September 30th, 2011

The Buzz at WEBS – September 29, 2011

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This week the staff at WEBS is buzzing about…

1. Craft Activism is a gorgeous book with fun projects representing the many different ways crafters are working to positively impact their environments, create community or support a cause!  The book is filled with interesting stories and colorful projects – I especially like the choose-your-own-chart colorwork mittens, and the tin can flowers are adorable. I can’t wait to see some of these projects in person at the Craft Activism event next week! > Tina M.

2. Cascade Yarns 220 Fingering – The notoriously reliable 220 line introduces another versatile basic in a fingering weight. Soft and lightly plied at 7.5 stitches per one inch on a US 2.  We are carrying a lovely range of 57 shades!! Visions of colorwork are dancing in my head! > Cara S.

3. Swans Island Fingering yarn is a magical combination of soft, sturdy, and sproing-y that you don’t see too often. I just knit up a sweater in it on size 6 needles, and the yarn not only held its own at the bigger gauge, but made an incredibly light, soft fabric – in fact, my boyfriend and roommate now make fun of me every time I pick it up because I’ve raved about it so much!

4. Knitter’s Pride Symfonie Rose Crochet Hook Set – I fell hard for this set of hooks when I first saw them. They are simply stunning and are embellished with Swarovski crystals! Sparkly crochet hooks that look and feel great – what more can a girl ask for? > Kathy

5. I am buzzing with excitement about the National Spinning and Weaving Week here at WEBS. We will be having a wide variety of activities including daily demonstrations, mini-workshops and more. Tuesday night will be a spinning open house and the store will be open until 9pm, with demonstrations of all our spinning wheels. Wednesday we will welcome weavers and spinners from near and far for a meetup day with raffles, goodies bags and more. > Leslie Ann B.

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Ecommerce Marketing Manager at WEBS - America’s Yarn Store
Dena started working at WEBS in 2006, shortly after she learned to knit. She also dabbles in crochet and weaving. She finds knitting complements her marathon and triathlon training really well.
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  • syd

    KPG sent me… and I’ve seen the Craft Activism book, it looks so cool – I’ve been drooling over it!

  • Gmajackie

    KPG sent me.  All I can sat is WOW!    I’ll be watching you!

  • Nancy

    Hi, I came over from KGP and I love the idea of the National Spinning and Weaving Week….That is very exciting….

  • Cerridwen Johnson

    Followed the link from KPG. Glad to have found you!

  • DEskritt

    I love the dreamz needles that Knit Purl Gurl sent me to look at….fun looking around your site.

  • kroshey

    KPG sent me to look at your great selection of crochet hooks.  I like the looks of the Knitter’s Pride Symfonie Rose Crochet Hook Set!

  • Laenger

    Loving the Dreamz interchangeable needles. I will also have to give the square needles a try. KPG sent me on over to say hi!

  • lilea b.

    The Knitter’s Pride Crochet hooks look awesome. KPG sent me over to check them out.

  • Maggi

    KPG sent me over! :D  I’m positively *drooling* over those gorgeous Symfonie Rose hooks!  Gotta get them!!!

  • Marie Waterman

    I’m going to ask my local library to buy the Craft Activism book. I think crafts are a way to connect the third world with the developed world, as well as foster community spirit and sustain local economies in the developed nations.

  • Trillium

    I forgot to say that I got here via KnitPurlGirl.   Marie W.

  • Brooke O

    Knit Purl Gurl sent me over here.  what a great blog!