Shocked, aren't you?
I'm actually blogging again. I'm actually sitting down and putting my thoughts to....well, not paper, but on something.
Anyway, here's a status update:
Rubus Suberectus Socks cast on: I'm trying to knit them 2AAT off one skein using both ends. So far, this hasn't degenerated into a tangled mess, but we'll see.
Magrathea: The problem with using a gorgeous silk laceweights is that you can't eyeball when you are done. So far, I have 15 repeats and it took 2 repeats to decrease the weight 1 gram. I have 11 grams to go. I'm not feeling confident I'll finish this before October.
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Bulky Hat: This is sort of a "Let's get this finished and to Grandma's before it gets too cold' sort of present. I knit two of them, a blue one (below) and a black/grey one for my maternal grandparents and I have just enough leftovers from both skeins to knit a bucket hat style hat for my paternal grandmother. I want/need to line them in Polartec Fleece before I send them off. Yes, the Polar fleece has been purchased; I just need to finish the last hat, line them and mail them. Before October. Yup, I have a plan.
The Rockefeller Shawl: After painful consideration, I'm going to frog this. Not only would I never wear it, I don't like it. This is why I don't participate in mystery knit-a-longs I have to pay for: When I don't like the pattern, I want my money back.
I think I'll send pictures of completed ones to Mom first to see if she likes it. If so, then I'll finish. Otherwise, frog pond.
I needed a massage last week like you wouldn't believe. The muscle on the side of my neck was so tight, I could barely turn my head. So after 90 minutes of almost torturous bliss, I finished my afternoon of pampering with a mani and pedi. Then I decided to grab a Chai Tea Latte.
Now, personally, I don't really drink anything from Starbucks unless I know I'm expensing it later. It's not that I don't like Starbucks, their coffee (actually, scratch that. I don't like the coffee), or the atmosphere. I just don't feel a pull for it until I'm on the road. So to feel a need for a Starbucks run is rare and almost always obeyed. One grande Iced Chai Tea Latte later, I began to wonder about my dislike of coffee. I've had good coffee before; I've even had coffee so good I didn't need to add any sugar or cream to it. But never have I found that elusive mixture at Starbucks.
Anyway, a year ago I spied a post about Iced coffee on the Pioneer Woman website (I like her. Not the show b/c I've never seen it, but the photography and Cooking sites are great). I perused the links to Imbibe magazine she offered and decided to take a chance and try making iced coffee.
Then I promptly forgot about it.
I went back on Friday and pulled up the site. I purchased a 1 gallon jar from WalMart ($7.44) and a Drink Dispenser ($9.00) and set out to work (on a side note: Now I'm really wishing I had not melted the cheapo one Mom bought me at the end of Summer. $3 and it melted when I poured hot tea in it. Well, at least this is BPA free and a lot stronger). Well, actually, there isn't a lot of work.
- Buy Coffee
- Weigh 8 oz and dump into 1 Gallon Jar
- Add filtered water from fridge (refill Brita pitcher)
- Stick in fridge and hope for the best.
It's only supposed to hang out 8 hours to overnight, but I started it at 9PM Sunday and didn't feel a need for coffee until yesterday morning.
Oh my God in Heaven.....Does this have a Chai Tea Latte equivalent??? Because this is some seriously GREAT stuff. For the first time, I understand what coffee snobs are talking about when they talk about the "bold rich taste with hints of chocolate and vanilla" because it's all there. I added some sweetened condensed milk, a teaspoon of sugar and thought I died and went to heaven. I actually have no idea how much I drank because I kept topping the cup off. These cups are the kind you can prefreeze, so I won't have to add ice cubes to have iced coffee.
Best of all, living in Florida means that the weather outside will encourage iced coffee consumption until at least December. :) I can see now that this item will have a permanent place in my fridge in the months to come.
Excuse me. Gotta go refill.