Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Tea & Possibilities Episode 20: Off The Hook



INTRODUCTION

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

Today's tea is a lemon and ginger blend from Twinings. I always reach for lemon and ginger when I'm sniffly - even if this is just hayfever, not a cold! There is a tea recommendation thread in the Ravelry group.

Thank you to everyone who sent messages over the last couple of weeks, wishing us luck with the move and then checking we were ok after the attack in Westminster.

I usually film on a Saturday, but ended up filming on Sunday and it’s my Mum’s 60th birthday! So I’m squeezing in filming now before we all heading out for a high tea at Brasserie Blanc.

Just a reminder that the Best Year Ever KAL is running at the moment and will run until 31st December 2017. I will link to all the details, but essentially – make four things this year that bring you joy and you could win a prize!


There is a penpal element that reopened in March; everyone is now paired up so I hope you got involved if you wanted to! If you missed out, I’m opening penpals quarterly so keep an eye out for another opportunity in June.


WIP'D UP!

Kicking off with a FO!

(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 ThreePart FourPart Five and Part Six are all finished!
Yarn: Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran in the Steel & Stitch colourway

It's finally all finished! I'll get some good pics of it next week to show you it finished finished finished!

I have lots of leftovers, so I'll be starting a special hump stitch striped blanket for a friend who is going to live in Shanghai for a year this September.

Cornish Lilli Pilli
Ravelry Page: here
Pattern: Lilli Pilli by Ambah O'Brien
Yarn: Custom seaside colourways by Stranded Dyeworks

Finally started the lace! Which doesn't look like much, but was much harder than I thought it would be and had to be done with no distractions so I wouldn't lose my place!

New cast on!

Find Your House
Ravelry Page: here
Pattern: Find Your Fade by Andrea Mowry
Yarn: Various. First colour is Old Maiden Aunt Superwash Merino/Nylon/Sparkle 4-ply in 'Bluebells'

I'll definitely be entering this in the Inside Number 23 Harry Potter KAL and can't wait to get more of this done!

I've also started swatching for my Hortencia! I was convinced to start swatching after listening to episode 50 of the Truly Myrtle podcast - Let's Talk About Gauge!

The lovely Lisa of Counting Sheep has donated a beautiful skein of one-of-a-kind yarn as a prize for the Best Year Ever KAL. I'll let you know when her shop is open, but in the meantime, please pop over to her Ravelry group to see what she's up to!

I'm taking part in a couple of swaps, including the Tea & Possibilities Easter swap organised by Lintera (thank you again, Lintera!) and the Reddit Yarn Exchange. I bought a skein of Triskelion Yarns in Elmet Aran weight, in the colourway Llyr and a notions bag from Kettle Yarn Co. for my partner. Can't wait to see what I receive from mine! 

No Knit & Natter this week as I'm pressed for time with High Tea calling. Have a lovely week and I'll see you next time for another cup of tea :)

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