Happy Ewe Yarn Shop opened September 1st of 2011.
Misty enjoyed playing with yarn as a child, but it wasn’t until college when she began her fiber fascination. It was slow at first; a little acrylic here, some cotton there, maybe some wool. After college she knew there had to be more to crochet than granny squares & blankets, so she began designing her own patterns & hitting used book stores for old pattern books. Thus, the pattern collection began.
She then moved to Texas and was introduced to a “Yarn Store”. She didn’t know such a thing existed! The fiber fascination turned into an obsession. There was no turning back. By this time, Misty was crocheting everything she possibly could; her book & fiber stash was increasing exponentially. In 2009 she decided it was finally time to learn how to knit. Then in 2010 it was time to learn how to spin.
The beginning of 2011 she decided she still couldn’t get enough fiber in her life & she needed to be surrounded by it every day. Happy Ewe was born. She was lucky enough to find Kerri who was a great mentor & inspiration during the process of creating Happy Ewe & in everyday life.
Misty is also currently working on her Masters in Spinning through Old's College in Canada. She hopes the have it finished in 2020. Not only does she teach spinning here at the Ewe, she teaches around the state and soon, nationally.
In a previous life, Jenny was a software engineer. She decided, however, that the happiest place to be was at home with her little ones. She has been a crocheter for ever and decided early in 2009 that it was time to learn how to knit. Jenny's engineering brain kicked in, and she has gone to town learning all she can about the technical side of knitting & crochet. She's amazing at design, figuring out problems and mistakes in patterns or projects, and most of all - untangling yarn balls!
NEW TO THE EWE:
Kate comes from a long line of both crafters and teachers. When she was little she remembers carding wool for her aunts and helping to tie quilts with her grandmother, while simultaneously being quizzed on her multiplication tables. It was at college, studying mechanical engineering, when she really got "hooked" on crochet because it was a class she could take to satisfy her art requirement!