Knitting in Circles Podcast

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

EP 15: Knitting Hermits.



Works In Progress:
-Time Travelers socks. Knit Picks Felici self striping in the Time traveler colorway on US 1.

D's Corner:
-FO: Sock #1, Vanilla toe up Slip Stitch Heel Basic Socks. Jojoland Melody Superwash, colorway #MS14 on US 2.

FO's:
-3 Basic caps for Project Winter Warmth.
-Transitions One Skein Hat. I'm using handspun I made out of Highland Handmades fiber.
-Simple Cable Scarf for the Red Scarf Project. Liberty Wool on US 8.
*Check out "A Cat and Her Yarn" for info on a 2012 Red Scarf KAL/CAL.
-Ballsack. I used leftover Knit Picks Risata on US 4.
-Embraceable Cowl/Scarf using De Aire on US 17.

Spinning:
-None :(

Upcoming/Queued:
-Another ballsack.
-Maner using Noro Kureyon.
-The Snuggle Project KAL by Yarnivore.

Misc/Off Topic:
-Coffee, tea & chocolate from Just Coffee. Yum!
-Crazy Deadline week to accommodate Thanksgiving.

Enabling:
-Nothing this week.

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4 Comments:

At November 15, 2011 at 10:46 PM, Blogger Lisa B. said...

If you were talking about the tea I think you were, it's pronounced "ROY-bus. Several years ago, a friend and I were in Vermont one weekend & went on a farm tour that included high tea...in the sheep barn. LOL It was really fun. The family who did it taught about different teas throughout the course of the thing, and you got to watch a sheep herding demo as well! Not your everyday high tea, to be sure. What I remember about Roiboos is that it is from South Africa and technically isn't really a tea. Our food coop sells it, though, and I pick some up occasionally. I have a little steeping basket that fits over the top of a mug & you pour the water in over it, let it steep & then just take the basket out of the mug. The leaves are still messy (I don't thing you can get around that with loose tea), but probably a little easier to clean out than what you described. :-)

 
At November 17, 2011 at 5:41 AM, Blogger Aimee said...

Hi Lisa, Thank you for all the information! That is exactly the "tea" I have. I read the label again and it says tea several times, but then it says "a plant if prepared like a tea". Very interesting and I love the idea of high tea in a barn :) Plus you can never go wrong with a sheep herding demonstration!
I think I may try a mesh basket next. I was hoping this tea kettle/steeper would work out, but the holes in the metal steeping cylinder are just too big for these particular leaves.

 
At November 17, 2011 at 8:26 AM, Blogger Spinatic said...

I'm also trying to learn to knit without looking. I found this video very helpful but I practice with larger yarn and needles. I can "feel" them better until I get use to my own rhythm. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4oj9EHWdIo

 
At November 18, 2011 at 11:29 AM, Blogger Aimee said...

Spinatic-Thank you for the link! That is certainly something I will practice.

 

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