Skip Navigation Website Accessibility

The First Step to Mastering Something!

July 20, 2020

In this issue:  Mastery Goals    Shop News   The Tip Jar   Online Private Lessons  Contact info

Mastery Goals graphic of Jake-the-dog telling Finn-the-human: Sucking at something is the first step to being sorta good at something

Not ready to shoot for the moon yet?

Last week we talked about setting a moonshot goal. These are typically aspirational, meaning that you shoot high but you also have a higher chance of not making them. For some, this is frustrating. If you're not up (sorry, couldn't help the pun) for a moonshot, there's a different type of goal for you. Mastery goals are where we learn for the sake of learning, not for the sake of an end result. Have you ever been curious about something (say, a new type of craft) and just tried it? (Of course you have, you're a crafter.) When people have mastery goals, they are less concerned with failing and more interested in learning as much as possible. We think that crafters with mastery goals are more likely to stay motivated despite the inevitable frustration of learning something new.

Our question for you: What craft or skill are you curious about? Let us know on our Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!

Be well, be safe, be kind! 

-Caryn & the Yarnivore crew

Shop NewsA Baby Surprise Jacket knitted in Light Blue Bo Peep yarn

Featured Yarn and Pattern 
West Yorkshire Spinners (WYS) develops and manufactures its yarns in the United Kingdom. Their Bo Peep is a luxury baby yarn made from Falkland Island Wool and Nylon. This DK weight yarn is machine washable (dry flat). It comes in a variety of soft colors, both solid and variegated. It's absolutely perfect for making Elizabeth Zimmerman's Baby Surprise Jacket ($11.99 at Schoolhouse Press - digital or print, or print-only here at Yarnivore!)

Hours this week!
11-6 Monday-Thursday
11-5 Friday & Saturday
Noon-5 Sunday!
As always, online and curbside sales remain available.

Private Lessons
In-store and online private lessons are available! Please call us at 210-979-8255 to schedule a lesson!

The Tip Jar
Blocking your finished project: Color fastness

If you're ready to block your project but are worried that the color will run, here is the first in a series of tips. Yarn dyers carefully rinse out their freshly dyed fiber until the water runs clear but sometimes there's additional dye that "bleeds" during blocking.

If the project is a single, solid color, make sure to soak it by itself. This individualized attention will ensure that the excess dye doesn't affect other projects. You can try adding a cup of vinegar &/or salt to the water to help lock the color in.

Next week: How to prevent bleeding on a multi-color project!

All classes are currently on hold, due to the San Antonio & Bexar County joint Stay Home/Work Safe order.

To keep up with our efforts and real time announcements, please follow us on social media:
Facebook -
Instagram -
Twitter -

If you have a question for one of our teachers, you can email us at
You can also email Wendy with knitting or crochet questions at or contact her through her Facebook page -


We absolutely do not EVER want to spam you. If you don't want to get this newsletter, then we will take you off the list. No problem. No questions asked. There's an unsubscribe link below, or you can just call us.

If you want to read our full privacy policy (it's pretty fun to read, actually), click here - or scroll to the bottom of any page on our website.

Contact Us:  2357 NW Military, 78231  (210)979-8255