Hello! It’s me, Heather, owner of Ewe Ewe Yarns.
Welcome to my weekly feature on the Ewe Ewe blog about living a creative life. Here you’ll find a few things that have inspired me lately. I love to knit and crochet but I also enjoy gardening, cooking and photography. I’ll chat about where I’m knitting, what I’m cooking, and much more!
Yarn shop fun: Two LYS visits in one week!
I was lucky enough to hangout at both my local yarn stores this week. On Wednesday I visited Apricot Yarn & Supply in San Diego for their weekly Yarn Enthusiasts Social. My girlfriend and I made a day of it and had a lovely lunch outside after a few hours of knitting at the shop with Sara and her huge table of ladies! Apricot Yarn just had its two year anniversary and to see the community the store has built is inspiring to say the least!
Then on Saturday I spent the day at Yarning for You in San Marcos, CA and had a ton of fun celebrating Christmas in July. Lacey and I donned our matching Head to the Sleigh hats (look at those adorable beanies!), watched hours of Hallmark Christmas movies (we watched this one where some cats fall in love and then so do their humans, amazing!), and chatted all things gift knitting. Now is the time to start your holiday knits!
It was so nice to get out of my office and hang out with knitters. Sometimes I get stuck shipping orders or just spend too much time at my desk and I feel full and refreshed after spending time talking all things fiber!
If you’re in the San Diego area for vacation, SD ComicCon or for whatever reason definitely take the time to stop at both of these stores. They each have their own special offering and have tons of great yarn including lots of Ewe Ewe!
Knitting help: How to read yarn labels
My friend Heidi at Hands Occupied has a great article about deciphering the information on a yarn label. Those little wraps of paper have a ton of details you need to know to create a successful finished product like how much yarn is on the ball or what the care instructions are for that yarn. Take a look at this helpful post for the key to decode a ball of yarn!
What I’m cooking: Asian Cucumber Salad
I’m back with another cool and refreshing salad! (I hope you like it, Linda!) I made this Asian Cucumber Salad this week and it was delicious. I served it with a seared chicken breast and it made a lovely summer meal.
I didn’t have any sesame seeds on the day I wanted to make it so I substituted poppy seeds to give a little extra texture. I will get the right sesame seeds though because I know I’ll be making this salad a few more times because it was so good!
What I’m knitting: Silver Springs tee
I talked about the Silver Springs tee on my blog back in April and I couldn’t stop thinking about it so I finally cast it on! This little tee is the perfect gauge for Ewe Ewe Fluffy Fingering merino yarn. I chose color 53 Forest Fern because I think I’ll get a ton of wear out of it all year long.
In other news, I’ve been thinking about a new KAL! I’m feeling like something fun and fast is just what we need. Stay tuned for Wednesday’s email!
I hope you have had a creative week. Leave me a comment to let me know what you’ve been up to!