Monday, June 21, 2010

Preview of July kit

Hi all, thought we would give you a preview of the July kit which will begin shipping this week. The kit will be up for sale by Wednesday but in the meantime if you wish to reserve one email

This kit is based on the gorgeous Prima Water Colour and Shabby Chic collections with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and various altering items.

We love it and hope you will too!

Cathy x
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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Crafty Knit & Stitchers...

Hi Ladies, during the summer we will be running art & crafts camps for children. These run in three day blocks, one of those days being Friday.
Now, because we'd miss you if you didn't come and knit with us, we are inviting you to come on Wednesdays for those weeks.
The dates are Wednesday 30th June
21st July
28th July
4th August
25th August.
Hope to see you here with your needles! We will be here on Fridays as usual for all the other weeks.
Happy Knitting!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

This week's roundup! Phew....

I cannot belive it is Sunday night and that a new week is about to start. The last one was hectic but fun, productive and happy! It started last Monday when I ran 10k as part of a Marathon relay in Cork city with four other fab girls. The whole day was such fun and I am looking forward to our next run.

Then I worked very hard finishing a cardigan I was knitting for my Mam for her birthday last month. It was hard knitting chunky in this warm weather but I was happy enough with the finished piece. No more chunky though this summer. I am now knitting a sweet owl in Artesano's 100% luscious alapaca - Inca Cloud and loving it!

Then it was World Wide Knit in Public Day WWKIP at the shop on Saturday. After a quick run to the cake stand to pick up some delicous cupcakes the girls and I took out the chairs, needles and sun glasses and knitted in bliss for a couple of hours in the baking sun (I have the sun burnt shoulders to prove it!).

Then it was time after much avoidance to finally get to know the new sewing machine I bought last year. I found it so hard to adjust from my old manual Singer to this new computerised Brother but finally today, I sat down and did it, and was thrilled with the results! I got a book from the shop called "Sew a metre" and made a cool needle roll. I think I will make one for my paint brushes next.

So that was most of the week in a nutshell. Oh also my little girl had the chicken pox, I started some very special "flying lessons" with the amazing Kelly Rae Roberts and I got to meet the lovely Nicole in the shop after nearly three years and I had a gorgeous night out with my fab hubby to celebrate our fourth wedding anniversary.

This week coming is looking hectic but fun already!

Hope you all had a lovely weekend.

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Pictures from Craft Club

Thanks to all the lovely ladies who joined us for a really fun crafting afternoon....and a special welcome to Coleen and Marnie who joined us for the first time. Thanks also to Ann, Marge and Clare for making another craft club date great and sharing all your gorwgoues work.

Oh and before I forget - it was also great to meet one of my design team members in person on the day - so thanks Katie for popping in and I hope the rain has not put you off future trips to Killarney!

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Sunday, June 6, 2010

World Wide Knit in Public Day

We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting the World Wide Knit in Public Day outside The Crafty Alley Shop in Killarney this year on Saturday June 12th from noon onwards.

Started in 1995 the World Wide Knit in Public Day is a fun event to promote the art of knitting and allow fellow knitters to get together and have some fun and show knitting is for everyone! This is the largest knitting event run in the world and shows that knitting can be a community activity.

After hosting the WWKIP day last year we launched our Friday Morning Crafty Knit and Stitchers which has been a great success and has brough many lovers of yarn and needles together. The group has also contributed to charities and their enthusiasm and helpfulness to new members and each other is amazing. This is a great way to meet new friends and knit over a cup of tea for a morning - bliss!

If you would like to take part come along on the day with your needles and yarn and join in - as simple as that. It may be advisable to bring an umbrella just in case. If it gets too wet we will move the event into the shop.

There will also be special discounts and promotions in the knitting section of the shop for everyone to enjoy on the day.

Over the last year we have been building up a yarn section with plenty more to come in time for the big event. You can even purchase online through our new yarn section of the website.

Please email the shop at or call us on 0646630800 if you and your friends would like to take part!
For more information World Wide Knit in Public Day please visit

Looking forward to seeing you there!