Lotsa News This Week!
Yarnivore is open daily, 11a-5p Monday-Saturday and 12p-5p Sunday (this includes President's Day). We're continuing to work smart so we can serve everyone while we keep staff and the fiber community safe, especially during the latest surge in cases. As y'all probably heard, San Antonio's COVID high hospitalization rate since 12/22 means that retailers must restrict occupancy to 50% of capacity. Yarnivore typically runs below or about 25% occupancy, well within this limit set by Executive Order GA-32. We'll continue to monitor our occupancy and do everything we can to keep y'all safe!
If you're shopping in-store, we require that everyone wear a mask that covers both their mouth and nose. Hand sanitizer is available at the front door and register, plus everyone is welcome to wash their hands in our bathroom. If you need to buy a mask, we have several styles available.
Yarnivore continues to offer online and in-store shopping, choose what works best for you. We can also assist customers over the phone. Need curbside pickup? No problem, just order online or by phone and then call when you reach the store.
If you've been in the store, you've probably noticed that we're moving things around. To do this, we've had to empty some shelves and shift yarns to a new places. We've also marked down some of the less popular yarns (yay, more clearance for y'all!). Why all the rearranging? We're adding a bunch of new products! We've already shared that we're making room for more needlepoint supplies, but y'all have asked for cross stitch and embroidery kits, too. The new kits will be near the back of the store (by the classroom). Plus, we've found a bunch of new project bags and other organizer doodads, so we've made room up front. Now we're just waiting on the yarn fairy to deliver everything. :)
-Sweet cards, stickers, and magnets from Gray Day Studio and more cards and stickers from AcBc Design, excellent for gift giving.
-More Stitch & Zip and Canoodles needlepoint kits from Alice Peterson, plus a restock of needlepoint fibers from Rainbow Gallery.
New! Plymouth Yarn Electra Lite
-New! More Hoooked Yarn Kit designs.
-HiyaHiya needles, including bamboo, standard steel (blunter tip), and sharp steel (pointier tip).
-Cocoknits! We've restocked on your favorites and also now have Cocoknits' Kraft Caddy and Tape Measure.
We have more shipments on the way, including more Addi, Berroco, BlueQ (bags), Caron Collection, DMC, HiKoo, K's Creation, Kreinik, Madeline Tosh, Maika (bags), Meori (bags), and Scheepjes! We'll update you as more boxes arrive or stay tuned to @YarnivoreSA on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Be well, be safe, be kind!
-Caryn & the Yarnivore crew
Featured Patterns & Yarns
We all love a little glitz! And we are all infatuated with this newbie ELECTRA LITE. This fingering (#1) weight yarn is 425 yards of sumptuous Superwash Merino Wool, Nylon and Lurex; these fibers come together to add instant elegance to any project. Yarnivore is now carrying several colors, including neutrals and brights.
We love this sweet simple triangle shawl, Pattern F928, a FREE download from Plymouth Yarns.
Upcoming Trunk Show
Join us for Bashful Armadillo's first visit to Yarnivore on February 20th from noon til 4. Described as hand-painted yarns with a Texas accent, Bashful Armadillo Fibers takes their inspiration from Texas - the landscape, the cities, regions and attitudes. Like all Texans, they like to explore the rest of the world but their heart is always back home.
Hours this week
11-5 Monday-Thursday, Saturday
YES we are OPEN on both Valentines Day and Presidents Day!
In-store and online private lessons are available! Please call us at 210-979-8255 to schedule a lesson! Wendy, Dawn, and Nancy M. are all available to help you with your projects! Private Lessons can be scheduled outside of regular hours at the discretion of the teacher.
The Tip Jar
Birch or Bamboo knitting needles - what's the difference? Both are grippy and better for the non-tight knitters. Birch is slightly smoother and finer-grained, so if you're not-tight, but also not-loose, you'll probably like birch needles like the Dreams. Bamboo is a grass, not a wood, so its grain is a little more open. It will feel like birch at first, but with use, the finish will dull a bit and they'll become grippier. Bamboo is better for brand-new knitters or for the truly loose knitters.
As with all needle advice, your mileage may vary. Our Wendy suggests trying different types and brands of needles every now and then to see if your favorites have changed.
All regular classes are currently on hold until we can safely seat up to 6 students in the classroom. We'll let y'all know when we can offer them again. Until then, we're offering most of our class material in private lessons.
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