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Episode 154: Knitting is dangerous.

Welcome to episode 154! I injured myself while knitting this week, but seem to be surviving. I finished the cowl out of Alegria Grande and loved the yarn. Also more finishes and WIPs, both knits and spins!

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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: Frabjous Fibers Opulence in Brooklyn
  • In progress: Southern Cross Fibre 50/50 SASF/Mulberry Stripe in You’re a Wonder!
  • On deck: Falkland in Hydrangea (dyed by me)

 

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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.

Please come and join the Ravelry group.

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

Knitting:

Spinning:

Craftivism Continued

These past few weeks I have found myself really struggling for what topics to write about. On one hand, I know that most of my readers come here to find information on knitting and spinning and tea.  I am still crafting, but I feel somewhat disingenuous if I just continue on as if nothing else is going on.

So today I’ll feature a few patterns, including a finished hat that I knit, that feature crafting and activism, or craftivism.

The first is a hat designed by my amazing friend Kiki Hall. Fierce Feminist is available for free on Ravelry, and in lieu of a fee Kiki asks that you make a donation to a social justice organization of your choosing.  I helped Kiki by tech editing the pattern and I offered to knit a sample to make sure it worked.  After looking at Kiki’s original hat, I ordered similar colors in Knit Picks Capra DK (Flamingo, Fuchsia, and Black), but decided to knit them in a different arrangement. I finished my hat on Monday night. It is warm, cozy and FIERCE.

Another recently released pattern is Peace de Resistance Mittens by Bristol Ivy.  Bristol is donating any profits from the sale of the mitten pattern to a variety of social justice organizations, and also offers an option where you can make a donation yourself, then send her the receipt and receive a free copy of the pattern.  The mittens call for fingering weight yarn and could be knit in any colors!

Holiday

A day off from work means a little bit of this:

The Mug: My favorite Kansas joke, available here.

The Tea: The Republic of Tea, Hibiscus Key Lime

The Knitting: Heart of the Mesa Mittens by Grace Schnebly, knit out of my handspun from fiber dyed by Southern Cross Fibre

The Entertainment: Olympics!