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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.

Steve’s Yarn Picks

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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Featured Shop in Vogue Knitting

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009
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Color me tickled!*  We are the featured shop in the Holiday 2009 issue of Vogue Knitting!

How cool is that!  (sorry the photo is a tad blurry)

Since I was interviewed for the article, I knew it was coming.  Still, that was several weeks ago and I had sort of forgotten about it and I hadn’t mentioned it to anyone on the staff.  They were so excited!

What has been really cool has been the reaction by our customers.  They are all so pleased to see “their” LYS featured.  Want to know the true cherry on top moment?  When I started getting a few emails from our mail order customers expressing how excited they were to see us featured.   My thanks to Cheryl Krementz for taking my words and creating a beautiful article.

Although my favorite part of this isse is page 26, there are other great articles and of course some very nice designs.  In particular, you definitely should check out this issue’s KnitLife article about Veronik Avery and written by the lovely Carol Sulcoski.   It’s a great view into Veronik’s world and how she came to not only become a knitwear designer, but also how her new yarn line, St. Denis came to be.

Designs in the issue feature color techniques, chunky yarns, gift ideas as well as some glamorous designs in both pale-barely-there colors that are elegant and sophisticated, as well as some that are knit in powerful plum – a hot color for the fall/winter season.

Of course, there’s a lot more in the issue – be sure to pick up a copy!

One final note – I often talk here on the blog and on the podcast about our hockey playing boys and how that basically dominates our life from early fall through March.  Hockey parents are crazy and we try to keep the boys and ourselves grounded.  Somehow, I think Pixie would beg to differ with our level of success on that front:

Yup – there she is, in the store, stitching new velcro onto Jackson’s goalie pads.  We  have definitely gone over the edge.

Kathy

*I must credit our Berroco Rep, the lovely Andra, for use of one of her signature phrases.

Seasons Collide

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008
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Our annual Summer Sale is on! This sale is all about clearing out closeout inventory. There are some great deals and steals to be had this year – Steve took no prisoners and is serious about making some room out in the warehouse. For those of you who have ever shopped the store, you know we always have a $2.00 bin. This is where odds and ends land. Well, Steve has added a $2.00 bin to the on-line sale this year! Fun for all! Be sure to check out the great buys on some really nice yarns for knitters, crocheters and weavers. Just remember, when they are gone, they are GONE!
We received our copies of Vogue Knitting Fall ’08 a few days ago. I will readily admit that I don’t run to the receiving area to grab my copy like I do when Interweave Knits comes. Usually there are a couple of patterns I like, but that’s usually it. Well, Fall ’08 is a completely different story. It is a really, really, REALLY nice issue. Look at the cover – LOOK AT THE MITTENS:

Designed by Jared of Brooklyn Tweed fame, those are mittens – serious mittens.
Called Green Autumn, they are classic, beautiful, challenging – perfect. The entire mitten spread has some great designs, some a bit more out there then others (from my perspective, but that’s just me and my own personal aesthetic). Overall, very nicely done.
As I turned the page I was hit with this:

OMG – it’s stunning. Secondly, it’s designed by Robin Melanson, who I had the chance to meet briefly and is lovely and thirdly, she used Blue Sky Alpaca Melange.
Then there’s this:

I love this too! Knit in Torino Bulky means it will move along. It’s seed stitch surrounded by ribbing and knit from the top down. It’s rated as an “intermediate” pattern (whereas the other two are “experienced” so won’t be showing up on my needles anytime soon) so maybe I’ll take it on. We’ll see.
At this point, I am loving VK Fall ’08 and as I continue to flip the pages (liking other things along the way, not just the ones I’m mentioning here) I come to this:

Norah Gaughan design using Berroco Peruvia. What else needs to be said?
Last, there is this one by Elsebeth Lavold:

Another “experienced” knit so unlikely to be knit by me, but it sure is pretty.
So, hat’s off to Trisha Malcolm and her team – fabulous job one and all! Plus the editorial content is quite good too including articles about the Canadian knitting scene and our friends Jess and Casey at Ravelry. This is a nicely done issue.
Okay, what else? Oh, I received a wonderful surprise in the mail about a week or so ago from Iris at Artyarns:

It’s beautiful and I was very touched that she thought to send it to me. Cashmere and crochet – what more could I ask for? This will be some pretty intense crocheting since the cashmere is her single ply Cashmere 1 and the pattern calls for a “C” hook. All of the circles are crocheted separately and joined as you go-ish. It’s definitely going in the queue! Thanks Iris!
Last night, several of us went out to fete the lovely and talented Cirilia.
Many of you know her from the store and others from our catalog. She has been with us since she graduate 3 years ago and has brought so much to WEBS. Well, she is leaving and we are very sad. Fortunately, she is staying in the industry so I know we will still get to cross paths and such. I am not sure if I am at liberty to say where she is going (she wasn’t sure either) so I’m going to play it safe and say nothing other than “Go Get ‘Em Cirilia!”

Lastly, a Happy, Happy Birthday to Barbara Elkins! B – we hope you are enjoying your day – we enjoyed your cake!
Kathy

Banner Day

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007
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NOTE: This post was started on 7/31 and never finished. Rather than start a whole new post, I am going to finish off the two drafts I have and then get things current)

We have received in so much yarn the past few days, it is mind boggling.

Besides yarn, we have books, patterns and magahttp://yarn.com/webs/0/1/0/4-0-1203/zines flying in at warp speed.

Two highlights – the two things that garnered squeals and general giddieness amongst the staff more than anything else. It has been hard to be focused, to say the least. The Vogue 25th Anniversary Issue is awesome and I suggest you get on-line or stop in the store asap to pick yours up. We had an out of town (really, out of country) visitor today and even that person, who is not a knitter, was thrilled to score a copy. THAT’s how hot this issue is.

We are very disappointed to announce that our event on Sunday, August 12th with Adina Klein, editor of Vogue Knitting has been cancelled. We will hopefully be able to host Adina at the store at another time.

Then, Rowan Magazine #42. It.is.spectacular. I am particularly fond of the Kaffe Fassett design on the cover. For any of you planning to attend Stitches East, Kaffe will be in our booth on Thursday evening starting at 7:00pm to sign books, etc. He is giving a talk earlier in the evening, check out the Stitches schedule for more info at http://www.knittinguniverse.com/.

More later.

Kathy