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I’ve got a great diversion these days from knitting, my daughter Aoibhínn was born November 17th 2009

Here she is, wearing a cardigan her nana made for her, that she’s rapidly growing out of!

One of the things I wanted to post here was this article, featuring Rosemary, of  The Constant Knitter. It’s a great shout out for women entrepaneurs and a great place to buy garnstudio yarn!

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Amazing how time flies!

The group are still meeting up over the summer months, the first and third tuesday of the month at 7pm upstairs in the Mucky Duck so if anyone wants to join us please feel free!

We are toying with the idea of moving this bi-monthly meeting to a weekly meeting….haven’t really decided as yet….watch this space!

A couple of major things have happened since the last post, we lost Schweta to Northern Ireland- she moved there with her family a couple of months ago, and we lost Elaina (sob!) to America. She has moved home with her husband and beautiful daughter as her husbands job was relocated.  We miss you Elaina! Send me your blog address, you still havent done that!!

Oh, and I got married, almost forgot that bit 🙂

So I’ve certainly been busy, but havent neglected the knitting either, there’s lots to be said being a knitter in the time of chaos.

Here’s my honeymoon wrap:

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I got a text from Marina (blogless) from my local knitting group last night asking me if I’d seen the Farmers Journal?

No, I don’t usually read it, but I suppose I should have been keeping an eye out for it as I’d been interviewed way before Christmas about our local knitting group, the Witty Knitters, that I had set up 2 years ago.

The photographer had taken a million photos so I’m quite pleased with the one they chose, I don’t look too neurotic in it 😉

The interview was supposed to have been published around Christmas time but there you go, its out there now and hopefully us knitters will get a bit of recognition from it.

Here’s the interview, though I can’t quite remember saying some things, like whatever!!

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and they also published some of the local places to buy yarn, though unfortunately they left out Craftspun, the Yahoo group and also my blog, but they did include the blog for the group so thats pretty good!

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All in all, I’m pretty chuffed!!    

I’ll have to widen the door….. 😀

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Well Elaina put us all to shame the last meet up we had before Christmas, and she brought along her Christmas stocking to show us, complete with candy cane and silver shiny present. How cute is that!

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Shweta brought along her purse, not a bad finished object for a newbie knitter!

And I brought along some tree’s that I made last year as I didn’t get a chance to respond to my own challenge ….oops!

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So from all us Witty Knitters of Celbridge and beyond, we wish you all a very Happy Christmas!

As I commented in the Christmas Challenge, I have an ornament completed.  It is basically made from a baby’s sock, stuffed and embellished to become a stocking.  I honestly can’t remember if I followed an exact pattern (as it was knit several months ago).  I was experimenting and made it in a 4 ply cotton.  As you can guess, the second sock was never completed, hence the holiday transformation!  The candy cane is a pipe cleaner wrapped with red cotton and the small pressie is a chicken stock cube.

When I have actually designed an ornament, I’ll post that pic up as well.  Maybe something felted.  Guess I was just a bit over excited at the idea of being the first to complete the challenge!  Ho Ho Ho

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So, I was at the witty knitters group tonight, and I brought up an idea I had been thinking about.

Here we all are, coming up to Christmas, and we’re all knitters….(correct me if I’m wrong)…..so…why don’t we challenge ourselves a little bit?

Why don’t we each come up with a design, and then follow it through, for a knitted ornament for the Christmas tree?

I brought it up, I got a few “oh no”s but I think it may be a winner (wink wink)

Unfortunately, I wanted to have it done by next meet-up (4th Dec) but as Elaina pointed out, maybe by Christmas itself it may be doable.  Its a hectic life!!

If you want to join in, please do!!

Sara

Yay, the new Knitty is out!!

Lots of good things in there for people unsure what to cast on next 😉

Here’s a couple of our knitters, including a brilliant first time knitter Eavan, at our knitting group last Tuesday.

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Marina showed her how she thought the scarf she was knitting could turn into a hat.

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Hopefully Eavan will bring it along at the next meeting (Tuesday 18th) to show us how she got on!

Summer (ha!) is gone, and the evenings are already closing in slightly, so I thought it may be a good idea to throw out a few dates to decide when to start back up the group in September. 

The Witty Knitters meet on the first and third Tuesday of the month in the Mucky Duck in Celbridge, at 7pm.

Do people want to start back on the first Tuesday of September?

You know, I actually had a lot more posted here, including a couple of photos and a link to 2 other blogs, and when I published the post, all that published was the above text??? Has this happened to anyone before, and if so, can you advise what on earth happened??

I was saying, about starting back first of all. Do people want to start back on the 4th or the 18th of September, allowing for the fact I’m assuming the first week of September is the first week of school for some people?

Im going to put up those links again also.

Go over and have a look at the Dublin Knit Collective, you can see some of the things people are working on from some of the Dublin groups, plus there is a felted bag show and tell comp.

Here is a nice quick, easy and satisfying project for you also, its on saartje’s blog and is a pdf on the right hand side of her blog.

Here’s a picture of one I did earlier…

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and I’m a yarn addict …It took me a while to decide: yarn addict or knitaholic. I decided that I can’t really be a knitaholic because I don’t finish enough things (and my DH doesn’t let me forget that either!) I got seriously hooked again almost this time last year when I came accross Poppy for the first time. Shortly afterwards I found out about the Witty Knitters and serendpitously I had just decided that I needed a hobby, a reason to get out of the house on a regular basis! Poppy came with me to my first meeting and it still isn’t finished.

So is the summer nearly over yet (HAH – did it ever start…?) Are we on for reconvening…?

Oh – and I have finished some stuff in the past year: among them a very cute pair of flip flop sock-ettes & a summer top for my DD (for next year – fingers crossed!) So there!

Hello World indeed!!

We are a small group of knitters who meet on the first and third Tuesday of the Month in Celbridge.

Attendance has been a little slow over the last few weeks, so we have decided to take a break for the summer. The next meeting date will be scheduled here.

In the meantime, I will be getting people to start contributing a little bit to this blog, its going to be a group effort (hopefully!)

Sara