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Spinspiration: Bomb Pop

The Fiber: Falkland, handdyed by me

The Tea: Stash Tea, Fusion Red, White and Blueberry Tea

The Mug: Hand Thrown Ceramic Mug from Paw Print Pottery UK

The Yarn: Bomb Pop, available in my shop.

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Spinspiration: Hummingbird.

The Fiber: Blue Faced Leicester in Hummingbird via Hello Yarn.

The Infuser: Hummingbird Tea Infuser via Amazon.

The Mug: Mint Green Bird Cage via GilliattCeramics.

The Yarn: Hummingbird via The Corner of Knit & Tea.

Snug as a Mug

I’m excited to announce that I published my second pattern on Ravelry today!

Snug as a Mug is a mug sock that keeps your tumbler cozy and warm. I was inspired when I saw fellow knitters take a Starbucks Stainless Steel Create Your Own Tumbler and their favorite fingering weight yarn (stripes and speckles galore) and create their own unique mugs. Since I love all things at the intersection of knitting and tea, this was a must!

Snug as a Mug calls for 15-20 grams of fingering weight yarn – perhaps some sock leftovers or a bit of that precious skein you’ve been hoarding?

Snug as a Mug is available on Ravelry for $1.99.

The Starbucks tumblers I used appear to be out of stock right now, but were purchased through the Starbucks store online. I’ve already ordered a few other models to try and will post updates as soon as I test them!

Or, if you’d prefer to skip the knitting and treat yourself, there are a few available now in my Etsy shop.

Enjoy!

Teaccessories: Jennie the Potter

I have posted about the wonderful Jennie the Potter and her fabulous handmade mugs before.  I have a small collection, which is quite impressive given how coveted they are.  Jennie vends at all sorts of knitting festivals and the lines for her wares often begin the moment the event opens.  I managed to purchase one for myself once, a few years ago, when I visited Maryland Sheep and Wool. The others I have acquired have been gifts or the once in a blue moon shop update.

Well it must have been a blue moon this week, because this beauty came to live with me today.

 

Spinspiration: Citrus Blackberry Tart

The Fiber: The Topeka Twister, Merino Silk in Citrus Blackberry Tart

The Tea: Tea Gschwender, Blackberry Tea

The Mug: Pink Burgundy Mug by Sarah Welch Pottery

The Yarn: Handspun by  me, available in my shop

Spinspiration: Clueless

I bought this braid a few months ago because I could resist the wild colors and I loved the movie Clueless.

The Fiber: Two if by Hand, Superwash Merino in Clueless

The Handspun: Available in my shop!

The Mug: As If. The Game of Mugs, $14+

Will you be my Valentine?

If you’re still looking for a gift for your Valentine, might I suggest a mug and some tea?

I was in Barnes & Noble last week and I saw these delightful mugs that would be perfect for you and your love:

Barnes & Noble, Be Mine Mug, $7.95

Barnes & Noble, I’m Yours Mug, $7.95

As for tea, I can heartily suggest David’s Tea Love Tea #7 (review here):

Two weeks ago on the podcast I got to try a sample of The Republic of Tea Downton Abbey Crawley Sisters Tea which tastes of chocolate and strawberries and was delicious.

Finally, I haven’t tried it yet, but I see that Harney & Sons has a Valentine’s Blend that includes chocolate tea and rosebuds.

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Happy steeping!

Teaccessories: Foxy

I love woodland creatures, but I really love the recent fascination with foxes. I love the puns even more. Here are a few items that would make your collection foxy:

Zero Fox Given mug, foxandcloverboutique, $18.00

StudioOh!, Woodland Fox

Fox Tea Mug, Society6, $15.00

For Fox Sake MUG / Ceramic Mug / Coffee Mug/ Coffee Lover/ Fun Mug/ Fox Mug/ Funny Cute Mug/ Foxy Mug/ Fox Coffee Mug

For Fox Sake mug, Kali Laine Designs, $18.00

Tea Infuser with Smoke colored Glass Fox Charm

Fox Infuser, Dryad Tea, $9.99

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!

Spinspiration: Lady Grey

Earlier this year one of the club colorways from the fabulous Southern Cross Fibre was named for Lady Grey tea.  I couldn’t resist spinning it up and pairing it with my favorite tea. Perhaps a mug will complete the collection?

The fiber: Southern Cross Fibre, 75% Bond/25% Tussah Silk in Lady Grey

The tea: Twinings Lady Grey, loose leaf (also available in tea bags)

The mug: Handmade 15oz blue ceramic mug, MorganElizabethArts

The yarn: Lady Grey, available in my shop!