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Ready, Set Knit! Show 488: LIVE From Tent Sale

Saturday, May 20th, 2017
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This week, we’re LIVE from our 15th annual Tent Sale! Tune in to WHMP at 9am or watch us on Facebook Live! Kathy and Steve will be showing off some of our unbeatable deals, and talking all about our Fleece Market. This year’s Fleece Market, which only happens on the Saturday of Tent Sale, will feature 15 local independent farmers and small businesses. Click here for the full listing of vendors, and stop by from 10-5 to check out their booths!
The WEBS 15th Annual Tent Sale will be going on from 10 – 5:30 on Saturday, May 20th, and from 10 – 4 on Sunday, May 21st – one of our rare Sunday openings! We hope you’ll join us . . . the deals are unbelievable!

Please note, because this week’s show is LIVE, the episode recording will be available to download a little later. Stay tuned!

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week: Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week:


Check out the full list of our May Sale yarns! Click here for huge savings!Reminder:
Shop our 43rd Anniversary Sale, going on now through May 31st! If you see something you like, grab it now – there will be new deals on May 1st!
The I-91 Shop Hop will be taking place from June 22 – 25th! 11 yarn shops along the 91 corridor from Putney, Vermont to New Haven, Connecticut are participating this year! Buy your 2017 Shop Hop Passport here, or pick one up from your participating local yarn store. Each time you get your passport stamped, you’ll be entered in a drawing at that yarn store. There will be amazing door prizes you could win – 44 in total. By visiting all 11 stores, you are entered in the grand prize drawing, which includes gift cards to all of the stores, and a basket full of other goodies. We’re so excited – stop by WEBS to say hi!
Upcoming Events: 
Registration for the WEBS Retreat has filled! If you missed out, please consider signing up for the waitlist. We had many people come off the waitlist last year!
WEBS is having a Rhinebeck Sweater KAL! There’s still time to sign up and start your sweater, so sign up now to join for a reduced rate! Click here for more information and to register!
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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5 Tips for Tent Sale!

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
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The wait is over – clean out the trunk of your car! This weekend, Saturday, May 20th and Sunday May, 21st WEBS will be hosting our 15th Annual Tent Sale at our Northampton, Mass store!

Whether this is your first trip, or you’re a Tent Sale pro, here are a few insider tips for shopping our biggest in-store sale of the year!


1. Come prepared!

If you aren’t sure what you’re looking for, it’s not a bad idea to take a peek at our website and check out our offerings. Our May Sale is in full swing, and you can score some excellent deals under the tent, as well as in the store, and the warehouse. Coming with a few patterns, and having a list is an excellent idea, and will help give you some inspiration. Knowing what PDF patterns you’ll need printed out at checkout will help you as well. Of course, there will be yarns or sales that are just too good to pass up – so, be open to trying something new! WEBS offers a volume discount of 20% off of full priced yarns if you spend $60, and 25% off of full priced yarns if you spend $120. For more information about our discount system, click here!


Historically, the Saturday of Tent Sale is our busiest day of the entire year! Every person who works for WEBS will be on hand to help, but not everyone will have the same knowledge as our retail store staff, especially in the hustle and bustle of a busy day. If you have specific questions about patterns, we suggest stopping by the store on another day, or taking advantage of our free drop in classes, if you can! We want to provide you with the best service we possibly can!


2. We can (almost) always order more!


Because our store is in one location, and our shipping warehouse is in the next town over, what it says we have in stock online, doesn’t always reflect what we actually have on hand, which can be frustrating for customers who are traveling a long way to come to Tent Sale. There’s no need to fear though – we can order you the quantity you need at checkout, and if it’s in stock, we’ll ship it home to you for free! If the item is out of stock, we’ll backorder it for you, and charge your shipping fees when it hits the mail. If you’re shopping online this week, you can also select “in store pick-up” at checkout, and your items will be waiting at the store for you . . . but you’ll have to act fast – we need about 48 hours to fulfill these orders!


3. Don’t forget about our Fleece Market on Saturday!



Everyone’s always excited for the Fleece Market, which takes place from 10 until 5 on Saturday. We’ll have 15 (!!!) local farms who will be set up around the perimeter of our parking lot, selling all kinds of goods, from fleeces and handmade yarn, to lamb meat and jewelry. Bring some extra cash – you never know what you’ll find! Check out a full list of vendors over here, with links to their websites.

4. There will be lines!


There’s no avoiding it, there will be some waiting. Thankfully, we will have parking attendants on hand who will help you find a place to park easily. To alleviate wait times, we’ll have extra cash registers set up to accommodate everyone as quickly and smoothly as possible. We can’t avoid long lines though, so try to bear with us. So, wear comfortable shoes and bring a friend to chat with (or your knitting!) – you’ll get through that line in no time!


5.  Bring a snack, or stop by the bistro bus!


It’s a given – most people plan to spend a good chunk of time at Tent Sale. We encourage you to bring plenty of water and a snack. The Bistro Bus will also be parked in our lot for most of the day (10 – 3), so there’s no need to leave for lunch. Check out their menu! They have delicious offerings, like Asian Fusion Tacos, and Quesadillas, as well as weekly specials!



Are you as excited as we are?

WEBS will be open on Saturday from 10 – 5:30, and from 10 -4 on Sunday. Don’t forget to tune into WHMP for Ready, Set, Knit!, which will be airing LIVE at 9. We’ll also be posting a virtual tour of the Fleece Market for those who can’t make it, but still want to get in on the action.


We can’t wait to see you!

Ready, Set, Knit! 443: Kathy talks with Franklin Habit

Saturday, May 7th, 2016
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This week Kathy talks with Franklin Habit about his brand new coloring book! I Dream of Yarn, a knit and crochet coloring book will be available June 7th.

Ready, Set, Knit! episode #443 - Kathy talks with Franklin Habit. Listen now on the WEBS Blog -

Franklin talks about creating the images for the book, his favorite colored pencils and Kathy encourages Franklin to have a Color-a-long! For a first look at the book stop by Vogue Knitting Live! next weekend in Pasadena!

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week:


The 14th Annual Tent Sale happens NEXT WEEKEND! May 14th and 15th, and don’t forget the 12th Annual Fleece Market on May 14th! Check out the vendor list for our Fleece Market this year.

And don’t forget that our show is broadcast LIVE next Saturday morning at 9am on WHMP, the podcast version of our show will be up just a little bit later than usual because of the remote broadcast.

Our first Facebook Live Video from our Summer Valley Yarns catalog photoshoot went up this past week – check it out!

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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