Baby, it's coldish outside, sorta, a little bit...
December 7, 2020
Brr - Baby, It's Cold Outside
...At least, it's cold FOR SOUTH TEXAS
Sure, northerners probably laugh at our winter weather, but we still think it's time for hats, gloves, coats, and extra blankets. In keeping with that spirit, here are some fun project ideas:
Make a Giant Plush Hanukkah Dreidel (photo at left - $3.75 in-store/Rav), a plush stuffed decor that stands about 12" tall. (Rav Link)
Remember those super cute gnome projects? Here We Gnome Again (photo at right - about $5.75 in-store/Rav) is cute enough to need a revisit. (Rav Link)
Hoooked's Reindeer Rue (at left) and Santa (not shown) amigurumi kits are flying off our shelves, get 'em while we got 'em! (Yarnivore Link)
Want to expand your Santa decorations? We bet y'all don't have Santa's Laundry Line (shown at right - free in-store/Rav)! (Rav Link)
Berroco also has free patterns for their Minutae '20 set of patterns (free in-store/Berroco). (Berroco Link)
If y'all are gnome and Santa crazy, combine your faves in Gnome Santa Gift Ornament ($3 in-store/Rav or free on Briana K's blog).
We wish you all Happy Crafting during this holiday season!
Be well, be safe, be kind!
-Caryn & the Yarnivore crew
Days until Christmas: 18
Days until Hanukkah: 3
Featured Yarn and Pattern
Fresh from Madeline Tosh, introducing Farm Twist! This DK weight (#3) Merino yarn is a gorgeous addition to our shelves. (At 20-22 sts/4", we also think it works well for some worsted patterns.) Designed for this yarn, Joji Locatelli's Farm Twist Jacket is for cable lovers, and is available in both regular and plus sizes! ($6.50 in-store/Rav - all sizes, or on Jojiknits.com - XS-L or XL-5X). Marie Greene's Foxtrot Cardigan ($9 in-store/Rav) has simple lace sections that would look lovely in this yarn, too.
Drumroll, please! Yarnivore now has every DMC Pearl Cotton 5 color in stock!
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
What exactly IS wool, anyway, and how is it different from Merino?Wool yarns are made of mostly protein with a bit of lipids (#sciencenerds) and technically can include fiber from sheep and other animals. We typically mean sheep fiber when we talk about wool, however. There are different types of sheep fibers from different breeds of sheep, like Merino, Blue-Faced Leicester, Suffolk, Corriedale. When you see a yarn label that says 100% Merino, it means that the yarn is made of wool from Merino sheep. If the label says 100% Wool, then it could include any type of sheep (or a blend of different sheep fibers). Think of Merino as a particular type of wine (like, Cabernet) and Wool as a glass of house red.
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