Merry Christmas one and all!

Thank you to everyone who sent us birthday wishes last week. Here we are at Thursday evening Knit Club after the arrival of the cake sent to us by Mother Seraphima who lives in Massachussets with our dear friends, the sisters of the Holy Nativity Convent. As it is our peak season so it is theirs and we are all seen here wishing them the very best for this special time of year in the Christian calendar.



However you celebrate the holidays we send you our warmest wishes. May we all find time to reflect on the things that really matter and to follow the example of our friends in the USA who succeed in making the world a happier place.

May you also find time to spread the joy of knitting and to share with us your favourite knits of the season - especially if you have made them. We hope to have a bumper crop to show in this newsletter in the new year. 

See below our opening times over Christmas and New Year. Note that we will be open this Sunday when James will be here to help you with your holiday knitting and last minute gifts. We are also open during the week between Christmas and New Year.

Merry Christmas Knitting!

Karen and James

 

  christmas and new year opening hours

Please note our Christmas and New Year opening hours, with early closing times on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve.

Oxford Yarn Store Christmas and New Year 2018 Opening Hours

We are open as normal until Saturday 22nd December, then:

Sunday 23rd December - 10am to 4pm (extra open day)
Christmas Eve​ - 10am to 1pm (early closing)
Christmas Day - CLOSED
Boxing Day - CLOSED
Thursday 27th - 10am to 6pm (NB no Thursday evening Knit Club)
Friday 28th - 10am to 6pm
Saturday 29th - 10am to 6pm
Sunday 30th  - CLOSED
New Years Eve: Monday 31st - 10am to 5pm (early closing)
New Years Day - CLOSED

Normal opening hours resume from
Wednesday 2nd January 2019


Normal opening hours are:

Monday* to Saturday: 10am – 6pm
Late opening Thursday: 10am - 8pm

Closed Sundays (and *Bank Holidays)
 

  customer Knits

Rebecca is wearing her cardigan knitted in Noro yarn and recently completed. The colours, the construction, the way it fits Rebecca - it is a work of art! No wonder Noro is Rebecca's favourite yarn brand. (For a while recently Noro was not easy to obtain but now we have Kureyon back home on the shelves.)



This is Sheila's entrelac coffee pot cosy. See what happens when you come to a workshop with James to learn something new? A whole new world of possibilities opens up! And your coffee stays hot.



Karen Cox made this knitted Christmas wreath for the shop. Her World War 1 quilt was on display in November and drew admiration from everyone. She is such a clever and imaginative knitter. Thanks Karen for this lovely gift.



Gill who is in regular contact with us from Spain has been knitting her version of the Delft pattern from Rowan Magazine 63 using Handknit Cotton yarns. It is going to look stunning - can't wait to see the finished result.



Jess started with a crocheted chocolate orange cover in the form of a Christmas pudding and there has been no stopping her! A Christmas hat, a robin and even a brussel sprout!