Christmas on the silkroad
Look what's arrived!! As an early christmas present for myself I have bought the last nine balls of Silkroad Tweed Aran for my throw(scroll to the bottom of the page). I found the best price at Yarns Galore. I haven't bought from them before but they were really nice and my parcel arrived promptly.
I'm so excited, I have finished the first square already. It's pretty quick to knit on 5mm needles. Here it is reclining in my parent's backyard. This feels like the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Warning: Non-tea drinkers may want to skip this bit
I have had a few misadventures with Tea this week. On Friday I went to Hobart for work and we dropped into Starbucks. It was sweltering hot on the way down so I was in serious need of refreshment and eagerly ordered a large iced tea. Guess what arrived? A cup of cold water and ice with four tea bags in it. Not sweetened or anything. Ew! They charged me about $3 for that travesty!!
Since then I have been trying some different herbal teas at home and right now I'm drinking Liptons Ginseng and Lime. I can't say I'm wild about the taste although it's growing on me, but the ginseng does seem to perk me up. However, I am a bit dubious about its claim to Lime as a close inspection of the ingrediants show orange peel and lemon peel but only something called Lime "Flavour" right at the end. I suspect something dodgey out of a bottle that has little relation to round, green things that grow on trees.
End of waffling about tea
As this may be my last Blog before the 25th, I would just like to wish a merry Christmas to all my awesome readers and fellow S'n'Bers. Happy holidays and happy knitting!