February Newsletter

Happy New Year to all! For the first time ever Woolybutt has produced its own calendar so if you are in the area stop by and pick up one. The Zauberball ‘tree’ in the Shop window is featured. Many people have been enquiring about knitting and crchet classes in the two weeks since we’ve been open but only two people have actually put their names down for them. We will not be running the classes unless we have six people definitely starting as it doesn’t pay the teacher enough to teach less than that number!

The New Year has definitely started with a vengeance at Woolybutt. In a complete reversal Patons have gotten a number of their pattern books out early and they are in the Shop now. Too often in the past we’ve had the yarn arrive and then had to wait forever for the books. Also the size and cost of books have been reduced so it is worthwhile coming in and having a look. Zhivago is undergoing a revival and has a new book to prove it which features a very nice women’s jumper and some great slouchy berets and scarves. The earliest of the new seasons yarns wont start arriving until the latter part of this month and then the floodgates will open. We still have the hottest part of summer ahead of us so there is still time to knit up a cute sleeveless cool cotton top for those blistering days to come.

One of the Woolybutt team, Suzanne, will be missing over the next couple of weeks so Lana and I will be “holding the fort”. We wish her well and a speedy recovery!

Current projects: an Alpaca vest from Rare Yarns Alpaca for the Shop and finishing (at last) the Angora/Merino/ Silk jumper for my husband. I have to report that I did finish the green Sorrento jacket two weeks ago and I’m now waiting for a suitably hot day to wear it in the Shop!