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The main themes this week are Halloween; reviews of the Knitting & Stitching Show and preparing for Christmas.

2Knitornot2Knit promotes the Ballinasloe Craft Fair

Akkadesign has some foreground pictures and some fruit

Amazed Knitters Patterns is taking part in a exhibition in Ballinamore, Co Leitrim

An Evening Wasted with lists October’s Reads; talks about Halloween; watches a film and reads some Gutenberg books and has a kitten meets knitting accident

An Snag Breac Beo does some Samhain drawing

Anula’s Kitchen has some pumpkin Soup and starts a blog award

Aran Brew wishes a happy Halloween to readers; reviews the Knitting & Stitching Show;  and donates a post to p/hop

BeckyDazzler posts a winter personal outfit; posts her favourite long and short skirt styles and posts about New Zealand designers Lonely Hearts

Bola de Berlin had a Spiderboy for Halloween

Carbonfootprintproject talks about leaving only footprints

Cattaphilla Design’s Island has a visit from the President herself and has some interesting photos of autumnal leaves

Clasheen shows off some projects from a workshop and the duster she made; starts some ArtL!nk projects and shows a beginning to these projects

The Constant Knitter announces her new website; gets some new Fabel Sock Yarn in solid colours and gets some new colours in Drops Kid-Silk Haze

Crafty Alley had a Christmas Craft Workshop Saturday (they have a list of workshops here)

Daffodils & Dandelions combines Crochet with The West Wing

Dispatches from the Deise visits Dublin to celebrate her son’s graduation; posts about Chocolate Pecan Brownies and shows off some socks

Doogarry posts her son’s Halloween Poem

Dragon Days photographs an interesting mirror

Droim an Uan tortures/blocks some knits and spins

Dublin Knit Collective gets involved in the hunt for a knitter who lost a bag at the Knitting & Stitching show (owner reunited later in the week); announces a knitting class in the Arc Light Studio

Etsy Ireland’s Crafty News Desk; has a post about knitting with denim; Announces the treasury challenge winner; highlights new members and has a yarn-heavy fab five on Friday

Fly-Along gets some help with a quilt

From sheep to Shawl shows off her felted blanked coat with hood; does a felting class in Listowel and features in the picture

Half a dream Away is inspired by Lord of the Rings for her Pumpkin Carving and photographs two model horses

Lily Smuul wishes people a happy Halloween

Haz Wool will Knit harvests Chillis

Herborium has a day out with the Dublin Sketchers

Hollytron visits Italy

Irish Muses nominates a November Star; visits her surgeon; finishes a baby quilt; admires an award winning quilt; announces a winner for a competition she ran; Finds another Go Competition and goes for a walk in the dunes

The IrishTwiSisters post a picture tease for a latest chapter

Julle’s World has fun over Halloween

Knitting Neels is on the road again

Laura Eliason is all about the bows

Lets Knit and Stitch makes the ultimate baby blanket

Limerick Live (in German, understanding curtesy of Google Translate) enjoys Halloween; plans taking part in a marathon in Berlin; has travel issues; and has custody issues.

Margie’s Crafts wishes readers a happy halloween

Miss Aine shows off her Knitting & Stitching Show Haul; announces pregnancy and busyness; has a sneak baby peek and starts getting ready for Christmas

Mitt Liv på Irland has a video about a hummingbird

Morg Today wishes people a happy Halloween and shows Saari ‘Blue’

Neen Crochet shows off her Costume and talks about the Knitting & Stitching Show and celebrates Halloween

NicKnits has fun with Blogger; admires multiple Babouches and admires SheknitupThatBall’s Leaving on the Edge

Playing with Fi(b)re talks about the Fibre Fun Friday birthday and breaks her de-stash plans

RubySasha visits the Knitting & Stitching Show

SheKnitupThatBall talks about the Sunday Independent Article (and it’s errors); talks about celebrity Stitchmarkers; talks about trying to post every day and about Vodafone’s Foundation

Springwools talks about Christmas Knitting

Starving Artist Ink is cold

StitchLily talks about a Dingle Stitching Group

Stolen Stitches talks about the Talamh KAL and about getting the Four Elements patterns individually

String Revolution is working on her Dream Catcher Quilt; makes progress on Progress and celebrates 36 things about herself

The Mermaid Undine has a visit from Inspiration

The Nest has some Christmas presents arrive

Things that Strike me visits Paris; talks crochet magazines; Dying cultures and changing cultures; things that interest; Nights at the Al-Hambra; talks about Andy Irons and reviews Stitch in Beaumont and her Works in Progress

This is Knit blogs about their Halloween Window

Thread Bear’s Picnic talks about yarn balm; Christmas Crackers; wonders what to do with some yarn from the Knitting & Stitching show; reminds about the Fibre Fun Friday Birthday Party and has some photographs of the celebrations

Undermeoxter visits the Knitting & Stitching Show and talks about some WIPs

Wendy’s Stuff has a new knitting space and shares an XKCD cartoon

Where People Create talks about her Studio space and AMG Papercrafts update

Wire Wrapped Jewelry posts a Small Fluorite pendant; a pocket watch and teal beads; a cheerful pendant; a Swirly Steampunk Heart and a rectangular Steampunk Pendant

Woolly Bits carves a pumpkin and goes to the Knitting & Stitching Show

The Woolly Way wishes people a happy Halloween; a sale at Swallow Studios, Monaghan; links to the Knitting & Stitching Show on Nationwide and has information about craft fairs and how to get them listed

On Wyvernfriendknits I review Simple Stylish Knits; photograph a finished pair of socks; talk about my likes and dislikes in patterns; look for some advice about a piece I’m working on and make a coffee cup cozy and engage in a coffee press cozy quest

Yarn Classes talks about the Irish Crochet Reef