Hi there, ladies and gents.
I hope you are having a fantastic January!
It's been a bit quiet around here lately-- between the holidays and being sick on and off for the past few weeks, I've either been gift-knitting like a madwoman or snuggled up in bed, sipping tea (and maybe whining just a little). But I'm excited to get back to blogging.
|the Christmas Spice tea has little snowflake sprinkles in it-- how cute is that!|
My brother's girlfriend sent up this delicious tea for Christmas (thank you Sheila!) and I've been having at least three cups of it every day because it's just so tasty. I think the Strawberry Honey is my favorite. I've been getting a lot of knitting done between the inevitable caffeine crashes.
Speaking of which, I finished my Robins' Feathers shawl!
|snow boots instead of ballet flats in shawl photos this time of year...|
I'm pretty excited to have knit my first big lace project. Yay! You'll be seeing more of this shawl soon-- I want to post a photo of myself wearing it because it's huge and I don't really wear shawls draped around my shoulders. It makes a lovely scarf-ish wrap, though. But y'know who needs to see me looking bleary and cold-stricken? Nobody, that's who. So it'll have to wait until I'm no longer sniffly.
Anyway, my Robins' Feathers shawl took a couple tries to get going, but now I feel confident in my ability to read complex charts, and I'm already trying to decide on another shawl to cast on. I think it's going to be the Hogwarts Express. I've been spinning up some soft, fawn-brown alpaca for the Pomme de Pin cardigan, but I'm not going to have enough yardage, and I think it'll be a better match for the Hogwarts Express anyway. ...And c'mon, how could I not knit it? It's snuggly and Harry Potter themed. I'm also still knitting away on my busy bee quilt, so I'll show you my progress on that soon, too.
I hope you have a wonderful evening!
What a creative blog you have Julie!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, I'm glad you like it!Delete
The Strawberry Honey tea sounds excellent!ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh, it was so good! Now I need to track down some more of it, because I loved it so much. Yum. Thank you for stopping by!Delete
what a stunning shawl! it is just beautiful, well done! I think I may need to knit a hogwarts express shawl now too! they are so cute :O)ReplyDelete
Thank you so much! It took a little while to get the hang of it, but by the second chart, it was a really enjoyable knit. And isn't the Hogwarts Express adorable? I'm so excited to knit it-- I just have to finish spinning for it before I cast it on.Delete
The shawl is so gorgeous! Well done!ReplyDelete
I love the look of the tea too! I wish I knew where to get lovely teas like that in the UK.
Thank you, Kelsey! I've become accustomed to wearing shawls most days now-- I guess I'd better knit some more of them!Delete
Hmmm... maybe check Etsy for tea? I'm sure there are sellers who would ship to the UK. Ha, I've just remembered-- over the summer, I ordered tea from the UK! The novelty tea trend does seem to be going strong over here, though.