Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Hey there crafters one and all.

Welcome to the brand spanking new blog of
Rainbow Stitch'n'Bitch.

What we're all about: Portable Yarn Arts

Our craft group began when I (craftyrainbowhead) was approached by another Rainbow volunteer (G.) while I was knitting in Bar 3 on Bedford Row.

The conversation essentially went:

G: I don't mean to stare. It's rare to see another person knitting in public. I knit too.

Me: Oh great. That's cool. I knit in public all the time. I'm used to the staring heh heh. :)

G: Have you heard of the Debbie Stoller Stitch'n'Bitch books?

Me: Just bought one. I think they're great.

G: Would you like to meet up and have a stitch'n'bitch?

Me: Absolutely. Where and when?

G: How about here, same time, next week?

Me: Cool.

And so, from such a random encounter, Rainbow Stitch'n'Bitch was born.

Rainbow Support Services symbol of community diversity

Our group is really diverse.

Fun times!

Oh the joys of yarn detanglement

Since then, we have changed location from Bar 3 to Leamy House, Hartstonge Street, Limerick.

First we made ourselves comfy in the Rainbow Coffee Dock and had many a good time.

Then we made the move up to the Attic Drop-in space in the same building.

Leamy House - Our current home
Impressive, isn't it?

Now we have decided that due to the space restrictions in the attic (and the complimentary cardiovascular workout undertaken in order to access the space) - it's time to move again.

So we'll be donning our thinking caps (handmade ones of course) and figuring out which of the city's venerable establishments shall be home to our movable yarny feast.

We're open to suggestions.

Please leave a comment to say hi and let us know how you're getting your knit on.

Happy crafting folks.

Wishing you all warm fuzzies.



  1. What about one of the hotels in the city - they could do with the business and they're comfy too. How about the George - I know you (Lu) had a positive experience with them re Pride last year.

  2. Tee hee.

    I posted about the suggestion and my good experience there without even having read your comment first.


    Talk about great minds thinking alike.

    Heh heh