Yes, it has finally happened, WEBS has a blog! I have been wanting to do this for awhile, talking about it, thinking about it and now it's finally done. Very exciting. My husband Steve and I are the owners of WEBS - America's Yarn Store. We have a brick and mortar store in Northampton and we're on-line at www.yarn.com.
So, why another knitting blog? 'Cuz I wanted one. And because I think there's lots of stuff going on here at the store, that those of you around the country miss out on and I'm hoping this will be a great vehicle to share.
I'm planning to introduce new yarns, books, patterns, products to support what's happening on our website and in the store. Share projects, etc. Generally, share with all of you this crazy yarn adventure Steve & I are taking.
I do want to be clear what this blog isn't about - politics for starters. Steve & I have strong opinions but have been known to play boths sides of the fence in hopes the best person, regardless of party affiliation, gets the job. There are lots of blogs out there to share your point of view.
Religion - I was raised Catholic by a Catholic Dad and Protestant Mom. My mom often "snuck" me to her church on Sundays, which I quite honestly preferred. Steve is Jewish and I did not convert when we married. What ever works for you is great - enjoy.
Keeping it clean - we have two boys Jackson (who will often be referred to as "J1" is 7 1/2 and Jonathan (J2) is almost 6. They can read - really well and are often sitting nearby when I am on-line. If it's not suitable for their eyes, it's not suitable for this blog.
I am also hoping this blog will be a place for sharing knowledge, opinions and such. But please do so nicely. There is enough nastiness in the world, so what little piece of it I can control will be as pleasant as possible. Doesn't mean we always have to agree (now that would be boring) just show reasonable manners and a bit of kindness.
Lastly, I am pretty new to all of this and learning as I go. I am also not the most technically adept person on the planet, so if I makes some goofs along the way, just laugh with me.
Oh, one other thing, these first few posts are known in the retail world as a "soft opening" - sort of a "practice" before the real deal. There probably won't be a link on the WEBS homepage until after the holidays.
So, here we go!