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February 12, 2024

In this issue:  Unconditional Kindness!   Upcoming Classes and Events   Shop News   The Tip Jar   Contact info

Unconditional Kindness and Crafting
Love me, Love my work! This month's reflection.

picture of a red heart (made from yarn) on top of a white ball of yarn, set against a pink background.With Valentine’s Day arriving, it’s time for a little love! Valentine's has a reputation for being a couples thing; this week, however, we want to celebrate love in the form of unconditional kindness to yourself. How many times have you gotten frustrated for making a mistake? Weekly? Daily? Hourly? You've stopped counting????? We laugh, but it’s common for handcrafters to believe they should make perfect projects and to get frustrated when they're not. If we step back, though, we realize perfection's not only unrealistic, it’s kind of an oxymoron - things made by hand are often celebrated for their unique elements, many of which started out as mistakes.

So, as you look at your work, we encourage you to love your handiwork unconditionally, mistakes and all, and be kind to yourself. Kindness is honest (a mistake is still a mistake) but forgiving. Your work is beautiful, mistakes and all, and you're fabulous for continuing to practice your craft! This unconditional kindness helps you bounce back from mistakes and learn new skills, and learning new skills is one reason many of us love crafting.

Wishing y’all a little kindness this (and every) week!

-Caryn and the Yarnivore staff

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

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, February 19 at 1 pm - 1 seats available
  Monday, March 4 at 1 pm - 3 seats available
Monday, March 18 at 1 pm - 3 seats available
Knitting Workshop with Suzy 
Bring your projects and questions; Suzy will answer your questions and will break down the principles involved so that everyone can learn!
$20 (use your own supplies or buy them at Yarnivore for 10% off)

Upcoming dates & availability-
   Tuesday, February 20 at 1 pm - 4 seats available

Cross Stitch Workshop with Jackie
Get help on your cross stitch projects and see what others are stitching! This 2-hour class is the perfect blend of instruction and a cross stitch meet up; Jackie will answer your questions and help get you back on track, start a new project or talk over stitching options.
$20 (use your own supplies or buy them at Yarnivore for 10% off)
Upcoming dates & availability- 
   Monday, February 26 at 1 pm - 4 seats availabl

Hooker 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, March 2 at 1 pm - 2 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!
$20 (use your own supplies or buy them at Yarnivore for 10% off)

Upcoming dates & availability-
Sunday, March 3 at 1 pm - 4 seats available   
  Sunday, March 3 at 3 pm - 4 seats available

Beginning Crochet
Get started crocheting with Moses! You'll learn the four basic crochet stitches (chain, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet) and the skills to do them well.

$35 (use your own supplies or buy them at Yarnivore for 10%)
Upcoming dates & availability-
   Saturday, March 9 & 16 at 1 pm - all seats taken

Shop News

Featured Yarn & Pattern: Sirdar Stories DK!

Sirdar Stories DK (#3) is a versatile Cotton/Acrylic blend that wears well in south Texas weather! Cotton and Acrylic work up in a soft textured fabric that will retain its shape. This yarn is available in 50g balls, which are cost effective for striping or other color work.

We like the 10523 Glasto Poncho (crochet, $5 Sirdar website), 10688 Miami Nice Shirt (crochet, $5 in-store/Rav/Sirdar), 10536 Sundowner Sessions tank (knit, $woman modeling crocheted open-front poncho, with the back made in granny squares and the front in striped rows.5 Sirdar)  and Crowd Pleaser beanie (knit, free in-store/Rav/Sirdar).

Stories DK is 60% Cotton/40% Acrylic and comes in 50g balls of 153yd each. Machine wash cold/gentle, lay flat to dry.woman modeling knitted summer hatwoman modeling knitted tank, which can also be used over a bathing suit.Two women modeling crocheted beach coverups





Expanded hours! 

Yarnivore is now open until 7pm three nights a week: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. Come join us for casual sit and stitch! Make sure you say hi to Marrow, our newest staff member!

11-5 Monday-Tuesday
11-7 Wednesday-Friday! (Whoot!)
11-5 Saturday & 12-5 Sunday

Upcoming Events
Lazy Cat Yarn logo, with a cat laying in the middle of the name.Lazy Cat Yarn Trunk Show, Saturday March 9, 11a - 4p.

Logo for Local Yarn Store day shows a ball of yarn with a banner over itLocal Yarn Store (LYS) day, Saturday April 27th.



Private Lessons
In-store and online private lessons are available! Visit us or call 210-979-8255 to schedule a lesson! Wendy, Han, Moses, Nancy, Jackie, & Suzy 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

Using floss (like DMC Embroidery Floss) on a cross stitch project? Remember to prepare the floss before you start! Embroidery floss typically has six strands in each hank or bunch. Pull apart the strands and then put them back together and thread your needle with the specified number of strands (patterns may call for all six or fewer number of strands). While separating and then gathering the strands seems silly, the process untwists the strands and gives you fuller coverage.

Do you have a tip idea? We're happy to share it, just reply to this newsletter!

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Contact Us:  2357 NW Military, 78231  (210)979-8255