Heather's Happenings: May 20, 2019

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Hello and good morning! It’s me, Heather, owner of Ewe Ewe Yarns.

Welcome to a new feature on the Ewe Ewe blog about living a creative life and a few things I’ve found that have inspired me lately. I love to knit and crochet but I also enjoy gardening, cooking, photography and a craft cocktail or two. Some of the things you’ll find in these new posts could range from where I’m knitting, what I’m cooking, and maybe some color inspiration.

About Ewe Ewe Yarns

About Ewe Ewe Yarns

What I’m writing: A fresh About Us page

I just updated the Ewe Ewe about us page with some fun facts about how we got here. Hint: Ewe Ewe is still a woman-owned business run by me with a bit of help from my husband. This small business supports our family and we thank you for being here.

Read about us


How to Pack for a Fiber Fest

How to Pack for a Fiber Fest

From around the web: How to Pack for a Fiber Fest

I love this roundup of essentials for spending the day at a fiber festival. PostStitch thinks of everything from the right bag to a portable knitting project and snacks that keep you going and going. She even created a printable Fiber Festival Shopping Guide!

Follow these packing tips to hit the ground running when you’re heading into a giant room full of yarn!

Read How to Pack for a Fiber Fest


Basic , Bang Up Blue Cheese Dressing

Basic , Bang Up Blue Cheese Dressing

What I’m cooking: Basic, Bang Up Blue Cheese Dressing

With all the fresh veggies sprouting up that means we’re heading in to salad season. I like to make a batch of this easy blue cheese salad dressing and just pop it in a mason jar in the fridge. It’s great over any salad or as a quick dip with carrots for a quick snack. I’ve even drizzled it over baked salmon as a delightful sauce. Yum!

Get Basic, Bang Up Blue Cheese Dressing recipe


Ravelry favorites for Ewe So Sporty merino yarn from Ewe Ewe

Ravelry favorites for Ewe So Sporty merino yarn from Ewe Ewe

Knitting inspiration: Ravelry favorites

Ravelry is a massive, magical place for knitting patterns but it can be overwhelming. When I find projects that inspire me and will work for one of the Ewe Ewe yarns I add them to a favorites bundle on my eweeweyarns Ravelry page. This is the one that focuses on the Ewe Ewe sport-weight yarn called Ewe So Sporty.

Find projects like shawls, sweaters, baby items, accessories and more that will work with our yarn!

See my Ewe So Sporty favorites on Ravelry


Finishing up a new sweater design!

Finishing up a new sweater design!

Where I’m knitting: On the sofa!

Last week it was bright and sunny outside but this week we’ve had some big spring weather happening. I’ve been tucked up on the couch finishing a new sweater design in Ewe Ewe Fluffy Fingering merino yarn. I just have to get those last few ends tucked in and then I’ll show you!

I hope you have had a creative week. Leave me a comment to let me know what you’ve been up to!

💗 Heather

Bonus photo: My incredible, extra crazy weather from this week!

Bonus photo: My incredible, extra crazy weather from this week!


Socks on Saturday: Firre Socks by Joanna Ignatius

Each Socks on Saturday highlights a sock pattern that you can use to knit yourself a pair of socks with Ewe Ewe Fluffy Fingering yarn.

Firre Socks  designed by Joanna Ignatius

Firre Socks designed by Joanna Ignatius

I’ve really had a thing for the light and lacy lately! These new Firre Socks kept catching my eye on Ravelry this week so I just had to share them.

Firre Socks  knitting pattern on Ravelry

Firre Socks knitting pattern on Ravelry

Inspired by Shetland fir cones, Joanna Ignatius designed the Firre Socks with a beautiful lace motif to mimic those majestic trees. The solid colors and great twist of Ewe Ewe Fluffy Fingering yarn really lends itself to showing off this stitch pattern.

Saffron would make a pair of socks like the photo but I don’t think you could go wrong with these socks in any color! They’re stunning.

Plus, the sock pattern has instructions for cuff down or toe up knitting. How great is that?

See all the yarn colors: Ewe Ewe Fluffy Fingering merino sock yarn and choose a shade that you love.


How much yarn do I need?

Sizes: S (M, L)  

You’ll need: 2-3 balls of Fluffy Fingering merino sock yarn in Saffron or the color of your choice.

How to find the pattern and yarn

Pattern: Firre Socks – on Ravelry.

Yarn: Ewe Ewe Fluffy Fingering merino sock yarn.

Locate: Find the yarn here or find a local yarn shop that carries Ewe Ewe Yarns.

Happy Socks on Saturday!


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What to Make: Tegna by Caitlin Hunter of Boyland Knitworks

Welcome to our weekly feature, What to Make Wednesday! The yarns here at Ewe Ewe are so versatile and I love to share ideas about what you can knit with them.

Tegna  lace tee knitting pattern designed by Caitlin Hunter

Tegna lace tee knitting pattern designed by Caitlin Hunter

Looking for a light and lacy tee for spring and summer? Look no further than the wildly popular Tegna knitting pattern from Boyland Knitworks.

This sweater is a showstopper! From the flowy fabric to the beautiful lace hem, you’ll be sure to wear this tee all year round. Think how nice it will look in the summer and how pretty it would look as a shell under a jacket for work in the fall.

Tegna knitting project by  LDirk7 on Ravelry

Tegna knitting project by LDirk7 on Ravelry

Fluffy Fingering merino yarn from Ewe Ewe would work perfectly for Tegna. The gauge of the sweater is a loose 22 sts over 4” which I get using a size US 6 needle. That means this project would knit quickly and practically fly off the needles!

Any color of Fluffy Fingering yarn would work so well in this project! Choose a neutral like the Charcoal one above or go for a bright Berry, springy Saffron or rich Red Velvet.

Plus, it’s a great price point in Fluffy Fingering. You’ll need 4 to 7 skeins depending on your size which works out to be $40-$70 dollars for a new, gorgeous top you’ll wear again and again.

Choose your color combo: Ewe Ewe Yarns Fluffy Fingering Merino yarn.


How much yarn do I need?

Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)
Finished circumference at bust: 35.5” (38”, 43.25”, 48.25”, 53.5”, 58.5”, 63.5”) 

Fitting notes from the designer: This sweater is designed to be slightly oversized, with approximately 5-10” of positive ease around the bust. The sleeves are fitted, so make sure you pay attention to the sleeve circumference when choosing your size. (Schematic is provided in the pattern.)

Yarn Amounts: 4 (4, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7) balls of Ewe Ewe Fluffy Fingering merino yarn

How to find the pattern and yarn

Pattern: Tegna — on Ravelry.

Yarn: Ewe Ewe Yarns Fluffy Fingering merino yarn.

Locate: Find the yarn here or find a local yarn shop that carries Ewe Ewe Yarns.

Enjoy knitting your new project using Ewe Ewe yarn!


Heather's Happenings: May 13, 2019

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Hello and good morning! It’s me, Heather, owner of Ewe Ewe Yarns.

Welcome to a new feature on the Ewe Ewe blog about living a creative life and a few things I’ve found that have inspired me lately. I love to knit and crochet but I also enjoy gardening, cooking, photography and a craft cocktail or two. Some of the things you’ll find in these new posts could range from where I’m knitting, what I’m cooking, and maybe some color inspiration.

Stitch Scoop knitting newsletter

Stitch Scoop knitting newsletter

What I’m reading: Stitch Scoop!

Ever wondered where to find a roundup of new knitting patterns, upcoming knit-alongs, and just general knitting news? Stitch Scoop is a great new daily newsletter that delivers knitting new right in to your inbox each morning. YES!

Subscribe to Stitch Scoop here


21 Knitting Gadgets under $10 on Amazon

21 Knitting Gadgets under $10 on Amazon

From around the web: 21 Shockingly Useful Knitting Gadgets Under $10 on Amazon.

I love this huge list of helpful knitting tools. There’s everything from locking stitch markers to yarn bags and pattern magnifiers to headlamps. Check it out!

Read 21 Shockingly Useful Knitting Gadgets Under $10 on Amazon


Cauliflower risotto recipe

Cauliflower risotto recipe

What I’m cooking: Cauliflower Risotto.

I love real risotto with the thick, rich rice and cream but that’s not always manageable on a week night so I’ve been substituting this cauliflower risotto for a side dish lately. It’s made from riced cauliflower with garlic and bacon and it’s rounded out with some cream and parmesan to make it extra tasty! I’ve been making it about once a week.

Get the cauliflower risotto recipe


Seamless Knit Sweaters in 2 Weeks by Marie Greene

Seamless Knit Sweaters in 2 Weeks by Marie Greene

Knitting inspiration: Seamless Knit Sweaters in 2 Weeks (affiliate links shared)

Knitting a sweater can seem like a daunting task if you have to sew all of those pieces together, but Seamless Knit Sweaters in 2 Weeks by Marie Greene blows that fear right out the water! The sweaters in this book are all made in one piece and can really be knit in a reasonable amount of time like the author says.

There’s 20 patterns and each one features a simple twist on a classic style. You’ll want to knit at least 5 from this book alone; I know I do!

20 Seamless Knit Sweaters in 2 Weeks on Amazon

Seamless Knit Sweaters in 2 Weeks   by Marie Greene of Olive Knits

Seamless Knit Sweaters in 2 Weeks by Marie Greene of Olive Knits


Where I’m knitting: In my garden with pretty spring blossoms.

Where I’m knitting: In my garden with pretty spring blossoms.

Where I’m knitting: In my garden!

I’m loving the fresh spring blossoms that pop up every day. Being in Southern California has led me to become a succulent gardener but I can’t say I mind because these drought tolerant plants are amazing!

Thanks for checking in with me this week. Leave me a comment to let me know if you’ve tried some of these or anything else lately! I hope you’ve found some inspiration for your knitting and creative life.

💗 Heather


What to Make: Cara striped sleeveless tee

Welcome to our weekly feature, What to Make Wednesday! The yarns here at Ewe Ewe are so versatile and I love to share ideas about what you can knit with them.

Cara  sleeveless tee knitting pattern by Amy Christoffers on Ravelry

Cara sleeveless tee knitting pattern by Amy Christoffers on Ravelry

It’s totally time to think about a fresh tank for spring and summer! I found the Cara tee knitting pattern by Amy Christoffers and I think it seems really relaxing to make and even better to wear.

Cara  a-line tank top knitting pattern by Amy Christoffers

Cara a-line tank top knitting pattern by Amy Christoffers

Cara has a great a-line shape creating a slight flare from the natural waste to the hip making it easy and breezy. I love it paired with the model’s casual jeans, too!

I browsed around on Ravelry and there are lots of cute color combinations. I like the vanilla and pink and the same thing in reverse! You could also do vanilla with purple stripes or what about classic black and white.

Ewe So Sporty yarn from Ewe Ewe would work perfectly for the Cara top. You can go with the great original and use Vanilla as your main color and Sky Blue as the contrasting color stripes. Or try that pink option!

Or maybe you’d like a tonal look. A Lavender top with Iris Blossom stripes? An Aquamarine top with Soft Sage stripes.

You could try a more classic look like Vanilla with rich Red Velvet stripes. What about a preppy Wheat and Midnight Blue top? I could do this all day!

Choose your color combo: Ewe Ewe Yarns Ewe So Sporty Merino yarn.


How much yarn do I need?

Sizes: 32(36-40-44-48-52-56-60)“ 

Fitting notes: This garment was designed with approximately 2—4” of ease. Please take this into consideration when selecting your size..

Yarn Amounts: Using Ewe So Sporty merino yarn
MC: 4(5-6-7-7-8-8-9) balls (shown in Vanilla)
CC: 1(1-2-2-2-2-2-3) balls (shown in Sky Blue)

How to find the pattern and yarn

Pattern: Cara — on Ravelry.

Yarn: Ewe Ewe Yarns Ewe So Sporty merino yarn.

Locate: Find the yarn here or find a local yarn shop that carries Ewe Ewe Yarns.

Enjoy knitting your new project using Ewe Ewe yarn!


Socks on Saturday: Pizza Party Socks with pizza on them!

Each Socks on Saturday highlights a sock pattern that you can use to knit yourself a pair of socks with Ewe Ewe Fluffy Fingering yarn.

Pizza Party Socks  by Emma Kerian on Ravelry

Pizza Party Socks by Emma Kerian on Ravelry

UM, HELLO PIZZA PARTY SOCKS! Can you be any more adorable? I don’t think so!

Pizza Party Socks  knitting pattern on Ravelry

Pizza Party Socks knitting pattern on Ravelry

These new Pizza Party Socks are by the same designer that brought us the magical These Socks are Bananas earlier this year. I love her emoji level knitting style!

Pizza Party Socks  published in Colorfully Handmade on Ravelry

Pizza Party Socks published in Colorfully Handmade on Ravelry

I think you could whip up these socks in some cute colors of Ewe Ewe Fluffy Fingering merino sock yarn. I’d put together Brushed Silver for the sock, Wheat for the crust, Saffron is the cheese and Red Velvet can be some smoky pepperoni. Delicious!

Or you could go brighter and have Vanilla socks to mimic the pizza box, Wheat crust, Citrus Pop cheese and that smoky rich Red Velvet pepperoni.

Have fun with the colors because pizza IS fun! Mmm, pizza…

See all the yarn colors: Ewe Ewe Fluffy Fingering merino sock yarn and choose a combo that you love.


How much yarn do I need?

Sizes: Adult M and L  

You’ll need: 1 ball of Fluffy Fingering merino sock yarn in Brushed Silver, Wheat, Saffron and Red Velvet.

How to find the pattern and yarn

Pattern: Pizza Party Socks – FREE on Ravelry through May 2019.

Yarn: Ewe Ewe Fluffy Fingering merino sock yarn.

Locate: Find the yarn here or find a local yarn shop that carries Ewe Ewe Yarns.

Happy Socks on Saturday!


See all the Socks on Saturday posts

Did you know we’ve been doing Socks on Saturday for a few months now? See all of the posts in one place and find one that inspires you!