July 2nd, 2008

Shop Talk

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Hello out there to all of our fabulous WEBS fans & customers! My name is Karen and I am the store manager for WEBS. I have been invited to tell you a little bit about the happenings at the store.

First off, this past Saturday we had Carol Sulcoski co-author along with Lisa Myers & Laura Grutzeck of Knit So Fine, she was one of the nicest people I have been privileged to meet working here at WEBS. A big thank you to all of you who came to meet Carol and check out her fabulous book. I of course with a few other staffers purchased the book. I don’t know about all of you, but I do truly enjoy knitting with skinny yarn which is what this book is all about. If you don’t like how a bulky yarn makes you look, take a minute to look at this amazing book. They have a section on the beginning of the book that shows a Barbie doll, and we know how perfect Barbie’s shape is; and they knit two dresses one in bulky and one in thin yarn, the difference is amazing! They also show a couple of swatches that 2 different people knit with the same yarn and the same size needle, this shows exactly why we should always swatch before tackling a sweater!

What else is happening you ask? Or what is new in the store? Here are a couple of items that have come in that our staff is in love with. Just in time for the 4th of July celebration we received “Hadley” this yarn is a 50/50 combination of wool and silk in 18 gorgeous colors, wait it gets even better! You may ask why it is just in time for the 4th of July? This yarn is made right here in the USA in coordination with Jagger Spun out of Springvale Maine! I can’t wait to see what Kirsten our designer is cooking up with this one.

Another favorite of our staff is kind of silly; actually it’s not yarn, although it is yarn related! It is a jumbo sweater shaver. After searching high and low to locate a supplier of a sweater shaver we finally found one, and it is definitely JUMBO in size. This is perfect for all of those beautiful sweaters you all have knit that have pilled and you are tired of pulling them off one by one. Check it out on our web site.

There is one other new line of yarn we have received that has been getting a lot of love from our customers. Jojoland is the name of the company and we are currently carrying “Rhythm” which is a worsted weight and “Melody” which is a fingering weight. These have beautiful colorways with long color repeats which result in stunning fabric.

There are so many items I could talk about, but will save it for future posts. Have a relaxing 4th of July weekend everyone!

Karen

  • Kirsten

    Yay! Hi, Karen! -waves-

  • Cirilia

    Great post, Karen! But I think we need a picture of the shavers in action…I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to do a double take because I thought someone was…grooming themselves…at the register. Upon closer inspection I always realize that they’re just de-pilling!

  • togbean

    Yay Karen! Welcome to blogland :) Congrats on the shavers – I know how long you’ve been waiting for those. I look forward to seeing more of your posts.