August 2009

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All wound up!

Yarn Samples

We have been getting lots of lovely samples ready for the Yarn Tasting next week – here’s just a selection from Rowan… There’s Big Wool, Cocoon, Felted Tweed, the gorgeous new Lima yarn and, of course, Kidsilk Haze!! I can’t wait until Thursday… I just want to dive in with my needles right now!

Little Cake

I had the pleasure of spending the past two days in the company of the very lovely Louisa Harding. She has kindly gifted us with a signed copy of her latest book “Little cake” and a pack of ten hanks of one of her new yarns – Willow Tweed – to raffle at the Yarn Tasting event next week!

In addition we will have some of the most beautiful garments from that pattern book for you all to try on. Really, ALL of the garments are very yummy but there were only so many I could fit on the plane!!

Don’t forget to RSVP to yarntasting [at] thisisknit [dot] ie – and be in with a chance to taste for free!

Yarn Tasting

Yarn yarn everywhere and you don’t know where to start?

The new Autumn/Winter ranges are flying into the shop at the moment and it can be hard to decide on where to begin with those all-important winter knitting projects…

Introducing the very first This is Knit Yarn Tasting Event! Don’t get overwhelmed by the range of colours, textures and fibres on offer – try before you buy!

How will it work?

We’re taking over “The Loft” exhibition space on the top floor of the Powerscourt Centre for one full Thursday evening – the 27th of August from 6pm to 8pm.

There we will have over twenty different yarns on tasting – silks, merinos and mohairs, from lace weights to chunky, from far-flung places and closer to home. Bring your knitting needles and crochet hooks so you can tuck in to as many samples as possible on the evening! There will be plenty of finished garments available to try on too – many of them from the brand new Autumn/Winter pattern books.

Tea/coffee and wine will be available as refreshment throughout the evening.

Yarn Tasting vouchers will be available to purchase in the shop from Thursday the 20th of August but we will also have them “on the door”. Each voucher will entitle you to one yarn sample and they are priced as follows:

5 vouchers €8.75
10 vouchers €15.00
15 vouchers €18.75
20 vouchers €20.00

Vouchers are redeemable for one sample of each yarn per person.

If you would like to attend please RSVP to yarntasting [at] thisisknit [dot] ie (removing the spaces and square brackets).

See you soon for an evening of the best quality yarns and the opportunity to try them all!

New Yarn!

Lots of gorgeous new yarn has made its way on to the website in the past few days… Why not click here to see nearly seven pages of yarny goodness?