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Ready, Set, Knit! 360: Kathy talks with Kirsten Hipsky

Saturday, June 14th, 2014
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This week Kathy talks with our Design Manager, Kirsten Hipsky, about the new Valley Yarns designs in our 2014 Valley Catalog.

Falling Leaves Shawl knit in Valley Yarns Charlemont hand dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer available at yarn.com

Falling Leaves Shawl knit in Valley Yarns Stockbridge available at yarn.com

Kathy and Kirsten talk about our cover design, a reknit of one of our most popular patterns the Falling Leaves Shawl designed by Katy Wight, originally knit in Valley Yarns Stockbrige and now in Valley Yarns Charlemont hand dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer.

Valley Yarns Valley Flowers e-Book available at yarn.com

Our divider pages are full of a collection of blooms that are available in our Valley Flowers e-Book.

Valley Yarns 40th Anniversary Crocheted Blanket e-Book available at yarn.com

Valley Yarns 40th Anniversary Knit Blanket e-Book available at yarn.com

They also discuss The Cordoba Shawl, the Colorfall Cardigan, the Intemporelle Pullover from Marcy Vandale, Mango Smoothie from Thea Coleman(Baby Cocktails), as well as the WEBS 40th Anniversary knit and crochet blankets e-Books created by our staff. And introducing our new yarn – Valley Yarns Superwash Bulky!

Steve’s Yarn Picks :

Upcoming Events:

Stop by and check out current the Classic Elite Yarns Trunk Show.

The 4th Annual I-91 Shop Hop is happening June 26th-29th, get your Passport Today!

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Ready, Set, Knit! Flashback!

Saturday, June 7th, 2014
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Kathy and Steve are on break this week but you can enjoy a classic episode of Ready, Set, Knit!

Way back during the first weekend of June in 2007 the WEBS staff was all excited about the new Valley Yarns Catalog, the newest Valley Yarn – Northampton, and Stephanie Pearl-McPhee coming to town.

Listen to the podcast here and read more about the full event with Stephanie here.

Steve’s Yarn Picks :

Reminder:

Laura Militzer Bryant, Prism Yarns Trunk Show and Book Signing THIS WEEKEND! June 6th and 7th.

Upcoming Events:

Stop by and check out current the Classic Elite Yarns Trunk Show.

The 4th Annual I-91 Shop Hop is happening June 26th-29th, get your Passport Today!

Ready, Set, Knit! 359: Kathy talks with Fiona Ellis

Saturday, May 31st, 2014
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This week Kathy talks with first time guest Fiona Ellis. Fiona studied fashion design with a concentration in knitwear and specialized in hand knits – no programming knitting machines for her! She used to design Ready-to-Wear for mass production but made the switch to hand knit patterns when her first patterns appeared in Vogue Knitting in the late 90′s. Fiona Ellis designs featuring Valley Yarns Fiona specializes in colorwork and cables and her patterns include charts as well as written instructions. You can see the majority of her designs on Ravelry. Two of her latest feature Valley Yarns, Sugarbeach from Twist collective knit in Valley Yarns Longmeadow and Blue Helix from Knitter’s Magazine knit in Valley Yarns Colrain.

Check out Fiona’s website for even more designs!

Steve’s Yarn Picks :

Anniversary Sale through May 31st – This is your LAST DAY to order!

Upcoming Events:

Stop by and check out current the Classic Elite Yarns Trunk Show.

Laura Militzer Bryant, Prism Yarns Trunk Show and Book Signing June 6th and 7th.

The 4th Annual I-91 Shop Hop is happening June 26th-29th, get your Passport Today!

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Ready, Set, Knit! 358: Kathy talks with Kristi Johnson

Saturday, May 24th, 2014
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This week Kathy talks with Kristi Johnson from Shalimar Yarns.

Shalimar Yarns Breathless - available at yarn.com

Kristi tells Kathy about learning to knit at a young age, opening a yarn shop and beginning her hand-dyeing journey. They also discuss The Shalimar yarns that WEBS carries and the full line available on the Shalimar website as well as the origin of the company name.

Steve’s Yarn Picks :

Anniversary Sale through May 31st – This is your last week to order!:

Upcoming Events:

Massachusetts Sheep and Wool Festival  is THIS weekend! May 24th and 25th.

WEBS is closed Sunday, May 25th (Head over to the MA Sheep and Wool Festival!) and Monday, May 26th. Enjoy your Memorial Day!

Stop by and check out current the Classic Elite Yarns Trunk Show.

Laura Militzer Bryant, Prism Yarns Trunk Show and Book Signing June 6th and 7th.

The 4th Annual I-91 Shop Hop is happening June 26th-29th, get your Passport Today!

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Ready, Set, Knit! 357: Kathy and Steve LIVE from the Tent Sale!

Saturday, May 17th, 2014
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This week Kathy and Steve broadcast live from our 12th Annual Tent Sale! WEBS Tent Sale May 17-18, 2014 Fleece Market Vendors :

And don’t forget the Food Trucks!:

Steve fills us in on all of the great stuff that we have at the Tent Sale. We have 20% of spinning wheels, fiber, and accessories this weekend in the store only.

Steve’s Yarn Picks – only at the Tent Sale!

32 tables full of yarn under the tent!

Three of our vendors needed to clear out “broken bags” from their warehouse, which means we have your favorite yarns at fantastic prices for you while supplies last.

We have cones from Cascade – 2 lb. cones for $20 of various yarns

VERY limited supply of Classic Elite cashmere yarns and cashmere/silk blend yarns.

There’s also special pricing on closeouts that never made it to the website.

Find sample garments and one-off yarns for sale.

Noro Takeuma – $49.99/bag, plus additional Noro yarns under the tent!

These prices are only at our Tent Sale!

Kathy & Steve Elkins recording Ready, Set, Knit live at the WEBS Tent Sale

Steve’s Picks for Everyone

NEW YARNS

 NEW CLOSEOUTS

SALE YARNS

Our Anniversary Sale continues until May 31st.

Upcoming Events: Massachusetts Sheep and Wool Festival May 24th and 25th

WEBS is closed Sunday, May 25th (Head over to the MA Sheep and Wool Festival!) and Monday, May 26th. Enjoy your Memorial Day!

Stop by and check out current the Classic Elite Yarns Trunk Show.

Laura Militzer Bryant, Prism Yarns Truck Show and Book Signing June 6th and 7th.

The 4th Annual I-91 Shop Hop is happening June 26th-29th, get your Passport Today!

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Ready, Set, Knit! 356: Kathy talks with Julie Turjoman

Saturday, May 10th, 2014
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This week Kathy talks with returning guest, Julie Turjomen, about her newest book, Knits that Breathe: 12 Breezy Projects to Keep You Cool. This is a collection of garments knit from light weight fibers with wonderful drape and movement.

Knits That Breathe by Julie Turjoman

The book includes the Splash Cardigan knit in our own Valley Yarns Southwick which happens to be on sale through the end of May! Julie points out that with the alternative fibers featured in the book your knit fabric will behave much differently than it would with wool so swatching will be important!

Steve’s Yarn Picks :

Anniversary Sale through May 31st:

Reminder!:

Tent Sale  is in NEXT WEEKEND! May 17th and 18th, Fleece Market on the 17th with food trucks The Bistro Bus, Laughing Tomato and Sugar Bakers cupcakes!

 

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Ready, Set, Knit! 355: Kathy talks with Laura Bryant

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014
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This week Kathy talks with returning guest Laura Bryant, founder and Creative Director of Prism Yarns. Laura talks about her journey from college textile student to yarn rep to 30 years as a hand dyer.

Laura Bryant at WEBS June 6-8, 2014. Join her for classes, a book signing and Prism Yarns Trunk Show. Register now at yarn.com

Laura will be here at WEBS on June 6th from 2:30 – 4:30 for a Prism Yarns trunk show or join us for her book signing on June 7th from 3:30 – 4:30. These Events are free but please register!

Laura is also teaching 2 classes that weekend, The Holistic Sweater Experience and Introduction to Color. Register now or contact Customer Service to be put on the waitlist.

Steve’s Yarn Picks :

Anniversary Sale through May 31st:

Reminder!:

Tent Sale  is in JUST TWO WEEKS! May 17th and 18th, Fleece Market on the 17th with food trucks The Bistro Bus, Laughing Tomato and Sugar Bakers cupcakes!

 

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Ready, Set, Knit! 354: Kathy talks with Jane Patrick

Saturday, April 26th, 2014
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This week Kathy talks with Jane, Co-Owner of Schacht Spindle Company with her husband Barry since 1969. Jane has recently published a new book, Woven Scarves with co-author Stephanie Flynn Sokolov.

Woven Scarves by Jane Patrick and Stephanie Flynn Sokolov – available at yarn.com

This is a follow up to her previous title, the Weaver’s Idea Book, and makes a perfect pairing for the new and intermediate weaver using a rigid heddle loom. These project start with plain weave and then explore stripes, plaid,  different yarns to use, and so much more.

Steve’s Yarn Picks :

Anniversary Sale Yarns through April 30th:

Reminder:

The Anniversary Sale continues but the April Sale yarns go back to their regular prices on May 1st and then a whole new selection of yarns are available.

Tent Sale May 17th and 18th, Fleece Market on the 17th with food trucks The Bistro Bus, Laughing Tomato and Sugar Bakers cupcakes!

 

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Ready, Set, Knit! 353: Kathy talks with Brooke Nico

Saturday, April 19th, 2014
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This week Kathy talks with Brooke about her new book, Lovely Knitted Lace. The book contains 16 projects, with 4 basic shapes and is great for beginners who may be fearful of lace to more advanced knitters.

Lovely Knitted Lace by Brooke Nico - available at yarn.com

Brooke talks about becoming a knitwear designer and running the Kirkwood Knittery, in St. Louis MO, as well as teaching at industry events like Stitches.

Steve’s Yarn Picks :

Reminder:

Tent Sale May 17th and 18th, Fleece Market on the 17th with food trucks and cupcakes!

Update:

Thanks to everyone who made it out to Boston or who sent in their donations to the Boston Strong Hat Project event! Laura sent us the following update:

As the marathon comes closer, I wanted to say Thank you again for your support of the Boston Strong Hat Project.
At the Knit in at the Old South Church on Boylston Street in Boston this past Saturday, we had an amazing day.

Four Marathon survivors also came and stayed for the whole knit in, telling people how much the hats have meant to them.
One woman drove to Boston from Albany, New York to drop off a Boston Strong Scarf based on the Boston Strong Pattern.

The Old South Church has received over 5,000 scarves to distribute to the athletes.
Their project has gone viral and they are receiving scarves from far and wide.

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Ready, Set, Knit! 352: Kathy talks with Rhonda Fargnoli

Saturday, April 12th, 2014
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This week Kathy talks with Rhonda about her work at RISD, her Coastal Colors line of hand-dyed yarns including her new Roman Holiday Collection, and the special classes she and her students are offering with the RISD Day of Creativity here at WEBS on April 27th.

 

Steve’s Yarn Picks From the Anniversary Sale!:

 

Reminder:

WEBS is at Stitches South this weekend! If you’re in Atlanta come see us.

Upcoming Events:

The Boston Marathon runs on April 21st and you can help the Boston Marathon Scarf Project. They are working towards  providing a scarf for each participant in the marathon this year. Check out the Ravelry group for more details on how to help!

Boston Strong Hat pattern from designer Lisa McFetridge is a colorwork hat design featuring the words “Boston Strong” and the Boston Skyline. Lisa has included additional charts so you have options to really make this hat your own. All proceeds from the sale of this cap pattern will go to OneFundBoston to help the victims.

Join the KNIT-IN with Lisa McFetridge, designer of the Boston Strong Hat, Rebecca Lane of “Blankies for Boston” & the Old South Knitters/Crocheters Saturday April 5, 2014 2-4 pm at the Old South Church in Boston – the church at the Finish Line 645 Boylston Street, Boston – at the Copley T

Have you knit a Boston Strong Hat or a Blanket to donate to a survivor? Do you have a scarf to drop off for the Boston Marathon Scarf Project? You are cordially invited to bring your handcrafted treasures to Old South Church …stay and knit, meet and exchange stories with fellow crafters. If you haven’t begun a hat, scarf or blanket (or two or three), there is still time. A special Boston Strong Hat in progress will be there. Anyone dropping off a hat, scarf or blanket is invited to add a stitch or two to the hat and place their signature on the roll. Truly a group project, this hat will find a special home in the future.

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