Yarnivore News http://www.yarnivoresa.nethttps://www.yarnivoresa.net/modules/news.htm?rssfeed=1 Tue, 11 Aug 2020 23:48:10 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 ONLINE Private Lessons! http://www.yarnivoresa.nethttps://www.yarnivoresa.net/modules/news.htm?newsId=9443 Private Lessons are now available ONLINE!<br /><br />Here's what you need to know (<a href="https://media.rainpos.com/7820/online_pls.pdf">you can also open this as a PDF file</a>):<br /><br /> <p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><strong>Welcome to Wendy&rsquo;s Knitting &amp; Crochet Lessons Online Edition!!</strong></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Tech (what you need to participate in an online lesson with Wendy):</span></span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">You&rsquo;ll need to have a gmail address. If you don&rsquo;t already have one, here&rsquo;s where to go to set that up: <a href="https://www.google.com/gmail/about/">https://www.google.com/gmail/about/</a>. Follow the procedure from the &lsquo;Create an Account&rsquo; button.</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">When you&rsquo;ve got your gmail address, login to Google Hangouts (<a href="https://hangouts.google.com/">https://hangouts.google.com/</a>) -- that&rsquo;s where we&rsquo;re going to meet. It&rsquo;s very easy to use. Here&rsquo;s an Intro to how to do so: <a href="https://www.wikihow.com/Use-Google-Hangouts">https://www.wikihow.com/Use-Google-Hangouts</a> (there are many other how-tos out there if you&rsquo;d like more info).</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">You&rsquo;ll also need:&nbsp;</span></p> </li> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">A webcam and microphone - this could be a smartphone, an ipad or tablet, a laptop (if you can Skype or Facetime on it, it will work great!)</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Something to prop it up with. If you&rsquo;re using a laptop, maybe put it on a desk or table. You may already have a stand for your tablet or phone, but it&rsquo;s okay to prop it up with materials from around the house. This stand made from a piece of cardboard box works well: <a href="https://lifehacker.com/make-a-super-quick-phone-or-tablet-stand-out-of-cardboa-1512059509">https://lifehacker.com/make-a-super-quick-phone-or-tablet-stand-out-of-cardboa-1512059509</a></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Try to make sure you have your pattern, yarn, needle(s), and anything else you&rsquo;ll need close at hand.</span></p> </li> </ul> </ul> <span style="font-size: 12pt;"><br /></span> <p dir="ltr"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Scheduling &amp; Payment</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Once you&rsquo;re set up to join in an online lesson, let&rsquo;s get you scheduled. Wendy&rsquo;s hours for online lessons are Tuesday-Friday with 3 time slots: 3 p.m., 4:15 p.m., and 5:30 p.m. These will be listed on the <a href="https://www.yarnivoresa.net/module/events.htm?pageComponentId=2869554&amp;month=current">Yarnivore Calendar</a>. Choose the time you want and it will open a page that will show you the days available. Choose your day and click &ldquo;add to cart&rdquo; and finish the checkout process. If the time slot you want shows "add to waitlist" instead of "add to cart" then someone has already claimed that time.</span></p> <span style="font-size: 12pt;"><br /></span> <p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Once you checkout, please email Meredith (Wendy&rsquo;s helper) at <a href="mailto:knittingschool7648@gmail.com">knittingschool7648@gmail.com</a>. She&rsquo;ll get in touch with you to confirm your gmail address.</span></p> <span style="font-size: 12pt;"><br /></span> <p dir="ltr"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">If You Can&rsquo;t Make Your Appointment</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">If you find out the day of the appointment that you&rsquo;re going to be late by more than a few minutes or need to reschedule, please text Wendy directly on the Hangouts app. We will not be able to refund same day cancellations. If you with to schedule a new appointment, please return to the Calendar and sign up again.</span></p> <span style="font-size: 12pt;"><br /></span> <p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">If you find out a day or more before your appointment that you need to reschedule, please email or text Wendy at <a href="mailto:wendy.yarnivore@gmail.com">wendy.yarnivore@gmail.com</a>. Time slots may fill up fast, so we&rsquo;d like to know that you can&rsquo;t make it and make those times available for others.</span></p> Winding Yarn at Home, an Essay in Pictures http://www.yarnivoresa.nethttps://www.yarnivoresa.net/modules/news.htm?newsId=9407 <img class="img-responsive" style="border- border-style: solid;" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/7820/600x800_20200406_173033_20200406164322jpeg.jpeg" alt="" width="600" height="800" />&nbsp;&nbsp;<img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/7820/600x800_20200406_173238_20200406164322jpeg.jpeg" alt="" width="600" height="800" />&nbsp;&nbsp;<img width="600" height="800" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/7820/600x800_20200406_173501_20200406164322jpeg.jpeg" class="img-responsive" alt="" align="" />&nbsp;<img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/7820/600x800_20200406_173410_20200406164322jpeg.jpeg" alt="" width="600" height="800" />&nbsp;&nbsp;<img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/7820/600x800_20200406_173600_20200406164322jpeg.jpeg" alt="" width="600" height="800" /><br /><img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/7820/600x800_20200406_173700_20200406164322jpeg.jpeg" alt="" width="600" height="800" align="" /><br /><br /><br /> <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/9c85uLLRdfU" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe> N-95 Mask Covers http://www.yarnivoresa.nethttps://www.yarnivoresa.net/modules/news.htm?newsId=9350 <p>One of our Yarnivore customers, a San Antonio physician, has asked us for help making and collecting covers to extend the life of the N-95 masks and protect the lives of medical staff working on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. If you sew at all, please consider making some (or many?) of these covers to help out!<br /><br /><a href="https://media.rainpos.com/7820/coronavirus.pdf">Here is the link</a>&nbsp;to the letter she sent us, and&nbsp;<a href="https://tianascloset.com/index.php/2020/02/06/face-mask-against-the-coronavirus-epidemic/">here is a link to the pattern</a> itself. Please note that what we need is the ADULT MALE size.<br /><br />Please share this far and wide, both here in San Antonio, and in other communities!<br /><br />Thank you so much! We know how awesome you all are, and that Yarnivores who sew will totally step up to the plate!<br /><br /></p> Free Preemie Octopus Pattern http://www.yarnivoresa.nethttps://www.yarnivoresa.net/modules/news.htm?newsId=9148 <span style="font-size: 12pt;">Here's the cute FREE Preemie Octopus pattern that was in the San Antonio Express-News.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Click the link below to download:</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 12pt;"> <a href="https://www.ravelry.com/dls/yarnivore/589458?filename=Preemie_Octopus.pdf">download now</a></span> The elves are busy! http://www.yarnivoresa.nethttps://www.yarnivoresa.net/modules/news.htm?newsId=9147 <span style="color: #000000; font-size: 0.8em;"><span style="color: #000000; font-size: 0.8em;"><span></span></span></span> <p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size: 1.4em;"><strong>The elves are busy!&nbsp;</strong></span><br />November 5, 2019<br />Greetings everyone! It's that time of year when it gets a little cooler and we're all working on gifts, like scarves, hats, and socks. Keep an eye on our social media (YarnivoreSA on FB, Insta, and Twitter) for quick-gift ideas.&nbsp;<br /><br />Also, we're madly wrapping up our wholesale purchasing so that we're ready with gifty fiber ideas. This fall, we've become obsessed with kits that make it easy for new fiber fanatics, like Black Sheep Good's DIY Tapestry Loom, Harrisville Design's Friendly Loom, Beadsmith's Kumihimo starter kits, Strung by Shawna string art kits...want us to go on?&nbsp;We're also stocking (stocking, get it? :D) up on splurge-worthy items like Laura Hand Knit's handmade stitch markers (octagons!), Pretty Warm Designs stitch markers, yarn bowls, mugs, cards, prints, &amp; tees.&nbsp;Drop in over Thanksgiving week and check out our ready-to-go stocking stuffers, too!&nbsp;<br /><br />Like last year, we'll have complementary gift bags and tissue paper on hand to make your purchase ready for the recipient.&nbsp;<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p>