It’s Tea Time Somewhere

Mugsy and I are having tea.  (Sissy’s napping.  Gotta’ love those puppy evening naps.)  It’s probably not technically afternoon here anymore, but who cares?!  Are these not the cutest tea tins EVER?!  Straight from London, courtesy of my WordPress coach Monica, come the bus and its traveler’s pal, the map.  Joy! 

They didn’t travel across the pond alone.  They brought along these beauties.  I cannot WAIT to turn this made for me colorway into socks.  (The ones for my mother’s birthday just got bumped down the queue…)  Many, MANY thanks Monica.  They did indeed arrive on a bleak and blustery winter’s day and I am most assuredly cheered by your thoughtful generosity!

I was rewarded for sending out several packages myself by having a two parcel day at home.  This wad of cotton is Knit One Crochet Too’s Ty-Dy, in the very colorway that is in the lead for my Clapotis yarn.  A vendor in my Yahoo Group knits was kind enough to send it to me to try before I buy.  You know I love that kind of customer service, so if it knits like it feels to the touch, I’ll have to make a color choice very soon!

Daylight was fading, so it’s not the best shot, but I quickly tossed out the Oh My! blankie for you to see.  Kiss, kiss, love, love…  this is my baby yarn of choice now.  The static electricity it creates with me is a small concern though.  (Comments?!  I am always shocking Sissy and Mugsy when I wear my Crocs…  Is this a concern for babies?) 

Details:  7 skeins of Plymouth’s Oh My!, 6 for blankie, one (almost to the centimeter) for the shell trim.  I had feared I’d need more for the trim, so I have one ball left over.  That’s ten sets of 35 stitches there, thank you.  The shells were crocheted, and I’m soooo pleased with this whole project, done on #8 Knitpick Metal Options.  I did cast on with the Bryspun DPNs, and I can promise you that the next trip to Knitting Addiction  will find more of those and the Oh My in other colors in my basket.   I think I used a J hook, but maybe not.  I can’t wait to present this to my friend; I very nearly took it to her last night, but then I’d have to whip up another shower gift!  The Knight is demanding a baby hat with the remainder.  What say you?

Look ma, I got gauge!  Me, the loose knitter (or so I thought?), I’m getting 3 stitches per inch on the #10.5 Harmony Options.  Whoda’ thunkit?  So, the Omega Wrap is underway, and I moved up to the Large size too.  I’d rather have to fidget to keep it on my shoulders than have parts smashed or yarn stretched a bit below the shoulders, ya’ know?!  Oh – and Firefly? – it’s a mohair blend.  I won’t make it back to the beach before your birthday, but maybe I’ll find a few skeins for you there…  I saw more of the same yarn there last visit. 

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to go play with the Ty-Dy and make a decision, and I really want to make serious progress on the Omega tonight too.  Last night was long and tedious, so I think I’ll make another pot of tea and settle in. 

23 comments on “It’s Tea Time Somewhere

  1. Anita says:

    That blankie is BEAUTIFUL!!! A hat to go with would be a wonderful idea, those men, they get a good idea every now & then. 😛

    That Omega wrap is going to look gorgeous in that yarn, I love the colors!! You have a good eye for variegated yarn, I seem to choose ookey ones, they never look as good knitted up as they do on the ball….

  2. Bubblesknits says:

    The baby blanket is beautiful!

  3. MrPuffy says:

    Those are the cutest tea tins! Lots of pretty yarn to play with too.

  4. grace says:

    love the blanket , love the yarn for the Omega wrap and love the idea of tea, think I will bat my eyes and see if Tom will make me some!

  5. Love the Oh My! Blankie. Great look with the edging. Isn’t Monica great? I loved my little surprise tins of tea, too.

  6. holly says:

    The Oh My Blankie is precious! I am so proud of you knitting and crocheting. I haven’t done shells yet. I love the yarn for Omega. I can’t wait for the beach and get to go to this fabulous store you speak of.

  7. Amanda says:

    I have yarn coma from reading this post! Great stuff…

  8. Monnibo says:

    Yaay!! I’m so glad the package arrived safely!! Enjoy 🙂

  9. Miss Me says:

    cute tins, but that mohair blend yarn – YUM! what great colours.

  10. Cass says:

    I’ve got a gob of Ty-Dy here, and like it well enough. It’s quite soft, isn’t it? I’m not sure how well it’d hold it’s shape for clapotis though. I’ll be interested to see how it works for you. I’ve got about 8 skeins of the blueberry fields colorway, which is bright but purty.

  11. Nichole says:

    LOVE the yarn for your wrap – its going to be beautious!
    The tea tins are adorable.

  12. Kristen says:

    The baby blanket is so cute. I’m sure she’ll love the time you put into it as well. I LOVE the colors for you Omega wrap. That looks like it will be a fun knit.

  13. anniebananie says:

    I love those tea tins and the yarn and the blankie and and and… wow, you have been busy! What pattern are you going to use for the socks???

  14. Mary says:

    Oh such cute Tins indeed!! The yarn is beautiful too!
    Great job on the blankie!
    I love the yarn you started your new knit with..very pretty 🙂
    Have a good one!

  15. gaylen says:

    My kid brought me back some of those tins when she went over pond visiting. Aren’t they fun. Love all the yarn options! g

  16. insanknitty says:

    wow.. that baby blanket is perfect, your edging is so much nicer than mine turned out… I love how it looks.. and now need to learn to crochet from my MIL this summer I’m guessing! 😉

  17. AlisonH says:

    Cool, all around!

  18. Paula says:

    I love the tea tins from London!

    Hehehe, I am going to London soon!
    I really hope there is enough time for shopping there! We are taking a trip to the UK in May and even though we don’t have a lot of time in London I am anxious to see it and have tea there!

  19. Natalie says:

    I love that blanket!! It’s a great pattern.

  20. crimsonpurl says:

    Very nice baby blanket!!! You cranked that out pretty well!

    Hope you enjoying your new yarns too! Tell us what you think about the Ty-Dy yarn. That IS great customer service!

  21. KSee says:

    the tea tins are GREAT. love the blankie’s shape. Really like the colors for the wrap.

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