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!
News at Ewe Ewe: Thank you!
Last week’s launch of Pop Top was a lot of fun! Thank you for all your support and kind messages about this new pattern. It had been years since I released a big new design like this and the fact that it was well-received was really nice.
As a thank you, I decided to extend the introductory sale for one more day so you can still grab Pop Top for just $4 through tonight! Use code: NEWSLETTER20 (our secret subscriber-only code!)
Make: Pop Top (available for $4 with secret newsletter subscriber code: NEWSLETTER20
Yarn: Baa Baa Bulky merino wool yarn from Ewe Ewe Yarns. Available in 17 beautiful colors.
What I’m cooking: Chicken and Leek Pasta
Do you have those days where you don’t want to go to the grocery store but you have no idea what to make with what you have?
This was one of those “google what’s in my fridge” recipes and it was so tasty it’s one I plan to make again! The leeks were sweet and creamy but the mustard gave the whole thing just the right balance.
It also hit my favorite points of using ingredients I normally have on hand and being easy to throw together at the end of a long work day.
Make: Chicken and Leek Pasta
What inspired me: Collage Creative podcast
As a small business owner I pretty much think about small business 24/7. I love knitting and all things fiber but sometimes I think that geeking out on small business might be my real hobby. I even had serious conversations this week with two friends about starting their own small businesses!
On the Collage Creative podcast Amy Small interviews creative business owners and dives into how and why they opened up shop. It’s so inspiring listening to how Julie Weisenberger got started with Cocoknits or how Erin Barrett created her perfectly Instagram-worthy weaving business called Sunwoven Studios.
If you’re into the stories behind creative small businesses like I am then the Collage Creative podcast is a must. You can even listen to my episode where I tell Amy that SHE was the one that inspired me to start this small business, Ewe Ewe Yarns!
Have a listen: Collage Creative podcast
What’s coming up: Quick beanie?
Do you have a tried-and-true hat that you always turn to? I had this blue beanie that I knit about 15 years ago as a shop sample that I always just grabbed when I went out on a cool morning.
This was hat on Saturday morning. By Saturday evening the blue beanie was slightly chewed and completely ruined with tufts of yarn spread around the house.
I guess my new pup Kuma decided I needed a fresh hat for our walks!
I wanted a new hat quickly since the mornings are pretty chilly now that it’s October. I grabbed a skein of Baa Baa Bulky, pulled a strand from each end and rewound it so the yarn was held double.
I whipped up this cute Berry beanie in a few short minutes and I love it! You might have seen my Instagram story about it on Sunday.
I took it for a test walk this morning and it’s much softer and not scratchy like the blue beanie was so that’s a huge bonus! I think I might whip it up in a few colors with some odds and ends that I have around the studio.
Would you like a free pattern for this quick crochet hat? It worked up in about a half an hour!
I hope you have had a creative week. Leave me a comment to let me know what you’ve been up to!