Friday, August 03, 2007

Knit One, Tea Two

Knit 1 Tea 2

1. Do you like loose tea or bags, or both – something you want to try?
I normally use bags but I have used loose tea as well.

2. What is your favorite kind of tea (Brand, flavor, variety, etc)?
Celestial Seasonings, Tazo, and Republic of Tea. My favorite is Chamomile.

3. Favorite color in regards to tea or one you would like to try? (black, green, red, and white) (keeping in mind that this is how this swap is set up).
I prefer green tea or white tea. I did try some black tea once and I got a tad nauseous. So I had to throw it out.

4. Would you say you were a tea pot kind of person or just a hot water heater kind?
Currently a hot water heater kind as I don't have a tea pot.

5. What tea accessories would you like but have never purchases for yourself?
The only tea accessory that I currently have is a tea strainer. So any type of accessory would be great.

6.How do you prefer to be pampered? (examples: mani/pedi, bubble bath, yummy treat, etc). Right now I would settle for some peace and quiet from two small boys. Other than that, a massage is always good. I had one when I was about 8 months pregnant with Nicholas and my back muscles were relaxed for days afterward. But I wouldn't turn down a manicure and a pedicure.

7. If you were a kind of yarn what would you be and why? Superwash wool - Soft, warm, and machine washable. Preferably in the camouflage colorway.

8. If you had to knit/crochet baby booties, a fun fur scarf, or a fair isle sweater, which would you choose and why? I would probably crochet baby booties with some size 10 crochet thread and trim them with beads and ribbon. They look really cute and heirloomy.

9. What other event would make you skip a tea party? (A garden party? A book club meeting? A yoga class? Opening night for a new action thriller? etc?)
I would have to skip the tea party for a chance to meet Jeff Burton (driver of the 31 car). I don't know what it is about him but I just drool every time I hear him talk.


10. What treat would you consider essential at your tea party? (Sweet? Salty? Scones? Those petite pastry trays with a couple of all sorts of things? Little crust less sandwiches?)
I think that I would like scones, cute lil Petits Fours, crustless sandwiches. Really anything yummy would be fine.

11. When buying yarn for a project how do you choose - do you buy the one called for or do you substitute?
It depends on the cost of the yarn. But if I really want to try the yarn then I will find a way to get it. But I have no problem picking a substitute yarn.

12. What do you carry your knitting/crocheting in when on the go?
I have a few small project bags that I have received from other swaps.

13. Favorite movie to watch while knitting/crocheting?
Tomb Raider (both of them)

14. Are you a traditional tea cup kind of person or a mug type of person? Do you care if they match?
So far all I have used are mugs and they don't need to match.

15. Favorite childhood birthday party?
Actually, I don't remember many of my childhood birthday parties. But my mom used to bakes all of our cakes herself and one year she made me a cake with Strawberry Shortcake on it.

16. Favorite type of scone and jam?
I like cinnamon scones and my favorite jam is strawberry.

17. If you use candles, what is your favorite scent? Lavender

18. If you could choose 3 people to have 'tea' with, who would they be and why? (famous or not, living or dead).
1- My Great Aunt Joan of Arc, she passed on earlier this year and was always fun to be around. She liked to call herself just one of the girls.

2- My Nana (my mother's mom), my mom was heartbroken when she passed on. She didn't speak a word of english so I would have to learn Spanish to talk to her.

3- My mother, she managed to raise three children on her own and never complained. My folks split when I was 11 years old.

19. You've been invited to a tea party, what 'props' will you wear (formal or casual)? I am more of a casual girl but I would wear a simple summer dress with a large floppy hat to keep the sun out of my eyes.

20. Any allergies/preferences you have or are willing to admit to?
I don't have any allergies but the hubby is allergic to cats. Plus I do not like cigarette smoke.

21. Anything we missed that you want your pal to know? I love ancient Egypt and I still play games on my Playstation 2. The Tomb Raider games are my favorites. I spent 9 1/2 years in the US Navy with 5 years on an aircraft carrier (the USS Harry S Truman).

2 Daffodils planted:

Mary said...

I love flowers so had to help yo plant :) Thanks for posting this!

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