March 23rd, 2011

Spring = Busy!

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We manage to stay pretty busy most of the time here at WEBS, as you might imagine. But some weeks it can feel like we are taking that busyness to the next level! Late March seems to be one of those exciting times.

Here are just some of the highlights of what is keeping us buzzing along:

This Sunday, March 27th, we are welcoming fourteen favorite crafty talents to the store to chat about their publications and art. This event is free, but we ask that you register so we know how many people to expect. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet these local talents, check out garments from their books, and shop at the store on a Sunday!

Then, one of those authors will be returning the following Saturday, April 2nd, with a pair of classes exploring fun techniques in crochet! Mary Beth Temple is bringing us Broomstick Lace and Tunisian Crochet workshops all in one day. These two techniques have been popping up everywhere lately and I’m excited about adding them to my line-up of design elements. I think they will make dramatic additions to both crocheted and knitted garments. If you agree, and want to explore the basics of these techniques, you can register here!

Be sure to stop by Mary Beth Temple’s table at the Author Event – not only will you have a lovely conversation about all things yarn, but you can also pick up a special discount offer on her classes!

*Pattern on the left is Chamomile Cardigan from Interweave Crochet, Spring 2011 (photo by Joe Coca). Pattern on right is Hourglass Jacket from Stitch Diva.

And then, on to the Anniversary Sale!

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But before I get too ahead of myself, I want to thank Mary Jane Mucklestone for coming by the store last week and kicking off this busy season with some fun colorwork classes. My co-worker, Liz, and I shared the exact same yarns, in the same colors and, in doing so, learned a valuable lesson about how different colors can look when used in different orders, and when holding yarns in the dominant or non-dominant positions. Just look at the difference:

And I left with the most adorable baby tam! I can’t wait to make a full-sized version for myself.

Mary Jane did a great job of reminding me just how much I adore doing Fair Isle!

  • http://twitter.com/Rtnrlfy Lesley Carter

    Is the pattern for the baby tam available anywhere? That is too cute!

  • Tina

    I agree! So cute!
    I don’t know if Mary Jane Mucklestone distributes the pattern separately, or just as part of the class. But I am sure she would be happy to let you know if you contact her. I would think the best bet would be to get in touch with her through her blog. http://maryjanemucklestone.com/contact/

  • Tina

    I agree! So cute!nI don’t know if Mary Jane Mucklestone distributes the pattern separately, or just as part of the class. But I am sure she would be happy to let you know if you contact her. I would think the best bet would be to get in touch with her through her blog. http://maryjanemucklestone.com