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October 29, 2018

In this issue:  We are Here to Help!   Shop News   Holiday Countdown  The Tip Jar   Upcoming Classes

We are Here to Help!
Don't worry! Just bring it in!
Yarnivore has many ways to help you with your projects, depending on the level of assistance you need:

1. Counter Help - This is the help we give most often. We offer everyone up to 15 minutes of FREE help on their projects - and that's 15 minutes of our time, not yours. If you dropped a stitch, or lost your place in a pattern, or have some weird thing going on that you're not sure what to do, we will help you for FREE (of course, if the shop is super busy, you may need to wait a bit) or find a way to get you the help you need.

2. Private Lessons - Many of our teachers offer private lessons, including Dawn, Patrick, Debbi, Caryn, and Wendy. We have someone who can help you with any project on almost any yarn craft, from knitting and crocheting to spinning, tatting, naalbinding, weaving, and more! Private Lessons are $18/hr for one person, $12/hr per person for groups, or $10 for a half hour lesson for one person.

3. Classes - Wendy offers a Knitting Workshop class at least twice a month where you can bring any knit project at all and work on it in a class setting with other students for 2 hours - for the same price as a one hour Private Lesson. We also have classes on many other subjects ready to help you.

4. We will also do our best to help over the phone (210-979-8255) or through messages on our Facebook or Instagram pages, but please be aware that we may need to actually see your project in person. And probably if you message us at 3 am, it might be a few hours before you get a response.


Shop News

Featured Yarn and PatternA lady in front of a wooden wall, holding up her right arm to display her colorfully striped autumn colored shawl with lacy edges

Just look at this gorgeous crescent shawl! It's mostly garter stitch and the lacey part is easier than you would think. A stunning result without too much work!
We suggest trying two colors of Crating My Chaos Elite for some lovely color contrasts.

colorful yarnNew Stuff & Restocks
We have a new yarn we're really excited about! It's so new it doesn't even have a Ravelry page yet! The yarn is called Rainbow Collection from Cestari Sheep & Wool Company. It's an organic 50/50 wool/cotton blend and it feels so good - sort of cool and dry and squishy - it even smells good!

We're also restocked on:
-Needles, including Lykke and Driftwood, HiyaHiyas, and Addi Flexiflips
-Cascade Heritage
-8/2 Tencel cones for weavers (or lace knitters and crocheters)
-Plymouth Baby Alpace Worsted 
-and MORE!

Days until Christmas: 57
Days until Hanukkah: 34


The Tip Jar

To keep from catching the back layer as you sew up a sleeve or other tubular shape, put an old envelope or some paper inside the layers, creating a barrier between the seam and the rest of the tube.

 Knitting Workshop

Lucy from Peanuts with pink hair in a booth labeled
Three upcoming sessions in November, each session is $18
    Thursday, the 1st, from 6-8 pm
    Sunday, the 11th, from noon-2 pm
    Monday, the 26th, from 6-8 pm
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

Weaving in Ends Invisibly
A darning needle threaded with purple yarn on a grey damask background
Sunday, November 4, from noon-2 pm. $18
Craft: Knitting
Teacher: Wendy

Do your ends show? Do they worm their way to the front? Are you (gasp!) knotting them? Let Wendy teach you the better way to weave in and hide your ends so that they never come out and never show!

One 2-hour session

Knitting Toe Up Socks
a close up of feet wearing bright colored striped hand knit socks
Sunday, November 4, 11 & 25, from 3-5 pm, $48
Craft: Knitting
Teacher: Wendy

Learn to make socks from the toes up, so you always have enough yarn to cover your feet! This worsted weight sock is thick and warm, perfect for wearing around the house, or as a boot sock. You don’t need to have any sock knitting experience.

You’ll also learn to knit in the round using the magic-loop method in this three session class.

Three 2-hour sessions

Fair Isle Christmas Stocking
Two christmas stockings on a plain background. One is marked with the name
Monday, November 5, 12, & 19 from 6-8 pm, $48
Craft: Knitting
Teacher: Wendy

Learn stranded knitting technique and impress the relatives as you make this heirloom Christmas stocking! You’ll choose from several different pattern designs, and learn to personalize your stocking. Make one for every family member!

Three 2-hour sessions

Beginning Knitting

Sunday, September 2 & 9 from noon-2 pm, $33
Craft: Knitting
Teacher: Wendy

Learn the basics and get yourself knitting! In this class you will learn how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off. You’ll also learn how to combine knitting and purling to create different stitch patterns and textures, common knitting terms, and the basics of reading a pattern.

Two 2-hour sessions

Knitting My First Fingerless Gloves
A lady's hand with short nails, wearing a handknit ribbed turqoise fingerless glove while holding a coffee mug
Thursday, November 8 & 15, from 6-8 pm, $33
Craft: Knitting
Teacher: Wendy

It’s hot now, but Christmas sneaks up on us FAST! These simple glovelets knit up FAST and everyone loves them! You’ll learn to knit in the round on double-pointed needles with this fun project!

Free Pattern Included!

Two 2-hour sessions

Crochet a 3-D Cowl
A textured cowl in shades of brown and rust
Saturday, November 10, from noon-3 pm, $25
Craft: Crochet
Teacher: Patrick

This 3-hour class will start with students mastering this unique stitch in a swatch. Next, the class will begin a single-color cowl. 

One 3-hour session

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