April 22nd, 2011

The Buzz at WEBS – April 22, 2011

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The Buzz at WEBS

1. Wacky Woollies Tote Bag – I’ve seen this bag on knitters ‘in the wild’ before, and it looks even better in person. Sturdy, colorful, and super cute! The perfect size for projects or shopping. > Emma W.

2. I-91 Shop Hop – I am so excited that we are participating in our first ever shop hop!  The I-91 Shop Hop is happening on June 24-26.  Twelve shops including WEBS are part of the hop!  Each store will have daily giveaways and everyone who completes the hop will be entered to win our grand prize which includes a $100 gift card to every store participating in the hop. Buy your passport on-line or in-store and get a FREE I-91 Shop Hop Tote bag.  Quantities are limited so be sure to get your passport soon!  > Kathy E.

3. Kolláge Yarns 5″ Square Double Pointed Needles – Gotta say, I love me some Kollage square needles. I use the dpn’s exclusively for my socks. They are very comfortable in my hands and my hands do not get as tired as when I use traditional dpn’s. And I love that they don’t slip out of the stitches! > Leslie Ann B.

4. Knit Your Own Dog by Sally Muir & Joanna Osborne – This book puts a great spin on knitting stuffed animals. The dogs look very realistic instead of “cartoony” and knit up pretty quickly. One of my co-workers was given the bull dog as a gift and it was too cute. Definitely a must have pattern book for dog lovers! > Grace H.

5. Valley Yarns Colrain – I tried on a few garments out of it at Stitches South and was reminded how next-to-the-skin soft it is. All that plus shine and awesome colors, the yarn is such a miracle. > Kirsten H.

6. Noro Nobori – I LOVE Noro’s new Nobori. It’s a lovely combination of traditional Noro wool yarn, mixed with a nylon tape, silk and cotton. The striping knits up with a lovely variegated pattern instead of just solid striping like traditional Kureyon. Really fun, soft and colorful for summer garments. > Malea R.

7. Folk Knitting in Estonia by Nancy Bush – This book is full of interesting techniques that you don’t see everyday! I especially love the braids and the roositud inlay techniques; once you figure out how to do them, it takes almost no effort for a huge embellishment payoff. > Elisabeth P.

8. The thing that we’ve been buzzing about the most this week is the birth of baby Ian to our Operations Manager Pete and wife Mia. Congratulations to them on their first child. The entire WEBS team is thrilled!

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2 Responses to “The Buzz at WEBS – April 22, 2011”

  1. sarah-marie Says:

    I can’t believe that it’s taken me so long to notice this: the Buzz at WEBS postings feature an extremely cute knitted bee! And I don’t recall seeing this pattern highlighted on the blog, and searches of yarn.com and Ravelry do not produce that pattern. Will we be seeing it offered soon?

  2. Dena Childs Says:

    Stayed tuned next Thursday to our weekly Free Pattern highlight on the blog. There just might be something buzzing…

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