Heather's Happenings: July 15, 2019

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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 and Sara at Apricot Yarn

Heather and Sara at Apricot Yarn

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!

Heather and Lacey at Yarning for You

Heather and Lacey at Yarning for You

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!

Visit apricotyarn.com

Visit yarningforyou.com


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!

Learn How to Read Yarn Labels


Asian Cucumber Salad recipe

Asian Cucumber Salad recipe

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!

Make Asian Cucumber Salad


Silver Springs tee  in Ewe Ewe  Fluffy Fingering  merino yarn

Silver Springs tee in Ewe Ewe Fluffy Fingering merino yarn

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!

💗 Heather


Halloween Hat Knit Along with Apricot Yarn & Supply

This is going to be fun! Look what’s happening at Apricot Yarn & Supply!

For Halloween we are partnering with Apricot Yarn & Supply in San Diego for a Halloween Hat Knit Along. With 5 hats to choose from!

Here's how it will work:

  • There will be 5 Halloween-themed hats - designed by Ewe Ewe Yarns - to choose from.

  • Ewe Ewe Yarns will release the NEW patterns on Sunday, October 7, 2018.

  • You receive 10% off the patterns and Ewe Ewe yarn to make a Halloween hat, when purchased together at Apricot Yarn & Supply. (Map)

  • Join me (Heather!) at Apricot Yarn & Supply for a meet-up on Sunday, October 28 during Liberty Station's Halloween at the Station event to share our finished hat creations and enjoy some Halloween treats. (The Liberty Station event on the North Promenade is a safe family-friendly option, with games and treats for the kids. 12pm to 4pm.)

Check in at Apricot Yarn on Sunday, October 7 to get started!

Hangout at Apricot Yarn on Sunday, October 28 to show off your hats!

Visit apricotyarn.com


San Diego Yarn Crawl 2018 Ewe Ewe Events

It’s time for the San Diego Yarn Crawl! I’ll be out doing a couple of events and I hope you can make it to one or both of these shops while I’m there. Here is my schedule:

Heather Walpole, owner of Ewe Ewe Yarns

Friday:

Meet Heather and her new Fluffy Fingering merino yarn at Yarning for You in San Marcos, CA.

Saturday:

Meet Heather and new colors of Ewe So Sporty and Wooly Worsted yarns at Apricot Yarn & Supply in Liberty Station, San Diego, CA.

Who is this woman?

Ha! I’m Heather Walpole, the owner and creator of Ewe Ewe Yarns. You can read more about me here or just come say hello this weekend and let’s talk yarn!


About the San Diego Yarn Crawl

The San Diego Yarn Crawl is a 4-day event that spans San Diego county’s yarn shops and alpaca farms. Each location has special events, knitting and crochet patterns, yarn discounts, and more during this fun weekend. Download a passport to get stamped at each location and then you’ll be entered in a prize drawing.

For more details and to download your SDYC Passport visit www.sandiegoyarncrawl.com.

See you on the Crawl!