National Yarn Shop Day: Octopuses for Preemies

Save the Date – Saturday, May 6th!

We love our yarn every day, May 6th is extra special because it’s Yarn Shop Day. We are delighted to be taking part in this annual event which celebrates local yarn shops around the country.Join us for coffee, cake & crochet! And lots more!

We’ve got so much planned for the day and throughout May…

Look at what we are getting up to:

Octopuses For Preemies

Can you knit or crochet?

We’re looking for volunteers to knit or crochet Octopuses for Preemies! These wonderful little creatures are given to premature babies to give them something to hold onto, rather than pull on their tubes. They also feel like the umbilical cord to the baby.

If octopuses aren’t your thing, make a blanket instead!

We’re giving away FREE yarn and patterns to every volunteer to show our appreciation! Pop in from the 6th of May to get your pack and bring them back at the end of the month. We’ll be donating them to ???

Why not come along to our Knit-A-Long/Crochet-A-Long on the 6th May from 11 am – 2 pm and get started on your octopus or blanket!

Free patterns

We have three wonderful free patterns to giveaway to every shopper on the 5th and 6th May! Get your hands on Coral The Mermaid, Rainbow The Unicorn, a pretty blanket or knitted bunting when you buy any yarn on May 5th and 6th!

Loyalty Card Launch

We will officially launch our Loyalty Card on the 6th of May! Get a stamp with every €15 you spend and once you collect 10 stamps you’ll get €10/£11.50 off your next €20 purchase.

To celebrate our new scheme, we’re giving away double stamps on Friday 5th and Sat 6th!


On Friday 5th and Saturday 6th, we’ll have lots of promotions on our yarns too. We’ll have 2 for 1’s, project pack discounts and lots more – Yahoo!

To find out more about the day why not pop in-store for more information, follow us on Facebook and/or sign up to our newsletter

The Fraud That Knits

“Oh you must be an expert knitter!”

I own The Craft Cabin and every week people say this to me. I cringe because not only am I not an expert, I can’t knit at all. Well that’s a little untrue.

  1. I learned to knit in school/when I was a kid like so many others
  2. I’ve just relearned the skill and I’m in love!

So a few weeks ago the lovely Bernie who works with me sat me down for a speedy refresher course. She then threw a ball of yarn at me and told me not to come back until I had it knit.

And I did.


I can’t believe that I actually finished this AND that it is something I’d actually wear.

This got me thinking about all the people who come into the shop and lament that they too have forgotten how to knit. Or those that feel that couldn’t tackle a pattern because it looks too difficult.

Well folks, if I can relearn knitting, you can too!


Why not come along to our Knit-A-Long this Wednesday 23rd November at 11am or 7pm. It’s a 75 minute refresh session where you’ll learn:

  • How to cast on
  • How to knit plain and purl
  • How to increase/decrease
  • How to change yarns
  • How to cast off
  • How to follow basic patterns

It’s €15 for the session which includes a 10% off anything bought afterwards PLUS we’ve a bunch of free patterns for you when you buy yarn!


If I can relearn knitting, you can too!

Off to make some knitted Christmas presents now!
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