Monthly Archives: January 2018

Episode 167: Wips Wips Wips

Welcome to episode 167! I feel like I got lots done this week, but since I’m in the middle of some larger projects it’s all WIPS! Ok, I have a finished knit and spin, but lots more I want to do before the end of the month.

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Episode 166: Not enough knitting time!

Welcome to episode 166! I feel like a week can’t possibly have gone by already because I didn’t get nearly enough knitting done. I have a few WIPs and a finished spin for you this week.

Please come and join the Ravelry group.

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

Tea:

Knitting:

Spinning:

  • Finished: Spunky Eclectic, Polwarth in Snow Leopard
  • On deck: Two if By Hand, BFL in Regeneration

Drink Me: Adagio Teas, Cri-Tea-Cal Role

My husband knows me so well. He wanted to buy me some tea for Christmas so he checked out Adagio Teas where he found a whole sampler set of 12-teas for fans of Critical Roll.   I photographed them all for fun, and I’ll be sampling a few over the next few weeks on the blog.

Adagio Critical Roll collection

Critical Roll is a Dungeons and Dragons series on the Geek & Sundry Twitch Channel.  It airs weekly, and features lots of fun, imaginative characters and zany storylines.

Each of the teas in Cri-Tea-Cal Role is named for something from the game, and tea creator Stephanie Traylor chose from all the Adagio ingredients to create her own signature blends.

Today I’m reviewing Inspiration which is a blend of black and oolong teas, apple pieces, passionfruit flavor, vanilla, marigold flowers, ginger root and flavor, and finally rainbow sprinkles.

I received the sampler tin as part of the set, but the tea is also available singly as a sample for $5.00, 3oz pouch for $12.00 or 5oz tin for $24.00.

Adagio Critical Roll collection

Adagio Critical Roll collection

When I first opened the package, aside from being delighted by the sprinkles, I loved the tropical smell of the tea.  As it brewed I mostly got the passionfruit aroma. Sipping it I get more of the vanilla, passionfruit and apple. I don’t taste much ginger, but it probably keeps the tea balanced, especially with the sweet sprinkles.  I picked this one for today because I like both black and oolong teas quite a bit, and I’m always up for a little tropical tea on a Friday afternoon.  I enjoyed this blend and look forward to sampling the others!

Knit Me: Bijou Basin Himalayan Summit

Recently Stitchcraft Marketing contacted me to see if I would be interested in trying the newest offering from Bijou Basin Ranch, Himalayan Summit.  Himalayan Summit is a luxurious addition to their line. It comes in 325 yard/100 gram skeins and is an oh so soft mix of 50% Tibetan Yak and 50% Superfine Merino.  I have knit with Bijou Basin yarns before, and they are all ultra-lush and wonderful to knit with. I eagerly selected a skein in the Turmeric colorway and started looking for patterns.

Bijou Basin Himalayan Sunset

I decided I absolutely had to wear this skein close to my skin, and I’ve been looking for a luxurious new hat, so I perused my pattern queue on Ravelry and decided to knit Constellate by Hunter Hammersen.  The yarn was just a little splitty (I chalk this up to the super fine stapled fibers in it), but had really great stitch definition that showed off the pattern to perfection.  I’m calling mine Harvest Moon.

Harvest Moon

I mostly knit this hat on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and I was almost sorry when it was done because the yarn was so soft and wonderful to work with. I’m really pleased with the combination of the pattern and yarn, and my hat has been keeping me very warm during our single digit temperatures this week.

Harvest Moon

A special thank you to Stitchcraft Marketing and the folks at Bijou Basin Ranch who sent me a skein of Himalayan Summit (retail: $25.00) for free. I received no other compensation for this review. All opinions and photos are my own.