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Ready, Set, Knit! 383: Kathy talks with Yonca Ozbelli

Saturday, December 20th, 2014
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This week Kathy talks with Yonca Ozbelli, co-owner of Universal Yarns.

Ready, Set, Knit! ep. 383 - Kathy talks with Yonca Ozbelli, co-owner of Universal Yarns. Listen now at blog.yarn.com

Yonca talks about founding the company with her husband Hal, relocating to the US and the different yarn lines they carry. They also discuss how they choose and produce yarns.

Steve’s Yarn Picks from our Year End Blowout Sale :

Reminder:

Drop-ins are on hold for the rest of the holiday season and will pick up again the first full week of January.

Winter/Spring 2015 Classes are on the website now, register before they fill up!

WEBS will be open on both Christmas and New Year’s eves until 4pm and will be closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Check all our holiday hours here.

Upcoming Events:

The Year End Blowout Sale is currently running online and begins in store on December 26th, both run through Jan. 3rd.

Be sure to check out all of our upcoming Events here.

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Ready, Set, Knit! 382: Kathy talks with Steve

Saturday, December 13th, 2014
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This week Kathy talks with Steve about their years running WEBS since purchasing the company from Steve’s parents.

Ready, Set, Knit! ep. 382 - Kathy and Steve wrap up our 40th Anniversary celebrations

Kathy and Steve discuss upgrading the website, our registers and point of sale programs, as well as developing the Valley Yarns line. They also talk about the multiple building upgrades and our expansion in 2012.

Many thanks to our Team, their friends and families, and for everyone who donated to our team menebers for the Hot Chocolate Run for Safe Passage. We raised over $19,000.00! We continue to welcome donations through December 31st. Thank You!

Holiday Shipping Deadlines are as follows:

West Coast – December 15th by 3pm

Midwest and South – December 18th by 3pm

East Coast – December 19th by 3pm

Steve’s Yarn Picks and Gift Ideas :

Reminder:

Winter/Spring 2015 Classes are on the website now, register before they fill up!

WEBS retail store will be open only ONE MORE SUNDAY! Tomorrow, December 14th from 12noon till 5pm!

WEBS will be open on both Christmas and New Year’s eves until 4pm and will be closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Upcoming Events:

The Year End Blowout Sale begins in store on December 26th and Runs through Jan. 3rd.

Be sure to check out all of our upcoming Events here.

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Ready, Set, Knit! 381: Kathy talks with Leslie Ann Bestor

Saturday, December 6th, 2014
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This week Kathy talks with WEBS Weaving Manager, Leslie Ann Bestor, about the perfect gifts for the fiber enthusiast in your life.

Ready, Set, Knit! ep. 381 - Kathy Talks with Leslie Ann Bestor about the best gifts for the knitters, crocheters, spinners and weavers in your life this holiday season. Find these gifts and more at yarn.com

Kathy and Leslie Ann discuss the following products this week:

Yarns: Sweet Georgia Cashsilk Lace, Artyarns Beaded Silk and Sequins Light, Artyarns Ensemble 4

Bags: Hadaki Travel Essentials kit, Della Q Rosemary bag, Namaste Poppins bag

Needles/Hooks: Knitters Pride Symfonie Rose Crochet Hook setKnitter’s Pride Marblz Interchangeable Needles set

For Spinners: The Spinners Book of FleeceThree Feet of Sheep, Spinning Fibers, Spinning Wheels, Schacht Niddy-Noddy

For Weavers: Bluster Bay Shuttles will be available in 2015, Schacht Variable Dent Reed

Steve’s Yarn Picks :

Reminder:

Tomorrow is the 11th Annual Hot Chocolate Run for Safe Passage! Our team will be walking and running and we’re still taking donations through December 31st. You can donate to the team here. Or you can purchase a copy of the Hot Chocolate Run Polar Bear patten, the cost of each pattern is donated to Safe Passage.

Upcoming Events:

Winter/Spring 2015 Classes will be on the website next week!

Next week Steve and Kathy wrap up our 40th Year!

WEBS retail store will be open only two more Sundays – through December 14th!

Be sure to check out all of our upcoming Events here.

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Ready, Set, Knit! Flashback

Saturday, November 29th, 2014
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We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Kathy and Steve are off this week celebrating the holiday with friends and family but you can enjoy a classic Ready, Set, Knit!  from way back in November of 2011 when Kathy interviewed Alana Dakos and Hannah Fettig. Listen Here now.

rsk flashback for 11 29 2014

Upcoming Events:

WEBS retail store will be open Sundays through December 14th.

Be sure to check out all of our upcoming Events here.

Don’t forget that we’re collecting Hot Chocolate Run Polar Bears for Safe Passage, you can read all the details here.

Ready, Set, Knit! 380: Kathy talks with Cirilia Rose

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014
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This week Kathy talks with returning guest, and WEBS alumni, Cirilia Rose about her new book Magpies, Homebodies and Nomads.

Ready, Set, Knit! ep. 380, Kathy interviews Cirilia Rose about her new book: Magpies, Homebodies and Nomads - available at yarn.com

In this episode they discuss Cirilia’s approach to organizing the book, how she writes patterns and the influence that her travel has on her designs.

Steve’s Yarn Picks :

Reminder:

TODAY Is Bag Day in Northampton! We’re open today until 5:30 pm and tomorrow noon – 5pm

Upcoming Events:

WEBS retail store will be open Sundays through December 14th.

Be sure to check out all of our upcoming Events here.

Don’t forget that we’re collecting Hot Chocolate Run Polar Bears for Safe Passage, you can read all the details here.

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Ready, Set, Knit! 379: Kathy talks with Bobbie Matela

Saturday, November 15th, 2014
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This week Kathy talks with Bobbie Matela, Design Production Manager at Coats & Clark, about the yarns from Red Heart that you’ll now find at yarn.com.

Ready, Set, Knit! ep. 379, Kathy interviews Bobbie Matela - listen now at blog.yarn.com

Learn a bit about where Red Heart yarns are made , how to best care for your finished projects and check out the free patterns on our site!

Steve’s Yarn Picks :

Upcoming Events:

Be sure to tune in to the Yarn Thing Podcast on Tuesday 11/18 as host Marly interviews Kathy and Steve.

Next Weekend, November 22nd and 23rd – It’s Bag Day in Northampton! Get your shopping lists planned.

WEBS retail store will be open Sundays from 12-5 starting Nov 23rd – December 14th.

WEBS will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Be sure to check out all of our upcoming Events here.

Don’t forget that we’re collecting Hot Chocolate Run Polar Bears for Safe Passage, you can read all the details here.

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Ready, Set, Knit! 378: Kathy talks with Julie Turjoman

Saturday, November 8th, 2014
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This week Kathy talks with returning guest, Julie Turjoman, about her latest book:  A Head For Trouble: What To Knit While Catching Crooks, Chasing Clues, and Solving Murders.

Ready, Set, Knit! ep. 378 - Kathy interviews Julie Turjoman about her new book, A Head for Trouble-What to Knit While Catching Crooks, Chasing Clues, and Solving Murders - available at yarn.com

In this episode they discuss Julie’s inspiration, the plucky lady detectives from roaring 20’s themed mystery novels, as well as the actual fashion of the 1920’s that informed her designs.

Steve’s Yarn Picks :

Upcoming Events:

Nov. 22 – Is Bag Day in Northampton! Get your shopping lists planned.

WEBS retail store will be open Sundays from 12-5 starting Nov 23rd – December 14th.

Be sure to check out all of our upcoming Events here.

Don’t forget that we’re collecting Hot Chocolate Run Polar Bears for Safe Passage, you can read all the details here.

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Ready, Set, Knit! – Flashback

Saturday, November 1st, 2014
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There’s no new show this week but we dug into the archives and found a great interview with Clara Parkes when her book, The Knitter’s Book of Socks, was brand new. And be sure to check out Clara’s other titles, The Knitter’s Book of Yarn and The Knitter’s Book of Wool, all excellent titles that will expand and enhance your knowledge of fiber and there’s quite a few great patterns as well!

Ready, Set, Knit! November 1, 2014 - Flashback to an interview with Clara Parkes from Oct of 2011

Upcoming Events:

Check out the #HotChocolateHolidays crafting evenings and get a jump on your holiday gift crafting!

Nov. 22 – Is Bag Day in Northampton! Get your shopping lists planned.

WEBS will be open on Sundays, noon-5pm, starting on November 23rd through December 14th!

Be sure to check out all of our upcoming Events here.

Don’t forget that we’re collecting Hot Chocolate Run Polar Bears for Safe Passage, you can read all the details here.

Ready, Set, Knit! 377: Kathy talks with Heather Zoppetti

Saturday, October 25th, 2014
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This week Kathy talks with designer and author Heather Zoppetti. Her new book, Everyday Lace, is just out and she talks with Kathy about how she learned to knit and her journey to create the book.

Ready, Set, Knit! Episode 377 with Heather Zoppetti - listen at yarn.com

In this episode they discuss Kathy’s favorite pattern from the book – The Millersville Blouse, as well as the Narvon Wrap, the Bellmont Cardigan and the Engleside Cowl-Neck Pullover.

Steve’s Yarn Picks :

Upcoming Events:

Tomorrow is the start of Free Shipping Week! Free shipping for you on orders of $75.00 or more – Continental US only – everyone else will receive a $10 shipping credit. Check the website tomorrow for more details.

Nov. 22 – Is Bag Day in Northampton! Get your shopping lists planned.

Be sure to check out all of our upcoming Events here.

Don’t forget that we’re collecting Hot Chocolate Run Polar Bears for Safe Passage, you can read all the details here.

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Ready, Set, Knit! 376: Kathy talks with Dora Ohrenstein

Saturday, October 18th, 2014
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This week Kathy talks with designer and author Dora Ohrenstein. Her newest book The Crocheters Skill Building Workshop is due out in early December and it is a great reference guide for beginners right through to advanced crocheters. Not only is it a stitch guide but it covers shaping in pattern as well as different ways to address tension issues.

Dora Ohrenstein's new book The Crocheter's Skill Building Workshop will be available in December 2014.

Dora will be here November 15th and 16th teaching a Master Class in Crochet Fabric, Crossed and Cabled Crochet Stitches, as well as an Introduction to Lace Crochet. There are still seats open in these classes, sign up now!

Steve’s Yarn Picks :

Upcoming Events:

Today is the last day you can check out the WEBS 40th Anniversary Weaving Contest Gallery Show, 10-5pm.

Be sure to check out all of our upcoming Events here.

Don’t forget that we’re collecting Hot Chocolate Run Polar Bears for Safe Passage, you can read all the details here.

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