Friday, March 27, 2009

Knitting and Tea

Tea or Coffee? I seem to enjoy them both...though when I've had a stresssful day, I'm apt to curl up with my knitting and a nice cup of tea by my side.


Knitting and Tea combines both.  Each of the six chapters reveals information about a type of tea or the traditions that have sprung up around it, and are followed by patterns, a recipe and a bit more information about a "site of interest".  Patterns in the book are classic and retro in nature and run the gamut from accessories for the home (egg and tea cozies, a cushion, and a tablecloth),  to accessories for wearing (gloves, socks, wraps, a hat and a purse), to the expected sweaters and cardigans.  Skill levels range from Easy to Experienced and patterns are included for men, women and children (though the patterns for women are definitely by far in the majority).  Each of the patterns has at least one large shot of the finished project, and often has additional smaller detail images include.  Charts and diagrams were clear and included as appropriate.  I really enjoyed paging through this book, and learning a bit more about tea. 

I'd like to offer this up to anyone interested - US only please, just leave me a comment and a way to get a hold of you should you be selected by the random number generator!   You have til April 5th to leave me a note :)

7 comments:

Oiyi said...

Never liked coffee. But I am addicted to milk tea. I can't even start my day without it. I make it with PG Tips and it's so good.

Wow, I am impressed that they came out with a knitting book that they could relate to tea. Who would of thought?

(the other) sprite said...

Oooh! Me please. I'm a tea addict!

Abby said...

I like the cover of this book so much, it would take up permanent residence on my coffee table!

Nikki said...

oooo tea and knitting? yummy....

Mel said...

Hmmmm. Sounds interesting.

trademehalos said...

yes please! :)

Letoya said...

Kintting and Tea yep got it. Now who's that guy on the cover? Yum!HUBBA Hubba