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Ready, Set, Knit! 468: Kathy talks with Amy Small

Saturday, December 10th, 2016
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This week Kathy talks with Amy Small, owner of Knit Collage.

Ready, Set, Knit! episode #469 - Kathy talks with Amy Small. Listen now on the WEBS Blog - blog.yarn.com

Amy designed sweaters for Free People just out of college and learned to spin during that time. After living and working in Hong Kong as a freelance designer she founded her company in 2010. Check out her website to learn all about the collective of woman that handspin every skein of her yarns!

WEBS carries Spun Cloud, a super chunky roving style yarn plied with gold and silver lurex and Cast Away a blend of 10+ colors all spun into the same yarn with a quirky core-spun think n thin texture.

Winter Classes are Live!
Beth Brown-Reinsel teaching Sanquhar Gloves
Todd Gocken – Streymoy Cardigan
Patty Lyons is teaching multiple classes
Alasdair Post-Quinn teaching Double Knitting
Carson Demers teaching Knitting Ergonomics
Lisa Hill teaching weaving

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week:

Reminder:

Take advantage of a rare opportunity to shop at WEBS retail store on a Sunday. We’ll be open from noon to 5 pm now through December 18!

Shipping Deadlines! To avoid expedited shipping costs you’ll need to have your orders in by these dates: Westcoast 12/15, Midwest 12/18, Eastcoast 12/21

WEBS will be closing at 4pm Saturday Dec. 24th and Sat. Dec. 31st.

WEBS is closed Sunday Dec. 25th and Sun. Jan. 1st.

Our annual Year End Sale begins online Dec. 20th, in-store Dec. 26th, and runs through Jan. 2nd.

Upcoming Events

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for lots of great new products, contests and fun!

Check out all of our upcoming Events here.

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Introducing the Blue Quartz Cowl

Friday, December 9th, 2016
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It’s the perfect time of year to wrap yourself up in the squishy comfort of an extra long cowl. Whether you prefer to wear it long like a scarf or scrunch it up doubled for extra warmth the Blue Quartz Cowl is the ideal piece to add to your winter wardrobe.

The Blue Quartz Cowl in Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky now available. Read more on the WEBS Blog at blog.yarn.com

Designer Fatimah Hinds drew on her background as a geologist to craft an interlocking matrix of cables and lace that evokes the beauty of a quartz crystal. Worked sideways and seamed this pattern can be easily customized to your perfect length. And when knit in Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky, with it’s combination of incredible loft and softness, it easily becomes a go-to knit for that perfect holiday gift.

How will you wear your Blue Quartz Cowl?

Ready, Set, Knit! 468: Kathy talks with Della Q

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
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This week Kathy talks with Della Q about the origins of her company and the great products she makes for knitters and crocheters.

Ready, Set, Knit! episode #468 - Kathy talks with Della Q. Listen now on the WEBS Blog - blog.yarn.com

Learn all about how she sources her fabrics, and how hard she’s worked to make sure she’s making the best, most useful product. Browse the full line of bags and needle/hook organizers at WEBS and be sure to check out Della’s Ultimate Needle Tracker.

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week:

Reminder:

The Hot Chocolate Run for Safe Passage is happening tomorrow Dec 4th! Help Team WEBS with their fundraising effort here!

Take advantage of a rare opportunity to shop WEBS on a Sunday. We’ll be open from noon to 5 pm now through December 18!

Shipping Deadlines! To avoid expedited shipping costs you’ll need to have your orders in by these dates:

Westcoast 12/15, Midwest 12/18, Eastcoast 12/21

Upcoming Events

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for lots of great new products, contests and fun!

Check out all of our upcoming Events here.

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It’s almost time for the Hot Chocolate Run for Safe Passage!

Monday, November 28th, 2016
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In what has become a yearly tradition for WEBS, our employees will be walking and running in the Hot Chocolate Run for Safe Passage on December 4th. Now in it’s 13th year, and with this being our 6th year of participating, this event has become an important part of our lives.

Team WEBS memories from the Hot Chocolate Run over the last 5 years. Read more on the WEBS Blog at blog.yarn.com

Some of us walk with our knitting, or spinning, some with our mothers, some with our spouses and children, or pets, some of us walk to support survivors we know, and in the hope that someday we won’t need fundraisers like this.

We participate for the good-natured competitiveness of the fundraising (you can make a donation here), for the team building excitement on race day, and for the positive impact it has in our community. We’re on track to meet our goal this year, $15,000!

To all of you who have donated in the past, and those of you who have participated yourselves, we say, “Thank You.”

Ready, Set, Knit! 467: Kathy talks with Kate Oates

Saturday, November 19th, 2016
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This week Kathy talks with Kate Oates, designer and  founder of Tot Toppers, about her new book “Grown“.

Ready, Set, Knit! episode #467 - Kathy talks with Kate Oates. Listen now on the WEBS Blog - blog.yarn.com

Kate talks about her knitting journey, how she became a designer, and how her line of children’s hats turned into 2 traditionally published books and her newest self-published endeavor. See all the designs from “Grown” here, and check out the blog tour!

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week:

Reminder:

Northampton Bag Day is happening today! In-Store Only! Saturday, November 19th (12pm-5:30pm)

Take advantage of a rare opportunity to shop WEBS on a Sunday. We’ll be open from noon to 5 pm, starting this weekend, November 20 through December 18!

Upcoming Events:

The Hot Chocolate Run for Safe Passage is happening Dec 4th! Help Team WEBS with their fundraising effort here!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for lots of great new products, contests and fun!

Check out all of our upcoming Events here.

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Valley Yarns Haydenville in Vogue Knitting

Thursday, November 17th, 2016
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The Holiday 2016 issue of Vogue Knitting has some truly stunning pieces, but we are totally enamoured by the Mosaic Poncho Pullover designed by Norah Gaughan.

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Raglan sleeves and a bicolor ribbed neck give this pullover the feel of a sweater, but the swingy open sides are all poncho. It’s knit in Valley Yarns Haydenville, a soft blend of superwash merino and microfiber. The vivid front and back mosaic panels are knit first; the sides are picked up along the panel and worked outward in two pieces, with the sleeves worked separately after the raglan shaping is complete.

Use Haydenville in Soft Grape and Grey, as shown in the sample, or choose your two favorite colors!

 

 

New designs in Valley Yarns Sunderland

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
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Just in time for the cooler Autumn weather we have two new designs in Valley Yarns Sunderland, our 100% baby alpaca in a super versatile DK weight!
The Rays Cardigan designed by Nataliya Polyakov is really the perfect outer layer for Fall.  With it’s 1×1 ribbing throughout, and the super soft baby alpaca, this piece is equally stylish with a decorative cami or  over your favorite sweater! Nataliya learned to knit from her grandmother and started designing to create pieces she just couldn’t find anywhere else.  With an abundant yarn stash and an eye for design inspiration in everyday life, Nataliya designed the Rays Cardigan to take advantage of the incredible softness and drape of Sunderland, “This yarn rocks!”
Get your copy of the Rays Cardigan PDF and Valley Yarns Sunderland at yarn.com Read more on the WEBS blog at blog.yarn.com
We’ve already been lucky enough to publish two designs from Tian Connaughton this year and are thrilled to add one more! The Ansonia Shawl gets all of the hard work out of the way first with a gorgeous twisted stitch lace border and then it’s smooth sailing through a stockinette stitch body to the end. Knit in next-to-the-skin soft Sunderland this shawl is just the right extra layer over a longsleeve to or under your coat. Tian is planning a full wardrobe of knitted items for herself this holiday season. The Ansonia Shawl is a great project to start with!
Get your copy of the Ansonia Shawl PDF and Valley Yarns Sunderland at yarn.com Read more on the WEBS blog at blog.yarn.com
What will you make with Valley Yarns Sunderland this holiday season? Will it be a gift for yourself, someone else? Will it be an original design or an old favorite?

Ready, Set, Knit! 466: Kathy talks with Sara Delaney

Saturday, November 12th, 2016
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This week Kathy talks with Sara Delaney about Team WEBS fundraising efforts for the Hot Chocolate Run for Safe Passage.

Ready, Set, Knit! episode #466 - Kathy talks with Sara Delaney. Listen now on the WEBS Blog - blog.yarn.com

This is the 13th year of the event! From a humble start in 2004 with just 500 participants that helped raise $6,000 to an incredible day of fun and unity celebrating our desire to help change and better our communities with 6,000 participants, as well as countless observers and volunteers, that raised almost $500,000 last year.

If you’d like to help you can make a donation to Team WEBS here. Or purchase one of these patterns, the full purchase price of each goes directly to Safe Passage!

Safe Passage Hat and Mittens, Sixth Button Mittens, Hot Chocolate Run Polar Bear, Hot Chocolate Run Penguin

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week:

Reminder:

Local Artist, Author, & Designer Meet & Greet is happening today, November 12 from 1:30pm–3:30pm!

Upcoming Events:

Northampton Bag Day is coming next weekend! In-Store Only! Saturday, November 19th (12pm-5:30pm)

Take advantage of a rare opportunity to shop WEBS on a Sunday. We’ll be open from noon to 5 pm, starting next weekend, November 20 through December 18!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for lots of great new products, contests and fun!

Check out all of our upcoming Events here.

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Join the Kitschmas Stocking CAL!

Monday, November 7th, 2016
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Join designer, Vickie Howell for a holiday prep Crochet-along!

Join the Kitschmas Stocking CAL Nov 17th - 22nd. Find out more on the WEBS Blog at blog.yarn.com

Starting November 17th you’ll chain on for the Kitschmas Stocking, a granny-striped decoration that can be crocheted in mere hours — that’s right, folks, hours! That means it may actually be attainable for more than one person in your family to get a handmade stocking this year. (Vickie will attempt to make enough for her family of 5. Can she do it? Nobody knows — least of all her!)

We’ll be using Valley Yarns Valley Superwash Super Bulky in any 2 colors. Use the code VHCal1 at checkout to get the Kitschmas Stocking Pattern for the discounted price of just $2.99 when you purchase 3 balls of Valley Superwash Super Bulky!

You’ll need 3 balls of Valley Superwash Super Bulky (2 balls of the main color and 1 ball of the contrast color), and a U.S. M (9.0mm) crochet hook.

Head on Over to Vickie’s Facebook Page and join the CAL event! Just post a comment letting her know, “I’m in!”

Feel free to post photos on the events page for others to see. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions and share tips. Vickie will be there to lead the conversation, answer questions, and fawn over your mad crochet skills!

Ready, Set, Knit! 465: Kathy talks with Kirsten Kapur and Gale Zucker

Saturday, November 5th, 2016
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This week Kathy talks with Kirsten Kapur and Gale Zucker about their new book “Drop-Dead Easy Knits“.

Ready, Set, Knit! episode #465 - Kathy talks with Kirsten Kapur and Gale Zucker. Listen now on the WEBS Blog - blog.yarn.com

Learn how the authors met, how the book came together and hear about some of their favorite projects! And don’t forget to check out their adorable book trailer!

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week:

Reminder:

The Fiber Festival of New England is happening this weekend!

WEBS will be at Vogue Knitting Live in Minneapolis this weekend!

Upcoming Events:

Local Artist, Author, & Designer Meet & Greet is happening on Saturday, November 12 from 1:30pm–3:30pm, register now!

Northampton Bag Day is coming! In-Store Only! Saturday, November 19th (12pm-5:30pm)

Take advantage of a rare opportunity to shop WEBS on a Sunday. We’ll be open from noon to 5 pm, from November 20 through December 18!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for lots of great new products, contests and fun!

Check out all of our upcoming Events here.

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