Last Friday, the Christmas lights were switched on in the Powerscourt Centre. It's a bit of a special year here, because the Centre's thirty years old. Over the last couple of weeks, our friends in A Rubanesque have been working astonishing hard decorating every possible surface - there's a Nutcracker theme this year, so there's ballet shoes, boughs and bows everywhere. It's simply beautiful. At this time of the year, we start to get non-knitters and non-crocheters through the doors, looking for gifts for yarny loved ones. Happily, we've got lots of suggestions - luxurious yarn, like Hedgehog Fibres pure cashmere, pretty Peace Fleece needles, hand cream for softening you up, sweet stitch markers to keep your place, adorable keyrings with woolly sheep to guard your keys. We've got books such as the Barbara Walker Treasuries and the genius of Elizabeth Zimmermann - and so much more that there wouldn't be room to list it all. So whether you're a lurking present-seeker or a subtle hint-dropper, we can help! There's even a thread in the Ravelry group for your wishlist (with added poetry!).