Danni and Charlie do craft

Two ladies and a whole lotta wool

This Is Knit – Dublin

My weekend post is a little bit late coming due to spending the weekend celebrating my dad’s 60th in Dublin with a somewhat intermittent Internet connection.

Dublin was glorious, as was the weather, and (like with every city I visit) I had a few craft shops in mind to visit.

I decided that I wanted to buy Irish wool and a pattern to match. I’d done the same during a trip to Edinburgh, and discovered an awesome brand of Scottish wool and a pattern I was to use over and over again.

I had a number of shops mapped out, but time only allowed a visit to the one and I chose This Is Knit, in Powerscourt Townhouse Centre in the Temple Bar area of Dublin. This is a great area for quirky shopping (I’d just before visited a comic shop and made a cracking purchase – comics + wool = 100% shopping satisfaction).

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The building in which this shop dwells is delightful, and the shop is brilliant and laid out really well. The staff were really helpful and have me advice on how much wool I’d need for a sock project.

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I bought numerous 50g balls of Donegal Aran Tweed in numerous colours.

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This purchase included a pattern for a tea cosy with, wait for it…a pompom on top. Now I just need a teapot to model for me.
This wonderful crafty haul came to the very reasonable total cost of 29 Euros. Really looking forward to knitting up this wool, the lovely ladies at This Is Knit said it felts up really easily, so might try some effects with felting.
If you are planning a trip to Dublin I highly recommend hunting this place down, while you’re there grab a cuppa and cake in the restaurant just outside. It looked glorious and I was most disappointed we couldn’t stop for a bite (mainly because we had a flight back to London to make!).

– Charlie

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About thisischarlie

I'm Charlie Parker, one half of the craft duo Danni and Charlie do craft. I love crafting in all its guises, from baking to knitting to growing vegetables (which most definitely IS a craft). I am all about local - local wool, local shops, local communities. I am a novice drawer and doodler, my plan is to be better and do my own illustration zine and then hit the road with my wool and bearded Canadian. These are my dreams. Thank you for visiting my blogs.

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