Well we’ve come to the end of another year! Before I go on with any of the news for December, I wanted to firstly say that all of us at the store would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year and a safe and relaxing break with plenty of time for knitting or crochet! And secondly, I wanted to say that we really value your support and truely it brings us so much joy to do something so simple as connect with our lovely customers through our shared love of knitting. Thanks everyone for an awesome 2016!
Now on to business …
On Friday 16th we’re having a little Christmas party in-store from 11am til 2pm. There will be a quiz, prizes, tea/coffee and mince pies and if you wear a hand-knitted item we’ll give you 10% off your purchases on the day! We’ll draw the prizes at 2pm, if you’re not in the store then we’ll contact you by phone or email. It’s going to be fun – hope you can make it!
Christmas Gift Guide
We often get friends and family of knitters coming to buy yarn as a gift – which is a difficult thing to choose when you’re not a knitter yourself! So we’ve taken pity on them and put together a display on our main table of lovely gift ideas for knitters, including books, knitting bags and notions pouches, journals and shawl pins. You can view and download the list here if you want to come with a plan 🙂
Product of the Month
This month it’s Shibui Linen, which is a lovely crisp, chainette yarn. It has actually recently been discontinued but we still have good quantities in most colours (except Ash, that was super popular). We’ve made up three patterns in the shop in it, L.1, the striped scarf you can see in the picture below, Dangling Conversation, the blue shawlette below (which only takes 1 skein!) and the summer t-shirt Etch (not pictured) which is Cima and Linen held together.
Linen is usually $18 but for this month is $16.20.
Yarn News – Shilasdair break in production
We have just recently been informed by Tony from Shilasdair that he and Eva are selling the business to another local who is currently setting up their dye house. Unfortunately it will not be ready for some time – possibly a year. Tony is unable to keep up production until then so there will be a break in production. I wanted to let you all know in case you had been planning a project in their lovely yarn! We are low or out of some colours in both the DK and 4 ply but still have lots of other colours. Give us a call if you’d like us to check quantities for you.
And lastly, we’re taking a little break between Christmas and New Year’s. We’ll be closing at 4pm on Christmas eve and reopening on Tuesday January 3rd.
Looking forward to seeing you in 2017!!
Amy and the Sunspun team