|Tea Time Magazine's Jan/Feb issue features a "Knitters' Tea" menu|
I've been looking forward to the latest (January/February) Tea Time issue since we met up with editor, Lorna Reeves, last November at the Philly Coffee and Tea Expo. It was there Lorna gave us a head's up on what was in store - a spotlight on tea and knitting.
Although it seems a natural pairing, Lorna shared that she found it was interesting that there was such a concentration of combination tea and yarn shops in the Northwest. A few of these charming stores are highlighted in Tea Time as well as a full menu to host your own "Knitters' Tea".
I've taken up knitting on and off since I was about ten years old, but I really got serious five years ago. I actually signed up for lessons at a yarn shop in Rochester and really enjoyed it. But, I found with all the other projects/job/family stuff, I had to retire the yarn and needles for a bit.
|Tea cozy knitted by my sister-in-law|
She also knitted me a warm and pretty shawl that is cuter and more flexible than any snuggie. With temps in single digits this month, both me and the teapot are staying warm in custom-knitted wear.
|Me and my tea pot fashionably outfitted in cozy knitwear|
I have to admit, though, that this issue of Tea Time has inspired me to pick up the needles again. I went to my craft closet and found a couple of projects "in progress".
Here's one I started a few year's back. It was going to be a scarf. Looks pretty good so far.
|Beginning of a lovely scarf|
|The start of a beautiful sweater.|
Tea Time Magazine and close knit families certainly do yield great rewards. Glad I have both.