Friday, October 28, 2011

Knit Circle Rules....

1st RULE: You do not talk about Knit Circle.
2nd RULE: You DO NOT talk about Knit Circle.
3rd RULE: If the needle breaks or dulls or the yarn snaps, the project is over.
4th RULE: Only one knitter to a project.
5th RULE: One project per knitter at a time.
6th RULE: No looms, no Red Heart.
7th RULE: Projects will go on as long as they have to.
8th RULE: If this is your first night at Knit Circle, you HAVE to knit.

Yes, this is inspired by the fact that Jeff says knitting is like fight club for girls and my best friend, Chloe (Yarn- An Addiction), helped with the rules. Random strangers and I talk randomly about knitting when we see each other with projects. Jeff thinks we're a secret society.  He asked if there was a secret handshake.  

It's funny because he's right.  Random people and I do start talking about knitting because we see each other with projects in our bags.  It always intrigues me.  I may have nothing in common with people.  I could be scary and punked out looking, but that 80 year old conservative woman will start talking to me about what I'm working on because knitting makes me ok.

I never really thought about it before.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

Viking hat.....

So... I did this based off several patterns and looking at hats other people had made.  Jeff says it's a bit loose, but I am also knitting a beard, braids, and possibly hair to attach to it, depending on if he wants the hair after I finish the 'stache and beard.  It should tighten up the hat a bit.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Fujian Jasmine Pearl from Adagio Tea

I bought a sample of Fujian Jasmine Pearl tea from Adagio Tea.  It comes from their Masters Collection.

The tea was pretty in it's little tin.  The rest of the samples I bought came in zip lock bags, but the pearls came in a tiny tin, so it was proof it was the more expensive of the samples.  It was cute and tempted me to immediately smell it.  My fiance, Jeff, and I both agreed that it smelled glorious.  It was very floral in smell.  It was almost too pretty to steep.

When I finally tried it, I used 1 tsp. for 2 minutes in 8 oz. of water.  The pearls were really pretty to watch unfurl in the basket of my cup.  It was neat.  I had never tried any of the pearl teas before.  The expense always scared me off.  The tea is highly floral.  It has strong notes of jasmine.  If you enjoy floral teas, I cannot recommend it more.

I will admit that it put me off at first as the smell of the tea is overly earthy for me.  I usually drink chai blends or chocolate blends, but I find myself pleasantly surprised after drinking some.  I think I actually enjoy the floral notes compared to what I thought I would.

I think I have decided to enjoy the rest of the sample I bought and perhaps I will try some other pearl teas sometime.

Friday, October 7, 2011


Drew an owl tonight.  Sorry about the shadow.  The colors are also a lot more vivid in person.

Based off this website:


Today's topic of the day is chai.

What is chai?

In one word: Heaven.

Ok.  What is it really?

Let's go with masala chai because that's my favorite.... cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, masala, and black assam tea made with milk and sugar.

It is chai season.  It's chilly enough that it's definitively hot tea season, but today was a gluttonous chai day.