Not long ago I was offered the opportunity to knit something out of Manos del Uruguay’s newest yarn, Alpaca Heather. Alpaca Heather is a sportweight yarn dyed in Manos del Uruguay’s signature dying methods creating 12 gorgeous semi-solids on soft, heathered yarn. Alpaca Heather is an 70% wool/30% alpaca blend and comes in 50g skeins… Continue reading Knit Me: Manos del Uruguay, Alpaca Heather
Today’s post is a two-fer: a yarn review and a new pattern that I have released (and that you can get for free!) A few months ago I was offered the opportunity to knit something out of Manos del Uruguay’s newest yarn, Alma. Alma is a fingering-weight single dyed in Manos del Uruguay’s signature dying… Continue reading New Design: Salmon Run, Manos del Uruguay Alma
This year when Tour de Fleece rolled around, Brown Sheep Company asked if they could donate some spinning fiber to The Corner of Knit & Tea team. I was thrilled! Did you know Brown Sheep offers spinning fiber? Currently they have an undyed Rambouillet/Columbia cross that is washed, combed and carded and has a micron… Continue reading Spin Me: Brown Sheep Fiber
This spring Brown Sheep Company offered reviewers their choice of Cotton Fleece or Cotton Fine. Since I’ve been digging some of the beautiful summer tee patterns that have come out recently, I decided to knit one! I ordered Cotton Fine in the colorway New Age Teal. Cotton Fine is a great summer blend: 80% cotton/20%… Continue reading Knit Me: Brown Sheep Cotton Fine
This spring Kraemer Yarns released a new collection of patterns and was featured in Knitty magazine’s cover pattern, Opportune by Emily Ringelman. Kraemer decided to offer reviewers their choice of Tatamy Tweed and a pattern from their collection or enough yarn to knit Opportune. I decided a summer sweater/beach coverup looked great and ordered Tatamy… Continue reading Knit Me: Kraemer Yarns Tatamy Tweed DK
A few months ago I was approached by A Good Yarn in Sarasota, Florida to see if I’d be interested in trying their new house yarn, Boca Chica. I’ve worked with A Good Yarn before and enjoy that they theme their proprietary colors, and now their new yarn, around Florida’s treasures. Boca Chica is named… Continue reading Knit Me: A Good Yarn Sarasota, Boca Chica
Welcome to Episode 231! I had a productive week and have lots to show you: some blanket squares, my Elfe sweater, my Nightshift and a new cowl. Also I finally finished a spin, and started a new one. Thanks for watching! Tea: David’s Tea, Earl Grey Creme Knitting: Finished: Broken Rib Dishcloth by Cecilia Fameli, Kramer… Continue reading Episode 231: Crazy pooling.
Not long ago I got the opportunity to sign up to review Shepherd’s Lamb‘s DK weight yarn. Shepherd’s Lamb is a family ranch in New Mexico that raises a variety of sheep and produces churro, rambouillet, mohair and other yarns that they then dye using natural elements. I’ve worked with their yarns once in the… Continue reading Knit Me: Shepherd’s Lamb DK Natural Dyed Yarn
A few months ago Bijou Basin Ranch offered me the opportunity to try their Gobi Yarn yarn. Bijou Basin Ranch is a working ranch in western Colorado that produces high quality, luxury fibers. They have a whole herd of Tibetan yaks (including Ruby who is often featured on their Instagram account) and I haven’t met… Continue reading Knit Me: Bijou Basin Ranch, Gobi
Welcome to Episode 221! This week was a bit frustrating, both at work and in crafting, but I do have a really great finished shawl in Bijou Basin Ranch Gobi. I made some progress on my other WIPS and I talk a bit about the Spring Make Along which starts on March 20. Knitting: Finished:… Continue reading Episode 221: A heck of a week.