June 2008

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Don’t forget our very first Hand Spinning Class is set to run this Saturday and the very lovely Diane will be sharing her skills with us!

There are a few places available and the cost is €35 per person. This includes tuition, an Ashford Student Drop Spindle and enough roving to get you started spinning. :)

Please call or email us if you would like to book a space.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Four Day Blitz Sale!

There are some great discounts and bargains to be had at TIK from this Thurs 19th to Sun 26th June.

Just some of the fantastic offers are:

Noro Cash Island: Was €11.90 Now €8.00
Rowan 4-ply Soft: Was €6.75 Now €5.00
Noro Cash Iroha: Was €8.50 Now €6.00
Araucania Copihue: Was €7.50 Now €4.00
Silk Garden Lite: Was €8.50 Now €6.00
Kidsilk Aura: Was €9.50 Now €8.00
Patagonia Cotton: Was €11.50 Now €8.00

But there are lots more goodies to be snapped up at not-to-be-repeated prices! Special offer prices available for four days only!

Come early to get the best picks!!! :)

(Sale prices will be available in store only, and not online. Terms & conditions apply)

Due to popular demand we have expanded our range of classes for June and July.

In the Intermediate category we have:

Professional Finishing on Saturday the 28th of June from 10.30 – 13.00
Knit a Baby Gift Class on Saturday the 12th of July from 10.30 – 13.00

For the Beginners there will be:

Next Steps in Knitting on Saturday the 19th of July from 10.30 – 13.00

And for the colour enthusiasts there are two more dyeing workshops:

Sunday July 6th from 13.00 – 16.30

Sunday July 20th from 13.00 – 16.30

And don’t forget our first Spinning Class! This will be held on Saturday the 5th of July from 10.30 – 13.00

As always, spaces book up fast, so don’t be disappointed, contact us soon!

Twink popped in to us yesterday and she was wearing her completed Silk Garden “Design 26″ Cardigan from the Noro Mini Knits book. Of course, a bit of a photoshoot was in order…

With some very pretty buttons…

A while back Mary L also finished up this beauty…

“Inti” from Mirasol Book 2, using Cotanani yarn.

I wonder if Ireland is ready for this? Just reassure your friends and loved ones that if they happen to be accosted on the street this week by a wild-eyed person, knitting in one hand, camera in the other, coffee balanced precariously in between (for the stamina) and flyer between their teeth that it is all (quite seriously) in good fun!

All Scavenger Hunt entrants should now have their challenges. If you haven’t received yours then please contact us asap :)

We got a little head start on the whole WWKIP thing this Bank Holiday Weekend while we traded at the Docklands Maritime Festival…

There’s Carrie attracting lots of attention with her “portable” knitting needles :)

We managed to knit a giant scarf, not once, not twice, but three times over the weekend. This is just one of the finished versions:

We also met lots of new people who enjoyed browsing the range of knitting kits, yarn, needles and buttons which we brought with us…

Elana did her own bit for the KIP cause, while modelling the shrug that is featured in one of the knitting kits (we call it the Simple Lace Shrug)…

I love that image of city centre knitting! Elana and a cement truck… sure why not?!? Hopefully Stephen’s Green will have a little less vehicular traffic on the 14th of June :)

We did have a slightly more relaxing view to the rear of the marquee… Yarn and the Liffey…

And we had great fun launching “The Dublin Dye Company” Hand Painted Sock Yarn, including this beautiful skein which Averil (Ravelry Link) named in honour of the very festival it was purchased at. Hi Averil!

And after all that hard work… well… you know… didn’t we deserve it? ;)

Thanks Siobhan (more in the way of Ravelry there) for the cheeky photo!!

Don’t forget everyone: the WWKIP Scavenger Hunt Competition will begin this Saturday so if you were considering signing up to take part get your entries in quick smart!! The grand prize for this competition is just fantastic and we’re sure you’ll have a lot of fun trying to win it!! If you missed the details the first time around they are all here.

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Just to let everyone know that Aileen is running her Design Classes again this month, but we were a little behind schedule on the announcement due to preparations for the festival at the Docklands last weekend (more of that shortly…). The first class is this evening (I told you we were a little behind!) but we are keeping the sign-ups open for anyone who would like to join in from next Wednesday night and do a three week course.

In this class you will be guided through the process of designing a knit from the yarn of your choice and in the style of your choice. The finished garment will be a custom-fit, made-to-measure, one-of-a-kind piece of knitterly genius (or pretty close) and you’ll get to have great fun socialising with other knitters while you make it. So, how does that sound? Would you like to join us? Go on! :)

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