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  • The Internets Don’t Lie: WEBS Is Amazing

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    October 10th, 2006KimMonsters of Teen Craft Book Tour

    They were with it enough early enough to register yarn.com. They’re located in the loveliest of New England towns. Their warehouse makes me swoon. They’re friendly and generous. They’re WEBS, and I love them.

    We began our day in Northampton, MA by brunching with Tara, who rocks and who recommended the chocolate chip pancakes that changed my life.

    Breakfast in Northampton

    Then we went to WEBS. Here’s Cathy:

    WEBS - Northampton, MA

    My parents went foliage watching that day, so they came out to say hi, too. My dad even convinced my mom to knit him a sweater. Awesome. Shannon gave him a spinning demo, too. It wasn’t quite the power tools he was missing in a massive room filled with yarn and women, but he seemed to be pretty transfixed by it.

    WEBS - Northampton, MA

    Here’s Maryanne, proud recipient of a pair of Ariel’s socks:

    WEBS - Northampton, MA

    This is Sally, a volunteer from Cancer Connection. Sally helped to run the event at the store — knitters and crocheters made scarves and chemo caps to donate. WEBS supplied the yarn. It was amazing. Dozens of knitters and crocheters were all over the store, stitching all day. I managed to pretty much finish a hat while we were there (I’m hoping the fine staff at WEBS weren’t too put out that I left my hat without having had time to weave in the ends!).

    WEBS - Northampton, MA

    Lexie stopped by to say hi, and as always it was way fun to see her.

    WEBS - Northampton, MA

    And then… there was the warehouse. Oh, yes. With a domain name like yarn.com you didn’t doubt the need for a storage facility, did you? I knew it was there. I didn’t know it’s attached to the store. And I also didn’t know you’re allowed to just go in there without being debriefed and suited up and shot up with powerful drugs that might help you remain conscious during the experience.

    WEBS - Northampton, MA

    Here’s poor Humphrey, also passed out, for scale:

    WEBS - Northampton, MA

    Not surprising that I did a bit of damage:

    WEBS - Northampton, MA

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