We love a good shawl around these parts, and we know you all do too. So what's an LYS to do? Well, how about scheduling an entire weekend of Shawl Workshops in April next year? We've invited the wonderfully talented Melanie Berg to Dublin, and she'll be teaching three topics with us: Shawl Construction, Mosaic Shawls and Colourwork Shawls. It's all happening over the weekend of the 8th and 9th of April and the spaces are filling up fast. Melanie combines texture and colour into wearable modern designs that are both playful and beautiful. She enjoys matching cheeky stripes with elegant lace, and choosing unexpected colour combinations.Â We love absolutely Melanie's designs, so much so that it's hard to choose just one favourite. So instead we'll let the Ravelry ratings give you the run down! You will automatically receive a 10% discount if your sign up for more than one of the weekend's workshops, so you can really immerse yourself in all-things-shawl!Â And if you happen upon this post and discover some of the sessions have been booked out, then we'd encourage you to add your name to the waiting list.Â There's always a chance of cancellations between now and April. Have you ever knit any of Melanie's designs? Or which ones are on your "wishlist"? Finally we just have a small reminder that we will be closed for the Christmas Break from 5.30pm this Friday. We wish you all a lovely Christmas, full of cosy knitting time, gorgeous yarns and good company too.