Book Tour: THE KNIT VIBE by Vickie Howell

Woohoo! I’m excited to be the first stop on Vickie Howell’s book tour! Meet The Knit Vibe, a funky-cool book all about expanding your creativity and living your craftiest life.

The Knit Vibe: A Knitter’s Guide to Creativity, Community, and Well-being for the Mind, Body & Soul by Vickie Howell

The Knit Vibe: A Knitter’s Guide to Creativity, Community, and Well-being for the Mind, Body & Soul by Vickie Howell

Vickie and Heather on the set of  The Knit Show , July 2017.

Vickie and Heather on the set of The Knit Show, July 2017.

This coffee-table-worthy book is packed with over 200 pages of ways to nurture your creativity, enhance your health and inspire you to find the knitting life you’ve always dreamed of.

This book is packed with stories from makers, community, creative inspiration and tons of knitting and crochet patterns designed by Vickie and a slew of other designers, including one by me!

The Knit Vibe really is a beautiful book and you can tell Vickie poured her soul into bringing us the best all-encompassing knitting book to date.

When talking with Vickie while she was dreaming up and writing this book, she told me she wanted to share her inspirational journey through the knitting world and show knitters how we gather inspiration from all facets of the universe.

I think she did it and I am thrilled to show you my design tucked inside the pages of this magnificent book! 

Meet the Wärme Mitts Knitting Pattern

Wärme Mitts designed by Heather Walpole for  The Knit Vibe by Vickie Howell

Wärme Mitts designed by Heather Walpole for The Knit Vibe by Vickie Howell

Wärme Mitts are a funky-cool set of log cabin wrist warmers. These little mitts work up in no time and they’re a ton of fun for using colors you love. 

These fingerless gloves are a great introduction to the log cabin style of knitting! Each mitt starts with a small center panel and is worked back and forth. The project is then rotated clockwise and new stitches are picked up to create each adjoining panel.

They’re fun to make and I love how the colors play off of each other. The Warme Mitts use 4 colors of Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted merino wool yarn and we were luck enough to have Vickie curate some yarn kit color combinations just for us!

Take a look at these awesome yarn packs. I can’t decide if I want another set in Hyper Hues or Wärme Tones!

Warme Mitts Wooly Worsted yarn kit from Ewe Ewe Yarns

Warme Mitts Wooly Worsted yarn kit from Ewe Ewe Yarns

How do I get my own Wärme Mitts?

First step: Buy The Knit Vibe by Vickie Howell at a yarn or book store near you! It’s also available online.

Second step: Grab a Wooly Worsted yarn kit to knit your own pair!

Wärme Mitts Yarn Kits
Color Combo:
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I hope you enjoy my knitting pattern inside The Knit Vibe along with the entire book. There’s even more that I haven’t mentioned like interviews with Kaffe Fasset, Caitlin Hunter and Bristol Ivy along with projects from designers like Nancy Marchant, Tanis Gray and my friend, Amy Small.

It really is as good as it sounds!

As Vickie says, “Breathe in, knit out.”

See The Knit Vibe by Vickie Howell on Amazon

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Heather's Happenings: October 7, 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 in her  Pop Top!

Heather in her Pop Top!

News at Ewe Ewe: Pop Top!

If you saw my email on Friday you might have caught my new design called Pop Top. This is the first sweater I have designed in many years and I’m very happy with how it turned out!

We launched it in 9 sizes thanks to the help of my amazing technical editor, friend and photographer, Meaghan Schmaltz. I think this is one of the best and most poured over patterns on the Ewe Ewe line.

Pop Top is a great basic sweater that can be dressed up or worn daily like a reliable sweatshirt. Knit in Baa Baa Bulky merino wool yarn it can be washed, loved and just gets better with time.

I’m about to cast on another one in Indigo. My friend Midori said she wants one in Brushed Silver. What color will you choose?!

Make: Pop Top (available this week only for $4 with secret newsletter subscriber code: NEWSLETTER20

Yarn: Baa Baa Bulky merino wool yarn from Ewe Ewe Yarns. Available in 17 beautiful colors.

Mushroom Soup with Bacon by Anne Burrell

Mushroom Soup with Bacon by Anne Burrell

What I’m cooking: Mushroom Soup with Bacon

The weather has definitely turned to fall here in San Diego. The days are still warm but the nights are chilly and that has me cooking soup again.

My husband loves cream of mushroom soup and when searching for a new recipe I found this one with bacon. We all know everything’s better with bacon and this was no exception!

This recipe came together easily and used ingredients I had on hand. That makes it a win and one I’d make again and again!

Make: Mushroom Soup with Bacon

What to Wear in 60 degree Weather

What to Wear in 60 degree Weather

How I’m dressing: What to Wear in 60 Degree Weather

The change of seasons always confuses me about what to wear. I don't look at a lot of my fall clothes during the other months so I kinda forget what I need to wear and even what I have!

To realign my wardrobe for the cooler weather, I found this blog post on Shopping on Champagne about what to wear in 60 degree weather — which is most of my life here in San Diego!

I think it’s all about transitioning from shorts and flip flops to jeans and cute shoes. Add a pair of earrings, a good leather tote and instead of a blazer I’ll be choosing my favorite hand-knit sweater for layering. Probably my new Foxtrot Cardigan!

Think about: What to Wear in 60 Degree Weather

Wärme Mitts designed by Heather Walpole for  The Knit Vibe by Vickie Howell

Wärme Mitts designed by Heather Walpole for The Knit Vibe by Vickie Howell

What’s coming up: New pattern with Vickie Howell.

I am SO excited to be a part of Vickie Howell’s newest book called, The Knit Vibe! This beautiful book is a coffee-table-worthy compendium for the love of needle craft and it launches tomorrow!

The Knit Vibe has a lot of everything tucked inside. There are chapters with everything from bringing creativity into your daily life to stories about makers, knitting and crochet patterns (including the Wärme Mitts log cabin wrist warmers designed by me!) and of course and amazing tutorials section because Vickie is a master at teaching her craft!

We’re having Vickie as a guest on our blog on Wednesday so stay tuned!

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

💗 Heather

We want our knitting TV!

Have you heard about this awesome new project? Our favorite knitting host is coming back to TV with a killer show about knitting. Vickie Howell, who hosted "Knitty Gritty" has a new show series all planned out and ready to go. She just needs our help! 

"The Knit Show with Vickie Howell" will be a new program on digital media so anyone anywhere can watch the show at any time and any pace. That's awesome. Are you a beginning knitter in Pennsylvania? Or are you an experienced knitter in Australia? It doesn't matter! Vickie and a plethora of designers, experts, and industry superstar guests will be right there with you. 

There will be two guests (including me! and some Ewe Ewe yarn that you love!) plus a full studio of knitters for each episode. This will be the first community-funded and internationally accessible episodic knitting how-to series which makes it a literal DIY of a DIY show. Awesome! 

Take a few minutes and watch Vickie explain the reasons why you should help this show get made:

If you decide to sponsor Kickstarter be sure to check out all of the great rewards that are available as a thank you for your support. If you loved "Knitty Gritty" (I know I did!) then help Vickie get this new show off the ground.

Visit "The Knit Show with Vickie Howell" on Kickstarter to show your support. Go to Kickstarter >

Vickie Howell can show you how it's done!

Vickie Howell worked up a great class for our new Doodle Stitch Beanie! This hat features an alternating stitch pattern that is interesting to both knit and look at. Take a peek:

The Doodle Stitch Beanie uses two balls of Ewe So Sporty yarn in your favorite colors. Plus, Vickie teaches a free tutorial right on her Facebook page. Awesome! 

You can get the pattern here or on Ravelry and find Ewe So Sporty yarn at your favorite yarn store or online.

Watch the video with Vickie Howell below and then use those same steps to knit your own Doodle Stitch Beanie!

Tell us what you thought of Vickie's class in the comments below!

Learn with Vickie Howell on Monday!

This Monday, February 27th, Vickie Howell will be featuring Ewe Ewe Yarns on her Ask Me Monday segment on Facebook Live. Vickie is going to be teaching how to make our brand new Doodle Stitch Beanie which features a fun-to-knit stitch that looks like squiggles. If you haven't tried a stitch like this before then it's a great time to learn it!

Doodle Stitch Beanie  knitting pattern

Doodle Stitch Beanie knitting pattern

Doodle Stitch Beanie  knitting pattern

Doodle Stitch Beanie knitting pattern

How to watch:

Now: Go visit Vickie Howell on Facebook and like her page.

Monday: Check Facebook on Monday at 12pm Central Time to watch her teach this pattern stitch!

Later: If you can't tune in while Vickie is hosting live, don't worry! You can see all of her Ask Me Monday segments right here.

Get the pattern:

Check out the Doodle Stitch Beanie or it's close friend the Messy Doodles messy bun hat. They both feature this funky stitch.

See you on Monday! Don't forget to like Ewe Ewe Yarns on Facebook, too.