Posts Tagged ‘closeouts’

Ready, Set, Knit #251: Kathy talks with Stephannie Tallent

Saturday, January 28th, 2012
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Guest: Stephannie Tallent, author of the upcoming California Revival Knits. Her first book is set to be released soon with Cooperative Press. It in inspired by the colors and architecture of southern California. Think beautiful, bright, Spanish-influenced tiles and wrought iron. There are projects in the book for everyone! Several of the projects would be great for your first colorwork project.

Stephannie also shares a bit of her background and how she got into knitting.

Find Stephannie at www.sunsetcat.com and on Ravelry as stephcat.

Steve’s Yarn Picks

Trends from TNNA

Ruffle yarns were everywhere! Lots of different variations on the ruffle yarn theme, including new ideas. If you prefer classic yarns, don’t worry, those aren’t going anywhere. Lots of cotton/linen designs for spring.

Facebook Party – Friday, February 10th 3:30pm-4:30pm EST. We’ll be answering questions and chatting about what you’re working on.

Pre-Game Party at the store Sunday, February 5th

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Ready, Set, Knit #239: Kathy & Steve discuss Stitches East; Kathy & Kirsten unveil the new Valley Yarns pattern collection

Saturday, October 15th, 2011
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Steve’s Yarn Picks

WEBS at Stitches East

701-707, 800-806, Blue Moon Fiber Arts is right across the aisle from us.

We’ll also have Manos del Uruguay, Fibre Co., Malabrigo, and Knitter’s Pride Needles, plus much more! Blocking boards, swifts, ball winders, and Berroco’s new fall yarns.

Guest: Kirsten chats about our Valley Yarns designs in the holiday catalog!

428 Bordeaux Pullover in 2/10 Merino Tencel

437 Loire Cardigan in Northampton Bulky

435 Gears Wrap crocheted in Deerfield by Laura Nelkin

431 Selata Shawl in Charlemont by Laura Nelkin

432 Gnomey Earflap Hat in Cold Spring

438 Snow Day Hat and Mittens in Sheffield

440 Wheatleigh Hat and Mittens crocheted in Stockbridge

433 Provence Coat knit in Cold Spring

434 Aquitaine Coat crocheted in Cold Spring

Check out the blog each week for our Valley Yarns Show & Tell!

Sign up for one (or both) of Laura Nelkin’s classes.

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Ready, Set, Knit #238: Kathy talks with Ben Levisay about Stitches East

Saturday, October 8th, 2011
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Guest: Ben Levisay, president of XRX talks about Stitches East. Stitches East is in Hartford, CT October 20-23. If you’re nearby, make sure you check out this event at the Hartford Convention Center. Thursday the Marketplace is open only for students, but non-students can check it out Friday-Sunday. If you’re not signed up for a class, there’s still classes available, so make sure you check it out. It’s a fantastic opportunity to take classes with some of the best in the industry.

Ben and Kathy also talk about how important is it for knitters to try out other crafts, like crochet, weaving, and spinning.

Steve’s Yarn Picks

We are open on Monday, October 10th, Columbus Day, but we are closed Sunday as usual.

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Ready, Set, Knit #237: Kathy talks with Assistant Store Manager Leslie Ann about National Spinning & Weaving Week

Saturday, October 1st, 2011
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Guest: Leslie Ann Bestor, our Assistant Store Manager tells us about what’s going on at WEBS for National Spinning & Weaving Week October 3-9.

Join us as we celebrate Spinning and Weaving Week at Webs, America’s Yarn store. We will be hosting a week of activities, demonstration and classes to highlight these fiber crafts. Featured during the week will be:

  • Daily demonstrations (free) from 11 – 1
  • Mini Workshops ($5 each) from 2 – 4
  • Spinning Open House on Tuesday October 4 from 6 – 9
  • Meetup Day all day Wednesday

Daily Demonstrations 11am – 1pm, free
Each day we will demonstrate weaving or spinning in many forms including spinning wheel, inkle weaving and others. Schedule to come.

Mini Workshops 2 – 4 pm, $5
These mini workshops will offer a taste of spinning and weaving techniques.
Monday: Rigid Heddle Weaving for Knitters
Tuesday: Loom Dressing
Thursday: Drafting for Spinners
Please sign up for this on our website.

Spinning Open House Tuesday 6 – 9 pm
The store will be open late Tuesday night in conjunction with the monthly meeting of the local spinning group. We will have a demonstration of the various wheels available at Webs, the store is open for sjhopping and it’s a great time to visit with other spinners and meet the local group.

Meetup Day Wednesday
We welcome weavers and spinners from near and far to meet each other and enjoy the company of like-minded fiber fiends. We will have goodie bags, raffles, a room with refreshments to hang out in and more! Barbara Elkins, Webs founder, will give a demonstration of weaving on a computer loom from 11 – 12 and Gail Callahan, the Kangaroodyer, will demonstrate dyeing roving for spinning from 12 – 1. We encourage people to bring show and tell and look forward to lots of laughter and fun.

Steve’s Yarn Picks

Knit & Crochet for the Cure – Sunday, October 2, 2011, 1pm-4pm

Visit the store and we’ll be creating projects to donate to the Cancer Connection.

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Ready, Set, Knit Episode 171 – Interview with Tanis Gray

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
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On this week’s podcast Steve talked a bit more about the Anniversary Sale as well as some new closeouts that we have recently received.

Royal Llama Linen from Plymouth Yarns
Royal Llama Silk Splash from Plymouth Yarns
 Jawoll Aktion Bambus from Lang
Silk Garden from Noro – Discontinued Colors
Iro from Noro -Discontinued Colors
Bonbori from Noro – Discontinued Colors

I had the pleasure of speaking with designer, author, teacher and all around yarnie Tanis Gray.  She is the editor of the newly released book 60 Quick Knits:  20 Hats, 20 Scarves, 20 Mittens in Cascade 220.

Pixie & I discussed the Oriel Cardigan Knitalong.

Enjoy!

Kathy

P.S.  Be sure to tune in so you can hear why Steve almost became a solo host of Ready, Set, Knit!

Ready, Set, Knit #167 – Interview with Della of Della Q

Saturday, March 6th, 2010
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On this week’s episode of Ready, Set, Knit Steve discussed 3 new yarns in the store and 3 new closeouts.

New YarnsCool Wool from Elsebeth Lavold
Pima Silk Tonos from Misti Alpaca
Cotton Supreme Batik from Universal Yarns

New Closeouts

Nature Wool from Araucania
Tweedy Alpaca from Tahki/Stacy Charles
New Tweed from Tahki/Stacy Charles

I had the chance to catch up with the lovely Della Quimby of Della Q.  We love her needle cases and bags.  Not only does she create great products she is one smart and savvy business woman.  She’s just one of those people you just want to be around – even if it’s only 15 minutes via phone.

On Monday, we’ll be kicking off our Case-A-Month giveway with Della Q and I couldn’t be more excited so be sure to check in on Monday!

Because my conversation with Della went a little long, Pixie’s segment is a little short this week.  No worries – she’ll have plenty of time next week!

You can listen to Ready, Set, Knit! via our website or you can download the podcast on iTunes.

Enjoy!

Kathy

Ready, Set, Knit #164 – Interview with Stacy Charles

Saturday, February 13th, 2010
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On this week’s episode of Ready, Set, Knit Steve has some more new yarns to share with you.  I’m particularly tickled with the new Prism yarn that has arrived.  It was one of our finds at TNNA back in January.

New Yarn

Kami Bison from Fibre Isle
Jawoll Magic from Lang
Sekku from Noro
Revive from Rowan’s Purelife Collection
Calypso from Prism

New Closeouts

Suri & Silk from Misti Alpaca
Pima Silk from Misti Alpaca

note:  These two closeouts just arrived yesterday due to the snow storm mid-week.  They’ll be up on the site early next week!

Our guest this week is the amazing Stacy Charles of Tahki/Stacy Charles.  I adore Stacy and love every opportunity I get to spend time with him.  Tahki/Stacy Charles develops and distributes several brands of yarns including Tahki, S. Charles Collezione, Filatura Di Crosa and Teva Durham’s Loop-d-Loop.  With so much yarn and only a 1/2 hour show, we decided to focus on just the new Spring Tahki line this week.  We’ll have Stacy back on later this spring to discuss the other new yarns and designs!

Spring 2010 Tahki Yarns

Cotton Classic Lite
Good Earth Cotton

Replay
Rain
Mia

I had planned to have Pixie join us via phone but we only had a few minutes left after my conversation with Stacy.  Next week we do not have a guest and will spend a lot of time on our Fearless Finishing segment.

You can listen to Ready, Set, Knit! via our website or you can download the podcast on iTunes.

Enjoy!

Kathy

Ready, Set, Knit #162 – Interview with Susie & Mark Moraca of Kollage Yarns

Saturday, January 30th, 2010
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This week on Ready, Set, Knit, Steve discussed some new yarns and new closeouts that have recently arrived at the shop.  We continue to receive yarns at a frenetic pace.

New Yarn

Aya from Noro
Furisode from Noro
Amalfi from Debbie Bliss
Eco Baby from Debbie Bliss

New Closeouts

Yuzen from Noro
Cashmerino Chunky from Debbie Bliss
Cashmerino Super Chunky from Debbie Bliss

We welcomed first time guests Susie & Mark Moraca, owners of Kollage Yarns to the show.  Susie & Mark are the creators and distributors of those faboo square needles which we have carried for awhile.  They also develop and distribute some lovely yarns as well.  We decided it was time to bring in some of their yarns and worked out our first order with them at TNNA.  We couldn’t be more excited and hope that all of you are too.

To start off this great partnership, we are stocking Corntastic, Milky Whey and Luscious along with some terrific patterns

Enjoy!

Kathy

P.S.  Don’t forget – through Monday, Feb 1st we will be donating 5% of sales (both in the shop and on-line) towards relief efforts in Haiti by Doctors Without Borders. 

Ready, Set, Knit #161 – Interview with Gail Callahan

Monday, January 25th, 2010
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This week on Ready, Set, Knit, Steve shared some new yarns and new closeouts that have recently arrived at the shop.  It’s a very busy time with all of the new spring yarns

New Yarn

Cotton Spring from Artyarns
Picaboo from Frog Tree Alpacas
Sari from S. Charles Collezione

Lace Ball from Schoppel Wolle
Cotton Classic Lite from Tahki Yarns
Mia from Tahki Yarns

New Closeouts

Alpalite from Filatura Di Crosa
Duchess from Classic Elite Yarns
Classic One Fifty from Classic Elite Yarns

I had the immense pleasure of talking with our own Gail Callahan, a.k.a. The Kangaroo Dyer.  Gail’s first book is about to be released and to say that we’re excited would be the understatement of the year!  Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece will be available in just a few short weeks.  I know I am biased when I say this, but the book is fabulous.  It’s chock full of great information that is organized in a very logical and readable way.  The pictures are glorious and to top it off – it’s spiral bound!

We are currently taking pre-orders for Gail’s book so be sure to order yours!  The cost is $18.95 and remember it’s part of our WEBS discount!

We’ll also be hosting the official launch party for Gail and her book on Sunday, February 21st from 12-4.  Yes – a rare Sunday opening!  It’s going to be a great party so be sure to plan to join us.  To help us be sure we have enough food, etc., please register for this free event by calling Customer Service at 1.800.367.9327.

Enjoy!

Kathy

Ready, Set, Knit #149

Saturday, October 17th, 2009
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This week on Ready, Set, Knit, Steve & I talk about several new yarns , a few gift ideas and some of the newest Valley Yarns Patterns!

Schafpate Sock Yarn from Opal
Los Angeles from Wisdom
Cashmere Scarf Kits for Her from Jade Sapphire
Bamboo Interchangeable Needle Set from WEBS
Knitting Bags from Namaste
Christmas Stocking Kits from Judy’s Colors

Thetis Pullover knit in Valley Yarns Colrain


Selene Striped Cardigan knit in Valley Yarns Superwash DK

Hampshire Tweed Cardigan knit in Valley Yarns Williamstown

Soft Cables Afghan knit in Valley Yarns Amherst

Pixie & I continue the 3-button Jacket KAL from Classic Elite  featuring one of their great new fall yarns, Chesapeake.

You can listen to Ready, Set, Knit! via our website or you can download the podcast on iTunes.

Enjoy!

Kathy