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


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!


San Diego Yarn Crawl 2014

Ewe Ewe is proud to be a sponsor of the second San Diego Yarn Crawl! We are based in San Diego county so this is our home yarn crawl and it's so much fun. We head out to different stores and do lots of fun events for the entire weekend. 

When: Thursday, September 18 – Sunday, September 21

Ewe Ewe @ Yarning for You

On Thursday the 18th, we'll be hanging out in San Marcos with free patterns, a garment show and maybe even some giveaways! Come say hi and shop 'til you drop!

Ewe Ewe @ Yarnover Truck

On Friday, we'll be with the fine ladies at the Yarnover Truck parked near Needlecraft Cottage in Pacific Beach. We're talking hats that day with free patterns and tons of laughs!

Ewe Ewe @ The Grove

Saturday is a big day at The Grove at Juniper & 30th in San Diego! We'll be introducing our Ewe So Sporty merino yarn in all 20 bright colors. Come and experience the world of Ewe Ewe!

What is the Yarn Crawl?

The San Diego Yarn Crawl is a free, self-guided tour of the area's yarn and fiber venues. There's 9 participating yarn shops, 2 alpaca farms and 1 very hip mobile yarn truck. The idea is that you print off a passport, grab some friends and visit the area yarn shops. Get your passport stamped at each location and you are entered to win a huge prize basket or a grand prize shopping spree worth $600! 

Visit sandiegoyarncrawl.com for the map, passport and more details.

See you on the crawl! 

Ewe So Sporty yarn is here!

Ewe So Sporty yarn

Yay for new yarn! What's more exciting than new yarn? Not much! I am thrilled to announce Ewe So Sporty yarn is here, it's beautiful and it's hitting store shelves across the country. Ewe So Sporty is a beautiful sport-weight merino wool yarn that comes in 10 fresh colors for spring. 

Ewe So Sporty yarn at  Anacapa Fine Yarns  in Ventura, CA

Ewe So Sporty yarn at Anacapa Fine Yarns in Ventura, CA

We have lots of great patterns featuring our new yarn, too! Check out the display at Yarning for You in San Marcos, CA. 

Yarning for You, San Marcos, CA

Yarning for You, San Marcos, CA

Find a Ewe Ewe yarn store near you. And if your local yarn shop doesn't carry Ewe So Sporty, let them know! :) Happy knitting! 

TNNA San Diego Recap: New Yarn and Amazing Views

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The National Needle Arts trade show was last weekend and I totally wish it was in San Diego every time. San Diego is just too perfect and gorgeous. It was so nice to get up in the morning and watch the sunrise change the colors of the water. 

Inside the trade show is great too, though! What's better than lots of yarn and lots of friends that love yarn? Not much! 

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Here is the Ewe Ewe booth all set up and ready for the show. We have a few new patterns but the big news is our new yarn! I'm so excited to introduce Ewe So Sporty merino yarn. Ewe So Sporty is a sport-weight yarn just as soft and bouncy as Wooly Worsted and comes in 10 perfect colors for spring knitting. It's a lighter weight yarn making it perfect for shawls, light spring cowls and especially knits for baby. 

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Ewe So Sporty will hit yarn shops at the beginning of March. How do I know? We took preorders at the show! Shop owners love the new yarn and placed a bunch of orders.

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Here's Deb from Yarning for You placing our first Ewe So Sporty order! Yay!

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TNNA is always a blast and San Diego was no different. Thanks for a great show! 

Garments galore!

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Are you ready for the San Diego Yarn Crawl? I'll be showing off Wooly Worsted knit and crochet patterns all around town. I'll be at each trunk show to say hello and have fun!

Thursday  – Yarnover Truck in La Mesa. See event >
FridayYarning for You in San Marcos. See event >
SaturdayThe Grove at Juniper & 30th in San Diego. See event >

Click here to get all the San Diego Yarn Crawl details!