There are few things I find as relaxing as a good cup of tea and some quiet time to knit. It's a great way to gather my thoughts in the afternoon, even if I have just 15 minutes to spare.
I enjoy all sorts of black teas as well as special blends and herbal tisanes, but one of my everyday favorites is a Darjeeling tea flavored with a little vanilla bean.
If you decide to try this remedy to the ills born of a hectic day, however, take care not to drink your tea over your knitting. I learned, the hard way, to carefully push my knitting aside when taking a sip!
I've finally finished my pink cotton lace project. What started as a simple swatch to try out a pretty lace stitch in a lovely yarn I received in a swap (from Hong Kong from Swkwok on Ravelry), turned into a full-length scarf.
This happened partly because I enjoyed playing with the stitch so much I just kept going, and partly because I had four balls of gorgeous, soft, fingering-weight cotton Hamanaka Paume Mukuwata Crochet yarn to work with. I used almost all of the yarn, about 375 yards, and I love the finished drapey, elegant scarf.
I'll post better photos after I've blocked the scarf.