The Corner of Knit & Tea: Episode 120, Icemaggedon

Welcome to episode 120!  This week I have a few FO’s and lots of WIPs. Also lots of crafting indoors time due to the weather forecast.

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You can also find me on Ravelry as FluffykTwitter, Instagram as Fluffykira, and in my shop The Corner of Knit & Tea.

Tea:

Knitting:

Spinning:

Extras

  • January 1 marks the start of the Selfish Craft-a-long. After two months of crafting gifts it’s time to craft something that brings you joy! Details are in the Ravelry group.

Drink Me: Tea Time Scottsdale, Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Last week I got to meet up with my friend Liz and she brought me some delicious teas to try from her local tea store, Tea Time Scottsdale. I have tasted teas from them in the past, and they’re delicious, so I was looking forward to trying these.

The first blend I tried was Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake.  From the package, it includes black tea, organic cinnamon chips, apple pieces and orange blossoms.

It appears that the online store website isn’t up right now, but I bet you could call and place a phone order if you wanted to try this one.

When I opened the package all I could smell was the lovely cinnamon smell. This tea was strong enough that once brewed, it filled my house with a delicious aroma. I could definitely taste the apples and cinnamon and it was both sweet and strong.  It was a delicious cup on a cold day. I would highly recommend!

The Corner of Knit & Tea: Episode 119, New setup

Welcome to episode 119!  Today I head back to the craft room, but with a new setup. I’ve got one FO, progress on my WIPs, and I’ve started a new sweater.

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You can also find me on Ravelry as FluffykTwitter, Instagram as Fluffykira, and in my shop The Corner of Knit & Tea.

Tea:

  • Tea Time Scottsdale, Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Knitting:

Spinning:

Extras

  • January 1 marks the start of the Selfish Craft-a-long. After two months of crafting gifts it’s time to craft something that brings you joy! Details are in the Ravelry group.

Snug as a Mug v2

Last week I released my first paid pattern on Ravelry, Snug as a Mug, for a cozy for a Starbucks tumbler.

Of course (Murphy’s Law), as soon as I released the pattern, the Starbucks’ store page for the Stainless Steel Create Your Own Tumbler went from “out of stock” to totally gone. I had quite a few people ask me what might be a good substitute.

I ordered a few tumblers from Amazon and the one I liked the best was the Make It Your Own (MIYO) 16oz tumbler.

This tumbler is a bit shorter and wider than the Starbucks tumbler, and the bottom piece actually attaches to the stainless steel tumbler, so the cozy needs a hole in the bottom to accommodate. I’ve re-released the pattern (and sent updates to anyone who bought it before now) and included instructions for how to knit cozies for both tumblers.

Go forth and COZIFY!

And again, if you would rather #treatyoself, there are a few more in the shop!

The Corner of Knit & Tea: Episode 118, Happy New Year!

Welcome to episode 118!  Today I share an update to my newest pattern, Snug as a Mug, to accommodate an additional tumbler. I also show off my Christmas Eve cast-on socks and work on my Sowerby shawl. I hope you had a peaceful, happy and healthy new year.

Please come and join the Ravelry group.

You can also find me on Ravelry as FluffykTwitter, Instagram as Fluffykira, and in my shop The Corner of Knit & Tea.

Tea:

Announcements:

Knitting:

Extras

  • January 1 marks the start of the Selfish Craft-a-long. After two months of crafting gifts it’s time to craft something that brings you joy! Details are in the Ravelry group.

2016 Knits

As I did last year, I always like to look back at the year and see what I crafted.

This year’s official tally includes:

  • 25 hats (baby and adult included)
  • 10 pairs of socks (mostly adult, but a few for Roxy)
  • 5 baby/kid sweaters
  • 6 shawls
  • 4 cowls
  • 4 toys
  • 2 pairs of slippers
  • 3 pairs of mittens
  • 4 washcloths
  • 5 adult sweaters
  • 2 blankets
  • 1 scarf
  • 10 mug cozies

Many, but not all, of the items are pictured above. I can’t wait to see what 2017 brings!

The Corner of Knit & Tea: Episode 117, Snug as a Mug

Welcome to episode 117!  Today I share my newest pattern, Snug as a Mug, and offer a few new things in the shop. I also show off my finished Sock Blanket.  In WIPs I have some Christmas Eve cast-on socks and a new scrappy blanket that makes my heart sing. I hope you had wonderful holidays and wish you a peaceful, happy and healthy 2017.

Please come and join the Ravelry group.

You can also find me on Ravelry as FluffykTwitter, Instagram as Fluffykira, and in my shop The Corner of Knit & Tea.

Tea:

Announcements:

  • I have a new pattern for sale on Ravelry: Snug as a Mug
  • I also have some tumblers + cozies available for sale in my shop!

Knitting:

Extras

  • The Gift-a-long is almost over! Knit something for someone else (Christmas gift or otherwise) before December 31st and enter it in the FO thread to potentially win prizes. Why not have a chance at prizes for something you’re doing anyway? WIPs count if you do at least some amount of work on them in the time frame specified (sorry just weaving in ends or sewing on buttons doesn’t count!).  Check out the Ravelry group for details!
  • January 1 marks the start of the Selfish Craft-a-long. After two months of crafting gifts it’s time to craft something that brings you joy! Details in the Ravelry group starting on January 1!

Snug as a Mug

I’m excited to announce that I published my second pattern on Ravelry today!

Snug as a Mug is a mug sock that keeps your tumbler cozy and warm. I was inspired when I saw fellow knitters take a Starbucks Stainless Steel Create Your Own Tumbler and their favorite fingering weight yarn (stripes and speckles galore) and create their own unique mugs. Since I love all things at the intersection of knitting and tea, this was a must!

Snug as a Mug calls for 15-20 grams of fingering weight yarn – perhaps some sock leftovers or a bit of that precious skein you’ve been hoarding?

Snug as a Mug is available on Ravelry for $1.99.

The Starbucks tumblers I used appear to be out of stock right now, but were purchased through the Starbucks store online. I’ve already ordered a few other models to try and will post updates as soon as I test them!

Or, if you’d prefer to skip the knitting and treat yourself, there are a few available now in my Etsy shop.

Enjoy!

Drink Me: Capital Teas, Christmas Cookie

Another tea I added to my last order from Capital Teas was Christmas Cookie.

From the website, Christmas Cookie contains organic crystallized ginger (organic cane sugar, organic ginger), organic cinnamon, organic apple pieces, organic ginger, organic star anise, organic licorice root and organic barley malt.

It comes in a variety of sizes: 2oz for $8.95, 40z for $17.90, 8oz for $34.01, 1lb for $64.44 and 2lbs for $121.72.

When I got this one and opened the bag I was so excited because it smelled sweet and spicy. The resulting tea was good, but it lacked the spicy punch I had hoped for. I will try brewing it again stronger. It was, however, a really nice afternoon herbal tea and I enjoyed it with some lemon holiday cookies from a friend.

The Corner of Knit & Tea: Episode 116, The one with the Buffalo

Welcome to episode 116!  I have a few finished objects today, progress on my Cozy Memories blanket, and I’m gearing up for the holidays!

Please come and join the Ravelry group.

You can also find me on Ravelry as FluffykTwitter, Instagram as Fluffykira, and in my shop The Corner of Knit & Tea.

Tea:

Knitting:

Spinning:

Extras

  • The Gift-a-long is almost over! Knit something for someone else (Christmas gift or otherwise) before December 31st and enter it in the FO thread to potentially win prizes. Why not have a chance at prizes for something you’re doing anyway? WIPs count if you do at least some amount of work on them in the time frame specified (sorry just weaving in ends or sewing on buttons doesn’t count!).  Check out the Ravelry group for details!