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Changes to our Mask Policy

July 5, 2021

In this issue:  Mask Policy Update    Shop News   The Tip Jar   Private Lessons  Contact info

Mask Policy Update
Thank you for helping keep us all safe

After careful consideration, we've decided to recommend mask wearing while shopping but not require it. This means that mask-wearing is optional for both customers and staff in the general shopping area. However, for several reasons, we still require masks that cover both the nose and mouth during lessons/classes. This part of the store is the furthest from fresh air (front door) and lessons require students and teachers to work closely for an hour or more. Since many of our customers and teachers have compromised immune systems (or live with someone who does), we're doing this out of an abundance of caution. To paraphrase Wendy, we think "an abundance" is just the right amount (especially with new and scary variants of covid going around)!

Please keep yourself and your loved ones safe; we care so much about each and every one of you!

Be safe, be well, be kind!

-Caryn & the Yarnivore crew


 Shop News

A white woman holds up a crocheted lace shawl in colors of magenta, orange, purple. The shawl is backlight creating a beautiful glowFeatured Pattern & Yarn
Tiramisu has a beautiful color flow with the soft halo of mohair. This yarn is a light worsted weight wool/acrylic/mohair/silk blend, and the colors flow from brights to dark to make a beautiful self-striping fabric. Berroco has both crochet and knit patterns to show off this lovely yarn. We like Cintia by Alison Green (crochet, $6 in-store/Ravelry/ - shown at right) and Renton, also by Alison Green (knit, free in-store/Ravelry/  

Upcoming Trunk Show!
Chaos Fiber is coming back to Yarnivore! We love their yarns, patterns, and bags so much, and we know you're going to love them, too! They'll be here on Saturday, July 17 for your shopping pleasure.

Needlepoint Workshop
Santa's Workshop will be ready to help you with your needlepoint projects on July 31!

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

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

Split ring markers - What are they and how do they make life easier for crocheters AND knitters?

When we teach crochet lessons, we almost always recommend that crocheters keep some locking stitch markers in their tool kit, and we often recommend them for knitters as well. This means that split ring markers can seem like a lesser option, but they're really useful in their own right!

What's the difference? A locking stitch marker and a split ring marker both open up, making them perfect for crocheters. The locking marker is more like a safety pin, so that it won't fall out until you want it to. The split ring is a loop with a point on one end. It doesn't hold as well, so it can come out if you transport your piece a lot, but that can also be an advantage, because it's MUCH faster to insert and remove them. This makes them the best choice for helping count stitches (insert one in every 20th stitch of your beginning chain and you'll never have to count higher than 20 again.

They're also great for knitters for counting rows or for marking IN the stitch itself instead of on the needle!

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