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!


Local Yarn Shop Day {new pattern SNEAK PEEK!}

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Have you heard about Local Yarn Store Day? Also known as LYS Day, this event is going to be a ton of fun! It's all about getting in your favorite store and supporting why they're there. The community that a local yarn shop provides is unmatched with other retail stores or finding yarn online. April 21 is a new holiday to show your favorite LYS how much you love them.

You know I love my Ewe Ewe yarn shops. Having managed a yarn store for three years, I have a great understanding of what it takes to create a welcoming environment day in and day out. These shop owners what you to have a great experience every time you come to their store and Ewe Ewe is here to help. Meet our LYS Day exclusive design... Ewe So Summer

Ewe So Summer  shawl from Ewe Ewe

Ewe So Summer shawl from Ewe Ewe

YASSS! Look at that shawl, queen! It's so fabulous, isn't it? Let's look some more.

Ewe So Summer shawl knitting pattern  designed by Meaghan Schmaltz for Ewe Ewe Yarns

Ewe So Summer shawl knitting pattern designed by Meaghan Schmaltz for Ewe Ewe Yarns

Ewe So Summer shawl  is a big, generous wrap!

Ewe So Summer shawl is a big, generous wrap!

Ewe So Summer is designed by The Unapologetic Knitter using Ewe So Sporty merino yarn from Ewe Ewe. It's a great pattern that uses slipped stitches and a modified seed stitch to create tiny transitioning pockets of color. Pretty perfect!

Ewe So Summer  features an easy-to-knit slip stitch pattern

Ewe So Summer features an easy-to-knit slip stitch pattern

Plus, it's edged with a beautiful picot bind off. 

Ewe So Summer  shawl knitting pattern

Ewe So Summer shawl knitting pattern

The Ewe So Summer shawl will be available starting Saturday, April 21 through local yarn stores and ONLY local yarn stores. Kinda cool! So what does that mean? It means you'll need to head in to a brick and mortar store to get this new design (and hopefully the yarn to knit it!).

Where can I get this project?

We are excited to announce that these shops will be promoting the Ewe So Summer shawl and Ewe So Sporty yarn for LYS Day on April 21:

The Salty Sheep, Swansboro, NC
Wildfiber Studio, Santa Monica, CA
Yarn Kandy, Little Rock, AR
Gosh Yarn It!, Kingston, PA
Fiber Heart, Dysart, IA
Knitty Gritty, Syracuse, NY
...have you any wool?, Berkley, MI
Stash, Corvallis, OR
The Tinsmith's Wife, Comfort, TX
Revival Yarns, Athens, GA
Sticks & Strings, Lansing, MI
Apricot Yarn, San Diego, CA
Park Avenue Yarns, League City, TX
Jessica Knits, Scottsdale, AZ
Yarn Shop Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
Twisted Yarns, Spring, TX
Monarch Knitting, Pacific Grove, CA
Yarn It & Haberdashery, Grandview Heights, OH
Ewe and Me ...a yarn boutique, Colorado Springs, CO
The Hillsborough Yarn Shop, Hillsborough, NC 

Great Yarns, Raleigh, NC

Gather Here, Cambridge, MA
Stitch Point, Greensboro, NC
Four Purls, Winter Haven, FL

I will keep updating this list as we get more shops. But! The Ewe So Summer pattern will be available at ANY yarn shop not just ones that carry Ewe Ewe Yarns. Ewe So Summer can be purchased through a yarn store on Ravelry beginning April 21.

Here's all the details:

What: LYS Day new pattern Ewe So Summer! (Available everywhere now!)
When: Saturday, April 21, 2018
Where: At a participating local yarn store. See list of all Ewe Ewe yarn shops >
Why: Because yarn stores are awesome!

Questions? Comments? Let me know in the comments below!

Doodle Stitch Beanie featured on MDK March Mayhem!

I'm excited to say that the Doodle Stitch Beanie designed by Meaghan Schmaltz is on the Mason-Dixon Knitting March Mayhem bracket. Like, so excited! Here's the Doodle Stitch Beanie:

Doodle Stitch Beanie  knitting pattern

Doodle Stitch Beanie knitting pattern

Doodle Stitch Beanie  knitting pattern

Doodle Stitch Beanie knitting pattern

It's one of my favorite designs that Meaghan has ever created and now it's getting some great focus. The MDK March Mayhem brackets feature some of the prettiest designs around! 

What's the MDK March Mayhem Bracket?

MDK March Mayhem 2018

MDK March Mayhem 2018

Think of the MDK March Mayhem like the famous NCAA basketball tournament. The best teams in the country compete against each other to see who is the best. The MDK March Mayhem does that for knitting patterns!

The Doodle Stitch Beanie is in the Mini Skeins category because the focus is small, fun projects that highlight a playful design (an adorable squiggle stitch in this case!) with a small amount of yarn (1 ball of 2 colors of Ewe So Sporty merino!).

Head over to the MDK March Mayhem page to vote for the Doodle Stitch and whichever other designs you love. I love this kind of fun competition! Vote by Sunday, March 18, 2018.

I want to make a Doodle Stitch Beanie!

It's seriously a fun pattern to knit so Meaghan and I put together some kits with more color options! See the Doodle Stitch Beanie Kits >

Doodle Stitch Beanie Knitting Kit
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Visit MDK March Mayhem 2018

Go to the MDK March Mayhem page and vote for the Doodle Stitch Beanie. You can also print out a bracket for yourself to keep track of your picks. Have fun!

UPDATE: Ok, I just went and voted and I found it easiest to do with two windows open. That way I could click on the photos to make them larger in one window and then make my selections in the other window. Remember, this round of selections closes Sunday, March 18, 2018 so be sure to vote right away.


Learn to knit with me! And have a beer!

What's better than knitting and a beer? Not much! Enjoy a crafty afternoon and learn to knit. I'll be teaching a 2-hour class on Sunday, February 18th. If you've been wanting to learn to knit or have a friend that would enjoy the class then send them my way! The class will be held at Bagby Beer in Oceanside, CA. Get tickets on Eventbrite.

Details:

When: Sun, February 18, 2018 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM PST
Where: Bagby Beer Company, 601 South Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054
What: Learn to knit! Sign up and enjoy a 2 hour class where you learn this trendy skill. The class includes yarn from Ewe Ewe Yarns, knitting needles to complete the project, a 2-hour hands-on knitting class taught by local designer Heather Walpole (that's me!), and a tasty Bagby beer. Grab your friends and let’s knit! 
Price: $50.

Tickets are limited so grab yours today!

Tickets: Reserve your space on Eventbrite >

Must be 21 or over.


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!


Heather Walpole appears on The Knit Show with Vickie Howell

Learn how to knit Fair Isle socks -- the easy way!

That's me right there! I am on the incredible new knitting series called The Knit Show with Vickie Howell. I teach the easy way to knit Fair Isle socks with instructions on how to make socks for you or a Christmas stocking for your home! Watch the Handmade Holiday episode now.

Holidays are made better when a little something handmade is involved. On The Handmade Holiday Episode of The Knit Show with Vickie Howell we show stitchers how to make their season bright with projects to give and decorate with, plus gift ideas for the crafty types in your life!

Southwest Stockings Free Sock Knitting Pattern

Southwest Stockings  free Fair Isle socks and Christmas stocking pattern designed by Heather Walpole

Southwest Stockings free Fair Isle socks and Christmas stocking pattern designed by Heather Walpole

On the show I teach this adorable socks and Christmas stocking combination. The Southwest Stockings knitting pattern includes instructions for both a Christmas stocking knit in Ewe Ewe Baa Baa Bulky AND cozy Fair Isle socks using Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted washable merino yarn. 

Visit The Knit Show to download the free pattern!

The techniques I teach in the video are how to read a color work chart for Fair Isle knitting, knitting with two colors of yarn, turning the heel of a sock, and how to graft the toe of a sock using the Kitchener Stitch. 

Ready to make the Southwest Stockings?

We have knitting kits available! Grab the pattern from The Knit Show's website and then take a look at our kits. We put together some great color combinations so you can choose and get started right away.

Southwest Stockings Bulky Christmas Stocking Knitting Kit
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Southwest Stockings Cozy Socks Knitting Kit
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I hope you have as much fun knitting these socks and stockings as I did. The color work is easy and the projects go fast. Download the Southwest Stockings free knitting pattern. Shop yarn kits.