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The Corner of Knit & Tea: Episode 130, Short & Sweet.

Welcome to episode 130! Today’s episode is short and sweet. I have one FO, a couple of WIPs, a finished spin and a new one. Hope you have a great week!

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The Corner of Knit & Tea: Episode 129, I like big shawls (redux)

Welcome to episode 129! Today I have some new tea to review, a few FO’s, some WIPs, and some spins.

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The Corner of Knit & Tea: Episode 128, Second verse, same as the first.

Welcome to episode 128! Today I have two FOs, some WIPs, a bit of stash enhancement and some spins.  A couple are repeat projects.

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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:

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Spinning:

 

The Corner of Knit & Tea: Episode 126, And then you felt the snot out of them.

Welcome to episode 126! I have some knits and spins in progress to share with you today. I also answer a viewer question about what podcasts I’m watching.

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:

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Podcasts I enjoy (and mentioned on this week’s episode):

 

The Corner of Knit & Tea: Episode 84, The floating bacchanal.

Welcome to episode 84!  Today I have WIPs to show you – I’ve made a lot of progress on only one. Sometimes I guess it’s good to be monogamous?

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  • Please join us for the Shawl KAL that I am co-hosting with with Anne of the Wooly Wonka Fiber podcast, store, and designs. Come over to either of our groups on Ravelry to check out the details!

 

 

Crafty: Spinning a Shawl

Recently I finished a knit where I spun the fiber and then knit up the resulting yarn into a shawl. Even though I don’t generally process or dye fiber, I feel like when I spin my own yarn and then knit it I am involved in the process of creating a garment beginning to end.  Many cups of tea accompanied this process.

 

The Fibers: Spunky Eclectic, Dark Merino, Asteroid & Southern Cross Fibre, BFL/Silk, Seraglio

The Pattern: Quaker Yarn Stretcher by Susan Ashcroft

Knitting: Tea Inspired Patterns

Several designers find tea inspirational to their knits.

Kateryna Golovanova’s Spearmint Tea

Spearmint Tea by Kateryna Golovnova (pattern), free

Thea Colman’s Charleston Tea

Charleston Tea by Thea Colman (pattern), $6.50

Melissa LaBarre’s Tea Leaves available in baby, child or adult sizes!.

Baby Tea Leaves by Melissa LaBarre (pattern), $6.00

Or Laura Chau’s Afternoon Tea Volume One which includes 4 tea inspired sweaters: Oolong, Pekoe, Samovar and Matcha.

Oolong by Laura Chau, available as a single pattern for $7 or as part of the Afternoon Tea Volume One for $18 (all prices in Canadian dollars)