I would like to welcome any new readers, and thank old ones for visiting, we’re not that old and we hope to continue to do this as time allows. If you know of any blogs that should be included please contact us by email or a post on this or the Irish Knitting, Crochet and crafty blogging post. The same goes if you want to be removed. If you are included in our updates please mention if you want to be removed from there too. Please note that neither I or SineadR do this as a full-time job, and allied to that our jobs actually restrict our webtime. We will do our best to get stuff done as soon as possible but that may take a few days or hours. In order to optimise my trawling I have set up a Netvibes Page for the blogs this is not foolproof and I may miss updates but it’s been better than some of the other options.  I have also decided that if a blog posts more than about 10 or so posts in a week I’m just going to link to the site, unless something in particular catches my eye that’s very craft related. You may notice that some posts from Sundays have been repeated, this is if there is time-sensitive information included in them, this does sometimes lead to repeated links from the previous week. From this week for the foreseeable future I’m going to do this fortnightly.  It’s consuming too much time that Summer is suggesting I should spend outdoors in our garden!

This is delayed a week because sadly Brendan Kehoe of Zen.org lost his fight with cancer.  His funeral was Saturday 23rd July and I seriously couldn’t face doing the update; over the last few weeks there were a number of tributes to him.

2 Knit or Not 2 Knit shows some handspun and what became of it.

40 plus teenager talks about the prospects for people

All Things Beautiful looks at a pattern and variations

Akka Designs finishes a blanket

An Apology for an Idler makes some fingerless gloves; talks about wearing handknits; makes a scarf; talks about friends; sees the Harry Potter film; talks about No; gets a haircut; engages in some self-indulgence and hopes that things get better

An Evening Wasted With does some bra and yarn shopping; wonders about out of date lemsip; gets meat and books; starts some fitness; does the second day; talks about books and family; is happy Livejournal is back

An Snag Breac Beo shares pink from the garden; reds; Oranges and makes a skirt

Anula’s Kitchen makes some homemade noodles and makes pasta alla genovese

As the World Falls Down hates her job; enjoys her day; is very tired; enjoys a half day and explores new tastes

Basil Exposition thinks Never Buy the Sun by Billy Bragg encapsulates her week; reviews How to be a Woman; points out Dennis Potter was right; reviews the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks; didn’t like A Town called Alice; reviews Delusions of Gender; makes Hugh Fernley-Whittingstall’s Chocolate Cake; goes to a Divine Comedy gig and has an unforseen benefit to defrosting the Freezer

Beckydazzler picks some items from the Brown Thomas press event; shares an outfit; Joseph A/W Preview; gets a metal collar and shares some knit inspiration

Bola de Berlin announces her competition winner

Cattapilla Designs has an orange Thursday; the good the bad and the ugly and goes across the border to Kerry

Celtic Knots gets published and makes several cards

Celtic Memory Yarns visits more Irish Historic places

Chebe has been busy; compares two operating systems; shows her model; adjusts a dress; plays with some Sugru

Clasheen felts in Roskilde; talks about adding machine embroidery to felt; has a teaser photo and thanks; shares photos and a positive review; a second felt workshop; more printing info and more about felting and stitching

Colour and Ink takes part in a Daisy blog hop; makes a flying card; baby boy card; paperplays with Ribbons, Lace and Buttons; a welcome home card and makes a welcome baby card

Constant Knitter shares some Quinoa recipes

The Coffee Break shares a recipe for a quinoa salad; baked cardamom custard with cherries and raspberries and visits London

Darling WolfEyes paints some frames and makes cake for her granny’s birthday

Dispatches from the Deise goes from knitting stash to splash

Doogarry has a trip to Fota Wildlife Park courtesy of Twitter

Dragondays photographs a shopping centre; finds a floating plug and photographs Paddington Station

Droim an Uan dissects a nest; spins some yarn

Dublin Knit Collective offers condolences about Brendan

Duilleoga finds a new nickname for her son and her first attempt at embroidery

Etsy Ireland welcomes new members; fresh five on Friday; another fresh five on Friday and does a fresh appeal for Blog Contributors

Felting my way across Kerry has a busy weekend; finds that July is moving quickly;

Fly Along is back and has blogger issues

Froggy’s Craft makes a skirt from old clothes and takes part in the Zombie Walk and Kings of Concrete

From Sheep to Shawl has a felting workshop in Killarney; some workshop action shots and announces a weaving class in Killarney

Gingerpixel shares Niamh and Tommy’s Wedding Photographs and posts a sneak peak from a wedding shoot

Gormal’s Odds and Ends uses Decoupage to make a vase; tissue box cardstee shirts to toys; gets some crochet hooks and finishes the veil

Green Waves talks roses, dogs and gardening and shows why she’s enjoying her garden

Half a Dream Away photographs a fading sky

Haz Wool Will Knit moves and organises

Herborium paints Gianni’s Peas part 1 and part 2

Hooks Law talks about yarn overs; finishes the tour; talks about the frog pond

Irish Muses has fun with a puppy and does some embroidery and bids farewell to her blog

Julle’s World enjoyed London; had her mother and sister over for Tete’s Birthday and celebrates Alan’s Last day in Montessori

Kersti makes something new; shares her tweet week; and again; another tweet week; another tweet week and another

Knit Inc talks about remembering Brendan, and about finished objects and shows off her new kitchen

Knitting Neels has a sewing experiment and finishes the experiment

Laura Eliason shares some beach poetry

Lets Knit & Stitch links to the video of the cast on Julia Robert’s new movie knitting and gets pompom and cancan back in stock

LHogan finishes the jumper and photographs him in it

Limerick Live has time pass quickly; enjoys a summer’s day; and it feels like summer

Little Hare talks about waking at night

Margie’s Crafts shares some photos of Carlton House having been there for a wedding; has a week of birthdays and shares a photograph of sweet pea

Michele Made this loves her daylight bulb; takes part in another world record; recycles a duvet cover; banoffe biscuits; only 150 days to Christmas; finds a use for everything and goes to a supper club

Milkmoon has hope for summer; has cloud gazing; fritters away some time; steals some time; together; before they fly the nest

Miss Aine makes a Kokeshi Doll; makes a small doll; makes a dreamcatcher; links to some how-to-make dreamcatchers; makes a green Panda; two babies; Speedy Squirrel; makes a pretty stripey blouse; cute dinner and bakes cakes for Somalia

Mitt liv på Irland, My life in Ireland goes to Sweden for some holidays and returns to Ireland

Morg Today makes a Lego Hagrid Hut; has a BBQ; gets some new books; talks about cinema classics and has a hedgehog visitor

Ms Walsh loves the rain and shares memories of her grandmother

Needles and Haystacks makes a top and a tankini

Neencrochet talks about making your own crochet hook case

Nibs, Needles and Nappies wonders how cute her knitting is

One of these Days has a Wednesday WIP and posts a finished item

Pippablue shows the result of the Japanese Fabric Swap

Playing with Fi(b)re has Tour de Fleece day 9; day 12; paddles; day 13; day 14 with 3 bobbins full; day 15- plying; day 16; day 17; day 18; remembers her grandfather and an unimpressed cat

Rubysasha makes some crocheted bags and enters the RDS Craft Competition

Runcible Spoon goes to the Honest to Goodness Market; has nostalgic salad; has Pizza Irish Style and goes on a food trail

Scratch Card Junkie talks about being a bum; an update on comments; end of an era; Aul wans part deux; some thoughts about Amy Winehouse; loves Tea Tree Water from Lush

Selkie’s Crochet does a July update

She Knit up that Ball talks about memories of Brendan

The Siegel Six have several updates

String Revolution talks about the exhibit her quilt is in and on her needles (with a plea for a ball to finish a project)

Tatty Franey makes a summer promise

Things that Strike Me has some advice for estate agents and landlords

This is Knit talks about lifelines; shows off some Knit A Long finished objects; bids farewell to Brendan; close for the funeral; talks about substituting yarns

Unnaturally Red updates a post predicting her future

Winona Queen makes a comission hat

Wire Wrapped has a coral set; teardrop earrings; great value zone; a wrapped geode; gets more geodes; red jasper teardrop pendants; talks about wrapping cabachons and new skill, cat pendant and more

With Needles and Wool works on a dishcloth and recounts some finishes, starts and add-ons

Woolly Way of Ireland talks about a course on painting with fleece (July 16th) and K2Tog summer craft in Winnies Wool Wagon (2nd-5th August)

Woolly Winged Gathering talks about a class about contemporary patterns; spins with a drop spindle and a felt your own yoga mat class

Wyvernfriend updates on socks and talks about working on versus in Progress

Yarn Classes has a missing sheep; the Irish Reef has another outing; has some pictures of the Irish Reef; finishes a handbag and talks about the Tinahely Show Weekend

Zen.org reveals that the cancer hadn’t been beaten; are pleased with the support; gets bruised but unbroken; is hospitalised; dies; the funeral details; share the celebration details; Elana finds the MythTV box hard work; has a transcription of the speeches; another writer talks about his memory of Brendan and Elana talks about one week on

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