April 11th, 2015

Ready, Set, Knit! 397: Kathy talks with Jo Israelson

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This week Kathy talks with first time guest Jo Israelson. A sculptor by trade, Jo is also a crocheter who has begun a new weaving project in Portland Maine.

Ready, Set, Knit! episode 397 - Kathy talks with artist Jo Israelson- listen now at blog.yarn.com

To participate in the Welcoming a Stranger art installation you can donate yarn by mail or in person.

Send 42″ lengths of handspun yarn to:
Welcoming the Stranger
Po Box 10419
Portland ME 04104

Or if you are in the area you can deliver the yarn to:

Port Fiber in Portland Maine
50 Cove St.
Portland ME 04104

Check their Facebook page for all the details, and be sure to join the Ravelry group!

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week:

400th Episode Giveaway!

Be sure to comment on this post and tell us about a project you have made from anniversary sale yarn, or a yarn from our anniversary sale that you have in your stash right now, and don’t forget to include the hashtag that Kathy mentions in the show! Comments will close at 11:59pm EDT on Tuesday April 14th, and a random commenter will be chosen to win a $100 WEBS Gift Card. Be sure to listen to the show next week when we’ll reveal the winner!

(Please note: Each winner will have one week to claim their prize before a new winner is chosen. Remember to leave us a way to contact you when commenting!)


You can join in the WEBS Mystery Blanket Knit-A-Long or Crochet-A-Long at anytime, grab the patterns that have already been released and join in the conversation on Ravelry.

Upcoming Events:

Classic Elite Yarns Trunk shows are ongoing and there’s always something new to see! Stop by the store to see what’s on display.

Be sure to check out all of our upcoming Events here.

Mark your calendars, WEBS Tent Sale is happening May 16th and 17th, and don’t miss the 11th Annual Fleece Market on May 16th!

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65 Responses to “Ready, Set, Knit! 397: Kathy talks with Jo Israelson”

  1. Andrea Says:

    A few years ago I made a baby blanket using anniversary yarn. Additionally I have some Cascade 220 in my stash that I bought at the anniversary sale which I plan to use to knit my first sweater.

    Love your podcast, can’t wait to hear the next 400 🙂

  2. Vicki Lynch Says:

    I’m still trying to decide, so it’s like musical chairs in my shopping cart. I have some patterns in mind to purchase yarn for and some of the deals are just too good to let get away.

  3. Cindy kohan Says:

    Best #stashproject was the Berroco Blackstone Tweed I got at the 2013 tent sale. I made my 2014 Reinbeck sweater.

  4. Caryn Rizell Says:

    I had to look through my order history to see what I had purchased at last year’s anniversary sale.

    Happy to say that I have knit some of the yearn into a cowl and am just now working on a shawl with the Veil!


  5. Phyllis MacKenzie Says:

    A visit to Webs is on my bucket list even though I have enough #projectorstash yarn to last a lifetime!

    pmack17 on rav

  6. Jill Says:

    I’ve used anniversary sale yarn for Christmas presents – so much in stash. Notably a beautiful red lace scarf for a friend on Oregon from a Cascade yarn. I knit a BUNCH of scarves from this particular Cascade that year I got from the Anniversary — and I can’t tell from my order history what line it was — I do remember one friend “melted” her scarf in the dryer (ooops) a week or two later. I also use the yarns I’ve bought from stash to knit for charity — mainly an area domestic violence shelter. I left an abusive relationship after nearly 17 years, back in 2010, and knitting really helped my recovery with PTSD. (Thanks for all you do with Safe Passage!). Happy 400th! You guys are the best.

  7. Ana R. Says:

    Some of my favorite yarn came from WEBS. The trip out to Northampton makes it even better, especially in the Fall! I have gorgeous cashmere yarn waiting to be a sweater for me!! Knitting it will be a treat, and knowing I got it for such a great price makes it even better! Congrats on 400 episodes and the Anniversary! So happy to live near such a great store/community. #projectorstash

  8. Catherine M. Says:

    I’m a new listener and don’t have any anniversary yarn or stash

  9. Catherine M. Says:

    I’m a new listener and don’t have any anniversary yarn or stash :-(. I would like to change that and take some of Steve’s brown yarn home with me. Congrats on 400! #projectorstash

  10. Erica Says:

    Last anniversary sale, I bought some lovely Zen Yarn Garden in Serenity DK. I made a triangular, color-blocked scarf and it is so great against the skin. Thanks for being my favorite online yarn store, Webs! #projectorstash

  11. Patty Creedon Says:

    I fill my cart every year at the tent sale! During the anniversary sale I take the opportunity to buy luxury yarns at a great price as well as stock up on my “go to” yarns. Last year I bought several bags of Plymouth Encore and made a lovely afghan for my nephew for Christmas. I but Christmas present yarn at the tent sale every year. I love WEBS and #projectorstash!

  12. Molly Says:

    One of my favorite recent projects from Anniversary Sale yarn is the Hooded Sleep Sack by Jeannie Chin, made from Cascade 220 Superwash Sport. I love studying all the Anniversary sale yarns and plot my purchases for weeks in advance.
    #project or stash

  13. Sarah C Says:

    I knit a great summer cardigan (Nanook) from sale Goshen, and I made up a kit for a striped sweater (Quintet) out of sale Stockbridge. That is still in stash… I also have lots of Cascade 220 from the sales in my stash, but I still want more! #projectorstash

  14. Yvonne Says:

    #projectorstash I have a large stash. I think a person should always have yarn on hand to knit socks or worsted weight for a quick hat or slippers or yarn to add to colorwork. Not to mention getting a really good deal at a sale and saving it for something special.

  15. Sarah Thomas Says:

    I have some weaving yarn–3/2 and 5/2 cotton from last year’s anniversary sale. The projects are planned but my weaving time was interrupted by family needs. My loom just isn’t as portable as other projects. #projectorstash.

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