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The Buzz at WEBS – September 9, 2011

Friday, September 9th, 2011
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This week the staff at WEBS is buzzing about…

1. Malabrigo Twist – The drop in temperatures has got me thinking about the two perennially unfinished sweaters I have in my stash shelf, especially the one in Malabrigo Twist. The yarn is so luxurious: perfectly soft, bouncy, and beautifully dyed, and I love the halo it gets as it wears. There is no real reason that I haven’t finished this sweater, but I think this is its year – I can’t wait to be able to take advantage of this yarn’s unparalleled coziness on the upcoming crisp fall days! > Elisabeth P.

2. 55 Christmas Balls to Knit – I know it’s a little early to be thinking about Christmas, but I am so excited for this book! The first book of knitting patterns by Norwegian knitwear designers Arne & Carlos is a beautiful (and funny) collection of traditional Nordic style patterns. I also like the idea of doing ornaments because they will make quick, fun, simple projects! My goal is to make a different ornament for my whole family by the big day. > Greta S. (Also don’t miss these fun commercials of Arne & Carlos.)

3. Erin Lane Bags Needle Cases – I love color and print, especially together, so I had to snag an Erin Lane needle case for myself as soon as they arrived! The Double Duty needle case has two rows to hold interchangeable needle tips, with additional pockets for cords and notions. I managed to squeeze my fixed circulars into the extra pockets so my entire circular collection is now in one handy case. The ladies at Erin Lane rotate through fabrics–which means if you see one you like, get it before it’s gone! > Emma W. (Note: Due to the rotation of fabrics, we are only available to offer these in our store. Stop by and check them out.)

4. Mountain Street Arts Care Labels – These are a must have finishing touch for any project. When you give a hand made gift, you want it to last. These labels take the pressure off the recipient to remember how they’re supposed to clean it! That beautiful striped wool hat won’t have to be accidentally felted this winter if it has a “Hand Wash” label sewn on. They’re great to remind yourself how to care for your own finished projects too. > Grace H.

5. I am so excited about our first ever Valley Yarns Trunk Show!  Join us on Thursday, September 15th from 6-8pm for an evening with our Valley Yarns Designer Kirsten Hipsky. Kirsten will highlight our Fall 2011 Collection and share her design process & inspiration. Garments will be on hand to try and as always, light refreshments will be served! > Kathy  E.

Warning: Temptation Ahead!

Sunday, July 17th, 2011
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The staff and customers have been super jazzed about our brand new trunk show from KnitBot, designed by Hannah Fettig. If you are not familiar with her name correct this immediately. These need-to-have basics are versatile and flattering to a wide range of body types, and they’re just so wicked cute!

The Featherweight Cardigan is one of the most popular patterns and arguably the most basic. I would gladly pair this with every sundress known to man and then some. Knit in Fibre Co Canopy Fingering in Obsidian, modeled by Mary.

Emma looks fabulous in the Effortless Cardigan. Knit in gauzy and light Malabrigo Lace.

I fell in love with the Sunnyside Cardigan knit in Fibre co Savannah. The simple style and stitch patterning make it a go-with-anything kinda sweater.

Doesn’t Greta look like she owns this sweater already? I’ve determined it’s an absolute must-knit for her! Spring Ribbed Cardigan, shown in Fibre Co Savannah.

Gail won’t admit it, but she looks stunning in the Contented Cardi, knit in Fibre Co Worsted (color is Blue Crown). I’m tempted to knit this in secret for Gail, and finally out-give the notoriously generous Gail!

Just in case there are any shorties out there like Karen I thought I’d show Karen and Gail side-by-side. A flattering garment on all it can be shortened or lengthened and the back detail can be moved up or down! (Karen’s version is knit in Classic Elite Inca Alpaca, color 1114).

Can you tell why we are absolutely wild about this trunk show? Hey locals, come down and check it out! We will be displaying these tasty garments all through next week. Don’t miss out!

Happy Knitting

Cara