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October 15, 2018

In this issue:   Thank YOU!   Shop News   Holiday Countdown  The Tip Jar   Upcoming Classes

Thank YOU for a GRRRRRREAT Yarn Crawl!A cartoon tiger with a purple eyes and a ball of purple yarn speared on his upraised right claw
YOU make it fun!
This week's newsletter comes to you from a tired-but-happy Yarnivore Staff! We had such a great time seeing so many of you this year and helping you feed your need!

Dawn and Wendy especially thank all of you for the fabulous reception to our Yarn Crawl Patterns! You have no idea how heart-warming it is for us to hear "Wow!" and "Cool!" and "That's so cute!" when people see our designs.

Didn't get to the Yarn Crawl? You can still get the patterns! They are available for sale in the shop and will both be on Ravelry soon.

Reminder, Yarn Crawlers who want the digital version of Wendy's Splash Socks can go here, put the pattern in their shopping cart, and enter the coupon code on the back of the printed pattern to get the digital one for free.

Thank YOU for making this year's Yarn Crawl so GRRRRRREAT!

Prizes ready to be delivered to Yarnivore's Daily Prize Winners!


Shop News

Pom Pom Fun!

We had a great time yesterday making pom-pom decorations for Halloween! Just look at how cute these turned out. The pattern is PART of the pom-pom, not just glued on. We made spiders, bats, jack-o-lanterns, and ghosts!

Keep your eyes on the December calendar, because we're going to do another pom-pom class featuring winter holiday designs (preview at the bottom left of the picture).

New Stuff & Restocks
We saved y'all some goodies from all our Yarn Crawl trunk shows, including yarns from Crafting My Chaos, Blue Mule, Kyla's Lab, and the Knitting Artist, as well as a couple of baskets of Wollmeise. We've got Turtle Looms, too and hand and body care from Adore!

We've also gotten some shopping bags with our new mascot, Panthera Yarnivorus and have some with the Yarnivore Cat and Yarnivorus Rex, too.

Days until Christmas: 71
Days until Hanukkah: 48


The Tip Jar

If your highlighter tape gets dirty too easily, you'll love this tip! Put your pattern in a plastic sheet protector and then place the highlighter tape over THAT! No ink to lift, so it will stay clear as a bell!


(Not Your) Grandma's Slippers

Wednesday, October 17 & 24 from 6-8 pm, $33
Craft: Knitting
Teacher: Wendy

Do you remember these slippers from back in the day? I think everyone’s Grandma made them. The old-fashioned version is garter stitch and ribbing knitted flat, then sewn up with seams at the back of the heel and the top of the foot. Wendy’s new and improved version is just as quick and almost as easy, but done with NO SEAMS so that the foot stays happy and comfortable for an entire day of hanging out in your pajamas. You can even wear them to bed for soft fluffy bed socks.

Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving

Saturday, October 20 from 10 am-4 pm, $48
Craft: Weaving
Teacher: Debbi

Learn the basics of weaving on a rigid heddle loom. We’ll cover weaving terminology, direct warping, winding and managing shuttles, achieving a balanced weave and basic finishing techniques. As time allows, we’ll discuss weaving drafts, yarn choices for weaving, pattern planning and alternate methods of warping.

Field of Seams

Sunday, October 21 & 28 from noon-2 pm, $33
Craft: Knitting
Teacher: Wendy

We all love to knit, but hate to sew the pieces together! Not any more. Learn the secrets to perfect finishing – nearly invisible seams, picking up the perfect number of neckline stitches (without counting!) and much, much more. There is homework for this class – you MUST have these swatches finished before class.

Knitting Workshop

Sunday, October 21 from 3-5 pm, $18
Craft: Knitting
Teacher: Wendy

You know you love Wendy's tips and hints and wish she could help you with every project! Well, now she can! Bring your projects and we'll all learn together from each other's challenges. Make your knitting look professional and lose all your fears!

One 2-hour session

Beginning Tapestry Weaving

Saturday, October 27 from 10 am-4 pm, $48
Craft: Weaving
Teacher: Debbi

Remember how hard you worked to not beat your weft down too hard in rigid heddle or multi-shaft weaving? In this class you’ll be pressing the weft down so hard that the warp can’t be seen.

Tapestry weaving is a technique wherein you can draw pictures in your weaving. It is to weaving what intarsia is to knitting. Typically worked on a tapestry loom, it can be done on your rigid-heddle but you will need an extra tool to pack the weft down tightly enough. In this class, we’ll be learning the basic techniques of this style of weaving.

One 6-hour session

Yarn Tech

Sunday, October 28 from 3-5 pm, $18
Craft: All Yarn Crafts!
Teacher: Wendy

Ever wonder why some yarns work for one kind of project and don’t work at all with another? Confused by the dizzying array of fibers, textures, and colors? This is the class for you!
For both knitters AND crocheters, this class will help you choose the right yarn for each project, so that you save time and money and get the most bang for your yarn buck!

One 2-hour session

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