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A stitch in time . . .

We’re forever getting told that knitting is the next big thing (even Madonna is doing it, for crying out loud!) but so far it’s one bandwagon I haven’t quite been able to get on. I do have a grudging admiration …

Wed, Dec 8, 2010, 12:30

   

We’re forever getting told that knitting is the next big thing (even Madonna is doing it, for crying out loud!) but so far it’s one bandwagon I haven’t quite been able to get on. I do have a grudging admiration for people who knit on the bus or Luas, but the larger part of me just feels as if (a) I wouldn’t be able to knit anything that I couldn’t buy a nicer version of, and (b) I just wouldn’t find the time.

But there are thousands of you out there who are big into knitting, and I hear two of the biggest issues are (a) sourcing wools (yes I heard this from my mother who is currently knitting a blanket-that-was-meant-to-be-a-cardigan) and (b) the fact that it’s quite a solitary activity. Here’s where Stitch comes in.

It’s a café and knitting supplies store in Dublin 9 that runs knitting and stitching classes, as well as providing a friendly space for people to come and practise their hobbies over a cuppa.

For Christmas, they’ve designed this gorgeous knitivity, as well as kitting the store window out (top). What do you think? Has knitting seen its day or is it something you’d be interested in starting, or continuing?