Thoughtfulness abounds

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Have you ever instantly made a connection with someone? I met Jen at A Little Knitty (on instagram @alittleknitty) right around the time that my mom passed and we ended up chatting on the phone for almost an hour about our moms and their cancer journeys. Last week I got this note in my mailbox and inside was a bracelet that Jen’s mom had made. Her mom had left behind a collection of these handmade bracelets and Jen thought I might like to have one. I love it, Jen, so thoughtful. Thank you!

More to love!

There's lots of new Ewe Ewe yarn stores popping up! We love our local yarn shops and we're so excited whenever we add a new one.

New carrying Ewe So Sporty and/or Wooly Worsted yarn include:

  • StevenBe's YarnGarage in Rosemount, Minnesota
  • Yarn It & Haberdashery in Columbus, Ohio
  • Eva's Yarn Shop in Fairhaven, Massachusetts 
  • So Much Yarn in Seattle, Washington
  • Jessica Knits in Scottsdale, Arizona

Check out our updated Retail Shops page to find some Ewe Ewe near you: Visit page >

Shop Small: Yarn Stores Love You!

Yarn stores are a valuable part of the communities they serve. They teach classes, help with projects and encourage new knitters to take the next step. Knitting is a hobby that brings people together. Friends can sit together, talk, laugh and enjoy the day while making beautiful hand-crafted items. 

Knitting is a centuries old hobby that is still loved today, and it's growing! Did you know over 30 million Americans know how to knit or crochet? That's a lot and we want to keep it up. That's why it's important to shop small. Yarn shops bring people together whether it's with a crochet class or an online knit along. People are chatting, making things, relaxing and enjoying themselves.  

Here at Ewe Ewe we only sell our yarns and patterns to small businesses. So this weekend, on Small Business Saturday be sure to shop at your favorite yarn store. And tell them Ewe Ewe sent you! 

Click here for a list of Ewe Ewe yarn shops >

KnitCrate {yarn subscription service interview}

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The Stats, please:

Shop name: KnitCrate

Website: www.knitcrate.com

What is KnitCrate?  A subscription box service for fiber artists around the world!

Your name: Andrea and Joe, we're co-founders!

 

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Hooray for co-founders! When did you start KnitCrate?

We announced our concept early November 2012 and opened a wait-list thinking a few dozen people would be interested – within 24 hours we had several hundred people who said they wanted to subscribe! We worked around the clock so we could start taking subscriptions in late November 2012.  Our first KnitCrates shipped early January 2013 and we’ve been curating packages ever since!

What does KnitCrate specialize in?

KnitCrate is the first and only subscription box service for knitters and crocheters.  Each of our KnitCrates is a curated package with at least one pattern, enough premium yarn to complete the pattern, a sweet/soothing extra and a fun extra. 

 

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We had so much fun working with you for the August KnitCrates! Your curated packages are awesome. I really love the idea of a surprise bunch of knitting or crochet goodies showing up at my door once a month!

What makes the KnitCrate subscription box service unique?

Bringing nothing but the newest and best knitting and crochet related items to the market in a fun and special way!

We often bring KnitCrate-exclusive colorways from indie dyers as well as new awesome patterns. Aside from our KnitCrate packages, we offer a knitting needle rent-to-own program that lets people try before they commit to a needle set and also helps spread out the payments. 

We love to bring new exclusive products to the market. For example, we recently commissioned a new heart shaped hot/cold water bottle pattern and coupled it with Be Sweet’s Whipped Cream yarn. We presented this new product to Stitch Red and they approved it for their awesome charitable program!

 

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I want a shiny red mailer at my door, I wonder what's inside! What kind of projects do your subscribers like to make?

Our subscribers are very open minded and have asked for projects ranging from home goods, children’s wear, scarfs, cowls, toys, and even for their pets!  We’ve received fantastic feedback on the dozens of projects we’ve shipped to thousands of fiber artists around the world. Check out our testimonials page at KntiCrate.com to learn more and see our past packages there as well.

Ewe Ewe's Wooly Worsted yarn was in 4 of the August KnitCrates and you sent different color combinations to each subscriber. What's your favorite color of Wooly Worsted?

That’s the hardest question we’ve had all week! They’re all SO LOVELY. We’d have to say the brightest colors (pinks and greens) are our favorites. Funny thing is those are the same colors our subscribers are raving about!

KnitCrate has subscriptions for knitting and crochet, that's awesome. What's your favorite Ewe Ewe pattern? 

The Layer Cake Cowl in the new tri-color pattern we featured in our August 2013 Intermediate/Advanced knitting KnitCrate.

 

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I can't wait to see what's next from KnitCrate! What upcoming events and new products do you have planned? 

We’re currently working on a new KnitCrate Limited Edition package that promises to be packed with nothing but goodness! Also, we’re working on a new jewelry piece for fiber artists that actually doubles as a functional tool to help knit or crochet. We have other exciting projects in the pipeline as well! Of course, each month we ship unique KnitCrates so they could each be considered new products in and of themselves!

KnitCrate is a great service. Thank you so much for adding Ewe Ewe to your growing lineup and for sitting down for this little chat. We had fun! 

Visit their website: www.knitcrate.com

Find out more about subscribing to KnitCrate here

Find Your Stash {yarn shop interview}

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The Stats, please:

Shop name: Find Your Stash

Address: 301 Jerry Street, Castle Rock, CO

Website: www.fystash.com

Your name: Crystal Ewoniuk

How long has your shop been open?

We celebrated four years on August 1st!

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Congratulations, that is so exciting! I hope you had a great party. What does your shop specialize in? 

Stash is offers a variety of yarns for all types of knitters and crocheters. We also provide specialized customer service through helpful employees, as well as classes designed for beginners to advanced knitters and crocheters.

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Helpful stores are the best stores! What kind of projects do your knitters like to make?

Accessories, we love them! Hats, cowls, shawls, mitts, you name it. We have great sweater knitters too; it’s amazing the talent that we get to see everyday.

Wooly Worsted is perfect for accessories and gives great stitch definition. What's your favorite color of Wooly Worsted?

My favorite would definitely be Teal!

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Teal is lovely, but I love them all! Ewe Ewe has great accessories knitting patterns, what's your favorite Ewe Ewe pattern? 

It’s hard to choose, I love them all!  But my favorites would be the Whenever and Wearever Wrap patterns.

Knit and crochet! Those are two of my favorites, too!

Thanks for taking the time to chat with Ewe Ewe. Does Stash have any events coming up?

Stash is part of the Yarn Crawl Along the Rockies! From September 21-29 all the Denver area Front Range shops, 23 of us, will be hosting the yarn crawl! This is our second year and we are all looking forward to another fun event!

That's great, I love a good yarn crawl. I hope it's a huge success! Thanks, Crystal! 

Have a stitchin' good day! Come visit Find Your Stash!

 

Find a Ewe Ewe Yarn Shop!

Ewe Ewe is growing and finding homes in yarn stores across the country! We try to keep our list of retailers as up to date as possible. You can find a yarn shop near you that carries Wooly Worsted yarn on our Retail Shops page. We just also have a full Google Map of the shops so you don't have to worry about that pesky reading thing, check it out! 


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