Posted by Diana Herriot

Posting this a bit later than planned as the Ally Pally & Dublin Show were so close together. 

Well, we had an amazing time at Ally Pally Knitting and Stitching Show. It was fantastic to be a part of such a massive show. It was great to meet so many avid knitters and crocheters with knowledge of the craft and so much enthusiasm. 

Crochet Kits Were a Real Hit

The most popular crochet kit was the lovely lacey waistcoat that one customer said would be perfect for her cruise holiday in January. We'll be putting the pattern and also a crochet kit for this on the online store soon.


womens crochet lacy waistcoat gilet 

Other popular items were the baby knitting kits and crochet kits. Especially the  Baby Cocoon Kit in Yummy Chenille type yarn

and of course our Zig Zag socks Knitting Kit flew off the shelves. Their funky self-striping easy knitting yarn seemed to strike a chord with knitters looking ahead to colder days and boot-wearing!.

sock knitting kit king cole zig zag


Knitting Help Clinic

A lovely surprise was to become a knitting and crochet clinic! Customers brought along an item they were working on, which wasn't going well because of an error they didn't know how to fix or a pattern instruction they didn't understand.

To be able to help people move on with a stalled project gave us a great feeling!

Dublin Knitting Show

So this weekend we are in Dublin, loving the Irish lilt and laughter of a cheery crowd who can't stop stroking the samples and oohing and aahing over the Beanie Hats knitted in WYS Bluefaced Leicester. They are guaranteed total head insulation in cold weather. These folks in Dublin know their yarn! 

New Knitting Kits

The new kits we've introduced at Dublin are a new adult blanket, baby mermaid tails and baby hats. 

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Look out for our next post about Dublin Knitting & Stitching Show.