Monthly Archives: August 2015

The Corner of Knit & Tea: Episode 52, Variations

Welcome to episode 52!  Today I have a finished sweater to show you, as well as some fun socks and a spin. I also talk about differences in dye lots.

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You can also find me on Ravelry as Fluffyk, Twitter and Instagram as Fluffykira, and in my shop The Stashbuckler: Adventures in Yarrrrrrrrn.

Sipping:

Knitting:

Spinning:

  • Finished and On Deck: Hello Yarn Polwarth/Silk in Slumber

 

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Drink Me: Argo Teas, Jasmine Green Tea

The next blend included in the Argo Teas sampler was Jasmine Green Tea.

From the website, the blend is green tea with jasmine blossoms.

The tea is available in a 4.4oz canister for $14.95.

There’s something about jasmine tea that I’ve always liked. I don’t know whether it’s the fragrance that makes me think of hot summer nights or if there’s just something exotic about it, but I really like it. When I opened the package I could immediately smell the jasmine and that stayed throughout the brewing process.   The tea was a light green with that lush jasmine taste. I added a bit of sugar and it was delicious. I also think I would like it iced, though I understand that might not be for everyone.

Spinspiration: Aurora Borealis

The Fiber:  Aurora on Blue-faced Leicester wool by Into the Whirled

The Yarn: Aurora Borealis (available in my shop)

The Mug: Aurora Borealis by Dirt Kicker Pottery

Guest Peace: A Peace of Creativity

I was flattered and honored when Mel over at A Peace of Creativity asked me to do a guest post on her blog today.  Please check out my post about spinning, and then browse her posts on all sorts of creative projects to make at home.

My particular favorite is her Framing a Milestone post featuring a new way to treasure those precious greeting cards you receive from friends.

The Corner of Knit & Tea: Episode 51, Content light, Chat heavy.

Welcome to episode 51! Not a ton to show this week, but apparently I’m all kinds of chatty, especially about new projects I want to start.

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You can also find me on Ravelry as Fluffyk, Twitter and Instagram as Fluffykira, and in my shop The Stashbuckler: Adventures in Yarrrrrrrrn.

Sipping:

Knitting:

Spinning:

 

Drink Me: Argo Tea, Blueberry White Tea

To round out my shopping trip at Argo Tea in Chicago almost a month ago, I picked up a sampler package. One of the teas inside was Blueberry White Tea.

From the website, Blueberry White Tea contains white tea and sweet blueberries.

It is available in a 3.0oz canister for $12.95.

When I opened the package I could smell the sweet blueberries most of all. After it brewed, I could smell a bit more of the tea.  The taste was mild, with a hint of blueberry finish. I’d actually recommend this one for people who aren’t into super fruity teas, but want to try just a bit of one. The blueberry isn’t overwhelming at all. It was a perfect afternoon cuppa.

Arttea: Illustrations and Lilla Rogers.

Lilla Rogers is an illustrator and head of an agency that represents other illustrators and artists. Each year she hosts a Global Talent Search which is a contest, the winner of which receives representation by the agency.

A few weeks ago Ana turned me on to some of the tea themed entries in the competition over the years.

Fancy a Brew, Lilla Rodgers Competition Entry                   Artist: Loren Grosvenor

Teacup, Artist: Rebecca Jones

Bird Canisters, Artist: Flora Waycott

Welcome Home, Artist: Rebecca Jones

The Corner of Knit & Tea: Episode 50, Spin City

Welcome to episode 50! I’ve got some finished socks and I’ve made progress on my sweater and a few spins!

Please come and join the Ravelry group.

You can also find me on Ravelry as Fluffyk, Twitter and Instagram as Fluffykira, and in my shop The Stashbuckler: Adventures in Yarrrrrrrrn.

Sipping:

Knitting:

Spinning:

 

 

Drink Me: Argo Tea, Green Tea Cinnamon Orange

Another blend I picked up in Chicago a few weeks ago was Argo Tea‘s Cinnamon Orange Green Tea blend.

From the website, the blend contains green tea, orange peel, cinnamon, safflower, blue mallow, sunflower petals, orange and clove flavors.

It is available in a 3.5oz canister for $9.95.

When I opened this one it smelled deliciously of cinnamon and orange. That only grew as I brewed it.  The taste was spicy; cinnamon and clove intertwined.  The green tea was mild, and not at all grassy.  This was great hot and I think it would be wonderful iced. It also made me think of fall and holidays with the spice palate – it would be great in the winter.

Teaccessories: Summer Lovin’

When the temperatures are steaming outside many of us (myself included!) opt for iced tea. However, my office stays chilly with the air conditioning so I still drink my favorite hot teas in the summer. These mugs are so much summery fun!

Set of 4 Camper Van Mugs Hand Painted Blue Red Orange & Green, £24.99

Vintage Pineapple Mugs, Etsy.com

Dandelion Mug, David’s Tea, $18.40

Flamingo Mug, Vitaminaeu, $20.27