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Happy Easter and New Ravelry Themes

March 29, 2021

In this issue:  Happy Easter!    Watch Out for Counterfeits    Shop News   The Tip Jar   Private Lessons  Contact info


Ravelry Classic is Going Away
Here's a workaround...

If, like some of our staff, you have had problems with the new Ravelry design, here are some workarounds, some from Ravelry themselves, and one from a Rav user who is also a web designer.

What are we talking about? Ravelry, the #1 knitting/crochet website in the world, rolled out a redesign a year ago. The new design contained design elements, like flickering animations (and other things) that caused seizures and migraines in susceptible people, including our Wendy. After an outcry, they brought back Classic mode, allowing most affected people to continue using the site. On March 31 this year, they will be retiring Ravelry Classic for good.

So, here are the workarounds:
First, from Ravelry themselves, they have two alternate "themes" - Herdwick, which has softened colors without harsh shadows, and a Dark theme, with a dark grey background and 80% opaque white text. To apply either theme, sign in to Ravelry, then hover (on a desktop/laptop) or touch (on mobile) your avatar (the small picture at the top right of the page, scroll down to "mode" and select the mode you prefer. These two modes seem to work for most users.

Wendy still has migraine issues with the Herdwick or Dark themes, so she uses another workaround:
Ravelry-Return-to-Subtle-Greens is an external theme by designer Evanita Montalvo that returns Ravelry to the original color scheme. This theme works on Chrome or Firefox or Safari on a desktop or laptop, on Kiwi Browser for Android or Kindle on mobile. We've been told it will also work on iPhone, but haven't checked to make sure. To use this workaround, go to Evanita's Linktree page here or through her Instagram page and choose either the "Ravelry Main Theme Direct Install Link" (if you trust her and want to just install it) or "Ravelry Main Theme Fix on Ravelry" (to read more about the theme before installing or if you need more help). You will have to install browser extensions to use this theme, but Wendy finds it quite useful.

Be safe, be well, be kind!
Caryn & the Yarnivore Crew

 Shop News

Featured Pattern & Yarn
Here's a nice lightweight top perfect for warmer weather, and perfect for lightweight yarns like Malabrigo's Mora - a luxurious 100% silk yarn! Avante (Rav link) is a sweet ballet-neck top knit from side to side. It fits up to a 58" bust!
$5 in-store or on Rav.

Featured Tool
Loom knitting is a great way to get started making hats and scarves and other projects. Knitting looms range from small "knitting dollies" with 4 pegs, all the way up to big enough for shawls and more! Learn more about loom knitting here!

Upcoming Classes
Nancy Moore has two needlepoint classes coming up in April:
The Rhodes Stitch Workshop is Saturday, April 10 at 11 am
Needlepoint Santa's Workshop is Saturday, April 24 at 1:30 pm


11-5 Monday-Thursday, Saturday
Noon-5 Sunday
We'll be CLOSED on Easter Sunday, April 4!

Private Lessons
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

If you need to estimate length, just remember the body parts! An inch is approximately the size of the tip of an adult thumb. A foot is about the length of a foot, or the length from wrist to elbow, a yard is about the length from nose to fingertip. These aren't accurate measurements, but they can get you close enough for a lot of things - length of yarn for a long-tail cast-on, size of a blanket, length of a scarf, etc.

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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