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November 6, 2023

In this issue:  Are They Knitworthy?   Upcoming Classes and Events   Shop News   The Tip Jar   Contact info

Are They Knitworthy?
Or crochetworthy, or stitchworthy... 

Have you ever spent hours, days, even months working on a project, thinking of how much the recipient was going to love it, and then when you give it to them, they look disappointed? Or they feign delight, but you never see them wearing or using your precious handmade gift? This is not your fault! That person is simply not knitworthy.

Whatever your craft, you don't want to waste your time making beautiful gifts that won't be appreciated. With gifting season upon us, we thought you'd like to know how you can tell ahead of time if someone is worthy of your handiwork. Are there times and places where handmade gifts should be avoided?

A person is likely to be craftworthy if they are a crafter or maker themselves! Even if it's a totally unrelated craft, they will appreciate handmade gifts! Bakers, gardeners, woodworkers - all are usually very worthy!

Do you see handmade items in their spaces? If they decorate their office, cubicle, work/school locker or home with handmade items, they'll like yours, too.

If they see you working on a scarf and they say "oh, is that for me?" in a hopeful tone? That's a knitworthy person!

When someone gives them homemade food, do they get excited? It's very likely that they'll like non-perishable handiwork, too.

Where NOT to give handmade things? Office gift exchanges - that $25 limit should include your time, too. Don't spend $200 of time on it! Weddings that have very long, very specific gift registries are hit-or-miss. If you don't know the couple well, just get them the toaster.

The next time someone disses your handmade gift, don't take it personally. Just cross them off the list and add them to your "gift cards only" list (or your "no gifts ever list").

Happy Crafting!

Upcoming Classes
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Upcoming events and 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! 

a close up of brown hands working on a blue crochet projectHooker Helpdesk with Moses - Masks Appreciated, but not required
Come pick Moses' brain in this workshop-style class
Get some helpful tips to make your hook happy and your project beautiful!
Two sessions this November
$20 (use your own supplies or buy them at Yarnivore for 10% off)
Upcoming dates & availability-
  Saturday, November 11 at 1 pm - 4 seats available
  Saturday, November 18 at 1 pm - 3 seats available

a comic showing Lucy from Charlie brown, but with pink hair, sitting at a lemonade stand type booth, with text that reads Knitting Help 5 cents. The Doctor is INKnitting Workshop with Wendy - Masks Required
Come knit with Wendy! This is for knitters of any skill level with any kind of project!
Learn with others in a friendly, supportive environment!
Every other Monday at 1 pm
$20 (use your own supplies or buy them at Yarnivore for 10% off)
Upcoming dates & availability-
  Monday, November 13 at 1 pm - 1 seats available
  Monday, November 27 at 1 pm - 4 seats available

Two cross stitch patterns (one with dogs and cats and one floral pillow) on a beige aida-cloth background with lettering that reads Cross Stitch WorkshopCross-Stitch Workshop with Jackie - Masks Appreciated, but not required
Get help on your cross stitch projects and see what others are stitching!
Jackie will answer your questions and help solve your problems
Thursday, November 16 at 1 pm - 3 seats available
$20 (use your own supplies or buy them at Yarnivore for 10% off)

A close up of an intarsia christmas stocking showing santa's faceIntarsia Christmas Stocking - Masks Required
Even if you've never made a sock, you can make this colorful Christmas Stocking!
Pick your holiday design and learn fun new skills!
Thursday, November 19, December 3 & 17 at 2:00 pm - 4 seats available
$50 (use your own supplies or buy them at Yarnivore for 10% off)

two colorful stranded/fair isle christmas stockings on a green background. The left stocking is in shades of green and has a leaf pattern. The right stocking is in rainbow colors and has a heart patternFair Isle Christmas Stocking - Masks Required
Make a family heirloom and learn new skills!
No previous sock knitting experience needed
Thursday, November 30, December 7 & 14 at 5:30 pm - 4 seats available
$50 (use your own supplies or buy them at Yarnivore for 10% off)

A close up of needlepoint with texture and color stitches in pink, yellow, red, brown, and greenStitching Workshop with Nancy - Masks Appreciated, but not required
Bring your needlepoint or cross stitch projects for support,
problem-solving, and camaraderie!
Every other Sunday, with one session at 1 pm and another at 3 pm
$20 (use your own supplies or buy them at Yarnivore for 10% off)
Upcoming dates & availability-
   Sunday, December 10 at 1 pm - seats available   
   Sunday, December 10 at 3 pm - 4 seats available

Shop Newsa half-circle shawl in light grey with a rainbow of stripes in teal, pink, coral, and yellow. the shawl is bunched up a little bit on a white background, but still visibly a half circle. It has textured stitches and a lace border

Featured Yarn & Pattern
Perennial by Kelbourne Woolens is a luscious merino/alpaca blend with just a touch of nylon for added strength. This fingering weight yarn is great for super-soft socks, shawls, & sweaters. It's also great for colorwork, because it comes in both full-size skeins and in minis! Shown at right: A Bow In the Sky shawl pattern by Courtney Kelley - $8 in-store, on Ravelry, or on Kelbourne Woolens' website. Use a full-size skein of Perennial for the main color, and minis for the stripes. This pattern uses slip-stitches to create a cozy texture, and is finished with a lace edging. 

a pastel colored circular cross stitch design similar to a mandala, with pastel threads on a natural linen background
Product News
Check out the Mindful Making Kits from DMC - beginning needlepoint, embroidery, cross stitch, and needle punch kits. Shown: DMC's Meditative Mandala Mindful Making Cross Stitch Kit.

Knitting needle clearance! Igknite and Addi Lace knitting needles are going on clearance.


Hours this week

11-5 Monday-Wednesday
11-7 Thursday & Friday
11-5 Saturday
12-5 Sunday

Upcoming Events
Friday Night Cravings - This Friday, November 10 from 5-7 pm
Spinner Saturday - Saturday, November 18 from noon-4 pm

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

clip art of a clear mason jar with three balls of yarn inside, one red, one green, one purple. The label on the jar reads Tip JarThe Tip Jar

Today's tip is for untwisting thread or yarn that you're sewing with. This could apply to any kind of needlework, including needlepoint, cross-stitch, quilting, or sewing up knit and crochet pieces, as well as actual hand-sewing.

When the thread/yarn is twisting up on you, try letting your threaded needle dangle free for a minute. It will usually untwist itself!

Next week, we'll give you another way to untwist those annoying twisty threads.

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