Blog Archives

Episode 156: Just wanna knit.

Welcome to episode 156! This week I have a few FO’s, a new project in progress and lots of upcoming cast-ons to show you. I also have a little spinning, but I think that might take a back seat for a little while because all I wanna do is knit!

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:

  • In progress: Falkland in Hydrangea (dyed by me)
  • On deck: Hello Yarn Corriedale in Poisoned Apples

 

Advertisements

Sweater Weather

Each year, sometime in August, the switch flips and all I can think about is knitting warm, cozy fall sweaters.  A few weekends ago we had a weird weekend; the weather got down into the 60’s and it was rainy and the world smelled like fall.  It has since gotten warmer again, but that was it for me. I started thinking about all the sweaters.

The first sweater I’m eager to knit is with a gorgeous speckled sportweight yarn. I actually used the same yarn and colorway previously when I knit some socks. It was when I knit those that I decided I had to have a sweater in the gorgeous colorway.  The yarn is Spun Right Round Sport Sock 80/20 Superwash Merino and Nylon in the colorway The Walkers.

It took me a bit to find a pattern that would show off the yarn to it’s finest, and I think I’ve settled on a plain pullover: Verve Pullover by Mary Annarella.

Verve Pullover pattern by Mary Annarella, Available on Ravelry for $7.00.

I also have a gorgeous sweater quantity of The Ross Farm Shetland Sport weight 3-ply from Heliotrope, one of the sheep in their flock. It is a gorgeous surprisingly-soft natural colored yarn that I bought this past year at Ply Away.

I have been browsing sweaters and I think I might end up knitting the Assam Cardigan by Tabetha Hedrick.

Assam Cardigan pattern by Tabetha Hedrick, available on Ravelry for $9.00 CAD.

The final sweater I’m sort of dying to knit is one I don’t have yarn for so I need to knit at least one more out of stash before I’ll let myself buy yarn for it.  The sweater is the Veronika Cardigan by Shannon Stacey.  Even though it isn’t really what I’d consider “my style” I just love it and it looks so cozy for winter.

Veronika Cardigan pattern by Shannon Stacey, available on Ravelry for $6.95.

I’m tempted to copy Tracie’s gorgeous Veronika and order some Barrett Company Wool to try!

What sweaters or other items are you contemplating for fall?

Drink Me: David’s Tea, Pumpkin Chai

Since it’s now officially fall, I’m ready to start ordering and drinking fall and holiday teas! I recently placed an order with David’s Tea and today I’m sampling one of their new fall offerings, Pumpkin Chai.

From the label, Pumpkin Chai contains black tea, cinnamon, cloves, caramel, carrot, lemon peel. pumpkin candies, and other flavors.

It is available in the following sizes: 2oz for $8.50, 4oz for $17.00, 8oz for $34.00, and 1lb for $61.20.

When I first opened the package I could smell the cinnamon and cloves.  As it brewed I just got more of the spicy aroma.  The tea itself was a smooth chai, not as spicy as I had hoped for, but sweet with the caramel and pumpkin candies. Overall it wasn’t my favorite chai that I have sampled, but it was a fun seasonal brew that I’ll enjoy drinking.