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June 10, 2024

In this issue:  You are What You Think!   Upcoming Classes and Events   Shop News   The Tip Jar   Contact info

You are What You Think...You Know!
June Reflection: Competence versus Confidence

A good yarn shop should provide technical support for its stitchers, so it won't surprise you that we get asked for help a lot. Our goal is to help you understand and to be confident in what you know. To do this, we have to do a quick assessment of where you're at: do you need technical help or do you know what to do but lack confidence? We call this competence (technical knowledge) versus confidence. Of course, it's important to understand what you're doing, but why does confidence matter? It's because even the most experienced stitcher will feel uncomfortable about finishing their project if they're not sure about how to do it. Regardless of whether you need technical help or confidence reinforcement, we're happy to help you get it.

For those who are shy about asking for help, keep in mind that we provide gentle technical feedback. Again, our goal is to understand what you're trying to do and help you achieve it. While doing so, we also want to reinforce your confidence. We often provide free technical help over the counter (time permitting); for more focused help (1x1), we recommend a private lesson. You're also welcome to sit & stitch in our seating area, and we can give you guidance in between helping customers.

-Caryn and the Yarnivore Crew
P. S. Yarnivore will be CLOSED Father's Day, June 16; the following week (6/22), Wander Luck Fibers will be in-store 11a-4p.

Upcoming Classes
Click the title to learn more and to register.
Space is limited & sign-ups close a week before class begins, so sign up now! Class fees due at time of registration. You can find all available classes on our Calendar.

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!
Thursday, June 12 & 26, 12pm - 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! Each class is one 2-hour session.
Tuesday, June 18, 12pm - 4 seats available
Tuesday, June 25, 12pm - 4 seats available (See class description for more dates.)
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 IN
Knitting 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! Each class is one 2-hour session.
Thursday, June 20, 5:30pm - 3 seats available
Monday, June 24, 2pm - 4 seats available (See class description for more dates.)
image of a woman wearing a crocheted hat with a crocheted flowerIntermediate Crochet with Moses 
Take the next step in your crochet journey! You'll learn to design a basic hat and then how to increase and decrease (intentionally!) while you crochet it. Class is two 2-hour sessions.
Saturday, June 22 & 29, 1pm - 4 seats available
A cute purple and white crocheted penguin with orange beak and feet!Amigurumi Crochet
Moses opens the gates for you to the exciting world of Amigurumi - You'll make your own stuffed penguin friend to keep or give away! Class is two 2-hour sessions.
Saturday, July 6 & 13 at 1 pm - 4 seats available
Needlepoint flowersStitching Workshop with Nancy
Bring your needlepoint or cross stitch projects for support, problem-solving, and camaraderie! Each class is one 2-hour session.
Sunday, July 7, 1pm - 1 seat available   
Sunday, July 7, 3pm - 3 seats available (See class description for more dates.)
two hands knitting with steel needles and gold 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. Class is two 2-hour sessions.
Wednesday July 10 & 17, 11:30a - 4 seats available
Papillon Shawl by MarinJaKnitsKnit the Papillon with Suzy! 
Join Suzy as you learn the tricks to making your own stunning version of the Papillon! She'll guide you through starting your Papillon and the steps to mastering short rows, stitch marker placement, and striping. After the two sessions, most students will finish on their own; students who need additional guidance can join Suzy's one-session workshops. Class is two 2-hour sessions.
Thursday, July 11 & 25, 12pm - 4 seats available
You'll learn mosaic colorwork while working on coasters that you can give as a gift! Mosaic knitting is an easy way for knitters to adventure into the world of creating colorful geometric shapes. Class is one 2-hour session.
Friday, July 12, 1pm - 4 seats available

Shop News - Featured Yarn
Collage of Appalachian Baby Organic Cotton yarn colorsNew colors from Appalachian Baby have arrived! This yarn is from small-scale U.S. sustainable family-owned cotton farms and mills, including cotton grown in the Texas panhandle!
This yarn is Sport (#2) weight, with 194 yards in each ball. All Appalachian Baby US Organic Yarn is dyed with a low-impact, earth-friendly process.

11-5 Monday-Tuesday
11-7 Wednesday-Friday
11-5 Saturday & 12-5 Sunday
NOTE: Yarnivore will CLOSED Sunday, June 16 for Father's Day and Thursday, July 4th.
Upcoming Events

Spinner Saturday, June 15, 12pm - 4pm. Bring your spinning wheel and sit & spin with others who enjoy making their own yarn! The spinning session is a lively, fun time; you're also welcome to sit and stitch with them.

Wander Luck Fibers logo with a drawing of two birds flyingWander Luck Fibers Trunk Show, Saturday June 22, 11am - 4pm. Come see this north Texas dyer's lovelies!



Private Lessons
Learn 1x1 or in small groups with your choice of project or technique! One-on-one (one student, one teacher) Personal lessons are $25/hour & group private lessons are $15/person per hour. Visit us in-store or call 210-979-8255 to schedule.

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

We're repeating the 5/27 Tip jar because it was cut off when transmitted: diagram of scissors that demonstrates how to measure from the pivot point to the tipWe've unofficially started the summer travel season, so it's a good time for a reminder of what you can or cannot bring on an airplane. Many travelers are surprised to know that knitting needles are allowed on domestic flights. Sewing needles, crochet hooks, and scissors shorter than 4" from the pivot point are also allowed. For details, search for the item in question at What Can I Bring?

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

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