Monthly Archives: January 2016

The Corner of Knit & Tea: Episode 73, Spinning Talk

Welcome to episode 73! This week I have a few FOs, and I talk a little bit about my upcoming spinning.

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

Sipping:

Knitting:

Spinning:

  • Finished: Hello Yarn, Falkland in Ghastly Silence
  • On deck: Hello Yarn, BFL/Silk in Clawed Horrors (for a cabled 4-ply)

 Extras:

 

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Drink Me: Teavana, Oprah Chai

Last year for my birthday I received a gift card to Teavana from a generous co-worker.  I’d been sitting on it for a while, trying to decide what to order.  A few weeks ago I got an email advertising a sale on quite a few teas so I decided to bite the bullet and order some. On the list of things I wanted to try was the world famous Oprah Chai.

Oprah Chai contains cinnamon, black tea, ginger, carob pieces, pepper, chicory root, red rooibos, cloves and cardamom.  It is available in 2oz increments for $14.98.

 

When I first opened the package I was blown away by the chicory root and all the intense aromas. While brewing however, I could smell each more distinctly.  I didn’t add honey or milk to mine, but I have to admit it was a nice strong chai with a good full spicy flavor.  I’m sometimes skeptical of products that carry celebrity names, but this was a good tea and I would definitely buy it again.

I’ve been thinking of taste testing to find the best chai, much like I did for Earl Grey a while ago. Stay tuned for that in the coming months!

 

DIY: Cocoon Hanging Seat

I can’t think of anyplace I’d rather be with my book or my knitting and a cup of tea. Do you think I could make one in my size?

Cocoon Hanging Seat via Craft Passion

The Corner of Knit & Tea: Episode 72, I like big shawls and I cannot lie.

Welcome to episode 72! This week I have a few FOs, a few WIPs, some exciting spinning news and I announce the winner of the giveaway.

Please come and join the Ravelry group.

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

Sipping:

Knitting:

Spinning:

 Extras:

Spinspiration: Tropical

 

The Fiber: Southern Cross Fibre, Polwarth/Tencel in Triumph

The Tea: Harney & Sons, Tropical Green

The Mug: Pottery Mug from Emburr on Etsy

The Yarn: Handspun by me, for sale in my shop!

Wear your tea.

This morning my knitting and tea partner in crime Ana sent me a link to these delightful teapot leggings:

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Teapot Leggings by Kim Ver Vuur, available at Redbubble.com for $49.40

I totally need a pair for lounging around. You can also get her delightful teapot and teacup designs on a variety of merchandise. Check it out!

The Corner of Knit & Tea: Episode 71, 600-Subscriber Giveaway and WIP Shaming

Welcome to episode 71! I have the usual segments this week (tea, knitting and spinning) plus a segment on my WIPs. Finally, tune in until the end to learn about the 600 subscriber giveaway and how to enter!

Please come and join the Ravelry group.

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

Sipping:

Knitting:

Spinning:

 Extras:

  • 25,000 Tuques
  • Don’t forget to leave a comment on Episode 71 on YouTube to be entered into the drawing for the gorgeous Twist Alpaca yarn. I will announce the winner on Episode 72!

Drink Me: Simply Tea, Christmas Tea

When I podcasted earlier this month with my friend Liz, she surprised me by giving me some tea from a tea shop semi-local to her in St. Joseph, Missouri – Simply Tea.  She brought me a delightful sample of Christmas Tea (and this will be the last gasp of the holiday season!)

Christmas Tea contains black tea with cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, orange peel and ginger.  It is available in a variety of sizes: 2oz for $4.95, 4oz for $8.95 and 8oz for $15.95.

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When I first opened the bag, I got the strong smell of ginger, and the brewed tea was delightfully gingery with a bit of the other flavors mixed in. This was definitely a little different than any of the other holiday teas I bought this year, and I really enjoyed it.  I guess I’ll have to try and check out Simply Tea the next time I head north.

 

Tea Cake

I was blown away by this cake designed by Celebrity Cakes by Janeth:

Celebrity Cakes by Janeth

The Corner of Knit & Tea: Episode 70, A Trio of Hats

Welcome to episode 70! This week it’s back to just me again. I have a few FO’s, some WIPs, some chatty and a few spins.

Please come and join the Ravelry group.

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

Sipping:

  • Rishi Tea, Breakfast Blend

Knitting:

Spinning:

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