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Need Help Finishing Your Holiday Gifts?

December 16, 2019

In this issue:  The Finishing Line   Shop News   Holiday Countdown  The Tip Jar   Upcoming Classes

The Finishing Line
We're here to help get those gifts DONE!

The holidays are nearly here! Do you need some extra help getting your handmade gifts done? We're here to help! Here's how:

1. If you just need quick help, or if you're not sure, just stop in for some Counter Help. We will pick up most dropped stitches, remind you how to bind off, tell you where you are in the pattern, etc, and as long as it takes less than 15 minutes of staff time, it's FREE! (Note: if we're really busy, you may have to be patient.)

2. Private Lessons! Need more than a little counter help? We have teachers who can help with crochet, knitting, weaving, tatting, naalbinding; they may even be able to help with other crafts. Call and set up an appointment at 210-979-8255.

3. We have a class on Fixing Knitting Mistakes if you need it, and some Workshop classes where you can bring any project you like and get help from the instructor - you can even bring multiple projects!


Shop News

Featured Yarn & Pattern
Here's something to keep you warm as the weather cools - a chunky knit blanket! The Graphic Afghan by Sarah Fama is a FREE pattern that will knit up really quickly for some winter warmth. We suggest an easy care bulky yarn like Berroco's Vintage Chunky, a wool/acrylic/nylon blend that wears like iron and feels like butter!

Chag Sameach to our Jewish customers!
We hope you have a lovely Hanukkah full of light and joy!

Regular and Upcoming Events
Every Tuesday at 1 pm - Yarnivorphans Meet-up at Panera (Huebner Oaks) 

1st and 3rd Fridays - Friday Night Cravings here at Yarnivore
3rd Saturday - Spinner Saturday
December 24 - Closing early
December 25 - Closed for Christmas
December 31 - Closing early
January 1 - Closed for New Year's Day
EVERY DAY - Open Stitching in our seating area anytime we're open!

DAYS until Christmas: 9
DAYS until Hanukkah: 6


The Tip Jar

What's the right way to fasten-off a piece of knit or crochet? I'll bet it's not what you think! Most people put the tail through the last loop and pull tight, creating a knot. DON'T DO THAT! Knotting the end that way means that you can never tidy up the last stitch. Instead, pretend the last loop is a balloon and simply "blow up the balloon" until it POPS! This will not unravel, but it also means that you won't have a hard, ugly knot and you can easily tidy up that final stitch.


Beginning Lucet Braiding

Tuesday, December 17 from 6-8 pm, $18
Craft: Lucet Braiding
Teacher: Wendy

Learn to make cords on the lucet (a viking-age tool)! You'll even learn some decorative techniques that you can turn into a bracelet or necklace Makes a great gift, or maybe you just want to make several for yourself.

One 2-hour sessions

Knit and Crochet Workshop with Beate

EVERY Thursday from 1-3 pm, $18 per session
Craft: Knitting
Teacher: Beate

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

Needle Felt Holiday Ornament

Thursday, December 19 from 6-8 pm, $18
Craft: Felting
Teacher: Wendy

Needle felting uses super sharp barbed needles to turn loose wool into thick fabric, which you can shape as you go. In this fun class, you'll learn to make a felted holiday ornament, and decorate it with some simple embroidery stitches!

One 2-hour session

Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving

Saturday, December 21 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.

One 6-hour session

Knitting: Fixing Mistakes

Sunday, December 22 from 6-8 pm, $23
Craft: Knitting
Teacher: Wendy

Dropped stitches, purling when you wanted to knit, unwanted increases, decreases, and yarn overs – we’ve all done them at some point in our knitting. Learn how to fix these mistakes and overcome your fear of ripping down and ripping out!

One 2-hour session

Knitting Workshop with Wendy
Lucy from Peanuts with pink hair in a booth labeled The Doctor is IN
Each session is $18
Upcoming sessions,
   Monday, December 23 from 6-8 pm
   Sunday, January 5 from noon-2 pm
   Tuesday, January 21 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

Yarn Tech

Sunday, December 29 from 3-5 pm, $18
Craft: Knit/Crochet/Weave
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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