Archives for Musings

The Weekender

Back in January I was lucky enough to attend the extravaganza that is Vogue Knitting Live in New York. When the tickets first went on sale I absolutely leapt at the chance to take a class with Andrea Mowry, especially as the topic was something I had been dying to
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How I made our yarn wreath…

It’s all getting very Christmassy indeed in the shop now, with the beautiful lights of the Powerscourt Centre and our yarn wreath gracing our doors. If you’d like to make your own version then there’s oodles of tutorials over on Pinterest.  I read quite a few of them and then
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The Edinburgh Yarn Festival

The knitting internet has been abuzz with reports from the Edinburgh Yarn Festival these past two weeks. You may well already have read about the amazing atmosphere, the inspiring classes and the wonderful products on offer.  But we just had to add our own voices to the chiming chorus of
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15 Knitted Gift Ideas

Are you in need of some knitted gift inspiration? Then this post is for you! We have compiled a list of our favourites along with some yarn suggestions so that you can whip up a gorgeous handmade gift in no time at all…     1. Zuzu’s Petals by Carina
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Two Words, Two Winners!

It’s been a while since we’ve had a giveaway, so we figured it was time to run a fun little competition.  We’re making this very simple to enter, and there’ll be not one, but two winners come this Saturday! You may have heard Lisa on 2fm last week, when she
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Quick And Cosy

With temperatures dropping below zero all over the country, many of us are feeling the bitter sting of winter, and that quickly reminds us of the need for cosy layers! With your holiday queue done and dusted, it’s time to focus on you again. If you’re lucky, maybe you’ve even
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A Zeal for Teal

Every knitter has their weaknesses, whether it be the perfect sock pattern or alpaca blend wool, though I’m sure none are stronger than my unwavering addiction to the colour teal! It’s hopelessly insatiable, I’m quick to snap up any teal skein as soon as it hits the shelves, and that’s
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Christmas Starts Here!

We’ve been eyeing up yarn-themed wreaths on Pinterest for a while now, so it was past time one was created for the shop. After a bit of stash-diving, *lots and lots* of wrapping, and a healthy dose of hot glue, this is the result! There are oodles of versions on
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Mojo Magic

We meet a lot of customers in the shop who confess to having “too many” projects on the go at home. This fact is whispered conspiratorially, often guiltily, and quite often during a purchase of yarn for a new project to be started. Of course, we understand, I’m sure not
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Etsy on our doorstep

A little more than nine years ago, This Is Knit started with a wee market stall and a very tiny website. There’s a bit more room to walk around in the shop now, but we’re still a small business. So we like to support other small businesses in any way
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