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Ready, Set, Knit! 375: Kathy talks with Steve from Stitches East

Saturday, October 11th, 2014
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This week Kathy talks with Steve from the Stitches East market floor.

booth at Stitches

We have a new set up this year, we’re featuring lots of small projects and unique yarns from Mrs. Crosby, Zen Yarn Garden, and Zauberball, our last 40th Anniversary YarnCharlemont hand dyed by Dream in Color, Noro Yarns, our new yarns Valley Superwash Bulky and Leyden, Madeline Tosh and the new Knitter’s Pride Marblz needles are in the booth. There are also exclusive Stitches East Specials!

Keep an eye on the blog and facebook for a great promotion that we’re running with Classic Elite next week!

Steve’s Yarn Picks :

Upcoming Events:

Later this month you can check out the WEBS 40th Anniversary Weaving Contest Gallery Show. We have an opening reception on Thursday Oct 16th 5:30 – 7:30, and the exhibit will be open to the public October 17 and 18th 10-5pm.

Don’t miss out on a weekend full of classes with the amazing Dora Ohrensten in November! And be sure to check out all of our upcoming Events here.

Don’t forget that we’re collecting Hot Chocolate Run Polar Bears for Safe Passage, you can read all the details here.

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Ready, Set, Knit! 333: Kathy talks with Cirilia Rose

Saturday, November 9th, 2013
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This week Kathy talks with Cirilia Rose, Creative Director at Skacel.

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Kathy and Cirilia Rose discuss The Fiber Factor, Skacel‘s Knitwear Designer Competition that has just entered the Final Challenge stage.

They discuss the goals of the contest, the different challenges and short turn-around times as well as some of the design work. Bravura designed by Tracey Purcher has been one of the most popular patterns from the contest!

Steve’s Yarn Picks:

Stitches East is happening this weekend! November 8-10 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT.  Stop by and visit the folks at the WEBS booth today and tomorrow.

Upcoming Events:

Northampton Bag Day Nov 23rd, 20% off any one item,  in store only

Our November KAL on Ravelry, join us in making the Safe Passage Set and be entered to win a $50 WEBS Gift Certificate.

Team WEBS is running and walking in the Annual Hot Chocolate run to benefit Safe Passage on December 8th. Please make a donation to any member of our team and Steve and Kathy will match all funds raised!

Reminder:

Ready, Set, Knit! listeners are you up for a challenge?!   The KnottyGirls Knitcast issued a challenge and started the Ravelry Podcaster Throwdown. They claimed that their listeners will turn in more hats for Halos of Hope by the end of Stitches West 2014 than any other podcast out there. You all know that Kathy has a competitive streak a mile wide and can’t resist a challenge! Steve has even stepped in and said that he will ship all the collected hats to Stitches West! Here’s what you need to do:

Make as many knit and/or crochet hats as you can (check here for preferred fibers and free patterns) and get them to us by February 1, 2014. Make sure each hat and package is labeled with “Team RSK!” Please mail all packages to:

WEBS
Attn: TEAM RSK!
6 Industrial Pkwy.
Easthampton, MA 01027

If you’re posting about your progress on Facebook or Twitter please use #PodcastThrowdown. And please join the Podcasters Throwdown Group on Ravelry and show your support in the Team RSK thread! If you’ve sent in hats let us know who you are.

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Ready, Set, Knit! 330: Kathy talks with Tanis Gray

Saturday, October 12th, 2013
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This week Kathy talks with Tanis Gray about her new book, Knitting Architecture.

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Kathy and Tanis discuss the similarities between designing a sweater or garment and designing a building.

Knitting Architecture by Tanis Gray

Knitting Architecture contains 20 patterns and is divided into 3 Chapters:

Form Follows Function – featuring the Segrada Familia Cardigan
The Details – featuring the Byzantine Pullover
the Materials – featuring Bird’s Nest Shrug, designed by Tanis!

Steve’s Yarn Picks:

WEBS is open regular hours today, closed tomorrow and open regular hours again on Monday. While you’re here you should check out the Paradise City Arts Festival Oct 12-14 at the 3-County Fairgrounds.

Upcoming Events:

Registration is open for our 7th Annual Bus Trip to the NY Sheep & Wool Festival in Rhinebeck on October 19th – just ONE WEEK away! Are you on the bus?

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, the Yarn Harlot, is joining us to offer two classes the week of October 19th! We’re so excited to have her back at WEBS.

Stitches East is coming up! November 8-10 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT. There are still lots of open seats in classes and the Market is not to be missed!

Reminder:

Ready, Set, Knit! Listeners get ready for a challenge!   The KnottyGirls Knitcast issued a challenge and started the Ravelry Podcaster Throwdown. They claimed that their listeners will turn in more hats for Halos of Hope by the end of Stitches West 2014 than any other podcast out there. You all know that Kathy has a competitive streak a mile wide and can’t resist a challenge! Steve has even stepped in and said that he will ship all the collected hats to Stitches West! Here’s what you need to do:

Make as many knit and/or crochet hats as you can (check here for preferred fibers and free patterns) and get them to us by February 1, 2014. Make sure each hat and package is labeled with “Team RSK!” Please mail all packages to:

WEBS
Attn: TEAM RSK!
6 Industrial Pkwy.
Easthampton, MA 01027

If you’re posting about your progress on Facebook or Twitter please use #PodcastThrowdown. And please join the Podcasters Throwdown Group on Ravelry and show your support in the Team RSK thread! If you’ve sent in hats let us know who you are.

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Ready, Set, Knit! 328: Kathy talks with Leslie Ann Bestor

Saturday, September 28th, 2013
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This week Kathy talks with WEBS Store Manager Leslie Ann Bestor about the upcoming National Spinning and Weaving Week.

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National Spinning and Weaving Week

Kathy and Leslie Ann discuss the free demonstrations running from 11am – 1pm each day and  all the great mini workshops you can participate in over the course of the week:

Monday: Creating Texture on a Rigid Heddle Loom or Plying Mini Workshop, 2-4pm

Tuesday: Clasped Weft Mini Workshop 2-4pm

Wednesday is the Big Meet-up day from 10-3:30pm! Come on in and spin or weave and bring show and tell projects. We’ll have snacks and lots of fun!

Thursday: Fun with the Zoom Loom, 2-4pm

Friday: Fiber Preparation for Spinning Unique Yarns, 2-4pm

There will also be special deals and sales on select weaving/spinning tools and supplies – in store only. Remember the mini workshops are only $5.00 and you must pre-register.

Steve’s Yarn Picks

Note:

The Cover Sweater from our Fall 2013 Catalog has been hugely popular and has cleared out ALL stock of the yarn available in the US! WOW! Noro has actually put this one yarn color at the top of their production list because of your demand! and new shipments of Obi color #05 should be in stock by mid-November. If you don’t mind the wait, feel free to place an order for this color that will remain on back order until it is restocked, or check out some of the other color selections in the Obi yarn.

Reminder:

Ready, Set, Knit! Listeners get ready for a challenge!   The KnottyGirls Knitcast issued a challenge and started the Ravelry Podcaster Throwdown. They claimed that their listeners will turn in more hats for Halos of Hope by the end of Stitches West 2014 than any other podcast out there. You all know that Kathy has a competitive streak a mile wide and can’t resist a challenge! Steve has even stepped in and said that he will ship all the collected hats to Stitches West! Here’s what you need to do:

Make as many knit and/or crochet hats as you can (check here for preferred fibers and free patterns) and get them to us by February 1, 2014. Make sure each hat and package is labeled with “Team RSK!” Please mail all packages to:

WEBS
Attn: TEAM RSK!
6 Industrial Pkwy.
Easthampton, MA 01027

If you’re posting about your progress on Facebook or Twitter please use #PodcastThrowdown. And please join the Podcasters Throwdown Group on Ravelry and show your support in the Team RSK thread!

Upcoming Events:

Our 10th Annual Knit & Crochet for the Cure event is happening in store October 6 from 1-4pm. Please register!

WEBS is open regular hours on Columbus day weekend, closed on Sunday and open on Monday, while you’re here you should check out the Paradise City Arts Festival Oct 12-14 at the 3-County Fairgrounds.

Registration is open for our 7th Annual Bus Trip to the NY Sheep & Wool Festival in Rhinebeck on October 19th! Are you on the bus?

Stitches East is coming up! November 8-10 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT. There are still lots of open seats in classes and the Market is not to be missed!

 

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Ready, Set, Knit! 327: Kathy talks with Benjamin Levisay

Saturday, September 21st, 2013
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This week Kathy talks with Benjamin Levisay, President of XRX Books and Knitters magazine and host the Fiber Hooligan Podcast.

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Benjamin talks about his podcast and wonderful guests as well as his work with Halos of Hope.

Podcaster Throwdown Ravelry Group

Ready, Set, Knit! Listeners get ready for a challenge!   The KnottyGirls Knitcast issued a challenge and started the Ravelry Podcaster Throwdown. They claimed that their listeners will turn in more hats for Halos of Hope by the end of Stitches West 2014 than any other podcast out there. You all know that Kathy has a competitive streak a mile wide and can’t resist a challenge! Steve has even stepped in and said that he will ship all the collected hats to Stitches West! Here’s what you need to do:

Make as many knit and/or crochet hats as you can (check here for preferred fibers and free patterns) and get them to us by February 1, 2014. Make sure each hat and package is labeled with “Team RSK!” Please mail all packages to:

WEBS
Attn: TEAM RSK!
6 Industrial Pkwy.
Easthampton, MA 01027

If you’re posting about your progress on Facebook or Twitter please use #PodcastThrowdown.

Steve’s Yarn Picks

WEBS Fall 2013 Catalog is arriving in mailboxes – you can sign up for a catalog if you’d like to receive a copy

Upcoming Events:

Our Fall class schedule is live on the website and classes begin this week!

Our 10th Annual Knit & Crochet for the Cure event is happening in store October 6 from 1-4pm. Please register!

National Spinning and Weaving Week is happening October 7-12 with lots of in-store demonstrations and workshops, be sure to register!

Registration is open for our 7th Annual Bus Trip to the NY Sheep & Wool Festival in Rhinebeck on October 19th! Are you on the bus?

Stitches East is coming up! November 8-10 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT. There are still lots of open seats in classes and the Market is not to be missed!

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Ready, Set, Knit! #284: Kathy talks with Audrey Knight

Saturday, October 13th, 2012
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Guest: Kathy and Audrey discuss her new eBook, Reversible Scarves: Curing the Wrong Side Blues. The book is full of user friendly patterns and wonderful “Make it Yours” sections that encourage knitters to explore simple ways to add great detail, color and textural interest to their scarves.

Kathy is particularly fond of the first chapter where Audrey demonstrates the same scarf pattern made in 6 different yarns in varying weights.

Printed copies of Audrey’s book can be purchased through Cooperative Press.

Audrey will be teaching at Interweave Knitting Lab and at Stitches West.

Thanks to all the customers that came out for our 9th Annual Knit & Crochet for the Cure last Sunday! Our customers spent time knitting and crocheting wonderful fingerless gloves to be donated to Cancer Connection.

All 3 of our buses to the New York State Sheep and Wool Fair in Rhinebeck next weekend are full! Please contact Customer Service if you would like to be put on the waiting list. Sometimes we have last minute cancellations.

Steve’s at Stitches
Steve and the WEBS Crew have been setting up for Stitches East that is happening this weekend, they’ve brought 16 pallets of yarn and fixtures – about 120 boxes of yarn! You can find them in booths 701-707, 800-808, 810 and 812. Come see us Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 10-4.

We’ve got tons on Madelinetosh,  Blue Moon in garment quantities, Berroco yarns and the new Karbonz Needles from Knitter’s Pride.

WEBS Holiday Gift Guide 2012 Catalogs will begin arriving in mailboxes in a few weeks.

Upcoming Events:
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee will be here teaching, NEXT WEEK! October 17 and 18. Classes are full but you can be added to the waitlist by contacting Customer Service.
Franklin Habit will be here for classes and an event in early November. The event is now full!
Event and book signing with Carol Sulcoski on November 10th.

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Ready, Set, Knit! #283: Kathy talks with Benjamin Levisay of XRX Books and Knitter’s Magazine

Saturday, October 6th, 2012
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Guest: Kathy and Ben discuss Stitches East, which begins next Thursday, October 11th at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT.  Ben talks about lots of new teachers, some of the great classes and events happening as well as the fundraiser for Halos of Hope.

Next week is also Restaurant Week in Connecticut, check out some of the great deals at Hartford area eateries while you’re in town for Stitches.

Steve’s Yarn Picks

Tomorrow, October 7 , is our 9th annual Knit and Crochet for the Cure. In store only 1-4PM.
Kathy’s Book Pics:
Sock Yarn Studio by Carol Sulcoski
 *There’s also a great Event and book signing with Carol on November 10th.
November Knits by Courtney Kelley and Kate Gagnon Osborn
Northern Knits Gifts by Lucinda Guy
Upcoming Events:
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee will be here teaching October 17 and 18. Classes are full but you can be added to the waitlist by contacting Customer Service.
Franklin Habit will be here for classes and an event in early November. The event is now full!

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Ready, Set, Knit #278: Kathy talks with WEBS Education Manager Tina McElmoyl

Saturday, September 1st, 2012
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Guest: Kathy and Tina discuss the upcoming fall events.

Valley Yarns Trunk Show with Kirsten Hipsky – Sept. 20th from 6-8pm

National Spinning and Weaving Week – October 1st – 7th

9th Annual Knit & Crochet for the Cure – Oct. 7th from 1-4pm

Stitches East in Hartford – Oct 11th-14th

Book signing with Mary Beth Temple – Oct. 27th from 12:30 ttill 1:30pm

* Two classes you can take with Mary Beth Temple!

No Stress Motif Joining and Crochet Entrelac

An Afternoon with Franklin Habit – Nov. 10th from 2 till 3pm

* Two classes you can take with Franklin Habit!

The History, Methods and Styles of Lace Knitting and Garter Jacquard: Garter Stitch Gone Wild

You can now register for events online,  just follow the links above!

 

Kathy and Tina also talk about some of the exciting classes happening this fall.

Knitting Happily Ever After – Ergonomics for Knitters and Crocheters and Ergonomics Small Group Mini Consultations with Carson Demers.

The Resoleable Elizabeth Zimmerman Sock

First Crochet Cardigan

The Fall Catalog will begin arriving in mailboxes around September 10th but you can view the catalog online now!

Steve’s Yarn Picks:

Kathy’s Yarn Pick:
Reminder: WEBS will be closed this Sunday, Sept. 2nd and Monday, Sept. 3rd in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

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Ready, Set, Knit #274: Kathy Talks with Pam Heschke

Saturday, July 28th, 2012
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Guest: Pam Heschke, Founder and President of Halos of Hope and 8 year cancer survivor, talks with Kathy about her organization and her mission to comfort patients undergoing chemotherapy.

Our own Valley Yarns Valley Superwash would be a great yarn to use for hats to donate to Halos of Hope. 

They also talk about the incredible volunteers who have made and donated over 72,000 handmade hats and the ongoing fundraiser that will culminate at Stitches East in October.

Steve’s Yarn Picks:

Upcoming Events
Listen close, Steve mentions a brand new Valley Yarn that will debut at Stitches Midwest!

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Ready, Set, Knit #240: Kathy talks with Designer Laura Nelkin

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011
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Guest: Laura Nelkin of Nelkin Designs. For 5 years she was the design director at Schaefer Yarns, so you may recognize her name. She decided to venture out on her own and has busy designing since then!

Check out the newest Laura Nelkin designs in Valley Yarns. The Selata Shawl and the Gears Wrap.

We also have many of Laura’s patterns available for PDF download.

Find Laura at nelkindesigns.com, twitter.com/lnelkin, nelkindesigns.blogspot.com, and on Ravelry and Facebook under Nelkin Designs.

Steve’s Yarn Picks

If you’re within driving distance to Hartford, CT, make sure you come to Stitches East this weekend and say hi to us! It’s at the Connecticut Connvention Center. The market is open Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 10-4. You don’t want to miss your chance to check out a bunch of great vendors. We’re in booths 701-707 and 800-806 and our friends from Blue Moon Fiber Arts are nearby in booths 807 and 809.

October 27th – Book Signing and Trunk Show with Juniper Moon Farm!

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