Heather's Happenings: September 16, 2019


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!

Heather at Apricot Yarn & Supply in San Diego, CA

Heather at Apricot Yarn & Supply in San Diego, CA

Great to see friends! Two San Diego Yarn Crawl events

This past weekend I was at two different yarn shops here in San Diego. On Thursday I spent the day at Yarning for You where we released this beachy free crochet hat pattern.

On Saturday I spent the day at Apricot Yarn & Supply and chatted all things yarn and knitting. We had a ton of fun choosing colors for the new Prickly and Shade Shifter hats along with tons of other projects that knitters had in mind.

It’s always great to catch up with my local knitters and see what people are working on!

New to me: Get to Work Book

As a small business owner I am responsible for so many things here at Ewe Ewe Yarns. I do everything from choosing the yarns, designing patterns, shipping product and even all of the accounting. I am constantly on the lookout for a planner to help me keep it all straight and I think I’ve finally found one!

I just bought the Get to Work Book and I love its clean lines and ample room for writing. It has a nice section at the top of each day that encourages me to choose the three most important tasks which has really been helping me get things done on the date they need doing.

Do you have a favorite planner or notebook?

See Get To Work Book

Knitting tip: How to knit jog-less stripes when knitting in the round

Do you hate it when it looks like your knitted stripes don’t line up perfectly? Um, ME TOO.

I just cast on a new pair of Pepperwood Mitts because I want to be prepared when the weather changes since I’ve been taking my new dog on long morning walks. I hate having cold hands! But anyway, I looked up this technique because the Pepperwood Mitts are the perfect project to put it to use so your stripes are always as perfect as they should be.

Read How to knit jog-less stripes

Fresh yarn!

Fresh yarn!

What I’m working on: Counting 9 pallets of yarn!

Phew. Last week was a long week. Before heading out for yarn crawl, I received my fall shipment full of delicious and fresh dye lots of Ewe So Sporty, Wooly Worsted and Baa Baa Bulky yarns.

I’ve been sorting boxes, counting inventory and all around moving heavy things. But I love getting the shipment. There’s nothing quite like the hope of new yarn, think of all the projects we can make!

This big delivery means we’re back to stock on all of our colors so if you’ve been waiting for some Ewe So Sporty in Vanilla now is the time to grab some.

It’s a lot to check in all of this yarn but we do it every year and it’s so worth it. I love the crazy cycle of small business life. If you can’t find me for the next few days, check under the pile of cardboard in the corner… 😆

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

💗 Heather