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A Trunk full of Bad Frogs

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December 4, 2023

In this issue:  Bad Frog: Good Yarn!   Upcoming Classes and Events   Shop News   The Tip Jar   Contact info

Bad Frog: Good Yarn!
Come check 'em out at the trunk show this Saturday
Come by Yarnivore this Saturday, December 9, to meet Kristen of Bad Frog Yarns and see her beautiful yarns!
There are rich tonals like the Winter Collection (center photo below), colorways that speak to our inner nerd like the Monty Python Collection (top right) - with Hamster, Elderberry, and Fully-Laden Swallow, and bright multis like Bag of Dice (far right of the top-left pic) and Northern Lights, which is black-light reactive!
So with yarn so good, why call it Bad Frog? Of course there's a story!
"One night my partner Josh and I were thinking about names for my new yarn-dyeing business and he was like, “You know, I actually don’t know anything about knitting!” and googled common knitting phrases. He was thoroughly tickled by the word frogging. He asked what it meant. So I explained how it's kind of a bad thing. He replied, “Huh, I didn’t know there was such a thing as a BAD frog,” which we thought was hilarious! We realized it actually sounded pretty cool and would make a snazzy name!"
Come meet them and see what other beauties Kristen's cooked up for us this Saturday, December 9 from 11 am-4 pm!
a grey slide with circular windows showing different yarns. At top left, skeins of yellow, blue, purple, green/purple, dark blue, rainbow multi. At center, light blue grey, dark maroon, bright red, sky blue, medium green. Top right, gold, dark purple, red/blue/tel/purple multi. Bottom right, hot orange and brown multi, purple/gold/orange multi, sky blue/lemon/rust/green multi, yellow tonal. Bottom left, purple/blue/green/magenta multi shown in regular light, and glowing in black light

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 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!
$20 (use your own supplies or buy them at Yarnivore for 10% off)

Upcoming dates & availability-
  Monday, December 11 at 1 pm - 0 seats available
Sunday, December 17 at 2 pm - 0 seats available

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 - 2 seats available   
   Sunday, December 10 at 3 pm - 2 seats available

Shop Newsa white woman with long straight dark hair stands in front of a beautiful wavy architectural wooden wall. She's facing away from us with her right arm raised to touch the wall. She's wearing a bright pink shirt, jeans, and a beautiful handknit shawl made with two hand-dyed yarns - one dark brown tonal and one multicolor. The shawl has stripes that wave in similar ways to the wall

Featured Yarn & Pattern!
Here's a gorgeous pattern for those beautiful hand-dyed yarns. Nymphalidea by Melinda VerMeer is a beautiful shawl especially designed to take advantage of the uniqueness of hand-dyed yarns. The pattern is available in two versions: the orginal FREE version on, and an updated paid version with instructions for an updated shape popular with many knitters who have made their own version of Nymphalidea and tips on using color, making your own alterations and a step-by-step blocking photo tutorial. The updated version is $6.50 and is available in-store or on Ravelry.

Discontinued Needle Sale
Want to grab some Addi Lace Circs or IgKnite straight or circular knitting needles at a great price? Now's your chance. They're being discontinued, so we've put them on sale for 20% off!

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

Upcoming Events
Friday Night Cravings - Friday, December 8 from 5-7 pm
Bad Frog Yarns Trunk Show - Saturday, December 9 from 11 am-4 pm
Spinner Saturday - Saturday, December 16 from noon-4 pm
Christmas Eve - closing early Sunday, December 24
Christmas Day - CLOSED Monday, December 25
New Years Eve - closing early Sunday, December 31
New Years Day - CLOSED Monday, January 1

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

Have you ever written something in Sharpie (or other indelible marker) and wished you could erase it? You totally can! They're made with alcohol based inks, so all you need to erase them is a pad soaked in rubbing alcohol.

If you accidentally get Sharpie on your yarn? Pour some rubbing alcohol through it and it should take the stain away, too.

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