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So you can see the sort of thing we send out, the Newsletter sent on 4th December 2023 is shown below.
There have been lots of other newsletters sent out prior to this one, links to more recent ones can be found on our Archive Page.
December 2023 Newsletter
Welcome to our December Newsletter.
This newsletter is a shorter additional email mainly to give the last posting date and holiday opening hours. However it does also include some new items and news on how we send your parcels.
Wendy and Peter Pan yarns are the newest additions to our website and we are slowly getting the yarns in stock. If there are any yarns currently on Pre-order that you think would be popular please do let us know
One of the Wendy yarns we really love is Giggles DK and there are 6 new colours (WG11 to WG16) which we should have in stock shortly.
A few years ago there were several Hat Kits around, they had been popular so we were really glad when James C. Brett brought out a brand new one - Noggin
There are 6 colours in stock, each with a Free Faux Fur PomPom and Pattern for the hat.
We can't change which pompom comes with which colour but we do have some other Faux Fur Pompoms in various sizes and colours which you could order in addition to the kits. You can then change the pompom to suit your outfit or even the size of the pompom
James C. Brett have brought out some new Pattern Leaflets which are now in stock.
Baby Double Knit - 4 new pattern leaflets - JB869 to JB872
Flutterby Chunky - 4 new pattern leaflets - JB878 to JB881
Royal Mail Tracked
We have been given the option to move to fully tracked parcels on our Royal Mail account which we have accepted, for now. This will give you, our customers, more confidence on the delivery of your parcels.
Unfortunately the Large Letters are a flat rate for 0 to 1kg and that price is a lot more than we paid for 0 to 100g, which a few of our Large Letters are. We have always had a reduced P+P rate for 1 or 2 patterns, but we are not able to keep that low P+P now we have gone down the fully tracked route. We are able to keep the £2.65 tier for books and multiple pattern leaflets, in fact we can send a few more for that price.
You can find the current P+P prices, including how many Leaflets and Books you get for the £2.65 tier, on our UK P+P page online.
We have to send a minimum amount each quarter to be able to use tracked, which is why we have had to include the Large Letters, so do please continue to order from us
Last Posting Date for Xmas and Holiday Opening
Tuesday 19th December 2023 is our Royal Mail last posting date for delivery before Christmas. We will endeavour that orders received before 1.30pm on Tuesday 19th December 2023 will be posted on Tuesday 19th December 2023 (subject to stock availability). Royal Mail have said that any item posted via our Tracked option on that day should be delivered before Xmas. This is a day later than our previous postal option so another benefit to Tracked
The DKY Warehouse & CPU Office will close at 2pm on Tuesday 19th December 2023 and will re-open at 9.30am Tuesday 2nd January 2024. We will be fully closed on all days between those dates. The telephone will not be manned but we will try to answer emails if we can. The Shopping Basket will state our opening days & hours during the holiday weeks.
The Shopping Basket will still be active so you can place your orders as normal at any time over the holidays. Your details will be held on a 128 encryption Secure Server until we re-open. Unfortunately you will not be able to phone us with your card details while the office is closed.
Any orders received after 1.30pm on Tuesday 19th December 2023 will not be posted until Tuesday 2nd January 2024 when normal service will resume.
All these dates are subject to stock availability and may be changed if there are unforeseen circumstances. You can find up to date info on our Xmas Opening Page online which includes info about Pre-orders over the holidays.
We hope you found something interesting above, if not let us know what info you would like to see. We really value your comments and look forward to hearing from you.
Finally, everyone at Dianne's Knitting Yarns, Craft Kits, Craft Bits and CPU Enterprises would like to wish you all good health and prosperity over this holiday time and in 2024.
Best Regards and Stay Safe