Win a fabulous prize pack in our Instagram Challenge!

How would you like to win this gorgeous set of goodies?  Follow us on Instagram, and join in our photo challenge, and this prize pack could be all yours!

The Prize for our Instagram Challenge

We are re-launching our Instagram Challenge today, as the “how to enter” side of things wasn’t as clear as we had hoped. (Sorry about that!)

We would like to inspire you all to craft and share images of your fibre adventures, and your everyday life, using a series of photo prompts.  There are other challenges out there which give a prompt every day, but we decided on a more relaxed format: post 8 pictures over the course of 4 weeks, in whatever order suits you best.

TIK Instagram Challenge - Photo Prompts

How to enter:

  1. Of course, you’ll need to be on Instagram.  If you don’t have an account there already, then this is a great excuse to sign up (and to come indulge in all the beautiful yarn-related images to be found there).
  2. Post your pictures to your feed and include the hashtag #tikinstacomp in the caption/comments below the image.
  3. If your account is set to “public” then we will be able to see your entries automatically. For private accounts you will need to be sure we are following you (please message us with your details and then approve our request to follow you).
  4. The new closing date is the 31st of July. We’ll then draw one winner at random from all completed entries.

So what’s in the prize pack?

  • A full pack of hand dyed Sock Minis from S Twist Wool
  • A nifty new needle gauge from Townhouse Yarns
  • A selection of beautiful etched coconut colour-coordinating buttons from Textile Garden
  • The wonderful “Inspired by Islay”, full of gorgeous designs by Kate Davies and stunning images taken by her partner Tom Barr.
  • And a pair of our favourite stork scissors (the perfect size for your project bag).

Are you ready to get snapping? We can’t wait to see what you share with us!

Instagram Challenge Announcement

Playing Catch Up

It’s been a blur. These past few weeks have whizzed by in a whirlwind of special guests, trunk shows and visiting tour groups. There has been a sprinkling of knitting in scarce moments in between. It hardly seems possible that June is on the horizon, but on ticks the year, carrying us with it…

Summer Colour by Olann.ie at This is Knit

The “uninitiated” might assume that, for knitters, these summer months are idle, clicking needles stilled in to silence. Thankfully there’s absolutely no reason to press the pause button on our favourite activity. If anything, longer days and better light present only more opportunities to indulge!  Instead we see project bags filled with finer yarns and Instagram feeds filled with golden light.
These longer days are also providing more time to share and to learn, as the students at the Playful Day workshops did just this past weekend.  Kate fostered such a supportive atmosphere in these sessions while sharing her plentiful expertise, and the assembled makers and creatives brought so much to the table themselves with their insightful questions and discussions. We very much look forward to seeing how each of the students will grow and develop their online spaces, and we have a little Instagram challenge planned to build on everything we learned.
Students at the Playful Day Smartphone Photography Workshop
There’s lots more to come this summer, with two July workshops by Justyna Lorkowska just announced, some special birthday celebrations and an in-store Knit Night with Maggie Jackson and guests.  Don’t forget our regular class schedule runs for most of the summer too.

On that note, if you’ve a languishing project that needs seaming then the longer evenings are ideal for the task. Not sure where to start? Take our once-off Finishing School class, and we’ll get you on the right track.

Speaking of finishing, there’s the small matter of a certain Spring KAL to wrap up. In case you missed it, we’ve extended the deadline to this weekend. That means that if you post a photo of your finished project in the Ravelry thread before midnight on Sunday 21st May then you will be in with the chance to win some of the fantastic prizes we have on offer.

So. Let the grass grow… there’s knitting to be done.

Carpino sweater in progress for our Spring KAL