January Events: Speaking + Teaching

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Hello, friends!

It's a fresh new year and I'm getting "out there"! I have two events scheduled for January and I'm really looking forward to them. I'll be speaking at the San Diego North Coast Knitters Guild on the 9th and teaching a color theory class at Yarning for You on the 20th. 

San Diego North Coast Knitters Guild

Meeting: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 1:00 to 3:30 pm

Where: San Dieguito United Methodist Church, 170 Calle Magdalena, Encinitas, CA 92024

I will be the guest speaker for the general guild meeting! I'll be talking for about an hour about how I started Ewe Ewe Yarns, we we've come, and looking toward the future. I'll also tie in a project that uses the fun color palette of our yarns.

Membership is required for this guild but the yearly fee is only $25 and they get great speakers through the year! 

See sandiegoknitters.com for more info about this event.

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Hues You Can Use: Choose the Right Colors for Your Knitting Project

Time: Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 9 am to 12 pm.

Where: Yarning for You, 1001 W San Marcos Blvd. Ste 180, San Marcos, CA 92078

What we're up to: As knitters and creative people, we often find ourselves drawn to a specific set of colors, but why? We can use the principles of color theory to explain this and even help choose which color should be the main color of a project and which should play a supporting roll. We’ll apply this new knowledge to a picking the colors for a scarf and swatch our new technique! The pattern is included in the cost of the class and will be provided at the class.

Skill level: Any level welcome!

Fee: $45

Materials: 1-2 balls of 3 colors of Ewe Ewe Yarns Ewe So Sporty yarn. (Picking out your colors is part of the class and will be done during class).
US 8 (4.0 mm) knitting needles

Sign up: See class page for more details and call Yarning for You at 760-744-5648 to register.

I hope to see you!


A Color Palette with Intention

The IKEA catalog came today and I have to say I’m always more than a little excited when it’s catalog day. I was lucky enough to start my career as a graphic designer with IKEA North America doing graphics for all the stores in the US and Canada. I left to pursue a career in yarn but my passion for IKEA has never diminished. (Read more about me.) Needless to say when I saw the 2018 cover today I went twirling around my house!

Look how perfectly I can match my Ewe Ewe Yarns palette to this color scheme! Ewe Ewe isn’t just a wild idea; it’s a thoughtfully planned out product line where each color has its place and can work in a multitude of ways with many other colors in the line. Thanks, IKEA for this little treat today!

See Wooly Worsted yarn >

The Perfect Palette: August 2016

Hi!

Welcome to The Perfect Palette! This is a new monthly newsletter that will include knitting project ideas and Ewe Ewe yarn color pairings. Make these projects now and show them off with @eweeweyarns and #theperfectpalette. I hope you enjoy this new guide!

Best,
Heather
 


August is warm but we’re having our last breath of summer vacations. Days by the pool are dwindling but it’s a little too early to feel ready for back to school. The sun-kissed pale hues of summer start to mix with deeper shades as we head into autumn. Ewe So Sporty yarn can be knit into soft and airy shawls or sweet sweaters before the weather starts to change.

PATTERN IDEAS FOR AUGUST

Mint Julep
Yarn: Ewe So Sporty
  MC: 2 balls Soft Sage
  CC: 1 ball Sapphire

Pink Sky Dreams
Yarn: Ewe So Sporty
  7 balls Cotton Candy

Stacks
Yarn: Ewe So Sporty
  MC: 2 balls Brushed
   Silver
  CC1: 1 ball Lavender
  CC2: 1 ball Indigo

On Sale! Use code: AUGUST on EweEwe.com or Ravelry to get a 25% OFF all the patterns in this email! Valid through August 31, 2016. Patterns 1, 2, 3.

EWE SO SPORTY YARN SHADES

See all Ewe So Sporty yarn.

Find a Ewe Ewe yarn store near you!

DON'T FORGET TO PIN IT!

Summer Color Knitting

Class Time! Color Theory in Columbus, OH

It's not often that I teach a class but when Esther from Yarn It & Haberdashery called me and asked me to come visit I jumped at the chance! I'll be in town for our yarn industry trade show and on Thursday night I'll be teaching you all about color theory and how to choose coordinating colors for your knitting projects! 

Color is kinda my thing. I love it, I dream about it, I ponder new colors every day. All the colors of Ewe Ewe yarn are my own and they each have a reason and a purpose in our color wheel.

It's going to be a great class and I think it will be great for every level of knitter. We'll go over how to choose colors that work together and why they do. Then I'll show you how to break those rules to get the results you want! If you're in the Columbus area, I hope to see you there!

Here's the details:

Ewe Ewe Color Theory Workshop
Thursday, May 28, 2015, 6-7 pm
Instructor: Heather Wapole, Owner of Ewe Ewe yarns
Level: All Welcome
Max 15 students
Class Fee: $15

As knitters and creative people we often find ourselves drawn to a specific set of colors. If a project calls for three colors of yarn we can choose them quickly but from those three colors how do we choose which yarn will act as the main color and which colors play the supporting roles? In this workshop Heather will present an interactive class on how to choose colors and what combinations will work in the most unexpectedly pleasant ways from all the yarns in our store. Attendee’s will receive 10% discount on all Ewe Ewe yarn purchased during this class. 

Materials: an open mind and notepad, pencil for notes.

Sign up at yarnitanddash.com >

Color Theory: Teal

There's something special about teal. It's not green, it's not quite blue. It's just it's own color in between and it has a beautiful, refreshing pop. Here at Ewe Ewe our Teal yarn is perfectly saturated right in the middle. Wear it with black, add some hot pink! Make it a contrast against some fresh white. See what you can make with our Teal yarns!

Color Theory teal yarn

Shop inspiration here: 

  1. Surfer Slouch hat knitting pattern in Wooly Worsted yarn by Ewe Ewe.
  2. Libby's Boyfriend Sweater with asymmetrical hem designed by Stephanie Steinhaus.
  3. Turquoise Stripe Commuter iPad and knitting needle case by YarnPop.
  4. Just for you handmade gift tag by Knitterella at NobleKnits.
  5. Easy As ABC top-down raglan baby sweater designed by Heather Walpole.
  6. Snow Business Fair Isle cowl knitting pattern designed by Meaghan Schmaltz.

See all the colors of Ewe So Sporty and Wooly Worsted yarns!

Find a Ewe Ewe yarn store near you >

Color Theory: Berry

It doesn't matter what the season, I always need a little pop of pink. Our Wooly Worsted yarn comes in the perfect shade of warm magenta that's reminiscent of summer raspberries. I've pulled together some of my favorite knitting patterns, accessories and maybe even a pair of shoes that are all inspired by our worsted weight Berry merino yarn. Think pink!

Color Theory: Berry Wooly Worsted yarn

Shop inspiration here: 

  1. Cozy Coffee hand-saver in Wooly Worsted yarn by Ewe Ewe.
  2. Fickle Heart cardigan knitting pattern designed by Justyna Lorkowza.
  3. Decorative pillow by Surya Suzani at quill.com.
  4. Chuck Taylor All Star in Cosmo Pink by Converse.
  5. Heather's Favorite Cardi knitting pattern from Ewe Ewe.
  6. HiYa HiYa Needle Gauge knitting notion at NobleKnits.
  7. Brambles free cable hat pattern designed by Amanda Muscha.

See all the colors or Wooly Worsted yarn >

Find a Ewe Ewe yarn store near you >