We're quite excited over here. We've just under forty eight hours to go before the launch of Carol Feller's Contemporary Irish Knits and the Yarn Tasting. (As of the time of writing, there's a couple of places available for both, if you're free and want to attend.) Just like last year, the Yarn Tasting will feature delicious new yarns, special guests and huge fun. There'll also be spot prizes, and offers on yarn and patterns. For example, if you buy a ten-ball quantity of: Debbie Bliss Paloma Debbie Bliss Riva Debbie Bliss Rialto Chunky Sublime Lustrous Louisa Harding Simonetta Louisa Harding Nerissa any of the three varieties of Louisa Harding Grace (did we mention there's a beaded one now?) Mirasol Hacho Araucania Tepa Noro Kama... ...we will give you the pattern book for the yarn absolutely free. The picture above shows a selection of the yarns (and nestled amongst them the newest member of our expanding menagerie). But even if you can't attend on Thursday, we've got an offer which is open to everyone. To celebrate the launch of Carol Feller's book, we're offering a 10% discount on Studio Donegal yarn to anyone who purchases it on Thursday - at the launch, in the shop, over the phone or online. So you can get beautiful colours and guaranteed warmth from an Irish yarn company to make one of Carol's stunning patterns. Now, you must excuse us. Less than forty eight hours to go, you see - there's a bit to do.