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Ready, Set, Knit! 432: Kathy talks with Heidi Hennessy

Saturday, February 6th, 2016
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This week Kathy talks with Heidi Hennessy of Pepperberry Knits which has become Lux Adorna. Heidi started as a knitter but really loved cashmere yarns. She would recycle thrift stores sweaters and would re-spin the yarn into heavier weights before she got into having the yarns manufactured for sale.

Ready, Set, Knit! episode #432 - Kathy talks with Heidi Hennessy. Listen now on the WEBS Blog - blog.yarn.com

Their kits have been super popular, with mini skeins or multi colors sets with a free pattern included. Look for more kits under the Lux Adorna brand soon!

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week:

Reminder:

TOMORROW, February 7th from 12-4pm,  join us for our 10th Annual Pre-Game Escape!

Be sure to take our survey to be entered to win a fantastic gift basket from WEBS!

Upcoming Events:

Team WEBS will be at STITCHES WEST February 18-21. Join us at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.

WEBS Fall Retreat Sept. 16-18. Remember registration opens on Monday, February 8th.

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

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Ready, Set, Knit! 431: Kathy talks with Mira Cole

Saturday, January 30th, 2016
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This week Kathy talks with Mira Cole of Baah Yarns. She came back to knitting after living and teaching overseas, and when she had a difficult time finding hand-dyed yarns she decided to dye her own!

Ready, Set, Knit! episode #431 - Kathy talks with Mira Cole. Listen now on the WEBS Blog - blog.yarn.com

Baah Yarns La Jolla, Shasta and Aspen are available at WEBS.

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week:

Reminder:

Sunday, February 7th from 12-4pm,  join us for our 10th Annual Pre-Game Escape!

Upcoming Events:

Team WEBS will be at STITCHES WEST February 18-21. Join us at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.

WEBS Fall Retreat Sept. 16-18. Remember registration opens February 8th.

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

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Ready, Set, Knit! 430: Kathy talks with Courtney Kelley

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016
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This week Kathy talks with Courtney Kelley, of Kelbourne Woolens, about her new role with TNNA.

Ready, Set, Knit! episode #430 - Kathy talks with Courtney Kelley. Listen now on the WEBS Blog - blog.yarn.com

 

Learn about what TNNA does for the fiber arts industry and for you as a consumer, and be sure to take the 2016 TNNA Survey today!

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! The first ever WEBS Knitting Retreat will happen this Fall on the UMass Amherst Campus,  Sept. 16-18 2016. Registration will open February 8th. Look for classes with Cirilia Rose, Bristol Ivy, Amy Hendricks, Kate Atherley and Anne Hanson! We’ll have more information for you in the coming weeks.

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week:

Reminder:

Sunday, February 7th from 12-4pm,  join us for our 10th Annual Pre-Game Escape!

Check out the feature on WEBS at Cut Out + Keep, in their Shop Showcase.

Upcoming Events:

Team WEBS will be at STITCHES WEST February 18-21. Join us at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.

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

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Ready, Set, Knit! 429: Kathy talks with Andra Asars

Saturday, January 16th, 2016
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This week Kathy talks with Andra Asars about all the great, new Spring Yarns from Berroco.

Ready, Set, Knit! episode #429 - Kathy talks with Andra Asars. Listen now on the WEBS Blog - blog.yarn.com

Mykonos – If you loved Seduce you’ll love this one! And there’s great pattern support, Berroco #368 Mykonos with some great accessories and easy wear garments.

Corsica – A gorgeous cashmere and cotton blend. Berroco Book #37 0 Corsica is a dedicated pattern book with knit and crochet patterns.

Elba – 100% Cotton, in a tube ribbon. Lots of comfortable garments in Berroco #369 Elba to add to your wardrobe.

Indigo - New colors! and a great new pattern book, Berroco #371 Indigo Vol. 2

Berroco #374 Picnic – new patterns for Remix, Weekend, Weekend DK and Modern Cotton with lots of casual patterns for kids and adults.

The Amano Collection Trunk Show! Saturday, January 30th from 1-4pm, join Andra to learn all about the new Amano yarns! Try out the yarns, check out all the garments and enter to win the door prize.

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week:

Reminder:

Sunday, February 7th from 12-4pm,  join us for our 10th Annual Pre-Game Escape!

Upcoming Events:

Team WEBS will be at STITCHES WEST February 18-21. Join us at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.

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

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Ready, Set, Knit! 428: Kathy talks with Amy Greeman

Saturday, January 9th, 2016
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This week Kathy talks with WEBS Education Manager, Amy Greeman about the top patterns of 2015 at WEBS.

Ready, Set, Knit! episode #428 - Kathy talks with Amy Greeman. Listen now on the WEBS Blog - blog.yarn.com

#1 pattern of 2015 was from Blue Sky Alpacas – The Lanesboro Vest

#2 is from Debbi Stone, at Stitches of My life Designs – the Wanda Estelle

#3 comes from The Fibre Company – the Keswick cardigan

#4 is another from Debbi Stone – the Sproutlet Baby Blanket

#5 Jo Sharp is back with the Garter Stitch Jacket

They were So close to the top 5 we couldn’t help but mention #6 and #7, both from Shibui, the Facade scarf and the Emboss jacket

And don’t forget to check out the Valley Yarns eBook – Last Minute Knits with some great chunky, cold weather knits.

Amy’s Yarn Picks of the week: The Downton Abbey Collection!

Reminder:

Saturday, January 30th from 1-4pm, join Andra from Berroco and learn all about the new Amano yarns!

Sunday, February 7th from 12-4pm,  join us for our 10th Annual Pre-Game Escape!

Upcoming Events:

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

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Ready, Set, Knit! 427: Kathy talks with Carol Sulcoski

Saturday, December 26th, 2015
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This week Kathy talks with Carol Sulcoski for their 6th annual year end review!

Ready, Set, Knit! episode #427 - Kathy talks with Carol Sulcoski. Listen now on the WEBS Blog - blog.yarn.com

Kathy and Carol talk about big trends in the knitting and yarn world as well as trade shows, retreats and some of their favorite products.

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week from our Year End Blowout Sale! : 

Reminder:

WEBS will be closing at 4pm Dec 31st and closed  Jan. 1st.

Year End Blowout Sale runs through Jan 4th.

Upcoming Events:

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

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Ready, Set, Knit! 426: Kathy talks with Amy Greeman

Saturday, December 19th, 2015
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This week Kathy talks Amy Greeman, WEBS Education Manager, about the new Winter Spring 2016 classes. All classes are up on the website and open for registration.

Ready, Set, Knit! episode #426 - Kathy talks with Kate Amy Greeman. Listen now on the WEBS Blog - blog.yarn.com

Weaving classes – highlights
Paula Veleta – Advanced Beginner Rigid Heddle, Barbara Elkins – 4-shaft double weave!! She doesn’t teach often, take advantage!, Lisa Hill – Deflected Double Weave

Knitting classes – highlights
Assistance Store Manager Beth Decker – Custom Fit Workshop, Barry Klein – Short Rows, The Moving Waves Shawl, Slip Stitch (as well as a trunk show and lots of Trendsetter yarns that are not normally available at WEBS!), Cynthia Shepherd – Intro to Brioche Knitting as well as Intermediate Brioche

Spinning classes – highlights
Amy King from Spunky Eclectic – Texture and Color, and Spinning Sock yarn

Remember, Drop-in is no on hiatus until after the 1st of the year but will start up again on January 5th and don’t forget that Crochet drop-ins happen one thursday evening per per month starting again in January.

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week : 

Reminder:

WEBS will be closed Dec. 25th and Jan. 1st. Dec 24th and 31st we will be closing at 4pm.
Tomorrow is our last open Sunday!

Upcoming Events:

Year End Blowout Sale! Starts Online Dec 22, In-store Dec 26, and runs through Jan 4th.

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

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Ready, Set, Knit! 425: Kathy talks with Kate Bachus

Saturday, December 12th, 2015
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This week Kathy talks with Kate Bachus, founder and owner of A Hundred Ravens. Kate worked as a game designer and knit on the side. When she began dyeing yarn for fun everyone wanted a skein!

Ready, Set, Knit! episode #425 - Kathy talks with Kate Bachus. Listen now on the WEBS Blog - blog.yarn.com

Check out the exclusive Iachos gradient kits in colors only available  at WEBS.

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week : 

Reminder:

Our annual Year End Blowout Sale will begin online Tuesday December 22 and in store Saturday December 26.

Our Winter/Spring classes are now online – go register!

Holiday Shipping Deadlines!

– West Coast: Dec. 16th

– Midwest/South: Dec 18th

– East Coast: Dec 21st.

Upcoming Events:

WEBS retail store is open Sundays 12-5, now through December 20th. only 2 more Sundays!

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

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Ready, Set, Knit! 424: Kathy talks with Betsy Perry

Saturday, December 5th, 2015
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This week Kathy talks with Betsy Perry of Classic Elite Yarns. They talk about charity knitting and the newest yarns and pattern collections from Classic Elite.

Ready, Set, Knit! episode #424 - Kathy talks with Besty Perry. Listen now on the WEBS Blog - blog.yarn.com

Check out Camelot and it’s pattern book, Warm Woolies, as well as Funky Chunky and the great pattern support for this yarn. And sign up for the Classic Elite Web Letter for great weekly patterns and ideas!

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week : 

Reminder:

WEBS employees are once again walking and running in the Hot Chocolate Run for Safe Passage tomorrow, December 6th. We’re all working to raise money for our favorite community organization and you can help! You can make a donation to any employee, or to the whole team, here.  Donations are accepted through December 31st.

Holiday Shipping Deadlines!

– West Coast: Dec. 16th

– Midwest/South: Dec 18th

– East Coast: Dec 21st.

Upcoming Events:

WEBS retail store is open Sundays 12-5, now through December 20th.

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

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Ready, Set, Knit! 423: Kathy talks with Faina Goberstein

Saturday, November 21st, 2015
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This week Kathy talks with first time guest Faina Goberstein, author of the new book The Art of Slip Stitch Knitting.

Ready, Set, Knit! episode #423 - Kathy talks with Faina Goberstein. Listen now on the WEBS Blog - blog.yarn.com

Faina was born in Russia and learned how to knit socks as a child! She worked as a mechanical engineer and, and became a math professor when she and her family moved to California. She has been knitting her whole life, with the publication of her first book in 2008, and hasn’t stopped since!

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week : 

Reminder:

Northampton Bag Day is happening this weekend at our retail store! Shop today 10-5:30, or tomorrow 12-5.

WEBS employees are once again walking and running in the Hot Chocolate Run for Safe Passage On December 6th. We’re all working to raise money for our favorite community organization and you can help! You can make a donation to any employee, or to the whole team, here. Every dollar will be matched by Steve and Kathy so your donation will do twice as much good! Make a donation to Team WEBS now.

Upcoming Events:

We’ll will be closed next Thursday, November 26th, in observance of Thanksgiving Day.

WEBS retail store will be open Sundays 12-5, now through December 20th.

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

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