December 13 2018 – Lisa
We've been having an interesting discussion about Gift Knitting over on Instagram and Facebook this week. There's been some great suggestions on how to manage the pressure of the season (for the avid gift knitters among you) and some valuable counsel about choosing your recipients wisely. How about you? Do you gift knit or crochet? Have you taken on any ambitious projects for this season? Whatever your approach we hope that your efforts are appreciated by the "Knitworthy" people in your life. They may even consider selecting something for you from this week's round up of top gift ideas....
Knit & Purr Needle SetThis year's holiday gift set from KnitPro features nine sizes of "Millenium" interchangeable needles from 3mm up to 8mm, so you need never be stuck for the right size needles again. Presented in a beautiful wooden box, featuring a cosy knitting nook and a playful resident feline... these needles will be a pleasure to sit down with this Christmas. Limited quantity available: €104.95
Books to TreasureThe demand for Kate Davies' new collection has been phenomenal... and we're lucky enough to have nabbed one final shipment from her distributor before "the big day". If this one is on your wish list then be sure to secure a copy very soon. Don't forget that we have the option to pick up in store if you order online too. Buy Now: €20.95 Are you ready to give the gift of knitting? To empower another person to pick up the needles and then experience the joy of standing back proudly and saying "I made that"? Then the fabulous team at Pom Pom Press have you covered with this beautiful and contemporary guide to getting started. Buy Now: €20.95
Unwrap ColourGradient yarns remain a firm favourite among knitters and crocheters alike this season. What other yarn can produce such mesmerising effects when worked in the simplest of stitches? What other yarn shines so brightly when paired with solid shades, to create captivating yoked sweaters or eye-catching shawls and scarves? With ten shades to choose from there's something here to suit everyone. And even better yet: this is the type of cake that you can have for breakfast on Christmas morning! €28.95 per 50g Cake
Christmas HolidaysBefore I go, it's time to remind you all that our Dublin shop will be closed for the Christmas holidays from 5pm on Sunday 23rd December. We will re-open at 10.30am on Thursday the 3rd of January. It has been a truly incredible year when we look back on everything that has happened (and we'll have an end-of-year blog post on it all very soon). Thank you sincerely for supporting This is Knit, Townhouse Yarns and Woollinn in 2018. We simply wouldn't be here without you, and your custom and friendship is always very much appreciated. Lisa, Jacqui, Jenny and all TIK Team