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, photography and a craft cocktail or two. I’ll chat about where I’m knitting, what I’m cooking, and much more!
Finished Object! Foxtrot Cardigan
As a "yarnie" I was able to start my Foxtrot Cardigan a few weeks ago and I am thrilled with the result! I knit my sweater using Ewe Ewe Yarns Wooly Worsted merino in color Midnight Blue.
This sweater designed by Marie Greene of Olive Knits was a blast to knit. I don’t often get to work from another designer’s pattern and so this was a fun adventure of dancing lace, wavy necklines and a great finished piece!
I chose to make a size close to my actual measurements for a more fitted finished sweater and I love the result. I know I'll be wearing this cardigan for years to come.
Take a look at all my photos on my Ravelry project page.
If you’d like to knit your own Foxtrot Cardigan in Wooly Worsted merino yarn — check out our kits!
Knitting help: Fixing Mistakes Down a Column of Stitches
We all make mistakes in our knitting and I found this great tutorial by Ellen at The Chilly Dog. Instead of ripping out rows and rows of knitting, this tutorial guides you through how to drop a column of stitches to fix a mistake!
If you’re new to knitting or just need a quick refresher on fixing a stitch, watch this video.
What I’m cooking: Lemony Orzo Pasta Salad with Cucumber and Feta
Summer is definitely here so cold, fresh salads are the name of the game. I love this combination of crunchy, salty, citrusy goodness. Cucumbers are always a seasonal favorite and add a little starchy orzo to the mix and you have a real winner! This salad whips up in no time and can travel or just be eaten from a big bowl on the couch with the fan pointed right at you.
What’s new: Bounding Blitzen!
I think holiday knits are the most fun and July is a great time to get started on those projects because they’re small and they’ll be done in time to wear for the season!
I just launched the new Bounding Blitzen beanie which is knit using 2 colors of Baa Baa Bulky merino yarn from Ewe Ewe. This quick color work hat will work up before Santa has time to pack his sleigh!
This weekend’s event! To kick off Christmas in July, I’ll be at Yarning for You in San Marcos, CA on Saturday, July 13. We’ll be talking all things holiday knits and screening Hallmark Christmas movies! See the event details.
I hope you have had a creative week. Leave me a comment to let me know what you’ve been up to!