Happenings

We are turning 5!!!

Sat, Apr 7th
6:30 pm – 8 am
*Free Admission*

In celebration of our Anniversary, we are doing an overnight Lock-In. Bring your stitching, favorite snacks & beverage(s). Shannon will be setting up the TV & Netflix. Space is limited, so sign up soon. (Click HERE to sign-up or call us at 210-334-0200.)

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We will be doing a Knit-Along and a Crochet-Along!!! Cast-on/hook-on will be at 4 pm on Saturday, April 7th.

Either shawl is awesome for using stash but if you don’t have all the colors you want, we will be happy to give you 10% off for your shawl (not including consignment nor clearance). Anyone can participate, even if you live out-of-town/state!!!

Starting Point uses 1650 – 1750 yards of Fingering-weight. You can click on the above pictures to go to the Ravelry project pages for both shawls.

Edlothia uses 984 – 1203 yards. It can be done in a solid or up to 7 colors. (Leslie used 6 colors and mixed DK, Sport and Fingering-weight yarns. You can see it in the shop.)

Rules:

  1. You cannot start your shawl prior to 4 pm on Saturday, April 7th
  2. Shawls must be completed & pictures posted by midnight CST Friday, June 8th to qualify for goodies
  3. Pictures must be posted to the appropriate FO post for your shawl on our Ravelry Forum page. There will be no chatting on these posts – we will have other posts for chatting & help.

What You Get:

  1. A beautiful shawl!!!
  2. 10% off yarn to start your project
  3. 10% off yarn (not including consignment nor clearance) if you post a completed photo on Ravelry
  4. Everyone who posts an FO picture will be entered into a random drawing for super nice yarn. (We will post pictures on Ravelry.)

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Beginner Classes

We offer beginning knitting and crochet classes once a month.  Our goal in these classes is to give you enough knowledge that you can walk out and go stitch a scarf!  We will also point you to online resources that can help you continue learning and advancing in your fiber quest.  Cost for beginner classes is $30 for instruction only or $40 for instruction plus supplies.  By appointment only.

Crochet 101 – Saturday Apr 14th: 1-3pm – We cover chain stitch, single crochet, double crochet, and how to finish a project.  We also discuss other crochet stitches, such as a half double crochet and treble crochet, as variations of those we learn in class.

Knitting 101 – Saturday Apr 28th: CANCELED 1-3 pm – We cover casting on, knit stitch, purl stitch, and binding off.  If time allows we will also show you some patterns and designs you can make using only those two stitches!

If those dates aren’t convenient for you, we also offer private instruction for $15 an hour that can be arranged to fit your schedule!

We also offer more advanced and pattern classes that change from month to month.  Be sure to sign up for our newsletter or check our calendar to stay updated on what we’ll be offering next!  (We promise we won’t send out more than two emails per month.)

Private Instruction

$15 per hour: By appointment only

Already know a thing or two about knit or crochet?  Or can’t make the Saturday 101 classes?  Private instruction with any of our staff may be right up your alley!  We’ll have you feeling like a pro in no time!

 

Monthly Classes for March 2018 – Sign up here!

 

You CAN Read Charts (crochet): Fri. Apr. 13th, 6 pm – 8 pm
$20

Have you visited a Pinterest site to snag a pattern for a project only to find there are no printed instructions, only a chart? What do all those symbols mean?  Where’s the starting point? For that matter, where’s the end?  Fear not! From the simple to the insanely diabolical, you will navigate through a variety of fun charts for crochet.  Charts will even speed up your crocheting – come find out how!  And think you already have mad crochet skills?  We have a chart that just may humble you – Mwah ah ah ah!  Take the challenge!  P.S. You may find this class helpful if you are participating in April/May’s CAL.

Suggested Yarns:  Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Cotton Size 10, indy-dyed fingering/sock weight yarns, Uluru, Berroco Comfort Sock, Remix Light, Cleo

 

Buiddleia Hat (knit): Sun. Apr. 15th, 2 pm – 4 pm
$20 (includes pattern)

The Buddleia is a flowering bush that is similar to a lilac bush and is widely used to attract butterflies in gardens, which is why it is also known as the Butterfly Bush. The swooping lace of Brenda’s pattern echoes the leaves and flowers of the Buddleia while the crown decreases are reminiscent of a flurry of butterfly wings.

Suggested Yarns: Herriot, Cozy Alpaca, DK Superwash Merino

 

Simple 5-Row Collar (crochet): Fri. Apr. 20th, 6 pm – 8 pm
$20

Turn a ho-hum T-shirt, tank, or shell into something spectacular with this crocheted collar worked in a bright color. A versatile piece, you can wear it with the opening in the front or in the back – your choice.  No sewing skills necessary, attach it with safety pins!  Written instructions available.

Suggested Yarns: Folio/Folio Prints, Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Cotton Size 10 or Size 20, Ella Rae Lace Merino

 

Knitting 204 – Read & Fix Your Knitting: Sat. Apr. 21st, 2 pm – 4 pm
$15

Our new series of classes continues to help you expand your knitting skills. Each class is stand-alone.

Our fourth month encompasses how to read your knitting and how to fix common mistakes.

Bring your current project and if you have a project which has you baffled, bring that, also.

 

Yellow Rose Fiber Fiesta

Friday, April 27th — 11 am – 5 pm  

Saturday, April 28th — 9:30 am – 4:30 pm                          

*Free Admission*

Yarn!!! Fiber!!! Weaving!!! Spinning!!! Contests!!! Classes!!! And wait – there’s more!!! Almost everything involving fibery goodness is to be had at the Seguin City Coliseum (950 Sth Austin). We will be there, so swing by and say “Hi!!!”. (Yes, our storefront shop will be closed these two days.)

 

Edera Rosa Cowl (knit): Sun. April. 29th, 2 pm – 4 pm
$20 (includes pattern)

An elegant cowl worked in a delicate lace stitch that looks good on both sides. Worked in the round without sewing using Magic Loop or a 16-24″ needle. Anne has modified the pattern slightly to add beads, which are optional, and to make it longer.

This cowl is very fine and perfect for spring time.

Suggested Yarns – Millefiori Light, Nuna, Ayni

 

Events & Upcoming Classes:

Buttercup Top (knit)

Sunday, May 6th — 2 pm – 4am

A top down, seamless raglan, A-line top, featuring just a touch of lace and very slightly puffed sleeves. It is designed for a light dk yarn with some drape. The sleeve and body shaping and trim can easily be modified to suit your style. Suitable for an adventurous beginner or intermediate knitter.

Suggested Yarns: Remix Light, Savanna, Sunshine Coast

 

Regular Events

Squares for Veterans – Every Sunday!

FREE!

We NEED lots of squares for these highly worthy men and women.  Come in and help us make them & join them into blankets to be donated to the VA hospital.  It’s also a great way to teach kids 8+ how to slip stitch and maybe even single crochet!

Asylum:

Mondays & Wednesdays: 6 – 8pm

Tuesdays: 10am – 12noon

Teen Asylum – Fourth Friday of every month: 6 pm – 8 pm — CANCELED FOR APRIL

Are you addicted to yarn?  Yeah, so are we!  Come stitch with us and get to know some other local fiber junkies. It’s yarn therapy!!!

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