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It's a Party, a Yarn Party!

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April 22, 2024

In this issue:  It's a Yarn Party!!   Upcoming Classes and Events   Shop News   The Tip Jar   Contact info

It's a Party, a Yarn Party!
Well, that's kind of every day for us, isn't it? LOL.

Yes, we're having a yarn party... AGAIN! We wanted to give you a preview of what we'll be doing on Saturday, LYS day (Local Yarn Shop day, 4/27). In addition to yarn tasting and hosting San Antonio indie dyer Bad Frog Yarn, we'll be demonstrating a variety of crochet, knit, and finishing skills, from basic to advanced! We have a list of skills that we thought y'all would like, but you can challenge us for a small donation to a good cause!

What's the cause? Y'all know that we share your donated yarn and tools with teachers, libraries, churches and nonprofits. However, we often discount or donate products from our inventory, too, so a small donation will help us provide more of these supplies. Plus, we'll put our money where our mouths are: If you can stump us, we'll give you a Yarnivore gift card for the amount of your donation, up to $5 per entry!

Finally, it's not a party without party favors, right? We'll have several drawings (no purchase needed) for yarn and tools. We hope to see y'all Saturday!

Caryn and the Yarnivore staff
P. S. For those who find the perfect yarn on LYS Day (or in their stash, lol), you're welcome to join our LYS After Party, where we'll cast on or start crocheting our new projects. Come meet Yarnivore's newest teacher, Denise, while she hosts After Parties on Tuesday, April 30th (3p-5p) and Wednesday, May 1 (5p-7p). These are informal sit and stitch sessions so there's no need to sign up, just bring yourself, your yarn and pattern!
P. P. S. Check out our new classes, below! We've added classes with Denise, Jackie and Suzy!

Upcoming Classes
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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 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 for one 2-hour session (use your own supplies or buy them at Yarnivore for 10% off)

Upcoming dates & availability-
  Monday, April 29 at 2pm - 1 seat available
  Monday, May 13 at 2pm - no seats available
  Monday, May 27 at 2pm - 3 seats available
a group of people putting their hands in the center, as if a team.
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 for one 2-hour session (use your own supplies or buy them at Yarnivore for 10% off)

Upcoming dates & availability-
  Tuesday, April 30 at 12 pm - 4 seats available
  Tuesday, May 7 at 12 pm - 4 seats available 
  Thursday, May 14 at 12 pm - 4 seats available
Learn to make a perfectly fitted sock from cuff to toe. You'll learn techniques that apply to knitting of all types - including sweaters, gloves, even hats and shawls!
$50 for three 2-hour sessions. (Use your own supplies or buy them at Yarnivore 10% class discount.)
Upcoming dates & availability: Thursday, May 2, 9 & 16, noon - 2p - 4 seats available
Fixing Knitting Mistakes with Wendy - Masks Required
Dropped stitches, purling when you wanted to knit, unwanted increases, decreases, and yarn overs – we’ve all done them at some point in our knitting. Learn how to fix these mistakes and overcome your fear of ripping down and ripping out!
$40 for two 2-hour sessions (use your own supplies or buy them at Yarnivore for 10% off)
Upcoming dates & availability:  Sunday May 5 & 19, 2 pm - 4 seats available 
two hands knitting with golden colored yarnBeginning Knitting with Denise! 
Learn the basics, including about yarn and knitting needle sizes, how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off. You’ll also learn how to combine knitting and purling to create different stitch patterns and textures, common knitting terms, and the basics of reading a pattern. When you've mastered these stitches, you'll be ready to start your first project.
$40 for two 2-hour sessions (supplies sold separately; use your own supplies or buy them at Yarnivore for 10% off)
Upcoming dates & availability: Monday May 6 & 13 at 11:30a-1:30pm - 4 seats available
picture of a handmade sockLearn Hardanger with Jackie!
Hardanger embroidery typically uses white thread on white even-weave cloth to create beautifully sculptured stitching. In this class, Jackie will teach you the basics of hardanger and you'll make a small heart that can be finished into an ornament or other decorative piece.
$35 for one 3-hour session, plus most supplies (students should bring small, pointy sharp scissors
Upcoming dates & availability: Wednesday, May 15, 11:30a - 2:30p - 4 seats available
felted bag with leather handlesKnit the Felted Swirl Bag with Denise! 
Ready to add to your basic knitting skills? Denise will teach you a few new tricks, including reading a pattern, picking up and knitting along the side of knitted fabric, and introduce you to felting.
$20, one 2-hour session, includes bag pattern (supplies sold separately; use your own supplies or buy them at Yarnivore for 10% off)
Upcoming dates & availability: Saturday May 18 at 12p - 2pm - 6 seats available
Needlepoint flowersStitching Workshop with Nancy - Masks Appreciated, but not required
Bring your needlepoint or cross stitch projects for support, problem-solving, and camaraderie!
$20 for one 2-hour session (use your own supplies or buy them at Yarnivore for 10% off)
Upcoming dates & availability-
Sunday, May 26 at 1 pm - 3 seats available   
   Sunday, May 26 at 3 pm - 4 seats available

Shop NewsA collage-style image of Bozzolo yarn colors

Featured Tool, Coco Knits Fuzz Off Comb

Even the most well-cared for project can pill and it can be soooo frustrating! We recommend the Cocoknits Fuzz Off Comb (only partially because of the name). It looks a bit like an old fashioned straight razor, but it has a special comb that removes pills from your favorite sweater, blanket or even store bought clothes (Caryn's used it on her favorite soft sweatshirt, and it works like a charm!).

11-5 Monday-Tuesday
11-7 Wednesday-Friday
11-5 Saturday & 12-5 Sunday
NOTE: Yarnivore will be CLOSED Sunday, May 12 for Mother's Day.
Upcoming Events
 Logo for Local Yarn Store day shows a ball of yarn with a banner over itLocal Yarn Store (LYS) day, Saturday April 27th, with local artist Bad Frog Yarn! We'll also have other fun things, like yarn tasting, skill demonstrations, & prizes.
colorful cat holding a ball of yarnLYS After Party, Tuesday April 30 (3-5p) and Wednesday, May 1 (5p-7p). Join us for this informal sit & stitch to start your next project!

Bad Frog Yarn will be back on Saturday, May 11 (11a-4p) with their limited edition Pride colors!