Did we mention that Yarn Crawl this year is FREE?
We had no idea what to expect with this year's Yarn Crawl. Last year, we had to skip it entirely because, y'know, global pandemic. With the changes this year (no passports, no purchase required, just discounts and fun), we didn't know if we'd have anyone show up. But y'all have been AWESOME!
It's been great catching up with y'all, seeing what you've been working on, hearing of your joys and sorrows, and you're so sweet asking us about how we've been holding up (the answer is - mostly okay, but like everyone, it's been a rough couple of years).
Yarn Crawl is continuing for another week! There are no passports and no purchase required to join in the fun, so you have no excuse not to stop by! Stores will have a featured yarn (15% off) and a limited supply of souvenir project bags (ours are gone, but other stores may still have some). Stores are all setting their own safety requirements (Yarnivore requires masks covering nose and mouth, and we thank you all so much for not making us have to be enforcers!)
For more information on participating stores, check out The Best Little Yarn Crawl in Texas. On this website, there are links to the 2021 store guide and each of the stores. Also different this year? Store hours & safety requirements will vary by store; be sure to check out the details in the store guide before you hit the road!
Be safe, be well, be kind!
-Caryn & the Yarnivore crew
Charity Knitting - No Weaving in Ends!
And other ways to knit or crochet for Native Americans
The Lakota People living on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota live in some of the worst poverty in the United States. Life expectancy is only into middle age, and their young people have a suicide rate 4 times the national average. The climate in this part of South Dakota is also extremely harsh - very dry and hot in the summer, and extremely cold in winter - Pine Ridge is a part of the aptly named Badlands.
You can help! There are several women collecting knitted and crocheted squares to make warm blankets for those in need in Pine Ridge. Best of all? They literally do not want you to weave in the ends! Instead, just cut ends 4"-8" long and ship. To get a shipping address, please can visit this Ravelry page. If you can include some money to help them with shipping the finished blankets, that is appreciated, too!
To learn more about the Pine Ridge Project, click here!
Yarn requirements and more information can be found in this Ravelry Group. If you're interested in more ways to knit or crochet for Native Americans, click here!
Featured Pattern & Yarn
Have you looked at the SA forecast? The low Sunday is supposed to be 48°F! And that makes us remember last February. It's always good to have some lovely warm things to throw on, and even better if they're colorful and cheery in addition to being cozy!
Uneek yarns has a great pattern idea - the Koza Cocoon wrap ($6 in-store, on Ravelry, or at UrthYarns.com)! This comfy cocoon is made with 2-3 skeins of Uneek Worsted (the colorway shown at right is #4010) and 1-2 skeins of a tonal worsted wool, like Malabrigo Rios (they used a blue/teal colorway, similar to #247 Whales Road). You could also do two colorways of Uneek Worsted, too. #4006 (moss agate colors) and #4017 (denim & rust) would look really good together for a more subdued feel.
Button, button, who's got the button!? We do! We have a collection of fun buttons in all sizes from little cute baby-cardi buttons to big DRAMATIC statement buttons. Buttons are a great finishing touch for your handmade projects.
Hours - We’re open 7 days a week!
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
Big buttons are gorgeous, but sometimes they need a little extra support. Here are some ways to help stabilize them on your project:
1. Use a support button on the other side. You'll want a clear or matching flat button and sew the two buttons together with the fabric sandwiched between them.
2. If it needs more support, hand-sew a scrap of cotton fabric at the back of the button area, THEN use the support-button method.
Next week: stabilizing the buttonhole
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