Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Tea & Possibilites Episode 15: So. Much. Yarn.



INTRODUCTION

You can find me on Instagram and Twitter, as well as Ravelry. We also now have a Ravelry group!

Today's tea is green tea. For ages it was the only tea I drank and then I went back to black teas. Love this as a refreshing drink!

There is a tea recommendation thread in the Ravelry group.

Back in Southsea, Portsmouth this week and probably for the next couple of weeks! This week's episode was also filmed on Sunday rather than Saturday - so apologies for being a bit discombobulated by the change in schedule!


WIP'D UP!

(Little) Girl Gang Baby Blanket
Ravelry page: here
Pattern: Crochet Girl Gang by Emma Potter (of Potter & Bloom) and Emma Friedlander-Collins (of Steel & Stitch). Part OnePart TwoPart Three and Part Four finished.

I couldn't manage Part Five at all, so made up my own square (an amalgamation of the Flower Square and the Stocking Stitch Square). You can find the notes for how I did it on my project page.

I'm now on Part Six, the Granny Triangles! You can find all the parts of the pattern linked on my Ravelry project page.

Yarn: Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran in the Steel & Stitch colourway


Dinah - Triceratops Trophy head
Ravelry page: here
Pattern: Triceratops Trophy Head by Sincerely Louise
Yarn: Cygnet Seriously Chunky

I'm planning to cast on my Lilli Pilli again in the next couple of weeks - starting to really want to cast it on again!

There was some stash acquisition this week!

The Yarn Collective Bloomsbury DK in Copper will be for my Gingerbread Jumper by Libby Jonson of Truly Myrtle.

The Cascade 220 Superwash in Purple Heather will be for my Hortencia by Andi Satterlund.

Finally, the Adriafil Genziana in Medium Grey is for the Kaerlig Gloves by Ysolda Teague for Rich.

As you know from last week's episode, I'm going to Edinburgh Yarn Festival in March! But I was really sad that I missed out on tickets to the Callidh :( I was online about 2mins after they went on sale and they'd already sold out. Better luck next year!

I did a little review of this year's festival companion, Wool Tribe, top pattern picks are Francesca Hughes' Ormiston and Renee Callahan's Belsyde.



KNIT & NATTER

Just a little chat about Valentine's this week. While we don't really do traditional Valentine's, we always use it as an excuse to buy some special ingredients and have a really lovely meal at home.

This year, Rich pulled out all the stops and made a goats cheese, spinach and tomato tart to start; wild mushroom and pancetta gnocchi for main and chocolate chip brioche and butter pudding. I was thoroughly spoilt and definitely feel like the luckiest girl in the world!

While Valentine's is super commercialised, I think any excuse to tell people that you love them is one that should be taken! And I don't just mean couples - tell your friends, tell your family, tell yourself!

Lots of love to you all! Have a great week and I'll see you next week for another cuppa!

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