Choosing a gift for a yarn lover can be fraught. Is he allergic to that fibre? Does she already have the new Alice Starmore book? Is the vibrant purple sock yarn the perfect colour, or will it just make the recipient look ill? We're happy to report that we've found unusual and charming gifts and tokens for yarny people which neatly avoid all these quandaries. First of all, we're stocking Christmas cards specially photographed and printed by Julie of halfadreamaway.com. We've previously blogged about her greeting cards, and now she's come up with some beautiful Christmas cards too. Next, we've found ideal gifts for knitters and crocheters in Article, our neighbours in the Powerscourt Centre. What about a plump yarn ball candle, or one wearing a perfect waxy cable? Or a versatile glass cylinder wrapped in a smart cabled jacket - it would look equally elegant with flowers or a candle inside? Or a sweet Ladybird Book-themed craft box for keeping tools and notions tidy? Article were the previous occupants of our new premises, and we still get the odd perplexed person wondering where they've gone. Well, they've gone to a truly beautiful unit in the old house, just thirty three steps from our front door. We recommend a visit - original and beautiful objects in a completely unique space.