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!

Registration is Nearly Closed for our Falloween Retreat

  • Fall leaves and the text Ewe Crew in the Woods Falloween Retreat.
  • Four sock sets in various colors.
  • Four sock sets in various colors.
  • Two skeins of yarn in yellow pink and green variegated.
  • Three skeins of yarn in blues, golds and oranges.
  • Bright multicolored mini skein sets and the text Many Minis For Ewe sideways.

We’ve opened registration for our first ever Ewe Crew in the Woods Falloween Retreat, taking place from October 28-31! Registration opened on Wednesday night, and the retreat is already nearly full, but a few slots remain. We’ll be heading up to the cool of north Georgia to a rustic, yet luxurious, resort to spend time stitching with friends, enjoying activities and having a great time. An epic SWAG bag is in store for participants and there will be loads of time to stitch and relax! Be sure to get all of the details on our website.

This week we have the return of our Stellar Sock Sets in the shop along with the colorways Cosmic Bowling and In Tandem, both of which are cheerful sunny colors just right to lift your mood this time of year. Happy yarn makes for happy knitters! Our Many Minis for Ewe are a great way to stock your stash with brilliant pops of color for all those “scrappy” projects. Don’t miss out on our gorgeous neons, reds, and citrus sets.

Be sure to check out our YouTube channel for past episodes of our weekly podcast, broadcast live every Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. Eastern time.

O Christmas Tree is new for Christmas in July

  • Green yarn with multi speckles.
  • A skein of green yarn with a mini skein of yellow and a mini skein of teal yarn.
  • Two light-skinned women against a backdrop of yarn.

Christmas in July continues at Olive & Two Ewe Studios! Each week, a new Christmas colorway has been added to the shop and O Christmas Tree is new this week. Subtle shades of traditional Christmas colors are complemented perfectly by speckles and pops of slightly less-than-traditional colors, for a modern look. The expanded sock sets feature two coordinating minis for loads of versatility in socks or other projects.

Be sure to download their FREE Holiday Tracker to keep up with all of your holiday stitching.

While you’re checking out our site, but sure to take a look at the upcoming new Limited Edition Forté Needle Set coming soon from Chiaogoo, as well as the L Yellow Shorties set. Both are currently on preorder and are expected to ship to customers later this year, fall and beyond. Be sure to join our Facebook group, The Yarny Ewes, for exclusive Features, Knit-Alongs, prizes and more. You can catch our weekly podcast over on YouTube on Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m. Eastern. Check out our YouTube channel now to catch up on past episodes. There’s always something new going on at Olive & Two Ewe!

Christmas in July offers New Colorways

  • A skein of red and green speckled yarn unfurled and the same skein twisted with orange and green minis. The text Hard Candy Christmas and Christmas in July.
  • Two skeins of red and green speckled yarn.
  • The text Christmas in July and WIP tracker.
  • Pink, green and gold yarn, a multicolored sock and the text Christmas in July.

Christmas in July continues over at Olive & Two Ewe Studios with two new colorways and a FREE Holiday Project Tracker.

Gingerbread Man debuted last week to hungry fiberistas who quickly made Gingerbread Man Sock Sets go to preorder status and caused a couple other bases to sell out! Preorders continue, so be sure to get in on the yummy fun.

Hard Candy Christmas is brand new this week and is available on multiple bases as well as their expanded (one full hank, two minis) Sock Set! The two-mini Sock Set is a great idea as it creates ultimate versatility and options when planning socks.

To help take some of the panic out of holiday gift planning, we (Carolyn and Michelle) are offering our FREE downloadable Holiday Project Tracker. With space to jot down the names of gift recipients, patterns, and notes, it provides a place for you to see your progress and plans at a glance.

Christmas in July is in full swing in our Facebook group, The Yarny Ewes, and everyone is invited to join. The group offers a supportive environment and features exclusive opportunities for members.

Be sure to catch our Saturday morning LIVE! podcast at 9:30 a.m. Eastern time or watch at your leisure on our channel for giveaways and more fun.

Christmas in July is Coming!

Christmas in July picture with images of Christmas Crafter box graphics.

We’re celebrating Christmas in July with all the goodies to get you ready for the holidays! Each week, new holiday-inspired colorways will be released on a variety of our scrumptious bases.

Access to our special holiday Stitching Kits is available now for only a few more days! Choose from either the Christmas Crafter’s Edition or the Hanukkah Crafter’s Edition. Kits will be chock full of yarn and various other craft supplies to get you started creating ornaments and/or other holiday-related small decor or other projects.

This event will be the last chance to get in on our Twelve Days of Christmas and Eight Night of Hanukkah calendars as well! Each calendar will feature brand new colorways and extra holiday goodies along with a LIVE opening each day of the Twelve Days and Eight Nights!

Be sure to join our Facebook group, The Yarny Ewes for even more fun and exclusive information and access to Special Features.

Check out our LIVE! podcast every Saturday morning at 9:30 am Eastern Time on YouTube (you can also watch older episodes now)!

World Wide Knit in Public Day at National Harbor, Maryland

Two pairs of dark-skinned hands knitting, with the text Worldwide Knit In Public Day, June 11, 2022, 11 AM-3 PM, National Hardbor, MD, and the logos of DMV Fiber Friends and Project Knitwell.

Join us for a day of fiber fun as we celebrate World Wide Knit in Public Day, a fundraiser for Project Knitwell. This is free to the public and will include a marketplace and knitting and crochet instruction.

Bring a chair or a blanket, a friend and your current project to stitch in the Plaza at the National Harbor, Maryland. The event will feature a marketplace of local fiber businesses, opportunities to learn to knit/crochet, door prizes, and a silent auction to raise money for Project Knitwell.

We strongly encourage attendees to wear a mask and maintain proper social distancing while in the vendor booths and when in close proximity to others.

This event is free to the public but registration is required. Also, if you would like to volunteer, please check the volunteer box on the registration form. Register here.

April 26, 2022

Yarncentrick Indie Pop-up

  • Mustard project bag, skeins of gold and coral yarn, pink speckled yarn.
  • Four skeins of multi-colored speckled yarn.
  • Gray felt project bag.
  • Green speckled yarn and pink yarn.
  • Light aqua speckled yarn.
  • Four skeins of pink and gold yarn.

Start your Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival weekend at Yarncentrick, a new indie pop-up, happening on Friday, May 6, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Mt Airy, Maryland. This one-day event will feature more than 20 indie dyers, artisans, and small creative businesses in an outdoor setting under covered pavilions. The grounds are paved and accessible and tickets are timed to avoid overcrowding. Here’s a peek at some of the vendors. Get your ticket and find the full vendor list at yarncentrick.com.

March 30, 2022

Yarncentrick: A New Indie Pop-up

  • Purple and blue fiber, pink, black and gray yarn, blue and green stitch markers and the Yarn Centrick logo.
  • Burgandy and blue yarn.
  • A project bag made from yellow flowered fabric.
  • Multicolored striped hand knit socks.
  • Three skeins of gray and pink speckled yarn.
  • Skeins of pink yarn next to pink cherry blossom flowers.

Yarncentrick is a new pop-up happening on Friday, May 6, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Mt Airy, Maryland. This one-day event will showcase more than 20 indie dyers, artisans and small creative businesses in an outdoor setting under covered pavilions. The grounds are paved and accessible and there is plenty of parking. Here’s a peek at some of the vendors. Get your ticket and find the full vendor list at yarncentrick.com.

February 24, 2022

Mystery Knit-a-Long Kits are Here for the Fairy Correspondence Shawl!

  • A whimsical, tiny mushroom house sits in a forest. Text reads "Fairy Correspondence Shawl Mystery Knit-a-long" with four yarn kit options.
  • Four groupings of yarn lay on a gray surface, bathed in light. Each group contains two full skeins and one mini skein of different colors.
  • Two purple skeins of yarn, one light and one dark, with a small green mini skein.
  • Two gray skeins of yarn, one light and one dark, with a small red mini skein.
  • Two skeins of yarn, one natural and speckle and one ochre, with a small blue mini skein.
  • Two green skeins of yarn, one light and one dark, with a small orange mini skein.

It’s almost time for the Softyarn Designs annual winter Mystery Knit-a-Long and this year will be more fun than ever! Lena designed the Fairy Correspondence Shawl pattern in my Fancy Sock base and there are FOUR different kit options available for you. There’s totally something for everyone. Which is your favorite?

Fairy Correspondence MKAL Kits will include the yarn needed for the shawl and a pattern download code, too, so you’ll have everything you need.

My kits will also include special postcards I had made JUST for this MKAL. Lena’s offering a special bonus called Correspondence Connections (it’s optional — you don’t have to do it, but it sure will be fun if you do!) and you can sign up to be matched with one to two people to connect with outside of the KAL chat threads and Instagram! We will be sending ACTUAL mail to each other, and you can use these postcards for this extra bonus if you’d like. Of course, you could just use them as regular postcards anytime you’d like, or toss one in with a gift you’re giving… whatever you want!

We hope you’ll join in on this MKAL! Lena always does a great job with the details and her Ravelry chat forum is always hopping. Preorders for the Fairy Correspondence Kits placed by Saturday 2/26 will ship in plenty of time for you to be ready by the MKAL Kickoff on March 21st. Orders placed after that will ship on a rolling basis, so don’t worry — I’ve got you covered. My kits include the pattern at a GREAT discount — if you buy the yarn, I give you the pattern at no extra cost! Check out the Fairy Correspondence MKAL kits in the shop today and learn more about how it works and get a better look at the kit options. I hope you’ll join the Mystery Knit-a-long with us. We’re going to have a total blast!

January 20, 2022

SOS Club open for Spring 2022!

Close-up of tiny white flowers in a green field with a sunny, blue sky above. Text reads Inspired by Nature, Sock of the Season, Mystery Sock Club. Logos shown are for BritStitchery and Jilly & Kiddles.

Want to feel the warm sunshine on your face as we journey through a spring meadow (figuratively, that is)? Join us for our third year of the SOS Club! Jilly & Kiddles is collaborating with knitwear designer Traci of BritStitchery to bring our beloved mystery yarn club with a special “social” twist. The Spring installment ships on Feb 25th, so be sure to sign up now and enjoy this fun mystery club, full of individually-wrapped yarn, sock pattern, and goodies curated just for each season. This club is preorders only, and preorders will be open until January 31st.

Spring 2022 is inspired by a Walk in the Meadow! Won’t you join us for this fiber-filled journey? Details about the kit and the Sock of the Season Club can be found in the shop, and as always, feel free to reach out if you have any questions at all. Read all about the SOS Club and sign up for your Spring Club Kit today.

THE CLUB KIT INCLUDES:
One 100-gram skein of Jilly & Kiddles Fancy Sock base in an EXCLUSIVE club colorway, inspired by the Season
One hardcopy of a brand new EXCLUSIVE sock pattern by BritStitchery, also inspired by the Season
Ravelry Download Code for the pattern
TWO Themed surprise treats (We love to share products from our favorite makers or hand make something special ourselves)
Attendance to our Virtual Makers Social the week after kits ship