Knit One, Tea Too Exchange

Nikki had a post this morning about the Knit One, Tea Too exchange.  It has been a while since I’ve joined an exchange and since I like tea, I signed up too.   I really like one time exchanges like this – it fits my attention span. 

OK, here is the obligatory questionnaire:

 Do you like loose tea or bags, or both – something you want to try?

I prefer tea bags – its just less work.  I do have loose tea, but find that I rarely drink it.

What is your favorite kind of tea (Brand, flavor, variety, etc)?

For the most part I drink Republic of Tea herbal tea  – I find it soothing in the afternoon at work, and good at night because if I drink caffeine at night I’m up all night.    But I like English breakfast tea for mornings occasionally – I used to drink Taylors Scottish breakfast tea….it was my absolute favorite!

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’m open for anything – I like green, red, white and black, and drink them all.  Right now I’m very partial to red tea.

Would you say you were a tea pot kind of person or just a hot water heater kind?

I think I’m a hot weater heater type of person.  I have tea pots, but unless I am making loose tea, it’s a bag in a mug.  I do have a electric kettle – so I don’t heat up water in the microwave.

What tea accessories would you like but have never purchases for yourself?

Um, I really would like a good strainer for loose tea.  Mine is so old and beat up that its scary.  Other than that – I’m not sure what tea accessories are!

How do you prefer to be pampered? (examples: mani/pedi, bubble bath, yummy treat, etc).

Wow – all of them sound great!   I don’t have a bath tub that I can use (there is one in the kids bathroom, but I really try not to go in there, let alone take a bath in there).  I love pedicures, and my struggle with my weight attests to my willingness to have yummy treats!

If you were a kind of yarn what would you be and why?

I asked my husband this question, and he said that I’d be handspun, handdyed yarn.  I asked him why and he said it was because I was one of a kind, unique.  So I’ll go with that – I mean, that’s totally good suck up on his part, and why waste it!

If you had to knit/crochet baby booties, a fun fur scarf, or a fair isle sweater, which would you choose and why?

Fair isle sweater –  I don’t really like fun fur, and I don’t have anyone that I would knit for that would need baby booties (thank god – because the only people I knit for is my family and my kids better not be having babies!)

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 don’t think I’d skip – I am terrible at gardens, don’t do book clubs or yoga.  And I can always catch the movie any other night. 

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 I’d like them all!  I’ve only done a formal tea a few times and I loved all of it. I love the little sandwiches – and the scones!  And the patries!  I’m hungry!

When buying yarn for a project how do you choose – do you buy the one called for or do you substitute?

I substitute for the most part – either what I have in the stash, or what appeals to me in the store. 

What do you carry your knitting/crocheting in when on the go?

Usually my briefcase if its during the week and I’m on the way to/from work.  Or in my purse if its socks.  Occasionally, I use a knitting bag if its a big project, or I’m going to knitting group.

Favorite movie to watch while knitting/crocheting?

Something long that I can listen to without paying close attention.  Lord of the Rings was great for knitting.  Anything StarTrek.  Nothing with subtitles! 

Are you a traditional tea cup kind of person or a mug type of person? Do you care if they match?

I actually collect tea cups – its a family tradition.  I received a bone china teacup each birthday growing up  – different pattern each year.  Now they are all in a display in my dining room.  Very pretty.  Never used them.  I use two big mugs for tea – only those two!

Favorite childhood birthday party?

My favorite was a birthday party when I was probably 7 – my older sister planned a lot of games, and we had spagetti-o’s.  How can you beat that?  (Please don’t send Spaghetti-o’s – I think its a taste most people outgrow!)

Favorite type of scone and jam?

Probably plain scones and any type of jam.  I’m flexible. 

If you use candles, what is your favorite scent?

Usually food scents like chocolate, buttercream, apple, cinnamon.  Lately I’ve been doing florals (maybe because its summer?).

If you could choose 3 people to have ‘tea’ with, who would they be and why? (famous or not, living or dead).

Bill Gates (he’s amazing, and I’ve always had a crush on him – I know, I know – but he’s amazing!),  my father (he died 18 years ago and I miss him every day), and Richard III (I really want to know what happened to the Princes in the Tower).   I think that’s a good mix – and slightly scary, eh?

You’ve been invited to a tea party, what ‘props’ will you wear (formal or casual)?

I hardly ever am formal, so I’m going casual.  But according to Nikki, you have to wear a tea dress. so I guess I’ll wear a casual dress (Nikki is English, and you know they know tea parties!). 

Any allergies/preferences you have or are willing to admit to?

Nope, no allergies!

Anything we missed that you want your pal to know?

I’m very flexible and open – don’t stress, have fun with it!

OK, that’s it.  I need to run now – the knitting group party is today and I’m just about ready, but since Larry is running around getting ice and stuff like that, I feel guilty sitting here blogging.    Its so hot here – its going to be 93 degrees this afternoon.   I hope people bring their bathing suits and swim – otherwise, its going to be miserable outside (or we will end up being inside all day in the air conditioning!).

Have a great Saturday!


5 Responses to Knit One, Tea Too Exchange

  1. Nikki says:

    Well thanks for the vote of confidence Jeanne. My weight is a testament to the fact that I just love Tea and Cakes!

  2. Lucinda says:

    I used to be a tea person, before I got addicted to coffee. Looks like a fun exchange.

  3. Laurie says:

    The party was GREAT, thanks for being such a wonderful hostess. And having a personal grill boy was a brilliant idea!

    I learned a lot about you, from the tea questionnaire. 🙂 Have fun with the exchange.

  4. Chan says:

    Ah! Someone who LIKES red tea. What’s your favorite? Is there a secret to making it taste… good??

    How cool is it that your husband even knew to use “handspun” and “hand-dyed”? Mine has heard the words, but…

  5. Your Secret Tea Swap pal says:

    I have lots to think about putting your special swap package together. I cannot wait to get started.

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