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Ready, Set, Knit! Show 512: Kathy Talks With The Shibaguyz

Saturday, December 16th, 2017
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This week, Kathy is chatting with our dear friends Shannon  and Jason Mullett-Bowlsby – also known as the Shibaguyz! Shannon and Jason are knitting and crochet designers who have a new book coming out this March called: Complete Crochet Course: The Ultimate Crochet Guide! Shannon and Jason have some exciting news – in addition to a new book, they’ll be at Stitches West and United in 2018! Oh, but wait – they’ll also be teaching at WEBS in the Fall of 2018! Listen to hear more about the Shibaguyz, their new book, and for a special holiday coupon exclusive to Ready, Set, Knit! listeners!

To learn more about Shannon and Jason, click here!

 

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the Week – Check out these Noro closeouts:

Reminders: 

TOMORROW is our last Sunday opening of 2017! WEBS will be closed Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24th, and New Year’s Eve, Sunday, December 31st. Plan your shopping trips to Northampton accordingly!

We’ve teamed up with Northampton Brewery for Knit and Crochet Nites every Tuesday from 5:30 until 8! Come grab a beer or a refreshing drink, a snack, and spend some time with like minded crafters! We’ll have prizes and goodies, so don’t miss out!

The 2017 Holiday Catalog is LIVE! Click here to view our gorgeous collection of yarns and patterns for this holiday season!

Upcoming Events

Double check our Holiday ’17 catalog to find out what our shipping cutoff dates are and to make sure your items arrive in time for the holidays!

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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Ready, Set, Knit! Show 511: Kathy Talks With Amy Greeman

Saturday, December 9th, 2017
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This week, Kathy is talking with WEBS Education manager and sometimes co-host Amy Greeman all about our Winter class offerings! If you’re a crocheter and want to amp up your skillset, why not try Tunisian crochet? For all of our knitters, we’ll have an INCREDIBLE class with Mary Scott Huff where she’ll teach Norwegian stranded mittens. For budding weaver’s we’re going to offer beginning weaving on a floor loom as well as on a rigid heddle!  Last but not least – if you know how to spin but want to amp up your handspun yarns, try Deanna Moore’s Tips and Tricks for Better Spinning, where you’ll learn how to prep your wheel to spin your best possible yarns.

These are just a few! For a full list of class offerings, head on over to our website! Click here.

Steve’s Yarn (and Kit!) Picks of the Week:

Reminders: 

We’ve teamed up with Northampton Brewery for Knit and Crochet Nites every Tuesday from 5:30 until 8! Come grab a beer or a refreshing drink, a snack, and spend some time with like minded crafters! We’ll have prizes and goodies, so don’t miss out!

The 2017 Holiday Catalog is LIVE! Click here to view our gorgeous collection of yarns and patterns for this holiday season!

Upcoming Events

Sunday, November 19th was the first of our Sunday openings for the holiday season – but remember: WEBS will be CLOSED on Christmas Eve, Sunday December 24th – so please plan your trips to Northampton accordingly.

Double check our Holiday ’17 catalog to find out what our shipping cutoff dates are and to make sure your items arrive in time for the holidays!

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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Ready, Set, Knit! Show 510: Kathy Talks With Nicole Blum and Catherine Newman

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017
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This week on Ready, Set, Knit!, Kathy is chatting with two guests – Nicole Blum and Catherine Newman, two local authors who have a brand new book, Stitch Camp: 18 Crafty Projects for Kids and Tweens! With the holiday season upon us, this beautifully designed book is an excellent choice for the crafty kid in your life – including basic knit and crochet instructions! With snow days imminent and school vacations on their way, there are plenty of fiber art projects to keep everyone busy! We’re super excited about how budget friendly many of these projects are, and that they can be achieved with items you may already have stashed at home – perfect for staving off rainy day boredom!


Steve’s Yarn Picks of the Week: Closeouts from Rowan!

Reminders: 

We’ve teamed up with Northampton Brewery for Knit and Crochet Nites every Tuesday from 5:30 until 8! Come grab a beer or a refreshing drink, a snack, and spend some time with like minded crafters! We’ll have prizes and goodies, so don’t miss out!

The 2017 Holiday Catalog is LIVE! Click here to view our gorgeous collection of yarns and patterns for this holiday season!

Upcoming Events

Sunday, November 19th was the first of our Sunday openings for the holiday season – but remember: WEBS will be CLOSED on Christmas Eve, Sunday December 24th – so please plan your trips to Northampton accordingly.

Double check our Holiday ’17 catalog to find out what our shipping cutoff dates are and to make sure your items arrive in time for the holidays!

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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Ready, Set Knit! Show 509: Kathy Talks With Tricia Malcolm

Saturday, November 18th, 2017
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This week, Kathy is talking to Trisha Malcolm, editor of Vogue Knitting. Vogue just released a gorgeous Holiday 2017 issue, and it has been an absolute treat to read! Some of our favorites include Amy Gunderson’s Blanket, Mari Lynn Patrick’s Curve Cable Pullover, and of course, Cathy Payson’s A-Line Pullover knit in Valley Yarns Peru and Southampton! This issue is an absolute must if you’re looking for to-die-for winter projects. And don’t miss out on the Vogue Knitting Berkshires Knitting Intensive, happening from February 28th through March 3rd 2018 – less than an hour from WEBS in gorgeous Berkshire County, Mass! Click the links for all the details!



Steve’s Yarn Picks of the Week:

Reminders: 

Northampton Bag Day is on Saturday, November 18th this year and the savings continue on Sunday, 11/19, which is our first Sunday holiday opening! We’ll have plenty of savings in store – and you don’t even have to have a bag!

We’ve teamed up with Northampton Brewery for Knit and Crochet Nites every Tuesday from 5:30 until 8! Come grab a beer or a refreshing drink, a snack, and spend some time with like minded crafters! We’ll have prizes and goodies, so don’t miss out!

The 2017 Holiday Catalog is LIVE! Click here to view our gorgeous collection of yarns and patterns for this holiday season!

Upcoming Events

WEBS will be closed on Thanksgiving day, Thursday, November 23rd!

Sunday, November 19th is the first of our Sunday openings for the holiday season – but remember: WEBS will be CLOSED on Christmas Eve, Sunday December 24th – so please plan your trips to Northampton accordingly.

Double check our Holiday ’17 catalog to find out what our shipping cutoff dates are and to make sure your items arrive in time for the holidays!

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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Ready, Set, Knit! Show 508: Kathy Talks With Dotty Widmann

Saturday, November 11th, 2017
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This week, Kathy is chatting with Dotty Widmann, owner of The Net Loft, a gorgeous yarn and creative lifestyle store located in Cordova, Alaska, a rural fishing town. Each Spring, Cordova is inundated with migrating birds. To celebrate the mass migration and their shorebird festival in May, Dotty is inviting knitters from all over the world join the Copper River Delta Birds by Hand project to create knitted birds to send to Cordova, where they’ll be displayed in the community center and museum. Dotty was inspired by Arne and Carlos and their book Field Guide to Knitted BirdsAs an added bonus, for each bird sent, one dollar will be donated to the Shorebird Study and Habitat Preservation Agencies!

Check out the Copper River Birds by Hand project on Facebook and Instagram to stay connected!



Steve’s Yarn Picks of the Week:

Reminder

Vickie Howell is at WEBS TODAY!! Come on over at 4 for a meet and greet and to catch a showing of The Knit Show with Vickie Howell!

We’ve teamed up with Northampton Brewery for Knit and Crochet Nites every Tuesday from 5:30 until 8! Come grab a beer or a refreshing drink, a snack, and spend some time with like minded crafters! We’ll have prizes and goodies, so don’t miss out!

The 2017 Holiday Catalog is LIVE! Click here to view our gorgeous collection of yarns and patterns for this holiday season!

Upcoming Events

Vickie Howell will be at WEBS on Saturday, November 11th! She’ll be teaching a class and we’ll be having a screening of The Knit Show with Vickie Howell! The event is free, but we’re asking you to please sign up so that we will have enough chairs and yummy snacks!

Northampton Bag Day is on Saturday, November 18th this year! We’ll have plenty of savings in store – and you don’t even have to have a bag!

WEBS will be closed on Thanksgiving day, Thursday, November 23rd!

Sunday, November 19th is the first of our Sunday openings for the holiday season – but remember: WEBS will be CLOSED on Christmas Eve, Sunday December 24th – so please plan your trips to Northampton accordingly.

Double check our Holiday ’17 catalog to find out what our shipping cutoff dates are and to make sure your items arrive in time for the holidays!

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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Ready, Set, Knit! Show 507: Kathy Talks with Hannah Thiessen

Friday, November 3rd, 2017
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This week, Kathy is talking with Hannah Thiessen, a first-time author who has written a beautiful new book: Slow Knitting: A Journey From Sheep to Skein to Stitch.  If you’re interested in the slow fashion movement, or want to slow down and take a more meditative look at knitting – this is the book for you! Maybe you’re a production knitter who would like to slow down, or a process knitter who often feels pressured to hurry through a project (guilty!).  Hannah has thoughtfully pieced together gorgeous patterns and ideas to make your knitting experience more conscientious, enjoyable and guilt-free.

To learn more about Hannah, check out her website!



Steve’s Yarn Picks of the Week:

Reminder

The New England Fiber Festival is happening today and tomorrow at The Big E in West Springfield, Mass!

We’ve teamed up with Northampton Brewery for Knit and Crochet Nites every Tuesday from 5:30 until 8! Come grab a beer or a refreshing drink, a snack, and spend some time with like minded crafters! We’ll have prizes and goodies, so don’t miss out!

Click here to receive emails from Twist Collective so you don’t miss out on any news!

The 2017 Holiday Catalog is LIVE! Click here to view our gorgeous collection of yarns and patterns for this holiday season!

Upcoming Events

Vickie Howell will be at WEBS on Saturday, November 11th! She’ll be teaching a class and we’ll be having a screening of The Knit Show with Vickie Howell! The event is free, but we’re asking you to please sign up so that we will have enough chairs and yummy snacks!

Northampton Bag Day is on Saturday, November 18th this year! We’ll have plenty of savings in store – and you don’t even have to have a bag!

Sunday, November 19th is the first of our Sunday openings for the holiday season – but remember: WEBS will be CLOSED on Christmas Eve, Sunday December 24th – so please plan your trips to Northampton accordingly.

Double check our Holiday ’17 catalog to find out what our shipping cutoff dates are and to make sure your items arrive in time for the holidays!

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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Ready, Set, Knit Show 506! Kathy talks with Isabel from Lander Grinspoon Academy about their scarf project

Saturday, October 28th, 2017
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Isabel, a 5th grader, joins us from Lander Grinspoon Academy. She’s spearheading a local initiative to knit scarves and hats for the homeless. Isabel had the idea when on a trip to NYC where she ended up knitting with a group in Bryant Park who were knitting scarves and leaving them tied to benches for the homeless. On her way home, she knew she needed to do something similar in our area. There are three students in the knitting group working on it, and several others working on the project at home. On November 15th, they’ll be bringing them to a local park and leave them for those who need them.

If you’d like to help, simple scarves are preferred, in a superwash wool yarn. You can send your scarves to:
WEBS
Lander Grinspoon Academy Scarf/Hat Project
6 Industrial Parkway
Easthampton, MA 01027

She’s been knitting since she was in 1st grade. Her grandmother taught her how to knit after sewing wasn’t quite working. Her first project was a scarf and she LOVES knitting them!

If you’re local, join the students on November 15th at 4:30pm in Pulaski Park, Northampton, MA to share.

Steve’s Yarn Picks:
NEW!
Valley Yarns Mount Holyoke
Mrs. Crosby Reciprocate Shawl Kit

NEW CLOSEOUTS!
Ella Rae Lace Merino DK
Louisa Harding Pittura
Debbie Bliss Roma
Debbie Bliss Donegal Luxury Tweed Aran
Mirasol Pima Splash

NOTES:

Thanks for joining us at Rhinebeck!

FREE SHIPPING on orders $75 or more ends 10/30/17.

Vickie Howell will be here November, 11th! Sign up for her class and check out The Knit Show.

We’ll be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.

Don’t miss our Black Friday deals in November!

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Ready, Set, Knit! Show 505: Kathy Talks With Vickie Howell

Saturday, October 14th, 2017
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This week, on Ready, Set, Knit!, Kathy is talking with our dear friend, Vickie Howell! Last week, Vickie’s latest (and highly anticipated) project premiered: The Knit Show with Vickie Howell! The Knit Show is an episodic – i.e. totally bingeable – knitting and crochet series available in its entirety for free on YouTube. Each episode has a theme, like brioche or color,  and includes tips, techniques, and interviews with leaders in our industry – including WEBS’ own Kathy Elkins! Listen to hear more about The Knit Show with Vickie Howell, and don’t forget to subscribe to the YouTube channel so you don’t miss out on a single episode! Check out the website to see each pattern featured in the show, and don’t forget to tag #myknithive and @theknitshow when you’re out and about knitting and crocheting with friends!



Steve’s Yarn Picks of the Week:

Reminder

We’ve teamed up with Northampton Brewery for Knit and Crochet Nites every Tuesday from 5:30 until 8, starting this week, Tuesday 10/17! Come grab a beer or a refreshing drink, a snack, and spend some time with like minded crafters! We’ll have prizes and goodies, so don’t miss out!

Click here to receive emails from Twist Collective so you don’t miss out on any news!

The 2017 Fall Catalog is LIVE! Click here to view our gorgeous collection of yarns and patterns for fall!

Fall classes are LIVE!! Have you been itching to take the plunge and learn how to knit or crochet? How about fine-tuning your weaving and spinning skills? Click HERE to take a peek of our full list of class offerings – but be quick! They are known to fill up fast!

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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Ready, Set, Knit! Show 504: Kathy Talks With Kate Gilbert

Saturday, October 7th, 2017
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This week, on Ready, Set, Knit!, Kathy is talking with our very own Kate Gilbert of Twist Collective! Twist Collective relaunched this week with an absolutely beautiful fall issue. This is also Twist’s 9th anniversary issue. Twist Collective started in 2008 as a way for designers to publish patterns and earn a fair wage for their work, and as an online magazine, it’s easily accessible to knitters everywhere! Visit Twist Collective’s website over here, and check out the new patterns for fall!



Steve’s Yarn Picks of the Week:

Reminder

On Sunday, October 8th, WEBS will be hosting our annual Knit and Crochet for the Cure event, where we will knit and crochet chemo hats. This is a fantastic way to gather with other crafters in support of a good cause. The event is FREE and taking place in our Northampton, MA store, but we do ask that you please sign up here so we can get a head count for snacks! There will be a supply of yarn available on a first come, first serve basis.

Click here to receive emails from Twist Collective so you don’t miss out on any news!

The 2017 Fall Catalog is LIVE! Click here to view our gorgeous collection of yarns and patterns for fall!

Fall classes are LIVE!! Have you been itching to take the plunge and learn how to knit or crochet? How about fine-tuning your weaving and spinning skills? Click HERE to take a peek of our full list of class offerings – but be quick! They are known to fill up fast!

Upcoming Events

It’s finally here!! Check out The Knit Show with Vickie Howell!! Subscribe to the YouTube channel so you don’t miss out!

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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Ready, Set, Knit! Show 503: Kathy Talks With Clara Parkes

Saturday, September 30th, 2017
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On this week’s episode of Ready, Set, Knit!, Kathy is talking to author, designer, and longtime friend of WEBS, Clara Parkes! Clara just published her 6th book: A Stash of One’s Own, a collection of essays by knitters and yarn lovers including Franklin Habit and Amy Herzog about their relationship with their stash . . . or lack thereof! It’s truly a wonderful read for crafters and non-crafters alike! To pick up a copy, check you LYS, local book store, or click this link!



Steve’s Yarn Picks of the Week:

Reminder

The latest issue of Twist Collective will be going live next week. Click here to receive emails from Twist Collective so you don’t miss out on any news!

The 2017 Fall Catalog is LIVE! Click here to view our gorgeous collection of yarns and patterns for fall! 

Fall classes are LIVE!! Have you been itching to take the plunge and learn how to knit or crochet? How about fine-tuning your weaving and spinning skills? Click HERE to take a peek of our full list of class offerings – but be quick! They are known to fill up fast!

Upcoming Events

On Sunday, October 8th, WEBS will be hosting our annual Knit and Crochet for the Cure event, where we will knit and crochet chemo hats. This is a fantastic way to gather with other crafters in support of a good cause. The event is FREE and taking place in our Northampton, MA store, but we do ask that you please sign up here so we can get a head count for snacks! There will be a supply of yarn available on a first come, first serve basis.

The Knit Show with Vickie Howell premiers on Thursday, October 5th. Subscribe to the YouTube channel so you don’t miss out!

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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