consumerism and tea

So, I apparently have turned into a lazy blogger. I'm not sure what to say about this. I have, probably four more days on the waitlist maybe 5 or 6 which means I've been on the list for 28+ days. My heart races just thinking about it.

Knitting is going well. I'm 4-5 inches into the yoke, so probably at least half done with this section, but each round has fewer and fewer stitches. I'm decreasing what amounts to 8 stitches every three rounds, and though all of Elizabeth Zimmerman's Seamless Yoke Style sweater "structures" work with colorwork designs, you have to monkey with the decrease rates because the vertical to horizontal gauge is different in stranded work (stitches are more narrow). Keep this in mind.

My mother and I went shopping this morning. I found a book bag at REI (my old one is getting ratty, and broken) and I ordered it online as soon as I got home. We also went to "The Container Store" and I got a couple of little glass (and plastic) airtight jars to hold loose tea, and I'm quite like them, so I'll have to go back to get a couple more at some point. We also got--and this was the reason for the trip--bathroom/shower accessories, of which we were in great need of.

I'm working through my tea bag stash in an effort to move to loose leaf tea more full time. I have two experimental varieties of tea bags (and one known quantity) left hanging around that will probably take a while to get through, but I want to have less stuff in stock before I go forth and buy more lose tea...

And speaking of tea buying, I want to get one of those strainer/french press things that you can get to use in a nalgene for when I'm on the road in the future...

Anyway, back to the knitting, I must get this done soon, because I want to move on to the next thing, and I'm so close!

Stay well!

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