December 1, 2022

Holiday Cheer has arrived

  • A set of six mini skeins of yarn; one each in variegated shades of purple, red, green, teal, yellow and pink.
  • A large bag opened to show storage for knitting needles and crochet hooks with a smaller pink notions bag.
  • Multiple skeins of cotton yarn in gold, gray, royal blue, and lavender.

The chill is in the air and as the lights brighten our days, so does the yarn! Our brand new Holiday Candy Cane Mini Sets are resplendent with the colors of Christmas sweets and promise to add cheer to any project. Perfect for full on scrappy socks or simply to add a pop of color to any project, you’ll want to stock up to enjoy these colors year round.

Last week, two new bases hit our shelves. We welcomed Doyle and Christie, our 100% Pima cotton yarns. Doyle is a sumptuous DK weight, while Christie offers the same sheen and softness in a fingering weight. We sold out very quickly, so some colorways are now available on preorder. Looking for a quick, but impressive holiday gift? Download our three FREE dish/spa cloth patterns over on Ravelry. Garter Party, Pyramid Patch and Seed Gathering are quick and each patterns sure to delight your gift recipient.

Also new in the shop this week are two great products from Della Q! Snag a Maker’s Canvas Needle Portfolio and Buddy Case to finally get all of your needles and notions organized for the new year.

Now is the time to register for your 2023 Birthday Club! You choose the base and number of hanks and we do the rest by shipping you an exclusive Birthday of the Month colorway along with two fun gifts just before your big day! It’s the perfect “set it and forget it” club for fiberistas!

All this and more will be shared on our weekly Saturday podcast this week at 9:30 an EST over on our YouTube channel. We hope to see EWE there!

November 17, 2022

Peppermint Bark is Fresh for Winter

  • A large skein of red, white, and brown yarn with three mini skeins in pink, brown and green and the text Peppermint Bark.
  • A large skein of red, white, and brown yarn with three mini skeins in pink, brown and green under Christmas decor.
  • A skein of red, white and brown yarn with holiday decorations, a bar of pink, white and brown soap and three peppermint stitch markers.
  • Multiple small hanks of brightly colored pink, purple and blue yarn.

Brand new this week in the shop is Peppermint Bark in two forms!

First up are the delicious Peppermint Bark Sock Sets which include three coordinating minis! Turning this yarn into socks or a colorful shawl will be a delight as the colors of the season will help to get you in the spirit of fun.

Secondly, our Peppermint Bark Fiber & Fun Kits are a great gift for yourself or a friend! Each kit includes a hank of Peppermint Bark on Rawlings, our Merino/silk/Cashmere blend, a handmade bar of Peppermint Bark Goat’s Milk Soap, and a set of three Peppermint Stitch Markers. Watch our podcast LIVE! at 9:30AM EST on Saturday for a special BOGO 1/2 off deal ONLY during the podcast!

To the Moon and Back is a brand new colorway this week and it’s bright and full of fun! Right now, it’s available on preorder.
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November 10, 2022

Yuletide Carols Super Sock Sets are new!

  • Red, green, purple, blue and gold yarn with mini skeins in green, mauve and pink.
  • A skein of orange yarn flanked by a mini in deep blue and another mini in brown.

This week we’re offering something super special in the shop! Our Yuletide Carols Sock Sets are super with the addition of a THIRD mini to what is usually our expanded sock sets! That’s right, each sock set comes with three coordinated minis, offering so many options for mixing and matching to make the socks of your vision. Available in both fingering and DK weights, they allow for maximum flexibility.

Our Rustic Sock Sets are available now in the shop and include two coordinated minis, to follow the typical form of our expanded sock sets. These just have fall vibes aplenty and will really make you feel the chill of autumn in a cozy sort of way.

Being in Florida, we’ve been somewhat impacted by Hurricane Nicole, though we are safe and sound. Our followers have become accustomed to a hurricane mystery colorway anytime a storm is impacting our state. This time was no different and we’re currently offering a Hurricane Nicole 2022 Mystery Colorway PREORDER. It’s a way to relieve the anxiety about the coming storm and have a little fun. Hurricane Mystery Colorways are not generally dyed again, so now is the time to order.

We hope you and yours have remained safe from the storm! Join us for our LIVE! podcast on Saturday morning at 9:30 AM EST over on our YouTube channel. We’ll see you then!

October 27, 2022

Fresh New Yarn

  • Three skeins of light pink purple yarn.
  • Three skeins of gray yarn.
  • Three hanks of multi-colored yarn with blue in the front fading to purples, oranges and yellows.

While Socktober is coming to a close, yarn season is not! Moving into the holidays means finally getting serious about those knitting projects meant to be gifted!

This week in the shop, we’ve got some amazing color just right for transforming into treasures for yourself and loved ones. Renewal and Out of the Mist are great on their own and also coordinate perfectly, making an easy combo for projects that require two colors.

Living in Florida, we have a longstanding tradition in our Yarny Ewes Facebook group of offering a mystery colorway in the face of an impending hurricane. Hurricane Ian was no different. We are gutted by the destruction and pain that Ian has wrought. Our DistractIAN colorway has been met with rave reviews and we’ve brought it back as a preorder with a twist; a portion of the proceeds of the sale will be donated to the Red Cross for Hurricane Ian victims. This yarn is due to ship early December, but we know it’s a colorway worth waiting for.

Cranky Sock Sets remain in the shop this week, so if you’re looking to make the most of the last moments of Socktober, this is the way to go. The kits contain a pre-cranked sock tube, a coordinating mini and a code to scan for FREE directions on how to transform the kit into a lovely pair of socks! You can’t go wrong.

This weekend is our Falloween Retreat at Barnsley Resort in northern Georgia, so be sure to catch our live podcast on Saturday over on our YouTube channel to see what’s happening in the shop and at the retreat!

October 20, 2022

Socktastic Socktober Continues

  • A square divided into four quadrants, each with a different colorway of yarn knitted up: blue with speckles, multi colored, red and yellow, and light turquoise with colorful speckles. The square has the words "Cranky Socks" in the middle.
  • A large skein of blue yarn flanked by a burgundy mini skein and an orange mini skein.
  • A large skein of blue yarn flanked by a light purple mini skein and a teal mini skein.

It’s still Socktober and we’re still all about the socks! This week, we’ve got new Whimsy (OOAK colorways) expanded sock sets in the shop and new colorways for our Cranky Sock Kits!

Not sure what a Cranky Sock Kit is? We can assure you it’s not a pair of ill-tempered socks; these kits are your portal to super quick socks. Each kit contains a cranked sock tube in your choice of colorway, a coordinating mini for coordinating heels and toes and a scannable code to FREE downloadable directions for how to transform your tube into a pair of fabulous socks, perfect for gifting or simply filling your own hand-knit sock drawer!

Our Whimsy expanded sock sets come with two perfectly coordinated minis to offer you maximum versatility with color!

So many socks, so much fun!

October 13, 2022

Forbidden Wood, Mossy & Potions are new

  • A background of yarn with a single blue, purple and orange variegated and speckled yarn on top.
  • A skein of lavender yarn and a skein of moss green yarn.
  • A large skein of variegated blue, purple and orange yarn with a mini skein of lavender and a mini skein of mossy green.

Forbidden Wood is a brand new yarn in our shop this week! Inspired by Hocus Pocus, we have it on multiple bases and in both fingering and DK weight expanded sock sets. You’re going to love the rich colors that meld together in this deliciously bespeckled colorway. Don’t miss out on it!

Coordinating perfectly with Forbidden Wood are Mossy and Potions. These two colorways really pull out the greens and purples from Forbidden Wood and make great buddies.

Socktober is continuing in the Yarny Ewes and we’re seeing tons of beautiful socks being stitched up! Our Ewe to Ewe Sock Talks are coming up on October 17th and 24th. Check out the event on our Olive & Two Ewe Studios Facebook page. We’re looking forward to Nancy Istenes sharing with us the tips and tricks she’s picked up over years of sock knitting. Don’t miss it!

Friendsgiving is right around the corner, and we’ve got a special treat for all you knitters and crocheters out there! Our Dye Live Plus Club Special Friendsgiving Edition is now open for registration!

This one-month event offers a Mini Treat Box filled with yarn on your choice of base and extra goodies, plus access to a private Facebook group where you can watch the yarn being dyed LIVE. You’ll also get to interact with Carolyn and other members of the Friendsgiving Dye Live Plus Club, and you’ll have a chance to win a prize with our scratch-off card! So don’t wait – sign up today and get ready to celebrate Friendsgiving in style!

Get ready for Halloween with the brand new Fiber Web Cowl and Beanie Kit! Noemi Zimmer has designed this super fun set and we decided on-the-spot to offer kits! We just couldn’t pass it up and neither should you! The kits contain the yarn to knit up both the cowl and beanie and also include a code for both patterns! What could be more fun for Halloween than your very own spooky spider to keep you warm?

So many fun things going on this month in the Yarny Ewes! We can’t wait to see you LIVE! this morning over on our YouTube channel, so don’t miss it!

Socktober into Friendsgiving

  • An array of pumpkins with the text Dye Live Plus Club Friendsgiving Special Edition.
  • A beanie and cowl in orange, black, white and pink yarn with a spider web and spider.
  • A silver knitted shawl with a skein of pink and blue fuzzy yarn.
  • Pink yarn with a crocheted heart, hands and a crochet hook with the text I Love Yarn Day Giveaway.

Wowza! Socktober has gotten off to a roaring start! Seeing all the wonderful socks being stitched up in the Yarny Ewes is inspiring! Are you enjoying Maria’s socktastic tidbits each day? We sure are and we’re learning some interesting facts!

As Socktober continues to march on (see what we did there?) we’re adding yet another element to spice things up a bit.

Join us on two Monday evenings in October for our Ewe to Ewe Sock Talks over on Zoom! Nancy Istenes will be sharing with us some great tips and tricks for sock knitting, as well as showing us some of her beautiful hand-knit socks.

The first talk will be on October 17th at 7 p.m. ET, and the second will be on October 24th at 7 p.m. ET. Hope to see you there! Be sure to watch our page for the Zoom links so you can join in. We’ve set up events on our Facebook page so you can RSVP!

Have you downloaded the free goodies yet this month? We’re offering two FREE downloads for Socktober: a Sock Coloring Page and Sock Journal Page. Many of you have snagged them already. If you haven’t done so yet, now is the time!

Friendsgiving is right around the corner, and we’ve got a special treat for all you knitters and crocheters out there! Our Dye Live Plus Club Special Friendsgiving Edition is now open for registration! This one-month event offers a Mini Treat Box filled with yarn on your choice of base and extra goodies, plus access to a private Facebook group where you can watch the yarn being dyed LIVE. You’ll also get to interact with Carolyn and other members of the Friendsgiving Dye Live Plus Club, and you’ll have a chance to win a prize with our scratch-off card! So don’t wait — sign up today and get ready to celebrate Friendsgiving in style!

Get ready for Halloween with the brand new Fiber Web Cowl and Beanie Kit! Noemi Zimmer has designed this super fun set and we decided on the spot to offer kits! We just couldn’t pass it up and neither should you! The kits contain the yarn to knit up both the cowl and beanie and also include a code for both patterns! What could be more fun for Halloween than your very own spooky spider to keep you warm?

You’ll want to snag a bit of our Shakespeare yarn this week to get a head start on some gift knitting for the upcoming holiday season. Read down to learn more about this amazing yarn. It’s unique and gorgeous without being problematic to stitch up like some other yarns with a halo.

Saturday is I Love Yarn Day and we’re so excited! We love yarn, EWE love yarn, so let’s have some FUN! Be sure to watch LIVE! during Saturday’s podcast over on YouTube as we will be selecting a winner for a prize pack from those who are watching! You must be present to win! Winner will be announced at 3PM Saturday afternoon, so watch our social media channels. We can’t wait to give something fabulous away!

Things are hopping at Olive & Two Ewe Studios and we want EWE to be a part of the fun! Find the Yarny Ewes in our Facebook group and our YouTube channel.

September 29, 2022

Socktober is Here!

  • A skein of variegated pinks/purples/oranges yarn with a pink mini skein.
  • A skein of variegated purple yarn with a lavender mini skein.
  • A skein of variegated neutral colored yarn with a deep purple mini.
  • A graphic with the words "Hurricane Ian Mystery Colorway Distraction."

Socktober is here and we couldn’t be more excited! This month is all about the socks and we’ve got some gorgeous sets just for you along with a couple of FREE downloads and more!

First up are our Socktober Sock Sets. These are gorgeous beauties and come with a full hank of sock yarn, a coordinating mini, a “Welcome to the Sock Side” bag and an exclusive Socktober acrylic pin! A limited number of these sets are available, so you want to order as soon as possible.

We’ve got two FREE downloads for this event and we think you’ll enjoy them. First up is a Socktober Sock Coloring Page so you can have some fun and plan out future socks. Secondly, we have a Sock Journal Page for you to download. As we go through the month, you can jot down notes, patterns, stitch counts and more info that you pick up along the way that will make your sock knitting more efficient and fun. Once you download these, you can print as many as you like!

Our Hurricane Ian Mystery Colorway Preorder is still available, but only for a short time. We have a tradition in the Yarny Ewes of rolling out a new mystery colorway preorder whenever a storm is threatening. It just helps to serve as a fun distraction to help take the edge off of the anxiety. Be sure to get your order in so you don’t miss out!

#NaCroKniSweMo is right around the corner and coming up next month! This is our annual event that runs alongside the popular #NaKniSweMo event that’s popular on social media. The idea is to stitch up an entire sweater in the month of November. But well, we have our own special take on it by including crocheters and this year, one of our suggested patterns means we’re doing our Nomadic Knits KAL at the same time! Kits are available now in some pretty amazing combos so you can choose and we can get to dyeing them up as soon as possible. Read down for more information and then be sure to click through to our website for the fine details. While you’re at it, don’t forget to download our brand new #NaCroKniSweMo Coloring Page (it’s FREE) to have a little fun planning color combos! Many of you have already placed your orders and we’ve had the honor of putting together bespoke kits for a few EWES as well! We cannot WAIT to see these awesome sweaters!

Be sure to check out our LIVE! podcast every Saturday morning at 9:30 am EST over on YouTube. We hope to see you!

September 22, 2022

Socks & Sweaters & Cowls, Oh My!

  • Picture of a cowl and hat alongside a picture of purple and green variegated yarn and black yarn.
  • A picture of cranked sock tubes with the text Cranky Sock Kit.
  • A picture of a pink speckled cowl with various yarn combinations.
  • Photo of multiple color combinations in yarn.
  • A drawing of a sweater with the text #NaCroKniSweMo

There are so many amazing things coming up that it’s difficult to know where to begin! It’s all good news though, and it all means plenty of projects to stitch, plenty of friends to be made, and loads of camaraderie along the way!

Our friend, Scottish knitwear designer Morven Gabriel, is always busily creating gorgeous new patterns and we were chuffed that she was inspired to use our yarn to create one of her latest! Her brand new pattern, A Highland Kirk Window Beanie and Cowl, was inspired by the windows found in some of the churches in Scotland. Our variegated Into the Highlands simulates stained glass while Pomp & Circumstance provides the structure of the window design. Kits come with one hank of each of these colorways, enough to knit the beanie in the pattern. Want to knit up the cowl or both the beanie and cowl? We’ve got you covered with an option to add another hank of Pomp & Circumstance as a preorder. We’re also including a code in your kit so you can download the pattern easily and at no additional cost! The pattern is expected to be released this weekend on Ravelry, so you are really getting the latest and greatest!

Another designer we know well is Casapinka and you may have seen that she’s releasing her brand new 22 Cowl pattern soon! Kits are going fast in the shop and we love that you love all the fun and colorful combos we’ve put together. As of this writing, the pattern is 22% off for a limited time and the designer is holding a KAL over on her Ravelry page. We’d love you to use our yarn and be sure to use #oliventwoeweprojects wherever you post your progress pics to be entered to win our monthly giveaway. The kits were selling so fast, we’ve added additional combinations, so be sure to check out the listing again. We’d love to see what you choose!

Socktober is just around the corner in the Yarny Ewes and we’ve got big plans! From special sock kits coming soon to some free, interactive downloads and trivia, there’s something for everyone — even brand new sock-curious stitchers! Stay tuned for more details coming soon on this fun, month long event. Right now, to get ready, you can email Maria to let her know you’re IN for the Socktober Swap! Details are available now in the Yarny Ewes and down below, but today is the last day to register. We’re planning to pair up newbie sock knitters with more experienced ones for some light mentoring, but never fear, it’ll stay fun and light without a lot of time commitment.

Also on tap soon is #NaCroKniSweMo! This is our annual event that runs alongside the popular #NaKniSweMo event that’s popular on social media. The idea is to stitch up an entire sweater in the month of November. But well, we have our own special take on it by including crocheters and this year, one of our suggested patterns means we’re doing our Nomadic Knits KAL at the same time! Kits are available now in some pretty amazing combos so you can choose and we can get to dyeing them up as soon as possible. Read down for more information and then be sure to click through to our website for the fine details. Be sure to download our brand new #NaCroKniSweMo Coloring Page (it’s FREE) to have a little fun planning color combos!

Now is the perfect time of year for Cranky Sock Kits! These kits come complete with a hand cranked sock tube, coordinating mini and link to download directions for how to magically transform the tube into a great pair of socks! Super fast socks mean super fast gifts and you can never have too many of those on hand. Check out the variety of colorways on our website and order your faves now!

To get in on all the fun, be sure to join our Yarny Ewes Facebook group and watch our weekly podcast over on YouTube. We can’t wait to see you!

September 15, 2022

Pumpkin Harvest has Arrived

  • An array of pumpkins and multicolored yarn.
  • Three skeins of orange, green and blue multicolored yarn.
  • One large hank of orange, green and blue multicolored yarn with two mini skeins in burgundy and blue.
  • Three hanks of burgundy yarn.
  • Three hanks of blue yarn.

OK, if Starbucks has already released their Pumpkin Spice goodies, it MUST be time for fall! I must admit, there’s not much “pumpkin spice” anything I love (except for their super yummy pumpkin scones that, really, let’s be honest, have more of a gingerbread feel) but the fresh Pumpkin Harvest in the shop this week has me swooning!

Pumpkin Harvest pulls together all the most perfect shades of brown, orange, green, and blue and melds them together into one delectable hank of yarn that will have you looking for the hay bales in the pumpkin patch so you can sit awhile and stitch. Not only are these the most perfect shades together, but the colors just shine even brighter with the addition of the pin-prick speckles for which Carolyn is becoming a legend.

We’ve got this glorious colorway on multiple bases (it is ahhh-mazzing on the The Beast!) and also have it available in our expanded sock sets! Choose either the fingering or DK weight on the sock sets, or both! Each hank of Pumpkin Harvest is accompanied in the sock set with a mini of the coordinating shades of Queen of Tarts and Words of Wisdom. Which, incidentally brings us to the next new item in the shop: Words of Wisdom! This aquamarine-esque colorway is again, really made resplendent with those pin-prick speckles I mentioned earlier.

Our little fall-loving hearts are going to be pumping this week as these shades are just absolutely delicious. I’m actually envisioning a sweater now of Potato Peel Pie as the main with Pumpkin Harvest as the colorwork. Wouldn’t it be divine?

Birthday Club for 2023 is proving to be super popular. We love how so many of you are ordering NOW so you don’t get left out! What a fab gift to yourself or for that special fiberista in your life.  Check it out and order now so you can tick that bit off your To Do list.

CocoKnits has just recently released two new items as part of their Sweater Care Line, the Sweater Care Brush and Super Absorbent Towel. We adore their products and love carrying them in the shop!

Be sure to tune in this Saturday morning to our LIVE! to see all the yummy yarn and hear more about what’s coming up. We can’t wait! You can find us on YouTube.