Merry Christmas December 18 2020
Can I start by saying thank-you to everyone who has read this blog, visited the website and especially if you have bought from us this year, its been a challenge for everyone and I really appreciate that you have chosen to support us.
I just want to remind you that if you want anything posted before christmas please order before Monday 21st December as that is our last posting day this year. The studio is going to be closed until 4th January 2021 and I am looking forward to some time at home with the kids and catching up on my knitting. Hopefully I will have lots of finished projects to share with you soon. I will be checking email and messages occasionally but there is likely to be a longer response time over this period.
Sadly, given the continuing uncertainty surrounding brexit, I have taken the difficult decision to close the website to orders from EU countries from this Sunday 20th December. I will post all orders placed before then on Monday 21st December. I also strongly suggest you add tracked postage to your order so you can see its progress. Hopefully this means all orders will arrive before 31st December.
I hope to reopen the website to orders from EU countries on 8th January 2021. This gives me time to make sure the website and shipping is all set up correctly for the new rules. Again, I'm really sorry about this, it isn't what I wanted to do, but the continuing uncertainty surrounding what will happen in January means I have had to take this step so I can have a proper break over christmas with the kids which I really need right now. I will be checking emails but not daily, but do get in touch if you need to.
If you are still looking for gift ideas I have a few below for you.
All ready to go under the tree. Each contains a carefully chosen pattern, a tote bag to protect your project and a pin badge to wear with pride - you can choose what colour yarn you want to add to the box and we will pack it up in tissue paper and can even post to the recipient for you. We have listed suggested yarns for each pattern with links, but, if you need help, drop me a note and I'll be happy to guide you.
Only dyed for Christmas our Five for Silver yarn base has added festive sparkle. Available in 100g skeins or pairs of coordinating 50g skeins. Add some sparkle to your project.
Bundles of 20g minis are ideal for adding a pop of colour to a project or for making tiny little things like decorations. This year has also seen several patterns using mini skeins for larger projects.
52 Weeks of Socks is the first hardcover book of Laine Publishing. This publication contains 52 knitting patterns by 46 designers, and is a true encyclopedia of socks. Patterns are beautifully photographed and laid out on 256 pages in the style Laine is known and loved for.
New from Pom Pom Press! This follow-up to Knit How takes the straightforward raglan-sleeve pullover as a blank canvas and walks you through all the ways to make it your own. Meghan Fernandes and Lydia Gluck, editors of Pom Pom magazine and Pom Pom Press, offer blueprints for 8 distinct raglans and coach you through choosing perfect-for-you necklines, hemlines, ribbing, textures, and fancy raglan increases. An instant classic, Ready Set Raglan belongs in the library of new and seasoned knitters alike.Laine 10
Back after a short break, the team at Laine have created another beautiful magazine full of inspirational projects, stunning photos and interesting articles. If you haven't tried Laine before you won't be disappointed.
Thank-you for reading this newsletter. I hope it has been an inspiration for your next project or has helped you choose a gift. Feel free to share this to anyone else who may be struggling to find that perfect gift.
Stay safe and keep crafting,