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Join the Kitschmas Stocking CAL!

Monday, November 7th, 2016
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Join designer, Vickie Howell for a holiday prep Crochet-along!

Join the Kitschmas Stocking CAL Nov 17th - 22nd. Find out more on the WEBS Blog at blog.yarn.com

Starting November 17th you’ll chain on for the Kitschmas Stocking, a granny-striped decoration that can be crocheted in mere hours — that’s right, folks, hours! That means it may actually be attainable for more than one person in your family to get a handmade stocking this year. (Vickie will attempt to make enough for her family of 5. Can she do it? Nobody knows — least of all her!)

We’ll be using Valley Yarns Valley Superwash Super Bulky in any 2 colors. Use the code VHCal1 at checkout to get the Kitschmas Stocking Pattern for the discounted price of just $2.99 when you purchase 3 balls of Valley Superwash Super Bulky!

You’ll need 3 balls of Valley Superwash Super Bulky (2 balls of the main color and 1 ball of the contrast color), and a U.S. M (9.0mm) crochet hook.

Head on Over to Vickie’s Facebook Page and join the CAL event! Just post a comment letting her know, “I’m in!”

Feel free to post photos on the events page for others to see. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions and share tips. Vickie will be there to lead the conversation, answer questions, and fawn over your mad crochet skills!

New Valley Yarns designs from Vickie Howell!

Monday, October 3rd, 2016
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We’re beyond thrilled to have partnered with DIY Queen and craft enabler, Vickie Howell for a collection of fun, modern patterns as well as an exclusive set of colors for our NEW Valley Superwash Super Bulky!

NEW! Valley Superwash Super Bulky in exclusive Vickie Howell colors, read more on the WEBS Blog at blog.yarn.com

These quick knit and crochet accessories are the perfect projects for gifts, travel or just treating yourself before the first snow flies! The Arrow Head Hat features a simple combination of Fair Isle and textured stitches in 3 colors that is a terrific first colorwork project. The Ziggy Scarf get’s its twisty pop from the simplest cable, another great starter project! The Upward Spiral Beanie is a fun crochet tube of post stitches, cinched at the top for that great slouchy look and topped with a lively pom pom. And the Curvaceous Cowl is a cozy and warm combination of cables and seed stitch, perfect for bridging the seasons.

NEW! Valley Superwash Super Bulky in exclusive Vickie Howell colors and 5 brand new designs! Read more on the WEBS Blog at blog.yarn.com

Vickie also designed the Kitchmas Stocking to add a bit of her signature style to your holidays. Chose two of Vickie’s exclusive colors: Cast Away Coral, Aqua Oasis, Moontower Mustard, Gray Gardens, Tiki Turquoise and Boss Byzanthium, or combine them with one of our 12 other colors!

NEW! Vickie Howell patterns! Read more on the WEBS Blog at blog.yarn.com

Which of these new patterns will you make first?

Ready, Set, Knit! 460: Kathy talks with Vickie Howell

Saturday, October 1st, 2016
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This week Kathy talks with Vickie Howell. Learn about Vickie and Kathy’s process to developing the new Valley Yarns Valley Superwash Super Bulky and Vickie’s exclusive colors!

Ready, Set, Knit! episode #460 - Kathy talks with Vickie Howell. Listen now on the WEBS Blog - blog.yarn.com

Check out Vickie’s designs for this yarn. And be sure to check out the FREE Super Scarf design! Look for the WEBS booth at Vogue Knitting Live in Minneapolis, and Vickie’s Make and Take!

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week:

Reminder:

Our 11th Annual Knit for the Cure is happening tomorrow, Sunday 10/2, from 12-4!

WEBS retail store has extended it’s hours until 6:00PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays only. Thursdays the store will remain open until 8pm, and Saturdays until 5:30.

If you haven’t yet seen our new Website – check it out!

Upcoming Events:

Book your seat on the bus to Rhinebeck! Spaces are running out and the trip is in just 2 weeks!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for lots of great new products, contests and fun!

Check out all of our upcoming Events here.

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Ready, Set, Knit! 445: Kathy talks with Vickie Howell

Saturday, May 21st, 2016
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This week Kathy talks with Vickie Howell about her new book, Wee Garter Stitch. She was brave enough to do a fashion show for the book at VK Live in Pasadena last week!

Ready, Set, Knit! episode #445 - Kathy talks with Vickie Howell. Listen now on the WEBS Blog - blog.yarn.com

Vickie talks about her path to the crafting industry, when she learned how to knit, and how this book reflects what she’s learned about crafters and knitters during her career.

And stay tuned for a big exciting new project here at WEBS with Vickie Howell later in the year!

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week:

Reminder:

Our retail Store Closed Memorial Day,  Monday May 30th.

Seats are going fast in our Color Theory Class with the amazing Amy Hendrix of Madelinetosh! If you can make it to the class you can join us for a meet and greet, please register so we know how many to expect.

Upcoming Events:

The I-91 Shop Hop will take place June 23–26th. Get your passport now and plan your weekend!

Be sure to check out all of our upcoming Events here.

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You Know It’s Been A Long Time Since Your Last Post When. . . .

Sunday, September 16th, 2007
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you have to stop and “think” about your password. Ugh.

Well, it’s not like it hasn’t been busy, I will at least take comfort in that. Let’s see, so where to start.
Last I left you we were on vacation, which was lovely and all too short. Isn’t that true for all vacations?
When we came home there were two weeks until school started, so in the eyes of the boys, lots of summer fun to still be had. Jonathan made the most of his time, finally mastering this:

Then one morning, I arrived at the store and our quirky Fedex delivery guy was there. Guess what he brought us, that lovely day? Yarn you yell? Sorry, wrong. Needles?? I hear you, but no, wrong again. It wasn’t books or accessories or even a loom! It was this:

And two white friends. He came into the possesion of six abandoned kittens, three of which he found homes for. The other three were tooling around in his truck, which at four weeks old, is no place for a kitten. So what to do? He was smart – he brought them to the yarn store. The good news is all three have homes. “Lily” even came back for a visit and transfer of ownership. Look at how great she looks!

Thanks Melissa, Sharlene and Nancy for taking such good care of these little treasures and taking them into your homes.

Next, Steve and I got to escape for an overnight to Boston. We did a little shopping and then headed here:

For this:

Yup, we are Parrotheads in a big way and we had a BLAST! I have to share a couple of fun pics:

His cooler is motorized!

 

REALLY big drinks!

 

We’re pretty tame Parrotheads, when you come right down to it.

Then, before we knew it, it was time for this:
The first day, in the first grade and the first day in the third grade. We were jumping for joy and shedding a wee bit of a tear all at the same time.
There was some amazing knitting that has graced our presence over the past few weeks including this:

Marion works in the store and there is NOTHING she can’t knit. This masterpiece is for her husband.

My Tilted Duster is moving along. Working on the second sleeve and getting ready to assemble the fronts and backs. Got to show my work off to the designer, as we hosted this:

Our event with Norah Gaughan was so much fun. We got to spend the better part of the day with her. She was a guest “in-studio” for our weekly podcast, Ready, Set, Knit!
Our customers had fun:


Our staff worked the runway:

A good time was had by all. The garments from her pattern book were inspirational and looked so great on so many different people! Be sure to check it out as well as all of the Berroco yarns!
As a family, we celebrated Rosh Hashanah. Happy New Year to everyone who also celebrated.
So I think that catches me up. The yarn, well, there’s so much yarn and new accessories and stuff, I can’t even begin to recreate all of it. Be sure to watch the website, check out the store and watch your mail for our Fall catalog! I think it came out quite nicely!
One quick yarn note. Our own Valley Yarns Colrain is on special through next Wednesday, 9/19. Regularly $3.99/ball, it’s being featured at $2.99/ball as part of the launch of our fall catalog and new series of Valley Yarns patterns. Be sure to check out Melissa’s Radiance Jacket that she designed for us. It’s really beautiful. The yarn is equally beautiful. We sell it well in the store and at shows, but we struggle to translate it on the web. This merino/tencel blend is really pretty. The tencel adds a lovely sheen that is just right. For those of you hand dyeing at home – order some natural and test a couple of balls. Be prepared to have your socks knocked off.
Even though I’m well along on my Tilted Duster, we have just kicked off the knitalong on the podcast, so tune in and knitalong with Pixie and I!
We’ve got a couple of super-secret projects in the works, that The Big Guy says I cannot blog about yet, but as soon as I can share, I will! (And for the record, I am not pregnant, not going to be pregnant, so just skip over that entire discussion. It’s all work stuff).
Vickie Howell will be at WEBS this Thursday, 9/20 from 6-9pm. This is one of those rare opportunities – we are so lucky that she has made time to come all the way to Northampton, so I hope we have a great turn out! We’ll be hanging out with her, we’ll offer a Yarn Tasting of her very own collection and there will be garments on hand to check out. Be sure to register so we have enough munchies for everyone!
Now that the kids are settled into their schedules, I am hoping to get back to more frequent blogging. Thanks for being patient!
Kathy