Sunday, June 04, 2006

Lazy Sunday Mornings....

Well, it's Sunday morning. My "new week's" resolution is to blog more frequently, so here I am. I thought I'd give you a peek at my super healthy breakfast for this morning. It's one of the perks of not having parents around to tell you what is appropriate breakfast food, and not having kids to set an example for. I'm living the early 20's dream!

The Maya Gold Green & Black's is phenomenal! It reminds me of a chocolatey hot-crossed bun. The coffee is some really neat stuff called Fusion. They put cool herbal stuff in with the coffee. This particular one is called "Focus" and it has ginkgo and ginseng and yerba matte. The only reason I'm going into so much depth about my coffee is that it is really good. I have never been able to drink black coffee, but this stuff is so amazing that I can't put anything in it. Both the coffee and the chocolate are organic and certified fair trade, so it has both a social and environmental benefit.

Ok, that's enough about my breakfast....

We were at the Roger's Video movie sale yesterday and we picked up some "previously viewed" DVDs. This was actually the first time I had ever bought DVDs. We watched The Constant Gardener last night, and it's the best movie I have seen in a long time. It had great cinematography, and I good social message behind it. It was also a great story. I'm glad I own it, because I think I could watch it several times.

We also watched Lord of War with Nicholas Cage. It was pretty good, but it was weird to watch it right after The Constant Gardener. If you've seen both, you'll know what I mean.

I've been trying to get back into my knitting groove, and I think that lots of movie watching has helped. I've been working on the Peacock Socks from the Katie Knits blog. It's a simple pattern with awesome results.

I went to Urban Yarns on Friday, and came home with a bag of goodies. I even found something for my secret pal ( I didn't take a picture of it, in case she stumbles upon my blog). My goodies included 3 skeins of Koigu, one skein of Fleece Artist sock yarn in Glacier (yummy!), 2 skeins of hot pink Cascade 220, 1 skein of turquoise, and 1 of black. This was my first time buying Cascade 220, and I got it because I've caught the felting bug. I've been working on the smaller Letter Have It bag from Stitch 'n Bitch Nation. The main color is pink with a black letter. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the turquoise yet.

I also snagged a set of 6" Crystal Palace dpns. They are super smooth, and I'm looking forward to using them.

On a totally separate note---I was reading about the Knitter's Tea Swap on Abigail's blog, and I really wish I had heard about it when it started, because it sounds like it's right up my alley. I hope they have another one!

Maybe we should do a fancy coffee & yarn swap? Let me know what you think.

I think that today is going to be spent knitting too. And possibly replenishing my Green & Black's stash.

Have a great Sunday, and follow my good chocolate eating example! Enjoy!


Abigail 1870 pearl said...

What yummy yarns! I can't wit to see them in fully assembled stage:D

Suzie plans on a second round of the Knitters tea swap in September. So I'll keep you posted.

Have a good weekend.

Your Secret Pal! said...

Why do knitting shops use translucent bags...they make it so much harder to keep your significant other from finding out how much you purchased! =)

It looks like you got some great yarn and I look forward to seeing what you turn it into.

meg said...

I love the yarn! I would be all for the coffee and yarn swap..even had thought of it myself. I would help organize if you need it.