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Episode 182: Two big finishes.

Welcome to episode 182! It’s been two weeks and I have finished two big projects. Which of course means it’s time for more cast ons. Spinning is taking a bit of a back seat, but I’m knitting up a storm.

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Knit Night: All the sweaters

So even though yesterday was the first day of spring, I’m still in sweater mode. This week I had hankerings to cast on sweaters.  I thought I could tide myself over by casting on a sweater for my nephew.  I was somewhat successful in that I did cast on the sweater, and I actually just separated the sleeves from the body today. I ended up going with Simon and Simona by Elena Nodel.  The yarn is a skein of Miss Babs Yowza that I got when I went to Maryland Sheep and Wool in 2014!

Miles 2 year sweater

I was somewhat unsuccessful in that last night I cast on for a sweater for myself! In the fall, Craftsy had a super sale on its yarns and kits and I picked up a kit to knit Wolf River by Melissa Schaschwary. I selected a Slate Grey color because I don’t have any sweaters that color. I’m modifying the pattern a bit (knitting the body in one piece rather than as front and back pieces) and managed to get through about an inch of the hem ribbing last night. There isn’t much to show, so I’ll pop in a photo from the Ravelry pattern page.

Wolf River by Melissa Schaschwary, pattern available for purchase on Ravelry

I’ve also made a bit of progress on a pair of socks for myself.  I’m using David’s Toe up Sock Recipe by David Schulz and a new to me yarn, H&W Comfort Sockenwolle in Cherry Blossom.  So far I’ve got the toe, gusset and heel down. Now it’s just the leg to go! (oh and the second sock…)

Cherry Blossom

Finally, I’ve been getting some work done on the blanket I’m knitting for my parents. After she saw mine, my mom wanted her own memory blanket. I’m using the same pattern I used for my blanket: Memory Blanket by Georgie Nicholson. And, as I did with mine, I’m adapting it for worsted weight yarns or fingering weight held doubled.  As of this week I’m somewhere between 81 and 100 squares (I don’t really count between the square numbers), but this photo was taken two weekends ago at 81.

Mom's Blanket 3-11-18

I did finish my secret knitting this week, a shawl for a friend. I’m giving it to her as a surprise tomorrow, so I’ll include a picture of it in next week’s round up.

Enjoy your week!

Episode 152: They’ll find me under the fiber.

Welcome to episode 152! This week was super productive so I have lots of knits to show you, and more fall knits to talk about. I also have some spins. I’m trying to spin and keep up with all the fiber in the craft room. I’m afraid they’ll find me trapped/buried under fiber one day.

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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:

  • Republic of Tea, Ginger Peach Chocolate

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The Corner of Knit & Tea: Episode 140, WIPitis

Welcome to episode 140! Today I have mostly WIPs – Camp Loopy, my next pair of socks and my ripple scrappy afghan. Also some spinning and a quick discussion of the events going on in the Ravelry group.

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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:

  • Mint Green

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Extras:

  • I am currently hosting a Sock KAL (knit or crochet) from May 1 to June 30. Come visit the group thread for details.
  • I am once again hosting Team CKT for Tour de Fleece 2017. Come spin with us from July 2 – July 23 in celebration of the Tour de France. More details in the group thread.

The Corner of Knit & Tea: Episode 133, All green, all the time.

Welcome to episode 133! Today it’s just WIPs, although I do share my second design inspiration with you. Have a lovely week!

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The Corner of Knit & Tea: Episode 132, Ramblings about design.

Welcome to episode 132! Today I have two FOs, and some knits and spins, and I ramble my way through sharing a new design with you. I hope you enjoy!

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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:

  • Finished: Two if By Hand Superwash Merino in Sinister Foxy
  • On Deck: Hello Yarn BFL in Pink Treacle