Last Saturday I headed to This is Knit in Dublin for not one but TWO Cosy Knits launches. I have a hard time expressing how grateful I am for the support of TIK, they were there for my very first, Contemporary Irish Knits, book launch many years ago and are still there supporting me. It really makes a huge difference to know you’re not in this alone and someone has your back!
For the first time every I had accomplices for the launch, two of my fellow designers, Jimenez Joseph and Eimear Early, were able to join me for the launch! It was really wonderful to hear both of them talk through their designs, inspiration and thought process. It really brings designs to life hearing the designers talk about them, explaining what all the details mean to them. The amazing Nadia Seaver, who wrote the introductory essay for Cosy Knits was also at the launch, running around taking photos and having fun with all the knits. (All the photos and videos on this blog post were done by both Nadia and Lisa from This Is Knit).
The final thank you has to go to the wonderful knitters that came along. I love how many familiar faces there were in the audience! I don’t think anything can compare to holding, feeling and trying on knits. No matter how good a photograph is it can never be the same. We knitters are tactile people; we want to touch, feel, rub and smell that knit! Often details are much easier to see and its much more obvious how you can modify a piece to suit you.
There were many tasty treats…..
If you missed the Dublin launch you can join right in with our Cosy Knits KAL on Ravelry here.
You can find everything Cosy Knit right here. (Including some new Gift Packs!) and for this weekend only use code COSYSHIP to get free shipping for orders over €20 euro. Offer ends at the end of day, Sunday, 20th October.