Nadia brings us some of the unmissable events of 2017... January is always a time of plotting and planning here at TIK, as we're sure it is for many of you.Â We've been busy finalising details and setting other wheels in motion and it's safe to say that we're very excited about what 2017 is going to bring! Are you sitting comfortably? Then let's have a look at just some of what's coming up this year: Irish Yarn Club Starting in February you will be seeing the first instalment of the Irish Yarn Club 2017 hitting the hands of the lucky knitters who managed to nab a coveted membership. There will be stunning, never to be repeated, colourways from Hedgehog Fibres, Townhouse Yarns and The Dublin Dye Company and designs by the lovely Carol Feller. If you'd like to be a part of it all then you can still join the pattern-only collection here. Â Special Workshops Along with our usual class schedule and tutorials, we have 3 very special workshops with the wonderful Melanie Berg coming up in April. Starting on Saturday the 8th of April,Â Shawl DesignÂ with Melanie Berg is *the* workshop to attend if you want to bring the shawl of your dreams to life. Â You'd want to be pretty quick clicking that link because there are only 2 places left as I type! Saturday afternoon Melanie takes it one step further with Design Your Own Mosaic Shawl.Â Here you will create an original mosaic pattern and Melanie will walk you through all the necessary steps, from casting on, over fitting your pattern into a triangular shape, to finally binding off. As if that wasn't enough, on Sunday the 9th of April some lucky knitters are joining Melaine in her workshop on Colourwork Shawls. Â This class is fully booked but do add your name to the waiting list in case some places become available. We have a number of other special guests planned, some return visitors and some first-timers! In fact we just revealed yesterday that Kate from the stunning craft and lifestyle blog A Playful Day will be joining us for a weekend of talks and workshops on the 13th and 14th of May. More details shortly, we promise! It might be worth keeping Saturday the 15th of July free too, as we welcome back a friendly face. You know it's always good to indulge in some mid-summer technique enhancement... Ok so that's enough hint-dropping for now! Make sure you don't miss any upcoming announcements by signing up to our newsletter here. The Spring KAL Returns We've been running the TIK Spring Knit-along for several years now and it's always great fun and leads to lots of stunning FOs. We'll be mixing things up a little this year, with several projects on offer across a common theme. Have we piqued your interest? Stay tuned for more details of yarn discounts, in-store events, prizes and frolics! Are you making any exciting plans for 2017? Let us know in the comments we love hearing from you. And if you need some instant gratification right this second, you can catch our SALE which includes the fabulous Lhasa. Find out more here.