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20 October 2008 / dublinknitters

The First Irish Knitters Retreat 2008

Last spring, on Ravelry’s, Irish Knitters discussion forum, gave birth to the idea of a weekend getaway. What started as a simple discussion on “let’s go away for the weekend and just have fun knitting together…” Soon, this idea was planted into the minds of four volunteers…3 knitters and 1 crocheter from Dublin and Cork…A planning committee was formed to take Ravelry’s Irish Knitters to the next level.

The First Irish Knitters Retreat 2008 was held 17 to 19 October in Co. Galway. Fourteen members of Ravelry’s Irish Knitters arrived via automobile, bus and train from all over Ireland and converged on Tom & Mairead’s B&B, Craig Country House for a weekend of fiber frolicking, which included knitting & crocheting, a learn to handspin workshop, retail therapy in Galway City and relaxing by the fireside at the B&B.

Here’s a few of our photos from a memorable and fun weekend…

Sit ‘n’ Knit by the fireside…

Frolic with Fibre: Learn to spin your own handspun yarn with Chic with Stix

hand-dyed fibre by Winona Queen

Retail therapy in Galway City…

the not so camera-shy knitting delegates…

several of the knitting delegates completed knitting the urchin

The Irish Knitters Retreat Planning Committee:
blogless Sue

special thanks to our LYS proprietors at:
Derryaun Crafts
The Yarn Room
This is Knit



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  1. heather / Oct 28 2008 11:23

    ah! thanks for linking to winona queen. i absolutely adore the roving we got from her to use. i was eyeing some of the other colours people got.

    i wish i could go to the knitting and stitching show… originally i was going to be in dublin for work-related reasons. but that’s not going to happen. can’t really justify the cost of travel to go spend *more* money!

    alas. i’ll have to read reviews of the show. please post notes and pics if you go.

  2. shamslayer / Jun 16 2010 16:15

    Oh boy do I wish I could have been there. And not just ’cause I love knitting ~ but ’cause it’s in beautiful Ireland!! Sigh…


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