It's turning out to be a splendid summer at This Is Knit, and last Thursday saw the latest part of it. We had a knit night on the balcony at the Powerscourt Centre, with a very special guest: Laura Chau, who designs as cosmicpluto, who has been travelling around Europe for the last couple of weeks.
And boy! does she design lovely things! She had a number of beautiful items with her to show us (and there's lots more to see on her Ravelry designer page
. Here's a couple of them - the first is Sweet Bunting
, the dotiest little baby cardigan, and the second is the Milkweed Shawl
, a quick and elegant shawlette which takes a single ball of sock yarn:
We got plenty of opportunity to try things on and marvel at how cleverly they're designed:
(Those colourwork mittens have a laceweight lining
! Laura's one of the Ravelry designers whose patterns This Is Knit are able to sell, so you can get all these patterns from the shop.
There was a lot of colourful knitting on view, and Roseanne got to work her Top-down Raglan
with the designer sitting at her side and knitting a row.
Laura, thank you for coming and for sharing your time, your knitting knowhow and your beautiful patterns with us. Come back soon!
As befitting a special knit night, there were Jaffa Cakes.
One final picture: just a couple of weeks ago, on Super Special Spin-in Sunday, Deirdre gave spinning a go, and got herself a student spindle. Well, look what she was doing by Thursday! Isn't that lovely even work?
But the fun isn't slackening a bit - in a couple of weeks it'll be Worldwide Knit In Public Day
, and then This Is Knit's fifth birthday party is on June 30th. There'll be lots more information on both posted here soon, so watch out for updates.