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Thursday, September 30, 2010

the wearing of the red


Any idea where we went last weekend?

Yep, a quick weekend trip to Madison, where we watched the Badgers slaughter Austin Peay. Yikes, that was quite the game, not really fair (70-3).
Still, it was a beautiful fall day, full of Wisconsin spirit, Michael's frozen custard, and time spent with friends. My only regret is that we couldn't stay for Obama's speech on Library Mall in Madison.
Despite the craziness of the last couple of weeks (fall quarter has now started), I knit this little Elsie cardigan in Badger red (oops, I mean Knit Picks hollyberry).  The crocheted loops at the hems are a cute detail, and they are very easy to do. Great, clear pattern by Jane Richmond. I just need to find buttons! Then I'll take better pictures. Our new apartment, while delightful in many other respects, doesn't have nearly as great of light as our old place, so photography is much more of a challenge now. On a related note, I have quite the knitting backlog to blog.
Besides being perfect for knitting, Badgers football, and long walks amidst the leaves, fall is perfect for tea.  I found the Pumpkin Ginger Tea at World Market -- very nice, but best when made with 2 tea bags, especially if you're using a mug rather than a dainty tea cup (we're not really dainty people chez Caffeinated Yarn).  The loose-leaf Bourbon Vanilla Kusmi tea, which I picked up in Paris, is absolutely amazing! Highly recommended -- I think there's a Kusmi tea shop in NYC here in the states, too.

13 comments:

elizabeth said...

That tea sounds great, and I have a trip to World Market planned! Love the little cardi!

barefootrooster said...

what a great weekend! and an adorable cardigan. despite the problems with the light, can we see a bit more of your new apartment?!

knitseashore said...

Mmmmm. Tea. I'm pretty much an Earl Grey type of girl, but there is nothing better for the fall allergy sniffles than a cup of any hot tea and a good book.

Heather said...

oooh that tea sounds fantastic! Fall is a wonderful time of year. Love the cardi, it is great.

Mia said...

I like the mug. And fall is perfect for pear and apple cider and tea. I see a trip to New York in your future.

Carrie#K said...

Cute sweater!

Shouldn't that be 49er red?

Chris said...

Wait, that was a FOOTBALL score?!

Linda B said...

I just came by and found you, and what a fun blog. Hope you will come for a visit.

Entre Nous said...

Wonderful sweater, you do find the time somewhere, amazingly!

Katie M. said...

Sounds like a perfect fall weekend! The caridgan is adorable ... and I most definitely understand about the light problems. My apartment is horribly dark after about 11 a.m.

Firefly said...

Fun weekend! Looks like perfect football weather too.
Love that little red cardi -- so sweet!
And I just had to order some of the Bourbon Vanilla tea -- can't wait to try it.
Blessings,
G

Jennifer said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend! Love the tea/mug picture. It looks so relaxing. I have a soft spot for artisan mugs - that one is gorgeous! Hope you have many more wonderful football weekends this fall.

La Cabeza Grande said...

That sweater is red hot and the bottom detail is a delight. If you can't find the buttons you want locally, you might consider M&J Trimming in NYC. They've got a huge selection online: http://www.mjtrim.com/?gclid=CO6YranruaQCFQtN5wodIjLLyQ

Thanks for the tip on the tea. One of the reasons j'dore World Market.