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Ready, Set, Knit #265: Live from Tent Sale!

Saturday, May 19th, 2012
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Steve is live from Tent Sale without Kathy! This is a fun show, so enjoy listening.

Guest: Kristin Nicholas, author and owner of Leyden Glen Farm. Kristin was visiting our Fleece Market selling her delicious lamb. Steve and Kristin chat about her farm, her classes at the farm, and how she started.

Steve also previews some of the yarns under the tent. If you’re close and didn’t get a chance to make it on Saturday, there’s still Sunday! Come on down May 20th 10:00pm-4:00pm.

You still have one more day to get 20% off of spinning wheels too (at the store only), so if you’ve been thinking about getting one, come visit!

Karen, our Store Manager, and Pete, our Operations Manager chat with Steve about the prep done for Tent Sale. It’s a great inside peek to how they decide what goes in the sale as well as Karen and Pete’s jobs.

Check out the fun photos from Saturday on our Facebook page here!

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Tent Sale and Fleece Market This Weekend!

Friday, May 18th, 2012
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This weekend at our store, we have the event everyone looks forward to – our Tent Sale and Fleece Market! It’s a great time with great deals, and one of the rare times we’re open on a Sunday. Come see us Saturday, May 19th 10:00am-5:30pm, or Sunday, May 20th 10:00am-4:00pm (or both days!)

Check out our tents going up for this weekend!

If you’ve never been to our Tent Sale, it’s a pretty spectacular event – both in huge yarn savings and in the amount of fun. We set up a huge tent in front of the store and Steve packs it with incredible yarn savings – amazing prices on full bags of yarn. So, you can get a whole sweater of yarn at a price below even what you find in our closeout section!

As you know, we’re moving our shipping and Customer Service departments just a few miles down the road to Easthampton soon, and we’re not going to want to move all of this yarn, so I have a feeling there are going to be some pretty impressive savings.

There will also be discounted books, patterns, and accessories that are definitely worth a peek!

They’re predicting spectacular weather for this weekend, so if you’re within driving distance, hop in the car and take a trip to enjoy some outdoor (and indoor) yarn shopping!

Not only will you save on yarns in the tent, we also have all of our May Anniversary Sale yarns, so you can shop them in person. Need to stock up on some stash staples? Now’s the perfect time!

There will be registers set up in the tent and in the store, but you don’t have to pay for your purchases separately. Browse the tent, head into the store for Anniversary yarns, and pay in the store, or the other way around. Or, you can pick the shortest line! There will be lots of staff members around to assist you too.

Another helpful tip: If you have reusable shopping bags, they’re super handy for carrying your purchases around. We do have our regular shopping baskets, but they have a tendency to get scooped up, so if you bring your own tote, you can get right to the browsing!

Are you a spinner? Are you looking to get a wheel, some equipment, or some fiber? All of our in-stock spinning wheels, supplies, and fiber will be 20% off for this weekend only (and only in the store).

As if all of this weren’t enough, on Saturday we have our annual Fleece Market! We have 18 vendors coming with fiber, yarn, bags, and more.  This year, joining us we have:

From Fiber to Fashion
Jean Willmann
Red Barn Alpacas
Barberic Farm
Sojourner Design
Foxfire Fiber & Designs
Leyden Glen Lamb (Kristin Nicholas)
Galloping Jester LLC
Brook’s Bend
Tassawassa Ridge Fiber Farm
Artemisia Ink Studio Arts
Rag Hill Farm
Moonshine Design at Keldaby
Whispering Winds Alpaca Farm
Stitched by Jessalu
The Celadon Studio
Kama Suutra Fiber Arts
Winterberry Farm

They’ll be located around our parking lot, so make sure you stop by and check out their amazing products.

We hope that you can join us for this fun, fiber-filled weekend!

Ready, Set, Knit #263: Kathy talks with Gail Callahan about the ColorGrid

Saturday, May 5th, 2012
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Guest: Gail Callahan, our Kangaroo Dyer, and author of Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece and The Kangaroo Dyer’s Color Grid. Her Color Grid is so versatile and useful beyond knitting! Use it for decor, flower arrangements, and more. Gail explains how she came up with the concept for the Color Grid.

Check out Gail’s website www.kangaroodyer.com and sign up for Gail’s weekly newsletter!

Steve’s Yarn Picks

Reminder: May 19th & 20th is Tent Sale weekend!

Check out the PBS series Craft in America on May 11th.

Bruce Weinstein class – Woven Knitting

June 14th – Launch Party for Cast On, Bind Off by Leslie Ann Bestor!

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Valley Yarns on Ravelry #18 – Longmeadow

Friday, April 27th, 2012
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There are just 4 days left of the April portion of our Anniversary Sale. One of the yarns on sale through Monday is Valley Yarns Longmeadow, an incredibly soft cotton and microfiber blend in a DK weight. Longmeadow normally $3.49, is on sale for $2.49. That’s quite a deal. Check out some of these customer projects found on Ravelry. Apparently the Lettuce color has been popular, a nice spring green.

Titania by Elizabeth Klett

knit by fiddletwist

(pattern available for free on A Mingled Yarn)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lace Cardigan by Simona Merchant-Dest

knit by mris

(pattern available for purchase on Ravelry)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dream Stripes by Cailliau Berangere

knit by Manduuuh

(pattern available for free on Ravelry)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Coaster Set by ChickenBetty

crocheted by ChickenBetty

(pattern available for purchase on Ravelry)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gavrosh Pants by Elena Nodel

knit by Tessa-Jane

(pattern available for purchase on Ravelry)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Audrey In Unst by Gudrun Johnston

knit by wonderliza

(pattern available for purchase from Twist Collective)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courthouse Step Log Cabin Blanket

knit by SmokingHotNeedles

(pattern available from the book Mason-Dixon Knitting)

 

 

 

 

 

What’s on your needles or hook this spring?

The Buzz at WEBS – April 20, 2012

Friday, April 20th, 2012
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The Buzz at WEBS

This week the staff at WEBS is buzzing about everything from our anniversary sale to crocheted monsters! It’s a bit of a mix this week, but the patterns being talked about are great finds.

I found the little monsters in Crochet Bakemono to be just SO adorable. The patterns are simply written with easy to follow charted instructions and whimsical illustrations that are sure to appeal to new and seasoned crocheters. And there is no better time to dive into the world of crochet monsters with Cascade 220 at an incredible sale price during our 38th Anniversary sale! Grab 3 or 4 colors and you have enough yardage to make 1/2 a dozen monsters or more. > Sara D.

I just discovered the Woobie Pattern Collection this week and was excited to see that these cute, snuggly blankets are knit in Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Sport on sale through April for $4.89/hank. I’d love to make the Woobie Puppy in Strawberry CreamCharcoal, and Black for my niece. > Dena C.

I just had Amy knit a store sample using Debbie Bliss Bella. I chose a pattern out of the latest Debbie Bliss magazine for spring/summer 2012Striped Yoke Top is the name of this pattern. The yarn has incredible stitch definition. Your garment will come out fantastic with one constantly looking at it saying “did I really make that?” The fiber combination of cotton, silk and a tad bit of cashmere gives your knitted piece a nice light touch! > Karen M.

I was excited to see the new Lorna’s Laces Sportmate come into the store this week. It contains Outlast fiber which is supposed to help moderate temperature. As someone who is warm most of the time, I like this idea, especially combined with the gauge of the yarn. I think it will make a nice lightweight cardigan that I can wear indoors. The colors are rich and have a bit of a sheen. > Leslie Ann B.

It may not be new, but I’ve just started knitting with Valley Yarns Charlemont and I love it. It’s new to me! It comes in solid colors, kettle dye, and even hand dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer. I’m making the Aestlight Shawl (along with my entire office), and using Teal Blue from the Charlemont Kettle Dye. It’s subtle, so there isn’t any problem with pooling. Our education manager, Tina, is making her third Aestlight Shawl out of the solid Charlemont which is coming out really nicely too. The yarn is soft and warm but keeps the shawl light too. > Grace H.

Ready, Set, Knit #260: Kathy talks with Bruce Weinstein

Saturday, April 7th, 2012
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We were named a Top 20 finialist in the This Is Retail Contest. We submitted a two-minute video. Please go check it out and vote for us! http://www.RetailMeansJobs.com/thisisretail/SteveElkins Voting for the first round ends Sunday, April 8th. You’re allowed to vote 10 times per day per email address. Thank you for taking the time to vote!

Guest: Bruce Weinstein, author of Knits Men Want chats with Kathy. Bruce stresses that if there’s a failure with the sweater, it’s not you! It could be the choices you make for the sweater, but he’s certain it’s a fantastic garment. He says there are things you need to know, like Rule #7: Not all men are worthy of cashmere. Interestingly, Bruce’s other books are cookbooks, and he believes that a knitting book should be no different than a cookbook – patterns (recipes) should be tested and clear. Bruce also points out that many men have multiples of things (like 12 navy sweaters) because that’s what he likes.

Bruce will be at WEBS Thursday, April 26th at 6:00pm-7:30pm. He’ll also be bringing a treat from one of his cookbooks, so you’ll want to come visit with him if you’re close!

He also has a new cookbook coming out soon and a new knitting book headed for shops in December.

Steve’s Yarn Picks

Anniversary Sale Weaving Yarns

These will only be on sale the month of April. Check out all of the weaving yarns in our sale.

Make sure you also check out the mill ends we’ve received recently

Our Next Big Adventure: We recently purchased a new building 6 miles down the road in Easthampton. This location will only be shipping and customer service. The store will not move and this new space will not be open to the public. The back warehouse will still be shoppable, it’s just the behind the scenes portion that’s moving.

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Ready, Set, Knit #259: Kathy talks with sales rep Andra Asars

Saturday, March 31st, 2012
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Our 38th anniversary is happening and so is Kathy and Steve’s 10 year anniversary at WEBS.

Guest: Andra Asars, our Berroco sales rep reminisces with Kathy and Steve about when they started 10 years ago and Andra and Kathy chat about yarns and Pinterest!

Andra and Kathy are still a little unsure of Pinterest. Did you know that WEBS is on Pinterest? Check out our boards! What do you think of Pinterest?

Steve’s Anniversary Sale Yarn Picks (The sale starts Sunday, April 1st!)

If you’re local, make sure you don’t miss out on a class with Laura Nelkin! Butin Necklace and Advanced Lace with Beads

Brenda Dayne is coming May 8th and 9th. If you’re interested in a class, or the event, make sure you sign up! Space is limited.

Tent Sale is May 19th and 20th.

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The Buzz at WEBS – December 23, 2011

Friday, December 23rd, 2011
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This week the WEBS staff is buzzing about some of the great yearns in our Year End Sale.

Valley Yarns 10/2 Bamboo – It’s so soft and shiny and the colors are so luminous. 4200 yards on one cone makes this an amazing deal for the lace knitter and crocheter. > Kirsten H.

Classic Elite Yarns Verde Collection Allegoro – I knit up a super comfy and cool top in Allegoro a few summers ago. The crisp hand of this cotton/linen blend yarn is perfect for lightly structured summer knits, and it drapes gorgeously. Plus, Classic Elite has good free pattern support, so you’ll be sure to find something nice to knit with it! > Elisabeth P.

I knit a cropped cardigan from Fitted Knits by Stephanie Japel several years ago in Cascade Pima Tencel. It was nice to work with and the finished cardigan was super soft and a great layer for spring and summer. I was able to wash it on the gentle cycle in my front-loading washing machine and lay it flat to dry, but you’ll of course want to test your swatch before you put your whole garment in the wash and give it a spin!! I love that there are so many colors available and the sale price makes it super affordable. > Mary K.-H.

 

Six skeins of Valley Yarns Greenfield is going to make a great gift for my grandmother who loves to crochet. I plan to include Valley Yarns pattern #366 Crocheted Pot Holders and Trivet which calls for two skeins of three colors. I chose Laguna Blue,  Shale Green, and Spring Green. I can’t wait to see how they turn out! > Lindsey P.

Queensland Collection Joey’s Baby Silk – I was lucky enough to snag the store’s sample garment knit in this yarn and with the lovely selection of colors still available, this is my pick for the Year End Sale. It’s super soft, with a subtle shine and a great fiber blend, good for adult garments as well as projects for children. > Ashley F.

I wove a scarf for a friend using two colors of Di’ve Zenith in his favorite team’s colors.  The scarf is warm and cozy, but doesn’t feel heavy because the yarn is so springy.  A perfect combo. > Tina M.

Our Year End Sale continues online through January 1, 2012. And if you’re in the area, our Year End Sale in the store starts December 26th. You’ll find even more items marked down.

Happy Holidays everyone!

Ready, Set, Knit #247: Kathy & Steve discuss the Year End Sale

Saturday, December 17th, 2011
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Steve’s Yarn Picks

Last Drop-In is 12/20 and will start again for the evening Drop-In on 1/5.

Kristin Nicholas will be in our parking lot offering frozen lamb from her farm, Leyden Glen Farm on Thursday, 12/22 from 5:30pm-7:30pm.

Year End Sale begins online 12/22 and runs through 1/1. In store the sale is 12/26-12/31.

Sneak Peek

In Store – You’ll find all the yarns that are online, plus small lots of special deals like Nashua Daylily, grab bags similar to what you saw at the Tent Sale, and more!

OnlineClassic Elite Allegoro Overstock (sale $4.29), Classic Elite Moorland (sale $4.39), Di.Ve’ Autunno (sale $3.19), Di.Ve’ Zenith (sale $3.29), Filatura di Crosa Aiko (sale $9.99), Mission Falls 1824 Cotton (sale $2.99), Nashua Creative Focus Linen (sale $4.29), Valley Yarns Greenfield, (sale $1.99), Cascade Nikki (sale $5.99), Jo Sharp Silk Road Ultra (sale $3.79), Plymouth Indiecita Alpaca Boucle (sale $2.99). For weavers we have Valley Yarns 1450 Rayon Chenille Discontinued Colors ($13.99/lb), Ironstone Mohairs on sale, Valley Yarns 10/2 Bamboo (sale $15.99/lb)

Upcoming Hours

  • 12/24 – open until 4:30pm
  • 12/25 – closed
  • 12/26-12/30 – 10:00am-5:30pm
  • 12/31 – 10:00 am-4:30pm
  • 1/1 – closed

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Show #219: Live from the Tent Sale!

Saturday, May 14th, 2011
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We’re live from our Tent Sale this week!

This year, we have deals on bagged yarns, but also some great Grab Bags from Berroco, Tahki, and Plymouth. These are only available during the Tent Sale at the store, so if you can make it down, you’ll want to check out these great yarns!

Spinning supplies and Blue Moon Fiber Arts are 20% off this weekend only! (In-store only!)

Keep in mind that if you’re here, there will be lines. They will move, but there will be waits.

Josephine KAL with Kirsten

Modifications

With the Josephine Cardigan, you can easily modify the sleeve length. It is possible to make the body longer as well, you’ll have to make the center back cable longer.

To adjust the body width, knit a few more rows on the width of the body after you pick up.

If you’re not sure what size to make, take a sweater from home you love, and compare the measurements of that one to the schematic of your project.

Send us a picture of your finished project! customerservice@yarn.com

Fleece Market – The first Fleece Market was at 109 Main Street in Amherst in the parking lot in the back.

New Spinning Fiber!!

  • Frabjous Fiber Hand Dyed Silky Cashmerino (coming soon to the website!)

If you’re within driving distance, please come visit us Sunday, May 15th 10:00am-4:30pm.

Steve’s Yarn Picks

We’re now carrying Manos!

 

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