it's been a busy few weeks here at Ammonite Yarns. We've moved all the stock in the shop around to make room for new season yarns and are really excited about WYS Bo Peep baby yarns. It's a wool/nylon washable mix (52% falklands wool and 48% nylon) and is a dream to knit with. I've already started a jumper for my nephew which is knitting up beautifully and is very soft to the touch while knitting. The jumper has a fiendishly clever (and very easy) slipstitch pattern which looks amazing. Peter Pan Pixie is another new baby yarn that has arrived in the last month. It is a wonderfully soft acrylic yarn which is on my list to knit up too! Also new in is Stylecraft Special DK, Special Effects DK and Batik which are in the vanguard of our expansion into Stylecraft yarns so hope you like them all.
Our drop-ins and classes have also been keeping us busy. RCT Young Carers Service have asked us to pilot some classes with them so tomorrow Ruth and our crochet teacher Gaelle are heading out with needles, hooks and yarns to spread the skills.
Crochet seems to be more popular than knitting for beginner classes and I wonder whether this is because more people can 'knit a bit' before they come to us whereas crochet is often a completely new skill -- it would be interesting to hear your views on this.
Gaelle is just coming to the end of her popular intermediate crochet course so has given us dates for the next courses.
This time Gaelle is running the courses on Tuesday evenings with the Absolute Beginner sessions beginning on 09.05.17 and continuing for a total of three weeks. The Intermediate course will begin early to mid-June -- exact dates will be posted later. You can book with a £10.00 online or come into the shop or you can pay in full.
The courses are run in the shop and are really enjoyable so book now and make it a mid-year resolution to learn to crochet!
The first of our buys from the Stitches trade exhibition have been delivered and more are arriving tomorrow. The first arrival is the Peter Pan Pixie range. This is the children's version of our very popular Pixile and comes in a pastel colour range aimed at baby garments (although it will knit up any of the Pixile designs too). Tomorrow Pink Flamingo, the new WYS sock colour arrives and their Bo Peep baby range will follow shortly. Finally, and we're quite excited about this, the Stylecraft rep is coming in tomorrow so we may just be getting some of their yarn too!
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