December 21st, 2012

The Buzz at WEBS – December 21, 2012

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The Buzz at WEBS

This week the staff at WEBS is buzzing about their last minute Holiday gifts!

(Left) A couple of years ago, I decided that for our holiday photo, I was going to knit my four children elf hats. I used Brown Sheep Bulky because time was running out . I had pictured happy elves but the best picture was all of them with their arms crossed and grumpy. It is one of my favorite holiday cards and they still pull out the hats every year and wear them to school. The pattern is lossly based on the cover of More Last Minute Hats. > Amy S.

(Right) One of the best things about working at Webs is being able to make and wear festive knits around people who appreciate them. I made the candy cane striped boot toppers last year and could hardly wait to wear them again this holiday season! I also wore them to a holiday party where they were first “knitnapped” by a two year old who would not give them back until I promised to knit her some and then by the host of the party who wore them as arm warmers. These might be my “go to” gifts next year.  They are knit out of Berroco Vintage DK in red and white. I used some left over green from my stash to crochet the jingle bells on after I was done knitting. > Amy S.

My daughter in law saw this pattern on Pinterest and asked me to make it for my granddaughter. It’s called the Burton Bear Cowl and it is  super fast and easy to knit in a super bulky weight yarn. I used Rowan Big Wool and Berkshire Bulky. The pattern comes in sizes from baby to adult and is easily modified. My grandson wanted one when he saw it but he wants his in the UVM colors of green and yellow (he’s 5 mind you). > Linda B.

I knit this basic cable bag using Valley Yarns Berkshire in color #44 Tan Heather. For the asymmetrical cable, I knit Berkshire with FDC Gioiello in color #61 Foliage. I took my project to the new Beehive Sewing Studio on Pleasant Street in Northampton. The owner Tess Poe helped me create a beautiful lining for my purse, complete with two zippered pockets and a third pocket with a button closure. We ironed interfacing onto the lining to give the purse additional structure. > Heidi R.

My three year old granddaughter Beatrice is taking ballet. For Chanukah I knit this mouse with Northampton Sport. The pattern is Mousie by Ysolda. Like all of her patterns, it was well written and easy to follow. I put on the little tutu because I am also giving her the book Angelia Ballerina with it. > Marion H.

I made the High Plains Drifter shawl as a wedding present for my sister. I used Anzula Squishy in Denim and it’s amazingly soft. I loved working with the yarn and the project just flew off the needles. It’s so soft, and the garter stitch makes it nice and warm. > Grace H.

 

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Grace

Customer Service Liaison at WEBS - America's Yarn Store
I started working at WEBS in September 2010. I learned how to knit 5 years ago and have been crocheting since childhood. When I'm not knitting, I love to be outside with my Black Lab, Ellie.
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