January 22, 2015

In progress, a sneak peek and a new shop!

Friends, I discovered a new shop today quite by chance. I went to Phibsboro to buy rice at the Indian shop and whilst three, I went up to the post office to post a letter. Coming back, I spied through a window some wool nicely arranged. Then I saw cross stitch kits on the wall – obviously I had to go in! This is what greeted me:

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The shop is called Be Creative – Be Unique. The yarn you see pictured is a good mix of cheap’n’cheerful acrylics and some much nicer Bergere de France yarns. They have a good range of crochet cottons and weights from sock yarns up to pretty chunky. Basically, if you’re not looking for something extremely specific, you’ll find something to scratch your itch!

They have addi needles and hooks, as well as bag handles and those awesome little leather soles that you can knit socks on to.

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Hmm, what else? Oh yeah, they sell quilting fabrics and some cotton poplins, too!

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(There’s a lot more than pictured). And if course there are ribbons, trims, needles and whatnots.

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I’m just so happy that if I need lining, thread, interfacing, spare needles…that kind of thing, I don’t have to go all the way into town and support a shop that doesn’t care if I shop there or not (Hickey’s). As it turned out, I needed interfacing and thread but I couldn’t go home without a sample of new things…

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I have a deep desire for new socks and incredibly, have nothing in the stash. What perfect excuse to try out a new kind of sock yarn! I look forward to reporting.

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I couldn’t resist this fabulous vintage Japanese print! I got some cream flannel to back it with and I plan on making some kitchen cloths. Look at the eggs!

In other news, I just cast on a Seven Sisters Cowl in Malabrigo Rios.

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It’s to match a hat I just finished so I hope to show you the set soon. And speaking of sets, I started this shawl over Christmas to match a dress I’m making!

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The dress is a lighter version of the same shade and I’m excited to finish it. The shawl is made from the new Fyberspates ‘Cumulus’ alpaca mohair so it’s very snug and warm. I’ll write more about it when I post the outfit.

I hope you’re all staying snug these days, or at the very least, crafting your way towards that state!

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5 Comments »

  1. That shop looks amazing! I just found a local knitting shop that has movie nights every first Thursday of the month, so you can go and knit in company. ^.^ I can’t wait to go, and hopefully get some good quality yarn. And meet up with other knitters. (: Local yarn shops seem to be the best things!!!

    Both your projects look gorgeous!!!

    Comment by Kiera — January 22, 2015 @ 20:10

  2. I made some socks from that Goomy yarn for my son; they are lasting well, so it’s good stuff! I love that printed cloth you got, but it’s so different to what I would have expected from Japanese cloth – I would have thought Scandinavian.

    Comment by Mairin — January 22, 2015 @ 21:10

  3. Ooh, that shawl is lovely! Can’t wait to see the dress that goes with it.

    Comment by Jennifer — January 22, 2015 @ 21:38

  4. Thanks for shop tip – easy enough to get to (via bus) from here & all :)

    Comment by eimearee — January 26, 2015 @ 19:46

  5. @Mairin – where’s the knitting shop that does movie nights on Thursday?!
    Great to hear of smaller shops.

    Comment by Róisín — January 28, 2015 @ 00:03

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