Webs, Americas Yarn Store

Our first trip to Webs was everything we thought it would be. It’s in the beautiful town of Northampton in Massachusetts. We took the ferry from Port Jefferson then drove the rest of the way. The store is huge and had all the yarns I’ve heard of but, was never able to see or feel. Lorna’s Laces, Opal and Arne and Carlos to name a few. 

If you go with a group of 6 or more, email or call them in advance and they will have a goody bag and coupons waiting for you. What a friendly staff! Marthe and Bonnie were really cool folks. The warehouse portion of the store had great deals. They have their own line of yarn called Valley Yarns. I picked up a few in different weights to try out. We will definitely be returning to this fiberista’s dream store. 

We had lunch at the Northampton Brewery where I had one of the best clam chowders ever!

My new sock blockers
My haul

Make This Easy and Quick Bulky Cowl/Infinty Scarf

This is the first infinity scarf/ cowl that I ever made. It’s called the Gaptastic Cowl and it’s a free pattern. It’s done in seed stitch. This is one of my favorite stitches. The pattern is easy and so versatile. Make is as long as you like. Wear it long or double it up to hug your neck. I recommend following the pattern your first time out. I believe I’ve made three of these and I have not even one in my possesion. They have all been gifted.

If you want to know how to knit an infinity scarf or cowl, give this free pattern a try.

Here is a YouTube tutorial by iknits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My First Monster Sock And Afterthought Heel Is Making Me…

Feel determined. So far, I’ve frogged the heel once and, I venture to say I will rip it, rip it at least one more time. I’m determined though. I’m putting it aside for a second and come back with a fresh eye and rested hands. I do love this monster sock. It’s made up of leftover yarn from all the socks I’ve knit this year.

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It started out fine. 

 

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The sock is done. Now for the heel. 
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I picked up the stitches on either side of the waste yarn. 
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The gap is waiting for the heel. 

There’s a little bit of Mother, Joanie, Bob and Rhinebeck in this sock. Ann, from my knitting group said I should call it a memory sock. I like that idea.