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Crafting for others in honor of Dr. King

January 16, 2023

In this issue:  Serving Others With Yarn Crafts  Upcoming Classes and Events   Shop News   The Tip Jar  Contact info

Serving Others With Yarn Crafts
Martin Luther King Jr Day - a day of service

Happy MLK day! Did you know that the Martin Luther King Jr. Day is designated by Congress as the only federal holiday designated as a day of service? Knitters and crocheters have always been a part of the civil rights movement, and are also some of the most service-minded people.

If you want to use your craft skills to help others, here are some charities you may want to look into:

  • Project Linus - provides washable knitted, crocheted, quilted, or tied blankets to seriously ill or traumatized children ages 0-18.
  • Binky PatrolAll volunteer, national, non-profit organization making and distributing homemade blankets to children born HIV+, drug-addicted, infected with AIDS or other chronic & terminal illnesses, those who are abused, in foster care or experiencing trauma of any kind.
  • Knitted Knockers - Making soft, lightweight prostheses for breast cancer survivors.
  • Knots of Love - Giving beanies to people going through chemo and NICU blankets to babies in neonatal ICU incubators – for free.
  • Snuggles Project - Blankets for animals in shelters to help calm them and provide continuity when they go to a forever home.
  • Warm Up America - Make 7" x 9" pieces that will be sewn together into blankets and other items for individuals and families in need through community service organizations as well as through chapters of national organizations such as the American Red Cross.
  • Brave Beanies - Make chemo caps for kids with cancer.

Upcoming Classes & Events
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Upcoming classes with available openings are listed below. Click the class name to learn more and to register or call us at 210-979-8255. Space is limited and sign-ups close a week before class begins, so sign up now!

Knitting Workshop with Wendy - 2 upcoming sessions
Bring your projects and problems and we'll find solutions!
Two upcoming sessions: 

Mon. Jan. 30 at 1 pm  |  Thurs. Feb. 9 at 5:30 pm
$20/session(use your own supplies or buy them at Yarnivore for 10% off)

My First Socks - 2 seats available
Learn to knit basic socks from the cuff down!
Three sessions - Sun. Feb. 26, Mar. 12, & Mar. 26 at 2 pm
$50 (use your own supplies or buy them at Yarnivore for 10% off


Shop Newsa black woman with natural hair in a pouf is shown in a side view, laughing as she faces to the right,. She's standing in front of a golden brick wall and wearing a light grey fitted dress and a medium grey and pastel pink shawl with alternating bands of honeycomb stitch and solid grey, with a striped border. The ends of the shawl are flying up, as if she's just flipped them with her hands. It's a joyful photo!

Featured Yarn & Pattern
The Winston Shawl by Shay Johnson is a gorgeous shawl pattern! The honeycomb bands are made with a slip stitch pattern, so they're much easier than they look. Shown at right is the small size, but the pattern includes a large size perfect for those who like a more dramatic look. The pattern is $7 and available in-store or on Ravelry.

Shawls like this look best with solid or tonal yarns, so we would suggest yarns like Gusto Core, Heritage Silk, or Malabrigo Mechita


Hours this week
11-5 Monday-Wednesday
11-7 Thursday
11-5 Friday

Upcoming Events
Mari's Miscellany Trunk Show - Saturday, January 28 from noon-5pm

Spinners & Weavers Meet-Up - Saturday, Jan. 21 from noon-4 pm 
Friday Night Cravings - Friday, Feb. 10 from 5-7 pm

Private Lessons
In-store and online private lessons are available! Please call 210-979-8255 to schedule a lesson! Wendy, Dawn, Moses, and Nancy are all available to help you with your projects! Private Lessons can also be scheduled outside of regular hours at the discretion of the teacher.

The Tip Jar

If you are winding the tails around a ball of yarn and you want to be able to tell at a glance which is the outside strand and which is the inside strand, here's an easy way to tell them apart: Just wind them in different directions. Wind the outside strand horizontally around the ball or cake (like a belt), but wind the inside strand vertically. This way you can always tell which is which, and you help avoid the tangles that can happen when inside and outside strand get wrapped around each other.

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