Happy Holidays 2016 December 28 2016

The year is drawing to a close and I hope everyone has had a lovely holiday season. My sister has been here visiting from the States and I have had the chance to show her around Bath and London and we've also had some fabulous lazy knitting time. 

Over the weekend three project were cast-on. My sister was inspired a shop sample of Alice by Antonia Shackland and got herself some gorgeous Road to China Light in Cobalt to knit it in. I joined in the Little Bobbins Christmas Eve Cast On #lbkchristmasevecaston2016 and started Helen Stewart's Vintage Fairy Lights Socks in the brand new La Bien Aimée Tough Sock. I just had to snag a skein of this yarn in Peanut Butter Jelly before it was all gone - I love this colourway! The yarn has been fantastic to knit with and I'll tell you more about it in the new year. And my friend Sarah started Enso by Renée Callahan in beautiful John Arbon Textiles Knit by Numbers.

Just a reminder about out opening hours over the holidays, we are taking a break from Saturday 24. December - Sunday 8 January, 2017. The shop is re-opening on Monday 9 January 2017. We are sending out online orders during this time but not with the frequency we do when the shop is open so please allow an extra couple of days delivery.

I get to go visit my parents in Oregon during this time and I'll be back in the shop on January 17th. You'll find Amanda and Helena in the shop until then, happy to help you with anything you need. Any questions, you can always reach us via e-mail: hello@ayarnstory.co.uk

Happy New Year everyone, may 2017 be filled with yarn and beautiful projects.

- Carmen