The Rowan SS 2023 Trunk show is at Crazy for Ewe for one week, starting Local Yarn Store Day, April 29th. So many fun and beautiful designs for you to see and try on. Here's a list of what we'll have. Also, check out the Crazy for Ewe YouTube podcast where we show you what the garments look like on real people.
Veronique KAL starts this weekend! This cute and quick summer colorblock top is worked using the intarsia technique using 4 colors of Rowan Handknit Cotton. Come join us - pick up aVeronique kit, or choose your own colors - we'll be happy to help!
You'll learn the intarsia technique and lots more fun stuff. Kicks off Sunday, April 30th at 1:30 pm.
This weekend is Local Yarn Store Day - an event created to give knitters and crocheters an excuse to show their local yarn store a little extra love and attention (and sales) which is especially nice during a historically slow time of year for yarn shops. I make it a big party, and you’re invited to the shop this weekend to celebrate Crazy for Ewe. We’ll have balloons, cookies, and free patterns and the Rowan Trunk Show. I hope you will come.
But I also want to take a moment to express my deepest gratitude to all of you who have supported Crazy for Ewe over the years. From Duffy, Mary, and Shelly, who were among the first through my doors back in 2004 to Rita, Ellen,
April is Earth month, but it’s also Noro month. While many spring and summer yarns arrive in early March, Noro is a predictable April arrival - I often wonder if it’s meant to coincide with the cherry trees. I doubt it’s that carefully coordinated, but I await them both with eager anticipation.
It’s fitting, really, that Noro arrives in Earth month, as Noro is one of the most environmentally conscious yarn producers there is. Mr. Eisaku Noro, who
As knitters, we all know the joy of wearing our own handmade garments. There's something so satisfying about knowing that we've put in the time and effort to create something beautiful and unique. But when it comes to caring for our hand-knit pieces, it can be a bit daunting. How do we keep them looking and feeling their best, while also being mindful of the environment?
Have you ever considered whether you're wearing the right bra? It's a question that might surprise you coming from your local yarn store owner, but it's actually more important than you think. When it comes to knitting sweaters that fit, we take a lot of measurements. Especially for the Custom Fit designs. Before we begin the measuring process, we always ask, "Are you wearing a good foundation garment?" This discreet inquiry is essentially asking if your bra is doing its job of putting your bust where it should be.
Most of you know that I am a huge fan of the handknit wardrobe concept. Creating a capsule collection of garments that fit and flatter us is not only satisfying, it is the antidote to the problem of fast fashion. Fast fashion – cheap clothes worn once and tossed in the trash – is a major issue in the fashion industry. Trends change constantly, and the production of new garments to meet the demand creates staggering textile waste and a huge environmental problem for the planet. Let’s look at how knitting can help.
nothing quite like the feeling of snuggling up with a newborn baby. We want them to be cozy and comfortable, which for knitters means seeing them swaddled head to toe in handknit hats, sweaters, booties, and blankets. We just can’t wait to cast on something soft and fabulous.
Babies don’t get much of a say in this matter, but if they did, they would ask for soft merino wool and wool blends.
New parents often shy away from wool though. Many are afraid of allergies to start, and they want easy-care. I mean what new parent has time to hand wash baby clothes???
Summer is a time for sunshine, warm weather, and outdoor activities. That doesn’t mean you can’t knit summer garments. Depending on where you live, summer temperature might drop to downright chilly. Or like me, you may just be uncomfortable in the over-air conditioned indoor world of summer. For those times you need a straight up summer sweater. Heck, I need a parka for most grocery stores,, but that’s just me. Most of us need at least one solid go-to summer sweater. But that’s not the only kind of summer garments you can knit. There are all manner of summer tops, from this season’s trendy bralette to
When we think of warm weather knitting, cotton is the first fiber that comes to mind. It’s soft, absorbent, and comfortable against your skin. But knitting with cotton is a different experience than knitting with wool.
There are lots of different kinds of cotton yarn that will each give their own results. But, armed with an understanding of cotton yarns in general and the different styles of cotton yarn, you can create stunning garments and accessories you’ll love all year long.
The Agave knitalong starts this coming weekend - a fun quick knit that's light and cozy and perfect for these last days of winter. As you know, Agave is designed by Georgia Farrell, and I'm absolutely thrilled that she's going to be involved in the knitalong. She'll join us for the kick off Saturday, April 18th and for the last session Saturday, April 8th. The knitalong will be live on YouTube, but also recorded so you can go back and watch it again if you nee