November 23rd, 2013

Ready, Set, Knit! 335: Kathy talks with Ellen Gormley

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This week Kathy talks with first time guest Ellen Gormley, crochet expert from Knit & Crochet Now! – check your local PBS station for availability.

Ellen talks about prepping for each season and the work that goes into presenting a project. Currently in it’s 4th season, Knit & Crochet Now! has a great mix of projects that range from beginner to advanced each season and features patterns and techniques from some of the industries top designers.

We have 2 copies of the Season 4 DVD to give away! Leave us a comment and tell us if you’re a knitter, a crocheter or both, by 11:59pm on Tuesday, Nov 27th. The winners will be announced the following Saturday, Nov. 30th.

Steve’s Yarn Picks:

Upcoming Events:

Northampton Bag Day is happening TODAY!  20% off any one item,  in store only

Our November KAL on Ravelry has just one week to go but there’s still time to participate! Join us in making the Safe Passage Set and be entered to win a $50 WEBS Gift Certificate.

WEBS is closed on Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday but will begin opening on Sundays, from 12-5, starting December 1st and running through December 22nd.

Team WEBS is running and walking in the Annual Hot Chocolate run to benefit Safe Passage on December 8th. Please make a donation to any member of our team and remember: Steve and Kathy will match all funds raised!

Reminder:

Ready, Set, Knit! listeners are you up for a challenge?!   The KnottyGirls Knitcast issued a challenge and started the Ravelry Podcaster Throwdown. They claimed that their listeners will turn in more hats for Halos of Hope by the end of Stitches West 2014 than any other podcast out there. You all know that Kathy has a competitive streak a mile wide and can’t resist a challenge! Steve has even stepped in and said that he will ship all the collected hats to Stitches West! Here’s what you need to do:

Make as many knit and/or crochet hats as you can (check here for preferred fibers and free patterns) and get them to us by February 1, 2014. Make sure each hat and package is labeled with “Team RSK!” Please mail all packages to:

WEBS
Attn: TEAM RSK!
6 Industrial Pkwy.
Easthampton, MA 01027

If you’re posting about your progress on Facebook or Twitter please use #PodcastThrowdown. And please join the Podcasters Throwdown Group on Ravelry and show your support in the Team RSK thread! If you’ve sent in hats let us know who you are.

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Sara

Marketing Coordinator at WEBS - America's Yarn Store
Sara learned to knit and crochet as a child and added spinning and weaving to her skills after being hired at WEBS in 2007. While crochet is her #1 love, she is also very fond of her husband and 2 daughters.

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  • shirleyberger63

    I’m a knitter and crocheter!

  • Marie

    I am both a knitter and crocheter with big dreams of being a spinner!!!

  • Debora Shoemaker

    I am a knitter primarily but I have crocheted a few things.

  • Jacki

    Knitter, but have just picked up crochet after 30+ years and am obsessed.

  • Tina Hollands

    I love knitting and knit everyday but I am a beginner in crochet! (only ever doing simple blankets)

  • Rebecca

    I’m a crocheter and a beginning knitter, my husband though, is a fiercly talented fearless knitter.

  • freres

    I am both a knitter and a crocheter, though lately I’ve been doing more with yarn, which for me tends to be knit. I use thread for most of my crochet, including sewing thread for handkerchief edgings. (gelert on Rav)

  • Emily

    Knitter! Fun listen, and looks like a great prize!

  • Alejandra

    I’m a crocheter and kniter since I was 6-8 years old thanks to my mom.Recently I’m a fan of lace knitting. Malsia on Rav. Thanks for the chance.

  • Barbara

    I’m a knitter and crocheter and have recently become a handspinner, too. I really enjoy the podcasts and am usually working with yarn or fiber as I listen!

  • Teresa

    I consider myself a knitter who has crocheted before. It would be great to win the DVDs since my PBS stations only air random old episodes. For once, I would be current. (RAV ID: TeresaRRoberts)

  • Karen Grauman

    I am a knitter who dabbles in crochet

  • Maryellen C

    I grew up with knitting. I have spent the past year taking various crochet classes at Webs and have loved it!

  • allison j

    I’m a novice (but obsessed) knitter!

  • Mary Anne

    Mostly a knitter these days, with a past life as a crocheter

  • Jane Kettlewell

    I am a knitter. I do crochet edges to some knitting projects and I crochet simple baby blankets for our local hospital. Happy Holidays!

  • Kim Witherow

    I’m a knitter and spinner. I’d love to learn crochet, but don’t want to take the time to be a beginner right now.

  • Heather Bryda

    I’m a knitter, spinner and crocheter. I’m so addicted.

  • hotknitter

    I’m both a knitter and crocheter, and love both of them.
    hotknitter on rav

  • Janet

    Crochet!

  • cnuland

    I’m both a knitter and crocheter! Thanks for the chance to win (asimplehomestd on Rav)

  • Laurie in Maine

    Both; although crocheting things flat/back and forth tends to go wonky at the edges. sigh. rav laurie521