clapotis in Lion and Lamb Gold Hill. Bearing in mind she sent me these photos back around the time of the Knitting and Stitching Show I am sure she was wearing it proudly over Christmas.

Jacqui SW Clapotis Detail J SW Clapotis Large J SW Clapotis Ready

And then we have Jacqui’s second Clapotis, this one from Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted in Lakeview. It was send off to Jacqui’s Mum before Christmas and was very well received.

Kate Clapotis Detail Kate Clapotis

Most recently we have Kate’s Mini Clapotis in Lion and Lamb Watercolour. Kate came in to us in Blackrock recently and she glows when she wears this. She says she has received lots of compliments on it and a nearly equal amount of requests for knitted gifts. Funny that…

The Knitalong is ongoing and open ended so send us your pictures or join in at any time you like :)

Knitting at the Pictures

Sara posted this link over on the SnB Ireland yahoo group and is hoping to organise a similar event here.

A Knit At The Movies (from Evening Times)

Sounds like great fun!

Oh, to view the SnB Ireland discussion group you will have to sign in with your Yahoo ID (or create one) and then have your membership approved.  It won’t take long and it’s a great place to get in touch with knitters from all over Ireland.

Date set for next Beginners’ Class

Fellow friendly knitting enthusiast confirmed, venue booked and plenty of takers – the next Knitting for Beginners Class is set for Sunday the 11th of February from 2 to 4.30 pm.

I’ll send out a group email to all of you that have enquired to date but we can squeeze in one or two more so drop me a line if you would like to join us :)

 Aileen will be with us again and I’m looking forward to a great afternoon of knitting fun!

In the spirit of symmetry

I’m not hung up on symmetry. I can handle mismatched stripes in my Noro cardigan. I deliberately shy away from trying to tame hand dyed yarns to get matching socks. Perhaps I have a very slightly rebellious side :)

I wouldn’t be particularly superstitious either but, with this being the inaugural TIK blog post, I felt a bit of symmetry might be a nice touch. So here it goes.

Helen McC’s Socks

These are Helen McC’s very gorgeous socks, made from Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock yarn in the “Lakeview” colourway. Please forgive the terrible picture – it really does not do these beauties justice – but we were testing out Jacqui’s new mobile camera (ok – we forgot the real one).

The symmetry lies in the fact that Helen was the first TIK customer and we couldn’t have wished for a better one. On the first day in our small stall at the Blackrock Market she was power walking past when she stopped short and pulled up abruptly. Her mouth nearly dropped to the floor as she exclaimed “Wool!” at the top of her voice and immediately whipped out her mobile to call her best friend (also a Helen, now affectionately called “Helen 2”) to break the good news!

And the superstition? We actually consider her something of a good luck charm and since that day we have expanded our range, opened the online shop, moved into our self-contained shop unit within the market, attended the Knitting and Stitching Show, began running classes (Helen’s socks were started during out “Introduction to Sock Knitting” class) and, best of all, we have met many wonderful, witty and friendly knitters and generally had an absolute ball.

Shop

So thanks to Helen (1&2!) and to everyone that has supported us so far. Through this blog we hope to better be able to keep you all up to date with TIK news and updates. We are also considering moving the customer knits gallery over as I should be able to update it more often that way. Keep sending us in your photos – we love to see what you are working on :)

Happy Knitting Everyone!