This week, the staff at WEBS is buzzing about old favorites, new discoveries and an exciting opportunity!
Yet another Baby Jack sweater… I wanted a very utilitarian sweater for my grandson Jack this time. One that would be easy care, wash and wear. The pattern is a hooded pullover from Cascade 220 60 Quick Baby Knits. I am using Berroco Vintage in color #5188 Juniper and Berroco Vintage Colors in color #5222 Oasis. The solid color of Vintage is creating a very subtle stripe breaking up the variegation of the Oasis Colors. I see Jack wearing this on cool summer nights and into the Fall. > Theresa B.
This week I am buzzing about our “This is Retail Video”. All of the videos I put together at WEBS are a learning experience, but this one was extra special. I had so much fun talking with the ladies who come for drop-in help every week about their experiences in the store. I couldn’t believe that some had been coming to the store to knit and crochet for over 10 years! It was so sweet to hear their stories and learn of the friendships being made right here in our store. The video has made it to the top 20 in the National Retail Federation’s “This is Retail” contest. If you want to vote for our video, you can use this link; http://www.RetailMeansJobs.com/thisisretail/SteveElkins
I know the link redirects you to a different URL, but please use it anyway. As the match-ups change, the redirected URL will too. This one is good no matter what happens. > Lindsey P.
There are so many things that I love about Nancy’s Knit Knacks Knit-Kards. I carry a small zippered pouch of essential knitting tools that I always have on hand. The Knit-Kards fit perfectly in the pouch and are packed with so much useful information. The cards I use most often are Increases, Decreases, Yardage Table (great for figuring out how much yarn I need for a project), and Knitting Needle Inventory. I also have the Needle and Hook Gauge attached to the set of cards. This is the only needle gauge that has lasted over the years and includes sizing from 000 (1.5mm) to 35 (19mm). This would be an excellent gift for any beginning knitter. > Dena C.
I know that summer is just around the corner, but I can’t help adding to the list of mitten patterns I want to knit! The latest pair that caught my eye are the Fenway Mittens from The Charles Collection eBook. The cables are stunning and I like the simple detail on the palm of the mitten. > Tina M.
Myself and many of my colleagues at the store were smitten by the Swans Island Yarns when they first arrived in the store. Now, with the arrival of their new Dyer’s Choice Limited Edition yarns in both fingering and worsted, I think I can safely say that we are all in love. These yarns are soft, squishy, and they come in gorgeous colorways. Plus, Swans Island has fantastic pattern support! > Liz A.
I’m excited about the Namaste Messenger Bag. It has tons of space, pockets, and a padded laptop compartment. It has a magnetic closure so you don’t have to worry about your yarn getting caught in velcro. The bag even has a zipper around the outside (like your luggage) so you can expand the inside compartment. The best part about this bag is that it’s in our Anniversary Sale! It’s normally $69.00, but it’s on sale for $39.99, which is a fantastic price for such a useful, sturdy bag. > Mary K.
Our Anniversary Sale continues on until the end of May! New yarns will go on sale at the beginning of May, so be sure to check back.