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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.

The Corner of Knit & Tea: Episode 143, And then there were prizes.

Welcome to episode 143! Today’s a fun one because I announce prize winners for the Sock-a-long and get started on Tour de Fleece! Some socks and other wips to show, and lots of prizes.

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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: Falkland in Bomb Pop, dyed by me
  • In progress: Hello Yarn BFL in New Summer

Extras:

  • The Sock-a-long has finished! I announced prize winners on this episode and posted them in the FO thread in the group.
  • I am once again hosting Team CKT for Tour de Fleece 2017. Come spin with us from July 1 – July 23 in celebration of the Tour de France. More details in the group thread.

Knittea: High Tea Collection

This past week I became smitten with a gorgeous sweater called Assam. It turns out it is the newest release from Tabetha Hedrick and is part of the new Sweet Georgia collection of patterns called High Tea.

Assam pattern by Tabetha Hedrick, available on Ravelry for $9.00 Canadian (approx. $7.04).

The full collection which includes an additional sweater, a shawl, and a hat (for a total for 4 patterns) is available for $15.00 Canadian via Ravelry.

The Corner of Knit & Tea: Episode 119, New setup

Welcome to episode 119!  Today I head back to the craft room, but with a new setup. I’ve got one FO, progress on my WIPs, and I’ve started a new sweater.

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:

  • Tea Time Scottsdale, Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Knitting:

Spinning:

Extras

  • January 1 marks the start of the Selfish Craft-a-long. After two months of crafting gifts it’s time to craft something that brings you joy! Details are in the Ravelry group.

The Corner of Knit & Tea: Episode 118, Happy New Year!

Welcome to episode 118!  Today I share an update to my newest pattern, Snug as a Mug, to accommodate an additional tumbler. I also show off my Christmas Eve cast-on socks and work on my Sowerby shawl. I hope you had a peaceful, happy and healthy new year.

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:

Announcements:

Knitting:

Extras

  • January 1 marks the start of the Selfish Craft-a-long. After two months of crafting gifts it’s time to craft something that brings you joy! Details are in the Ravelry group.

The Corner of Knit & Tea: Episode 102, Rhinebeck Sweater Saga

Welcome to episode 102. Today I have a few knits and spins, and two reviews – a sample box from KPC Yarns and the new pattern booklet from KnitFilament.

Please come and join the Ravelry group.

You can also find me on Ravelry as FluffykTwitter, Instagram as Fluffykira, and in my shop The Stashbuckler: Adventures in Yarrrrrrrrn.

Tea:

Knitting:

Spinning:

Reviews (additional posts to follow this week)

America’s Working Tea Plantation

In the past, I have mentioned that I subscribe to The Salt, a food newsletter from NPR, and often find inspiration in their Tea Tuesday posts.

This week the post was about America’s only commercial tea plantation, the Charleston Tea Plantation, owned by the Bigelow Tea Company. Check out the article here!

The “Green Giant” mechanical tea harvester; photo credit: The Salt

 

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

The Corner of Knit & Tea: Episode 91, It’s a little weird.

Welcome to episode 91. It’s been a short time since the last episode, but I do have some progress on knits and spins to show you. And today my tea is a little weird (that’s a scientific term).

Please come and join the Ravelry group.

You can also find me on Ravelry as FluffykTwitter, Instagram and Periscope as Fluffykira, and in my shop The Stashbuckler: Adventures in Yarrrrrrrrn.

Sipping: 

Knitting:

Spinning:

Extras:

  • I’ve started a Corner of Knit & Tea Tour de Fleece team. Are you interest in joining? Please come chat about it in the group.

Literary Tea Co.

You might imagine I could get behind a company whose slogan is “Drink more tea, read more books.”  The Literary Tea Co. is a purveyor of organic teas “inspired by literary geniuses.”

Why not try a cup of William Shakespeare Tea, a blend of black tea with orange peels and rose petals?

Or perhaps some Charlotte Bronte tea, organic peppermint with lemon peel and apple?

Check out these and others including writers from J.R.R. Tolkein to Edgar Allan Poe.