Knitting in the wild!

That time of year has come around again – it’s World Wide Knit in Public Day on Saturday June 11th!

As you’d expect, we’re planning to have an awfully good time, and we’d love you to come along. We’re kicking off at 12.00 noon on the Powerscourt Centre balcony. While you’re round This Is Knit, make sure to have a look at the Noro, Mirasol, Blue Sky Alpacas and Malabrigo – there’s 15% off it all this week. And if you spend over €11 on Saturday, you’ll be entered into a raffle for a fantastic prize!

We’ll be in the Powerscourt Centre until 2.00pm, when the knitting continues in St Stephen’s Green. If the weather’s bad, though, we can have the balcony for the rest of the afternoon, so the fun won’t have to stop.

In the Green, the knitters congregate near the bandstand. If you stand at the gate opposite Newman House, you’ll see the bandstand inside on the left – that’s it with the low hedge and the red flowers.

Newman House is the imposing Georgian building with the black door and the snoozing lion over the porch:

If you’re approaching from the Grafton St/Dawson St side of the Green, this is the view to look for:

If you can’t make it to our events, then there’s information on other events around Ireland on this Ravelry page, and you’ll find worldwide information here.

In other news, Jacqui was interviewed on The Ray D’Arcy Show on Today FM on Wednesday, as part of a feature about giving up smoking. She gave up successfully eight years ago, and as she discussed on the programme, knitting was an important part of the process. You can listen to the programme here – it’s in the first third of the show, and the segment starts at about 42.00 minutes.

She was awarded a Bobblehead Ray for her participation, and so it has come to pass that José has a new friend:

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