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Valley Yarns featured in Knit Simple

Thursday, August 29th, 2013
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Not only were our Valley Yarns used for 2 great projects in the Fall 2013 issue of knit simple but one of them is an adorable crochet hat!

The Crocheted Arrows Beanie designed by Janet Brani uses our Valley Yarns Colrain in three rich, fall colors and you only need one skein each of grape jelly, mauve, and rich purple!

Fran Gross designed a simple blanket with great textural details for the Knit Block Afghan using our Valley Yarns Berkshire in a striking shade of Lime green. With just 13 skeins, and over 40 colors to choose from, you could have a bright or subtle addition to your decor with stunning graphic appeal.

What colors would you choose for these projects?

Ready, Set, Knit! 324: Kathy talks with Lisa Shroyer

Saturday, August 24th, 2013
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This week Kathy talks with Lisa Shroyer, the new editor at Interweave Knits, about the Fall 2013 issue and the upcoming Holiday Gifts issue which will be available in September.

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Lisa began work on the Fall issue with the photography but she has been spearheading the Holiday Gifts issues for the last few years. Lisa will be bringing more of a focus on technique and feature articles that will really make Interweave Knits a part of your long-term reference library for knitting.

This issue is full of lots a great colorwork and textural knits including the Prisma Dolmon and the Filtered Pullover, both worked side-to-side and featuring dropped stitches.

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Our End of Summer Sale runs through August 31st – This is your last week to save on some amazing yarns!

Upcoming Events:

Our Fall class schedule is live on the website and should be arriving in mailboxes soon, classes begin in mid-September.

Labor day weekend is next week! WEBS will be open normal hours on Saturday, 10:00am – 5:30pm but closed on Sunday Sept. 1 and Monday Sept 2. for the holiday.

Registration has opened for our 7th Annual Bus Trip to the NY Sheep & Wool Festival in Rhinebeck on October 19th!

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Ready, Set, Knit! 319: Kathy talks with Trisha Malcolm

Saturday, July 20th, 2013
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Guest: Kathy talks with Trisha Malcolm, Editor of Vogue Knitting. Their newest issue, Early Fall 2013, is available now though they began work on this issue back in January!

Trisha talks about keeping up with developing trends from runway shows and building design stories for their issues. She also talks with Kathy about the design submission process, the submission form is here,  and where designs could be used;  Vogue Knitting, Knit Simple, Noro Magazine or other Vogue publications.

They also discuss the Vogue Knitting Live Events that have become so popular in Seattle, New York and coming up in Chicago in early November.

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Upcoming Events:

Classic Elite Fall 2013 Event, Wednesday evening July 24th from 6:00-7:30pm.

Stitches Midwest is happening August 8-11 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center in Schaumburg, IL.

Registration has opened for our 7th Annual Bus Trip to the NY Sheep & Wool Festival in Rhinebeck!

And don’t forget to check out our new streamlined cashwrap area the next time you stop into the store! The major remodel work is done and we’ll be finishing the new check out counter with some new graphic work and a few more fixtures.

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Valley Yarns Southwick featured in Interweave Crochet Summer 2013

Monday, July 1st, 2013
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Interweave Crochet just release their Summer 2013 issue. The Palm Tunic, designed by Cristina Mershon, is crocheted using our Valley Yarns Southwick.

Constructed from triangle motifs that come together in a great starburst on the bodice, and wide ribbed band at the hem, it’s perfect to slip on over a bathing suit or pair with a cami and flirty, summer skirt.

Have you checked our the Summer 2013 issue of Interweave Crochet yet?

Valley Yarns Northfield featured in Knitscene Accessories 2013

Thursday, June 6th, 2013
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The brand new Knitscene Accessories 2013 issue has recently hit news stands. Among the 33 great patterns you will find the Zed Scarf designed by Barbara Kreuter and knit in Valley Yarns Northfield, in Chestnut and Boy Blue.

This yarn is my favorite Valley yarn! The silk and baby alpaca give it shine and wonderful drape while the merino makes sure that it has bounce and feels cozy, and it’s available in over 20 colors.

The Zed scarf is part of a modular knits chapter but this issue also contains great info on Latvian braids, knitweaving and crocheted edges.

Have you picked up your copy of Knitscene Accessories 2013 yet?

Ready, Set, Knit! 308: Kathy talks with Carol Alexander

Saturday, April 20th, 2013
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Guest:
 Kathy talks with Carol Alexander, editor of Crochet World and Crochet! magazine.

Carol talks about her path from designer to editor of 2 major Crochet magazines and the insights she gained during that journey into the inner workings of bringing a magazine full of great patterns and useful knowledge to market, as well as how many people and just how much time it takes to do so.

They also discuss the resurgence of Tunisian crochet, the best yarns to crochet with and why knitters should try crochet.

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New Yarns

39th Anniversary Sale Highlights

Check out all the great Weaving Yarns in our 39th Anniversary Sale.

Thanks to everyone who joined us at Stitches South! you always make us feel so welcome!

Upcoming Events: 

The full line-up of Summer classes is now online and printed booklets should have already begun to arrive in mailboxes. Check out some of this year’s amazing guest teachers: Ann Budd, Stephen West, Gail Zucker and Jason Collingwood!

Don’t forget about the Tent Sale on May 18th and 19th. There will be some great grab bags as well as some Noro on sale, we’re cleaning out the warehouse, folks!

The Third Annual I-91 Shop Hop is happening June 27-30th.

The New England Weavers Seminar (NEWS) is happening July 11-14, on the Smith College campus.

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Ready, Set, Knit! 302: Kathy talks with Kara Gott Warner

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013
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Guest: Kathy talk with Kara Gott Warner, Executive Editor of Creative Knitting magazine.

Creative Knitting started as Knitters World and transitioned to Creative Knitting in 2010
focusing on newer knitters and helping them take their basic skills to the next level.

This issue has a wonderful article demystifying lace and some great knit jewelry pieces. The Jada Necklace by Andi Javori is a great piece to start using beads and jewelry is also a wonderful time to indulge in a single skein of luxury yarn.

The next issue is a special  Summer issue, Easy Everyday Openwork and Lace, hitting news stands in April, there are skill building articles, and a pile of seasonal patterns.

Our thanks to everyone that came to see us at Stitches West – thanks also to our great team!

We’re happy to announce that WEBS is going to to Stitches South! We’ll be there with 6 booths at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel & Cobb Galleria Centre April 11-14th in Atlanta, GA.

And don’t forget to follow us on your favorite Social Media outlet where you’ll have first looks at closeouts, events and more! Facebook, Twitter, All Things WEBS Group on Ravelry, Google+ and Pinterest.

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Upcoming Events: 

Norah Gaughan and the Berroco Design Team will be at WEBS this Thursday, March 7th from 6-8pm

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Valley Yarns in Interweave Crochet Accessories!

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012
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We’re very happy to share the 2012 Accessories issue of Interweave Crochet. One of our Valley Yarns was used in the cover design!

You can see all of the projects from this issue at Crochetme.com

Karen Ratto-Whooley designed a two-color, self-fringeing scarf worked in back loop single crochet using our Valley Yarns Deerfield. The Elvis 1973 Scarf has the appearance of traditional Fair Isle knitting.

If you’re still looking for some great last minute gifts to make this issue is packed with wonderful cowls, scarves, hats and more.

Are you working on any of the projects from this issue?

Ready, Set, Knit! #290: Kathy talks with Kate Gilbert, designer and founder of Twist Collective

Saturday, December 1st, 2012
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Guest: 
Kathy and Kate talk about the history of Twist Collective; they’ll be celebrating 5 years next summer!

Kate explains the process of choosing patterns, yarns and colors as well as the clothing to be worn with the new designs, and styling the models for the photo shoots.

They also discuss the painstaking tech-editing process each pattern goes through to provide the highest quality patterns.

The Winter 2012 Issue is live now and features 2 designs using Valley Yarns. North Wind knit in Valley Yarns Northampton and Esme knit in Valley Yarns Northfield.

Horatio and Oren mittens knit in Valley Yarns Huntington or Northfield, from the Fall 2012 issue of Twist Collective

 

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Tomorrow team WEBS will once again be walking(while knitting!) and running in the Annual Hot Chocolate Run to benefit Safe Passage. Last year we raised $6000 dollars and we’d love to raise even more this year. If you’d like to help out, please visit our donation page. Kathy and Steve will be matching all donations made through till the start of the Race tomorrow morning!

WEBS is open Sundays through 12/23, from 12 to 5PM EST, for your holiday shopping convenience.

Upcoming Events:
Thursday Dec 20th, Event with Bruce Weinstein and his new book, Boyfriend Sweaters.Right click or CTRL+click and Save As to download the MP3 of this Podcast Subscribe to Ready, Set, Knit! in iTunes Subscribe to the Ready, Set, Knit! Podcast RSS Feed

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Ready, Set, Knit! #289: Kathy talks with Shannon Okey

Saturday, November 17th, 2012
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Guest:
Kathy and Shannon talk about her experience publishing her own books, the history of Cooperative Press and it’s aim to better promote and compensate the authors and designers it publishes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Cooperative Press’s newest publication Needles and Artifice, the Quadrille Overbust Corset

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                 Dishcloth Diva and Boys’ Knits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                       Fresh Designs Hats and KnitEdge Magazine

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Thanks to everyone who placed an order or shopped in our store last week to help out with the Hurricane Sandy relief effort. Based on sales, we have just made a donation of $15,050 to the American Red Cross to do our share for the folks who need it most.
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REMEMBER: Northampton Bag Day - November 17th - TODAY!,  In Store and In Stock only!
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No show next week. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
WEBS will be closing early on Wednesday 11/21 and closed all day, Thursday 11/22 for the holiday.
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We will be opening Sundays beginning next weekend on 11/25  through 12/23, from 12:00 to 5:00PM EST, for your holiday shopping convenience.
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Upcoming Events:
Thursday Dec 20th, Event with Bruce Weinstein and his new book, Boyfriend Sweaters.

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