I have two things off the needles right now.
I can't wait to put this on. The color is so beautiful and it has a hint of halo thanks to the alpaca.
The second is my Swedish Spring.
I cast this on a whim after I received my very lovely quince yarn in their new colors.
This was a very easy pattern to follow, it was charted which I love and literally flew off the needles.
Of course I had other projects that needed attending too but once I started knitting this I hardly stopped at all. Just needs to be blocked.. maybe when I'm done with my tea.
what goes best with knitting, why tea of course. I am a herbal tisane addict but I do love my chai.
tea tea otherwise known as chai tea…
did you know that? chai is the hindi word for tea so everytime we say chai tea we're really just saying tea tea.. its the little things amuse me!
It's no secret that I love coffee and have a deep love affair with tea. I love chai and so does my hubby.
Every chai available at the grocery stores is different though, some use fennel, some are heavy on the pepper. The Oprah chai from teavana is pretty good.
Awhile back I decided to make my own homemade brew, I found this recipe.
I use it as sort of a formula since I've modified mine to suit my tastes, I like my chai heavy on the fresh ginger and cinnamon, no sweetener, darjeeling loose leaf and almond milk instead.
I've even infused my spice jar with vanilla pods. YUM!
One of the best things about chai and making your own at home is the scent. Evokes all things autumn and cozy! I make enough to store in a little mason jar and use a couple of tsp as needed.
I encourage you all to give it a try. Your home will smell spicy and sweet and your tastebuds will thank you.
Along with my love of chai, I do like a lot of things that come from India. I love their food and some of the movies! If you do too, you might like giving these a try if you haven't already,
Amazing movie, Monsoon Wedding
Another must watch movie, Water
Beautiful photography and all about chai, Chaiwallahs of India
Great documentary series, The Story Of India
Another good documentary series which is very recent, India's Frontier Railways
Really good food blog, Indian Simmer
funny, sweet and very charming tv show, The Indian Doctor
While tea and knitting go well together, so do tea & reading..
right now I have "The Forest Unseen" on my nightstand and I'm enjoying it!
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