MORE Kid's Crafts!
November 30, 2020
Kid Friendly Gifts, Part 2
MORE Kid Friendly Gifts for kids of all ages!
Last week, we offered all kinds of loom-y ideas for potential weavers. This week, more loom-y ideas for knitting. Knitting looms use a frame and hook to make a variety of knitted projects. Yarnivore carries the KB brand of looms, including the All-In-One, Double Knit Rotating, Baby, and Sock looms. We also have Dolly Knitters, which make cords and fit well into small hands.
Felting is another fun activity for kids of all ages. We have Harrisville Designs Felted Color Balls and Soap kits, and Ashford Christmas Needle Felting Kit. We also carry a variety of needle felting tools and fiber. (Adult supervision is needed for needle felting!)
Yarnivore also has rug hooking kits from Harrisville and Arizona-made string art kits in a variety of designs. Rug hooking is a fun way to keep hands busy and string art is a way to 'paint' pictures with yarn. Both kits have everything you need (yarn included).
Be well, be safe, be kind!
-Caryn & the Yarnivore crew
Days until Christmas: 25
Days until Hanukkah: 10
Featured Yarn and Pattern
Here's a fun holiday gift idea - knitted Christmas tree ornaments! These are designed by Becky Burn, the creative genius behind Chaos Fiber. Shown at right are the Beaded Chaos Ornament Sleeves. There's also A Cabled/Textured Chaos Ornament Sleeve Collection and a Lace Chaos Ornament Sleeve Collection. Each collection is $10 in-store or on chaosfiberco.com. Want all of them? You can get the entire Chaos Ornament Sleeve collection for $20!
You can use any fingering weight yarn for these ornament sleeves. We think they'd work up GREAT in Chaos Fiber Hand-dyed yarns! Or stop by the shop and have a look at our collection of Yarnivore minis!
Hours this week
Private Lessons can be scheduled outside of regular hours at the discretion of the teacher.
As always, online and curbside sales and online lessons remain available.
In-store and online private lessons are available! Please call us at 210-979-8255 to schedule a lesson! Wendy and Nancy M. are both available to help you with your projects!
The Tip Jar
Sometimes you just want to start knitting or crocheting and don't want to take the time to wind your skeined yarn into a ball first. Is there a way to make this work? Yes! It's risky, but possible.
The trick is to never let the skein close up. Untwist your skein, make sure it's properly lined up, and place it over your arm on your yarn-holding side. Now you can undo the choke ties and find the end - without taking it off your arm! Unwind a few yards and start knitting or crocheting. Release a few loops as needed.
When you're ready to put it down, re-tie the chose ties and re-twist the skein. If you don't want to completely redo the chose ties, you can use something else to hold the skein - maybe twist tie or a shoelace - something that will act like the ties. As long as you are careful to never let the center of the skein to collapse, it will work just fine. But it's still SAFER to wind it.
Remember, we will wind all yarns bought at Yarnivore for FREE, and yarns bought elsewhere for 1¢ per yard.
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