I Crawl, You Crawl, We all Crawl for YARN CRAWL!
A few tips to make your Yarn Crawl more fun:
(Don't know what the Yarn Crawl is? Click here for info & rules)
Special Crawl Hours!
All participating yarn stores will have the same hours during the Crawl. October 11-20th, Yarnivore will be open 9 am-6 pm. (We will hold normal evening classes from 6-8, but will lock our doors to shopping at 6.)
Protect Your Passport!
We often find passports during Crawl; you can protect yours by taking the following steps: 1) put your name and contact info on it ASAP. If you leave it behind, we can call/email/text you. 2) attach it to your bag by punching a hole in it and tying it to your bag with a long piece of yarn. Where you and your bag go, so goes your passport.
Make a Plan!
Plan your travel and make sure you have snacks and beverages. Yarn Crawling is highly energetic, so make sure you're fueled up. Yarnivore always snacks and water available to keep the hangries at bay.
Want to find people to "Crawl-pool" with? Yarnivore will host a meet up so that you can meet and match up with others who want to ride share. TIME/DATE is this Sunday, October 6 from 1-3 pm.
You can also seek carpool partners through our online carpool form.
Wind it up! Wind it up! Wind it up!
Long time Yarnivores know that space and staff availability is limited during Crawl. This means that we have to store our winding equipment for the duration. If you need something wound, plan on bringing it to us before October 11th!
Time saving tips!
Want to speed up your passport stamping time and shorten the line? Print up address labels in advance for the daily drawing slips. Make sure the label has your name, phone, email, and "home" shop (this is so we can deliver your prize there for easy pick up). If you want to be added to stores' email lists, add a "yes to email list" on the bottom (or you can check this off quickly on the drawing form at each store).
Customer Favorite Pattern
Deirdre Stein recommended this fascinating shawl by Stephen West. The Esjan shawl (~$6.60 in-store or on Ravelry) features a garter stitch body with gorgeous giant eyelets in the border. It's both airy and cozy. Stunning in multiple colors as shown, but there's an all-white version on Ravelry that's amazing!
This is a great project for basic worsted yarns like Plymouth Galway, Cascade 220, or Plymouth Encore! Or to make it more luxurious, try doing it in shades of Eco Alpaca!
Yarn Crawl Carpooling
The Carpool sign-up form is now live! If you're interested in finding other Crawlers to carpool with, fill out this form. Note: all respondents will be able to see each other's information. (Yarnivore provides this form as a service, but is not responsible for how respondents use the information)
2019 Crawl Passports are in!
If you pre-ordered your passport, you can come pick it up at any time! If you still need one, it's not too late! We still have passports and bags aplenty. We will run out of bags eventually, though, so we suggest coming in for your passport soon!
Regular and Upcoming Events
Every Tuesday at 1 pm - Yarnivorphans Meet-up at Panera
1st and 3rd Fridays - Friday Night Cravings here at Yarnivore
October 11-20 - 2019 Hill Country Yarn Crawl
EVERY DAY - Open Stitching in our seating area anytime we're open!
The Tip Jar
Want the beginning of your crocheted piece to look the same as the beginning? After your beginning chain, work the next row into the bumps at the back of the chain! This will leave the Vs of the chain visible at the bottom for a very clean look.
Tuesday, October 1 & 8 from 6-8 pm, $33
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
Knit and Crochet Workshop with Beate
EVERY Thursday from 1-3 pm, $18 per session
Need help with a project or technique? This 1-session class is a great way to get help and see what others are working on! Beate will help with reading patterns, reinforcing techniques, and building your confidence. Beate can assist with either knitting or crochet projects.
One 2-hour session
Each session is $18
Sunday, October 6 from 3-5 pm
Thursday, October 24 from 6-8 pm
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
Knitting: Reading Knitting Patterns
Monday, October 7 from 6-8 pm, $18
Do you get stumped by knitting instructions? Not sure what “ktbl” means? What’s up with those asterisks and parentheses? We’ll get you reading patterns with confidence in this 2-hour class!
One 2-hour session
Knitting: Adult Surprise Jacket
Wednesday, October 9, 23, 30, & November 13 from 6-8 pm, $63
Elizabeth Zimmerman was a genius when it came to making shapes with knitting. In this case it's an ingenious origami-like cardigan construction. Come check it out for a fun challenge! You'll even get Wendy's supplement to the pattern with exact stitch counts for every row!
Pattern is not included. The pattern is available separately, or is included in books including "The Complete Surprise" and "The Opinionated Knitter"
Four 2-hour session
Knit a Cabled Hat
Thursday, October 3 & 10 from 6-8 pm, $33
Learn twisted stitches and cabling with this elegant braided cable hat. The brim starts with twisted stitches done without a cable needle, then flows into braided cables, so that you can practice both right- and left-twists. Then work invisible decreases up to the top closure. Cabling is easier than you think it is! Make one for yourself or for a great gift!
Two 2-hour sessions
My First Socks
Knit Basic Socks from the Cuff Down
Monday, October 14, 21, & 28 from 6-8 pm, $48
Warm your toes with this class! Learn about the parts of a sock and the skills needed to make a perfectly fitted sock from cuff to toe. You'll learn techniques that apply to knitting of all types - including sweaters, gloves, even hats and shawls! Plus, handknit socks are more comfortable than any sock in any store!
Three 2-hour sessions
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