This is the cushion cover I'm knitting so far...
The needles came with the kit. I hate knitting with wooden needles. It doesn't matter the size - these are 10mm- I just find them too smooth and slippy. Which is insane. You would expect that my much preferred metal pins would be smoother and less grippy.
So the E.D I just made - I'm re starting the knit, on my own 9mm metal pins. They are the biggest ones I own. I'll probably gift the wooden ones away, or use them as kindling!
Other E.Ds today will most likely involve what to have for lunch, what to throw away - I'm midst tidying my room- and what to watch n the telly box!
I'd like to take a moment to discuss tea.
I used to take milk with my tea, but I liked my brew to be weak, but not milky. I got so incredibly fuss arsey over it that I gave up milk in tea all together. So now I always have a 'one -dip' . I'm such a cheap date. It's so weak I should probably give up the tea bag altogether and be done with it. However, when one is faced with all the pretty boxes at the supermarket it's hard to not look!
My absolute favourite favourite flavoured tea is not pictured here. But it's Tetley Green Tea with lemon. It's the best by a mile. I love a Lady Grey and an Earl and I'm very partial to a very berry tea in M&S cafe!
However, here's what's next to my kettle at the moment.
Some of them are off on a visit! Now the Twinings steamed green tea tastes exactly like bog standard green tea. The fudge melts are DELICIOUS! Miss 21 also had but took with her some Cherry Bakewell tea! 'Twas lovely when you are trying to not stuff cake and biscuits in for the foreseeable.
Now I turn to something else entirely. It's the work of the devil. I have a dear online chum who raved on about it. I think there's something very wrong with her. She needs help.
Comforting my arse!
It is rank of the rankest proportions. I love licorice, pontefract cakes, allsorts, root licorice you chew from the health shop. Not this.
It's the smell of warm soil that hits you once the boiling water hits the tea bag. Once you have a sip, it tastes vile, like I imagine the water in a vase would taste like this, after the flowers died three weeks ago. There's a warm hint of licorice right at the back of your throat right at the end, but enough of one to make me do it again. The box is really pretty though.
Have you seen the recommendation on the front of the box? Well
I recommend not drinking it at all! This box is on its way to my mad friend two tea bags lighter. Two? Did I brave another? No, the other one will be packaged carefully and headed across the county in a taste experiment! I just hope my mild reaction won't put the recipient off!!
What Executive Decisions have you/do you make? Have you a favourite tea?
Lots of love from
Rachel *Top Brass, drinks tea* Radiostar xxx