Tea Talk: The Knitty-Gritea
I’ve been knitting almost as long as I’ve been drinking tea. Both are things that I learned from my mom, she introduced me to tea when I was three or four and she taught me to knit when I was eight. I’ve found that tea and knitting are the perfect pair; both can excite or relax, and both are appropriate as solitary or social activities.
Recently I made Andrea Mowry’s Nightshift Shawl with Spincycle Yarns Dream State. This yarn is a colorful adventure which kept me in a constant state of wonder and excitement. I found that Empress Chai paired well with this knit because its complex and spicy flavors complemented the variegated colorways of the yarn and the intricate stitch pattern.
I’m currently knitting the Weekender sweater (also by Andrea Mowry) in Stone Wool Cormo. The yarn and the sweater pattern are a more relaxed and easy knit so a light, fresh tea like Dragonwell is a more appropriate accompaniment. Knitting this sweater is a nice break from more complicated patterns, and drinking this tea is a refreshing change from drinking darker, spicier blends.
Tea and knitting are a perfect pairing. I often knit for hours at home, while drinking pot after pot of tea, but I also enjoy knitting in public, either at a coffee shop while trying a new tea, or at the park while drinking tea from my travel mug. My love of tea and knitting are both things I learned at an early age and will continue to enjoy for the rest of my life.
– Hannah Amos, Independent Tea Consultant, WA
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