March 18th, 2017

Ready, Set Knit! 480: Kathy Talks with Stacey Trock

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This week, Kathy talks with author, crochet teacher, and designer Stacey Trock. Kathy and Stacey will discuss Stacey’s background in crochet design, her new gig at Louet, and of course, Stitches United, where WEBS is a sponsor this year. Listen to learn all about Stitches United, which is happening from April 27th through the 30th in nearby Hartford, Connecticut. Stop by the WEBS booth to say hi!

For more information about Stitches United, including links to sign up for classes, click here.

To learn more about Stacey and look at her awesome patterns, check out her website here!

Sign up for Stacey’s classes at Stitches United here!

 

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Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week:

Frabjous Fibers Colorshift Top

Wonderland Yarns Queen of Hearts 5 Skein Pack

Louisa Harding Marmo

Louisa Harding Mazzo

Sirdar Snuggly Baby Crofter Fair Isle Effect Chunky

Fibranatura Flax Lace

Cascade Nevado – Closeout

Shop our Spring catalog online!

Reminder:

New Class from Vickie Howell called Intro to Knitting, take advantage of the pre-order discount!

Classes are live! Sign up today.

Upcoming Events

Registration for the WEBS Retreat has filled! If you missed out, please consider signing up for the waitlist. We had many people come off the waitlist last year!

WEBS is having a Rhinebeck Sweater KAL! The kickoff event is Saturday, March 25th in the store form 1-4. Click here for more information and to register!

Visit WEBS at the DFW Fiber Fest from April 7-9!

WEBS will be at Stitches United in Hartford, Connecticut from April 27th-30th. We’ll be at booths 407, 409, 411, 506, 508, 510. For a map of the marketplace floor, click here! Already planning on going to Stitches United? WEBS has a coupon for 50% off market admission!

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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March 13th, 2017

Introducing Valley Yarns Conway!

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Have you met Conway? It’s the perfect yarn for spring and summer! Made with 60% Pima Cotton and 40% Acrylic, Conway works up at a DK weight, with 5.5 stitches per inch on a US size 5 needle. Conway is also machine washable, making it an excellent choice for baby and kids garments. With a soft hand, excellent stitch definition, and gorgeous color palette ranging from neutrals to brights, Conway has all of your warmer weather needs covered!

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For a light summer layer over a tank, knit the Safira Cardigan. The eyelet detail on the sleeves combined with Conway’s soft cotton makes for the perfect cover-up in a drafty office.

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The Maple Baby Cardigan is a great choice for in-between months. Cables and textured stitches really pop in Conway! The Maple Baby Cardigan is also available as a kit,  which includes the pattern and enough yarn to make any of the sizes!

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Those of us who will miss Valley Longmeadow can be rest assured that all patterns originally designed for Longmeadow can be made using Conway! Add the Rose Sorbet Tank to your spring wardrobe rotation, or crochet the Playing Blocks Afghan just in time for a summer baby’s arrival.

March 8th, 2017

Step Up to the Plate: Spring Training 2017

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When most people think about Spring Training, they’re picturing their favorite baseball team getting ready to start the season. Here at WEBS, Spring Training means getting warmed up for all of our fantastic spinning events, like Tour de Fleece and Spinzilla! Dust off your drop spindles and wheels, grab that fiber you’ve been hoarding since Rhinebeck, and join us on Sunday, March 12th for Spring Training from 10-4!

We even have an exclusive Rookie or All Star fiber pack from Louet, which includes all the fiber you’ll need to get started AND the 2017 Spring Training tote bag!

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Choose two clinics, one in the morning from 10-12, and one in the afternoon from 2-4. In between, you’re encouraged to bring a lunch and join us for some Sunday shopping, and yoga for spinners, taught by our very own Amy Greenman! Check out the full list of skill-building workshops, here!

 

Planning on joining us and haven’t signed up yet? Click here. The more, the merrier!

March 4th, 2017

Ready, Set, Knit! 479: Kathy Talks with Betsy Perry

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This week, Kathy talks with Betsy Perry, owner of Classic Elite Yarns! Hear all about Yuri, Mika, and Hanako – three brand new Classic Elite yarns for spring. With gorgeous colors, textures, and of course, new patterns from the designers at Classic Elite, these yarns can easily be incorporated into your spring wardrobe!

Also, catch up with Kathy and Steve as they recap their trip to Stitches West!

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Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week:

Check out our Spring catalog online!

Reminder:

New Class from Vickie Howell called Intro to Knitting, take advantage of the pre-order discount!

Winter Classes are live! Sign up today.

Upcoming Events

Registration for the WEBS Retreat has filled! If you missed out, please consider signing up for the waitlist. We had many people come off the waitlist last year!

WEBS is having a Rhinebeck Sweater KAL! The kickoff event is Saturday, March 25th in the store form 1-4. Click here for more information and to register!

Visit WEBS at the DFW Fiber Fest from April 7-9!

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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February 25th, 2017

Ready, Set, Knit! 478: Kathy talks with Mike Safley

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This week Kathy talks with Mike Safley, the founder of the Quechua Benefit. The Quechua Benefit is an organization that helps bring education and medical care to highland alpaca farmers and their families living in the mountains of Peru, where many of our own Valley Yarns are sourced! During the week of February 26th until March 4th, WEBS will be donating 5% of all sales up to $20,000 to the Quechua Benefit!

For more information about the Quechua Benefit, and to learn how you can help, check out their website!

 

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Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week:

Check out our Spring catalog online!

Reminder:

New Class from Vickie Howell called Intro to Knitting, take advantage of the pre-order discount!

Winter Classes are live! Sign up today.

Upcoming Events

Registration for the WEBS Retreat has filled! If you missed out, please consider signing up for the waitlist. We had many people come off the waitlist last year!

STITCHES West is February 23-26, 2017!

WEBS is having a Rhinebeck Sweater KAL! The kickoff event is Saturday, March 25th in the store form 1-4. Click here for more information and to register!

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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February 18th, 2017

Ready, Set, Knit! 477: Kathy talks with Leslie Ann Bestor

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This week Kathy talks with Leslie Ann Bestor. Kathy and Leslie Ann talk about the upcoming Spring Training spinning event happening at on Sunday, March 12th at WEBS. Get geared up for Spinzilla later in the fall with this fun event! Join us for a full day of spinning, with special fiber packs from Louet and in-store deals!

Learn more about the event, including a list of workshops here. Sign up in store, online, or by calling customer service.

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Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week:

Check out our Spring catalog online!

Reminder:

New Class from Vickie Howell called Intro to Knitting, take advantage of the pre-order discount!

Winter Classes are live! Sign up today.

Upcoming Events

Registration for the WEBS Retreat opened this week and filled! If you missed out, please consider signing up for the waitlist. We had many people come off the waitlist last year!

STITCHES West is coming February 23-26, 2017!

WEBS will be at the DFW Fiber Fest from April 7-9!

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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February 11th, 2017

Ready, Set, Knit! 476: Kathy talks with Patty Lyons

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This week Kathy talks with Patty Lyons. Kathy and Patty talk about Patty’s journey to knitting and some misadventures along the way. Plus, learn more about the classes that Patty will be teaching here at WEBS. You don’t want to miss out on your chance to take a class with Patty.

Check out the KAL in Patty’s Ravelry group!

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Don’t miss our Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock in #RogerThat in honor of the Patriot’s Big Game win.

 

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week:

Check out our Spring catalog online!

Reminder:

New Class from Vickie Howell called Intro to Knitting, take advantage of the pre-order discount!

Winter Classes are live! Sign up today.

Upcoming Events

Registration for the WEBS Retreat opened this week and filled! If you missed out, please consider signing up for the waitlist. We had many people come off the waitlist last year!

STITCHES West is coming February 23-26, 2017!

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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February 4th, 2017

Ready, Set, Knit! 475: Kathy talks with Mary Beth Temple

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This week Kathy talks with author Mary Beth Temple about her new book Bath Knits. Mary Beth talks about what makes this book of accessories distinct from other knitting books.

Check out Mary Beth’s YouTube channel, Hooked for Life with Mary Beth Temple

 

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week:

Check out our Spring catalog online!

Reminder:

New Class from Vickie Howell called Intro to Knitting, take advantage of the pre-order discount!

Winter Classes are live! Sign up today.

Upcoming Events

Our Big Game Day Escape is happening February 5th from 12-4, register now!

Registration for WEBS Fall Retreat will open on Wed Feb 8th at noon, check the Ravelry group: WEBS Knitting Retreat for more info.

STITCHES West is coming February 23-26, 2017!

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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January 28th, 2017

Ready, Set, Knit! 474: Kathy talks with Andra Asars

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This week Kathy talks with our beloved Berroco Rep, Andra Asars about the new Spring line from Berroco.

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Suede and Plush are back! You can make those adorable baby Ugg booties again or explore all new designs in Berocco 383, a dedicated Suede pattern collection. Berroco has put some of their original Suede patterns up for free!

All new Ultra Wool, perfect for your favorite worsted weight patterns! Remix Light isexactly what you’ve been looking for if you want a tweedy yarn with no wool, and Berroco 386, the Remix Light dedicated pattern book.

Summer Silk, and Book 384 full of transitional seasonal garments and accessories. Nebula is a slow shifting gradient-type yarn with tons of yardage! Check out Andra’s Get into the Groove Shawl, striped with Folio.

An ideal yarn for summer, Pima 100 and Berroco 385, a dedicated pattern book full of classic summer garments. Modern Cotton DK is the lighter weight version of the favorite Modern Cotton and both are featured in Portfolio 3.

All new books Corsica Vol.2 and Mykonos Vol.2.

And don’t forget to sign up for Berroco’s  Knibits e-newsletter!

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week:

Reminder:

New Class from Vickie Howell called Intro to Knitting, take advantage of the pre-order discount!

Winter Classes are live! Sign up today.

Upcoming Events

Our Big Game Day Escape is happening February 5th from 12-4, register now!

Registration for WEBS FAll Retreat will open on Wed Feb 8th at noon, check the Ravelry group – “WEBS Knitting Retreat” for more info.

STITCHES West is coming February 23-26, 2017!

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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January 27th, 2017

Cashmere, Of Course

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Continuing my love affair with yarn that is not sport or fingering weight, I have been anxiously waiting to get our new Valley Yarn Wachusett on my needles. If you haven’t caressed this yarn yet, you are missing a very comforting experience. A very luxurious blend of merino wool and cashmere (the magic word!) makes knitting with Wachusett a treat. Getting a gauge of 19 stitches to 4 inches in stockinette makes a sweater fly off the needles, and a very generous 163 yards in a ball will let you settle in for hours of fun. A very slight halo and a range of clear brights and smoky neutrals give you lots of choices if you like colorwork or color blocks; of course, any of those colors could stand on their own as well.

Amy's loving Valley Yarns Wachusett, read more on the WEBS Blog at blog.yarn.com

The Backstage Boss hat from Advenure Du Jour Designs would be a great test knit for Wachusett–with two colors that can either complement or contrast, you’d get a real feel for what this yarn can do. I’m a fan!