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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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Ready, Set, Knit! 375: Kathy talks with Steve from Stitches East

Saturday, October 11th, 2014
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This week Kathy talks with Steve from the Stitches East market floor.

booth at Stitches

We have a new set up this year, we’re featuring lots of small projects and unique yarns from Mrs. Crosby, Zen Yarn Garden, and Zauberball, our last 40th Anniversary YarnCharlemont hand dyed by Dream in Color, Noro Yarns, our new yarns Valley Superwash Bulky and Leyden, Madeline Tosh and the new Knitter’s Pride Marblz needles are in the booth. There are also exclusive Stitches East Specials!

Keep an eye on the blog and facebook for a great promotion that we’re running with Classic Elite next week!

Steve’s Yarn Picks :

Upcoming Events:

Later this month you can check out the WEBS 40th Anniversary Weaving Contest Gallery Show. We have an opening reception on Thursday Oct 16th 5:30 – 7:30, and the exhibit will be open to the public October 17 and 18th 10-5pm.

Don’t miss out on a weekend full of classes with the amazing Dora Ohrensten in November! And 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! 374: Kathy talks with Leslie Ann Bestor

Saturday, October 4th, 2014
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This week Kathy talks with WEBS Weaving Manager Leslie Ann Bestor about the upcoming Spinning and Weaving Week, Monday Oct 6 – Saturday Oct 11.

Spinning and Weaving Week events at yarn.com

Be sure to stop into the store for lots of activities during the week, LA did a great post that details all the demonstrations and mini-workshops here, and if you’re on a Spinzilla Team get ready to start spinning! More details on the Spinzilla event can be found here.

Later this month you can check out the WEBS 40th Anniversary Weaving Contest Gallery Show. We have an opening reception on Thursday Oct 16th 5:30 – 7:30, and the exhibit will be open to the public October 17 and 18th 10-5pm.

Steve’s Yarn Picks :

Upcoming Events:

It’s time for our 11th annual Knit & Crochet for the Cure! Join us TOMORROW from 1-4pm.

8th Annual Bus Trip to Rhinebeck – Saturday Oct 18th. the buses are almost full, get your ticket now!

We have an amazing line-up of guest teachers this year!
Susan B Anderson will be here Columbus Day WeekendDora Ohrensten is doing a weekend of crochet classes in November! And 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! 373: Kathy talks with Margaret Radcliffe

Saturday, September 27th, 2014
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Kathy talks with returning guests Margaret Radcliffe about her brand new book, The Knowledgeable Knitter. Margaret talks about the process of writing the book and deciding what subjects to cover as well as the knitters who helped make it happen.

The Knowledgeable Knitter by Margaret Radcliffe - available at yarn.com

The Knowledgeable Knitter is not a pattern book but a comprehensive reference book that helps you to deal with issues you hadn’t even planned on having, it’s a Why-to more than a How-to book.  Check out Margaret’s teaching and signing schedule here.

Steve’s Yarn Picks :

Upcoming Events:

It’s time for our 11th annual Knit & Crochet for the Cure! Join us on Oct 5th from 1-4pm. Please remember to register.

Spinning and Weaving Week is coming up Oct 6- 11, Lots of workshops and demonstrations to enjoy!

8th Annual Bus Trip to Rhinebeck – Saturday Oct 18th. the buses are almost full, get your ticket now!

We have an amazing line-up of guest teachers this year!
Susan B Anderson will be here Columbus Day WeekendDora Ohrensten is doing a weekend of crochet classes in November! And 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! 372: Kathy talks with Sarah Smith

Saturday, September 20th, 2014
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Kathy talks with Sarah Smith, Director of Development at Safe Passage about the Hot Chocolate Run for Safe Passage and the prevention work their organization does in Northampton and Hampshire County. Safe Passage was founded in 1977 to provide comprehensive services for victims of domestic violence. Their core mission is to make people feel safe while offering counseling and advocacy programs.

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TEAM WEBS will once again be walking and running in the Hot Chocolate Run. You can donate to Team WEBS, or choose an individual person on the team to make a donation to.  You can join us for #HotChocolateHolidays and get going on your holiday crafting while supporting Safe Passage, check the Class Page on our website starting October 1st for those classes and more details. You can also purchase a copy of the Hot Chocolate Run Polar Bear pattern, all proceeds from the pattern go straight to Safe Passage, and you can even knit the bear and send it into us at:

WEBS –

Attn: HCR Polar Bear

6 Industrial Parkway

Easthampton, MA 01027

Steve’s Yarn Picks :

Upcoming Events:

Join Linda Niemeyer of Blue Sky Alpacas for her first ever in-store event! Next week, Sept 27th 1-3pm. The even t is free but please register.

It’s time for our 11th annual Knit & Crochet for the Cure! Join us on Oct 5th from 1-4pm. Please remember to register.

Spinning and Weaving Week is coming up Oct 6- 11, Lots of workshops and demonstrations to enjoy!

8th Annual Bus Trip to Rhinebeck – Saturday Oct 18th. the busses are filing up, get your ticket now!

We have an amazing line-up of guest teachers this year!
Amy Herzog in SeptemberSusan B Anderson will be here Columbus Day WeekendDora Ohrensten is doing a weekend of crochet classes in November!

And be sure to check out all of our upcoming Events here.

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