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May 17, 2021

In this issue:  Secret Identities Still Safe    Shop News   The Tip Jar   Private Lessons  Contact info

Secret Identities Still Safe!
Our faces will stay covered for a while yet...

We are so happy to hear the CDC's announcement that it's safe for most vaccinated people to go maskless in public! However... We're asking you to keep wearing masks here at Yarnivore, and we will keep wearing them also. It's not just because we've not plucked our chin hairs for a year; it's also because we have both customers and staff who can't yet go mask-free. Among those who are still recommended to wear masks - those with abnormalities of the immune system, those who live with young children who can't get vaccinations, and those who haven't been able to get their shots yet. We have both staff and customers who fall under those categories, and we would FAR rather err on the side of greater safety.

To make up for it, we are going to be starting up real classes again soon, and there WILL be a yarn crawl. We don't have more details yet, but we will soon!

Enjoy keeping your face hidden, and we'll try to find those tweezers and pluck our chin hairs real soon!

Be safe, be well, be kind!

-Caryn & the Yarnivore crew


 Shop News

a slender light-skinned black woman with long fluffy/wavy hair pulled back into a low ponytail faces away from the camera. She's wearing grey trousers and a cream-colored lacy waterfall crocheted vest, with a floral openwork design for the bottom several inches. She's standing in woods with a lake and mountains visible in the distance.Featured Pattern & Yarn
Fibra Natura Flax is a 100% linen yarn, available in a wide range of solid shades. Versatile for home dec and wearable garments, Flax blooms and softens beautifully with each trip through the washing machine. We love Flax because it's easy care (it LOVES the washer AND the dryer), feels nice and cool to the touch, drapes beautifully, and holds its shape!
Here are TWO patterns perfect for this super summer yarn:
-Cowan (crochet - shown at right) is a light, open-front vest perfect for south Texas summers. A beautiful openwork pattern is splashed across the lower hem, reminiscent of wildflowers growing in a meadow. Wear this garment with the fronts hanging free, or pin one or both sides up with your favorite shawl pin. Designed by Rachel Brockman, $5 in-store/Ravelry (link is to Universal's website, but purchase is through Rav).
-Channel classic American style this summer with the Independence Day Tank. Knit in 100% linen, Flax creates a fabric that is very wearable in the heat of summer. Front and back are knit sideways in stockinette stitch stripes. Casual rolled stockinette edges in blue finish things off. FREE in-store or from Fibra Natura.

Featured Notion
Okay, not really a notion, but we have a notion you'll like it - Needlepoint stuff!
With Memorial Day and Independence Day both coming up, we thought you might like to check out these patriotic needlepoint designs!

Hours - We’re open 7 days a week!
11-5 Monday-Saturday
Noon-5 Sunday
YES! We're open Memorial Day!

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

Did you know that most knit and crocheted garments should be stored folded not hung up? Most of these will stretch out of shape if hung up for too long. We suggest folding in any sleeves or other protuberances, then folding them Marie Kondo style and stacking them vertically (sometimes called file-folding) in an acid-free box. The box can then be kept in a drawer if necessary, but it will keep any acids in the wood from damaging your handmade items. Especially great-grandma's handmade afghans.

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