February 8th, 2014

Ready, Set, Knit! 344: Kathy talks with Kelly from namaste

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This week Kathy talks with Kelly, co-owner of namaste bags and accessories,  about the origins and growth of their small, family owned business. From their start at the sewing machine in her home 8 years ago to some of the great new products they are now offering, from the new Harlow bag to Kathy’s favorite Monroe bag.

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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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115 Responses to “Ready, Set, Knit! 344: Kathy talks with Kelly from namaste”

  1. Sally Says:

    The file is apparently not where it should be – won’t play or download, and iTunes isn’t finding it either, though it shows a # and title.

  2. Carol Says:

    I am going to enjoy following this blog!

  3. Devi Says:

    The snow is snowing, Happy 40th!

  4. Sharron Says:

    Is this the right blog to comment on? haa. I like the look of the social media push across all those different areas of interest.

  5. WEBSmary Says:

    Are you still having trouble? It seems to be playing from the blog and I was just able to download it in iTunes.

  6. Alexa Says:

    Yay for prizes!

  7. Anne Says:

    I have the namaste Harlow bag in espresso. I love it. It’s so useful with all the pockets and it’s big! I love the Monroe bag – hmmm!!! :)

  8. DavidA Says:

    Friends of mine have Namaste bags and love them. I will definitely point them to this blog and podcast.

  9. karen Says:

    My first blog! Nice bags! I’ll have to check them out. I like to support small businesses.

  10. MQH Says:

    Love that turquoise bag!

  11. Janet D Says:

    Love both bags…you can never have too many bags!

  12. Gtbknitter Says:

    Thank you for offering prizes. It encouraged me to check out your blog. LOVE yarn.com!!

  13. dmandy Says:

    love the bags and love your shop. I am a crocheter and it’s nice to see a company that welcomes me.

  14. Benjamin Sew Monica Says:

    Wow, what fabulous colors on the Harlow and Monroe bags.

  15. Ali Says:

    OHOH did not know you had a blog! Delighted to meet you :)
    Thanks for all your wonderful help through my knitting years

  16. Marie Says:

    love the bags will check out next time at Webs–I’m there about every 2-3 weeks.

  17. Laura Westby Says:

    Love the bags. Happy anniversary!

  18. AmyO Says:

    Large bags with loads of pockets are so handy! And those two in such bright colors really look wonderful! Thanks for hosting this week of giveaways!!

  19. Carol Egnaczyk Gauthier Says:

    Hoping that this is the correct place to post that these bags look so nice! I want one. Happy 40th.

  20. Julie Lewis Says:

    Gorgeous bags!

  21. Mary Walton Says:

    these would be so perfect..just 1

  22. Deb Says:

    You are a winner! Your website is my go to place for all things knitting and crochet. I love the variety of yarns, the layout of the site and most importantly the service. I have Namaste products and love them. Your podcasts are great…..I’m hooked. Would love to win.

  23. Fran Rickenbach Says:

    This contest is a great way to learn about all your social media

  24. Hatlover Says:

    Love Namaste bags. These colors make me think SPRING!!

  25. knittermom Says:

    Love the Monroe bag — bright, zippy color and lots of nifty pockets!

  26. Nadja Thiel Says:

    I love the Monroe Bag. Such a pretty color and a classic form.

  27. Pam Hiser Says:

    I have the Namaste “book” for needles, and I love it! Their products are sumptuous, and I always like to look at them and touch them.

  28. Gina Maples Koenig Says:

    I love the variety of yarn your website offers, and your discounts prices are great!

  29. Sue Kay Says:

    Wow,love the new Harlow bag!!!

  30. SheriB Says:

    Stopping by to comment on your blog – LOVE your website and yarn sales! Looking forward to this week of fun stuff from Webs!

  31. Kristina Stosz Says:

    Love the Harlow bag, it’s gorgeous!

  32. Dawn Tarzwell Says:

    Stopping by to comment on your blog and hoping to win the giveaway!

  33. Wendy Miller Says:

    The Namaste bags shown are beautiful. The colors are so vibrant. I love the yarns I get from WEBS.

  34. knittyhorse Says:

    I really like the clean lines of the Monroe bag.

  35. Susam M Says:

    Forest Hills yarn looks beautiful!

  36. SusanJ Says:

    I’m liking the clean lines of the Monroe bag, great!

  37. Donna Parroné Says:

    love the bags and looking forward to all the giveaway fun this week!!

  38. Shauna Says:

    Pretty bags! Haven’t made the road trip to visit WEBS in person – but love getting those packages in the mail filled with gorgeous wools!!

  39. mshembree Says:

    Great bags and great giveaways!!!

  40. KareT Says:

    LOVE the Monroe bag! Orange on my birthday wish list for sure!

  41. Busola Akinwale Manthei Says:

    I’ve been eyeing Namaste bags for months, but haven’t pulled the trigger because I can’t decide between all the fantastic colors!

  42. cbspaulding Says:

    love the bags-hope to take a trip to WEBS this weekend and check them out.

  43. Mejarrett Says:

    Love the yarn you offer on your site and the reasonable prices. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in your contest.

  44. AnnieTSka Says:

    Great bags! We drove from OH to ME last summer and I was so disappointed that I didn’t stop into the store!!! That WON’T happen this summer! I love your store and always look forward to my mailed packages!

  45. Marietta Walker Says:

    Love these bags, great podcast too!

  46. Beth Moschella Schmidt Says:

    I love Namaste bags! I have one but have been eyeing the black backpack :)

  47. Rachel Says:

    I’m finally getting out of my knitting rut. I am finishing up my biggest UFO. So I am ready for new projects. Love my namaste oh snaps! I have two sets

  48. Sandy w Says:

    I always like checking out yarns from WEBS and these bags are gorgeous.

  49. Ami in Ky Says:

    So excited about this blog. Your website is my go-to whenever I need a moment of yarn-zen. And yarn too, for that matter!

  50. Naomi Klayman Says:

    Bought the Boardwalk Bag for my knitting obsessed daughter – she LOVES it & uses it all the time, for everything – not just knitting! thumbnail_boardwalk.gif

  51. Jana Lussier Says:

    I could use a new knitting bag and the Namaste bags look like just the ticket

  52. CW Cesario Says:

    Super bags from a terrific company! It’s great to have Webs in my backyard ( I live one town north of the store), so I get to recommend a visit to every yarn/minded person I meet!

  53. marysbond Says:

    These bags are adorable.

  54. Julsknits Says:

    Namaste bags are beautiful.

  55. LEHaynes Says:

    I love having little nooks for all my different knitting accessories, needles and yarn. I love the Valley Yarns and they would fit perfectly in the Namaste bags !

  56. Elizabeth Hamilton Says:

    I’m so glad that these bright jewel tones are so popular…. Neutrals are no fun.

  57. Catherine Hartley Says:

    I love the bags from Namaste

  58. Becky Hantsbarger Says:

    Namaste bags are FABULOUS!

  59. Stormy Says:

    One can never have too many knitting bags. I have my knitting projects plus notions/patterns/hand cream etc. in each bag. Depending on which knitting group/event I’m going to, I grab a bag and go. Everything I need is in the bag.

  60. Kelley Odell Says:

    Nice bag..hope to win one…

  61. acidfreeze Says:

    Hope this is the correct Blog post to comment on for the social media blitz you are running! I had no idea you had a blog – learn something new everyday!

  62. Mary Anna Says:

    That’s a nice bag!

  63. Janice Says:

    Namaste bags and beautiful and I love the bold colors. And you can never have enough kntting bags. I always need another one.

  64. Jelena Says:

    I like Harlow better, especially the red color. Like most people who posted here, I too could use a good knitting bag, and this one just may fit the bill.

  65. Teresa Says:

    Love the colors and so many pockets

  66. TumblinDice Says:

    Nice bags. Just like yarn, it’s nice to have a stash!

  67. Sara Says:

    Hi Carol, Thanks for stopping by! Please be sure to head over to our WEBS <3s You! post to comment and enter to win.

  68. Sara Says:

    Hi Devi, Thanks for stopping by! Please be sure to head over to our WEBS <3s You! post to comment and enter to win.

  69. Sara Says:

    Hi Sharron, Thanks for stopping by! Please be sure to head over to our WEBS <3s You! post to comment and enter to win.

  70. Carol Lundrigan Arena Says:

    I like the aquamarine one!

  71. Marian Rezel Says:

    Coral is my favorite color, love that bag!

  72. csomerville Says:

    I love these bags – beautiful colours and so many pockets!

  73. Sara Says:

    Hi Anne, Thanks for stopping by! Please be sure to head over to our WEBS <3s You! post to comment and enter to win.

  74. Sara Says:

    Hi David, Thanks for stopping by! Please be sure to head over to our WEBS <3s You! post to comment and enter to win.

  75. Jan Says:

    they are both beautiful – how could you choose?

  76. Sandy Says:

    The colors of the Namaste bags are beautiful.

  77. Sara Says:

    Hi Karen, Thanks for stopping by! Please be sure to head over to our WEBS <3s You! post to comment and enter to win.

  78. Sara Says:

    Thanks for stopping by! Please be sure to head over to our WEBS <3s You! post to comment and enter to win.

  79. Sara Says:

    Hi Janet, Thanks for stopping by! Please be sure to head over to our WEBS <3s You! post to comment and enter to win.

  80. Kathi Says:

    no such thing as too many bags, lol!

  81. Sara Says:

    Hi Shauna, Thanks for stopping by! Please be sure to head over to our WEBS <3s You! post to comment and enter to win.

  82. Sara Says:

    Hi Donna, Thanks for stopping by! Please be sure to head over to our WEBS <3s You! post to comment and enter to win.

  83. Sara Says:

    Thanks for stopping by! Please be sure to head over to our WEBS <3s You! post to comment and enter to win.

  84. Sara Says:

    Hi Kare, Thanks for stopping by! Please be sure to head over to our WEBS <3s You! post to comment and enter to win.

  85. Victoria Larson Says:

    I am lost with this blog. I have never blogged before. Is it good enough that I comment here.
    Victoria

  86. Sara Says:

    Hi Busola, Thanks for stopping by! Please be sure to head over to our WEBS <3s You! post to comment and enter to win.

  87. Sara Says:

    Thanks for stopping by! Please be sure to head over to our WEBS <3s You! post to comment and enter to win.

  88. Sara Says:

    Thanks for stopping by! Please be sure to head over to our WEBS <3s You! post to comment and enter to win.

  89. Sara Says:

    Hi Annie, Thanks for stopping by! Please be sure to head over to our WEBS <3s You! post to comment and enter to win.

  90. Sara Says:

    Hi Marietta, Thanks for stopping by! Please be sure to head over to our WEBS <3s You! post to comment and enter to win.

  91. Sara Says:

    Hi Beth, Thanks for stopping by! Please be sure to head over to our WEBS <3s You! post to comment and enter to win.

  92. Sara Says:

    Hi Rachel, Thanks for stopping by! Please be sure to head over to our WEBS <3s You! post to comment and enter to win.

  93. Sara Says:

    Hi Sandy, Thanks for stopping by! Please be sure to head over to our WEBS <3s You! post to comment and enter to win.

  94. Sara Says:

    Hi Ami, Thanks for stopping by! Please be sure to head over to our WEBS <3s You! post to comment and enter to win.

  95. Sara Says:

    Hi Naomi, Thanks for stopping by! Please be sure to head over to our WEBS <3s You! post to comment and enter to win.

  96. Sara Says:

    Hi Jana, Thanks for stopping by! Please be sure to head over to our WEBS <3s You! post to comment and enter to win.

  97. Sara Says:

    Thanks for stopping by! Please be sure to head over to our WEBS <3s You! post to comment and enter to win.

  98. Sara Says:

    Thanks for stopping by! Please be sure to head over to our WEBS <3s You! post to comment and enter to win.

  99. Sara Says:

    Hi Julie, Thanks for stopping by! Please be sure to head over to our WEBS <3s You! post to comment and enter to win.

  100. Sara Says:

    Thanks for stopping by! Please be sure to head over to our WEBS <3s You! post to comment and enter to win.

  101. Sara Says:

    Hi Elizabeth, Thanks for stopping by! Please be sure to head over to our WEBS <3s You! post to comment and enter to win.

  102. Theresa F. Says:

    Love these bags. Really love Webs. Great yarn, great prices, and amazing customer service.

  103. Sara Delaney Says:

    Hi Carol, Thanks for stopping by! Please be sure to head over to our WEBS <3s You! post to comment and enter to win.

  104. Sara Delaney Says:

    Thanks for stopping by! Please be sure to head over to our WEBS <3s You! post to comment and enter to win.

  105. Sara Delaney Says:

    Hi Devi, Thanks for stopping by! Please be sure to head over to our WEBS <3s You! post to comment and enter to win.

  106. Sara Delaney Says:

    Hi Shauna, Thanks for stopping by! Please be sure to head over to our WEBS <3s You! post to comment and enter to win.

  107. Sara Delaney Says:

    hi, Thanks for stopping by! Please be sure to head over to our WEBS <3s You! post to comment and enter to win.

  108. Sara Delaney Says:

    Hi Donna, Thanks for stopping by! Please be sure to head over to our WEBS <3s You! post to comment and enter to win.

  109. kloudes9 Says:

    I typically follow with Facebook….

  110. Sara Delaney Says:

    Hi, Thanks for stopping by! Please be sure to head over to our WEBS <3s You! post to comment and enter to win.

  111. Sara Delaney Says:

    Hi Carol, Thanks for stopping by! Please be sure to head over to our WEBS <3s You! post to comment and enter to win.

  112. Sara Delaney Says:

    Hi Teresa, Thanks for stopping by! Please be sure to head over to our WEBS <3s You! post to comment and enter to win.

  113. Carol Says:

    I have no idea how to enter your “chance to win…” thingie. (but I do like your blog site)

  114. sparganium Says:

    Never enough bags – especially when there are too many simultaneous projects!

  115. Pj Gaumond Says:

    The bags are amazing. Can never have too many project bags. I use the reusable market bags for large projects like afghans.

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