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Knitting Party! Tea Party! Book Party!

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Dear Ann,
Hey there, hello! I just found out that my LYS, Knitty City, will be hosting a Knitting and Tea Party on Wednesday night (February 25), from 6-8, in honor of Jane Gottelier’s brand-new book, Knitting and Tea.
Lest you think this is going to be a book about knitting and “tea”, as in mugs of Lipton’s like the one I’ve got going cold on my desk right this minute, dangling a patented Flo-Thru tea bag tag, take note: the book is gorgeous, with amazing photos of real tea farms (OK, they’re called something else–ranches? orchards?) in Sri Lanka. Also, it may surprise you to learn that some of the cutest guys ever to model handknit sweaters are HUGE tea drinkers. Apparently tea is a big part of cricket. You work up an appetite for finger sandwiches out on the pitch, doing your chukkers and your wickets (and getting yourself all confused with polo).
Suffice it to say that for raging anglophiles like you and me, this book could be overexciting.
I’ll be there at the very start of this tea party, hoping to get a glimpse of Jane and Patrick (Patrick Gottelier, erstwhile tea farm boy, who took the photographs) and a good chat with the always fabulous Knitty City regulars. Hope to see yas, locals!
Love,
Kay
P.S. Stay tuned for possible CONTEST! I’m begging a couple of giveaway copies of the book as we speak!

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25 Comments

25 Comments

  1. Dang! I was just at Knitty City (a fabulous LYS) a week ago, but now I’m out in Ohio with no possibility of making it to this event. Boo hoo :-( Tea and knitting…what a great combo!

  2. Dang! I was just at Knitty City (a fabulous LYS) a week ago, but now I’m out in Ohio with no possibility of making it to this event. Boo hoo :-( Tea and knitting…what a great combo!

  3. I visited Sri Lanka in 2006 – tea is produced on PLANTATIONS! It’s grown on mountainsides, sort of like its drinking relative, coffee. And although Sri Lanka is mostly in a tropical clime, the tea plantations are situated at such an altitude that a sweater (perhaps knitted from Summer Tweed???) and a hot cuppa are welcome.

  4. Shoot. Book group (non-knitting) that night.

  5. Chukkas ! Snort !
    The best people drink tea, don’t you know. Mine’s a weal Earl Grey, thanks for asking …

  6. Weak. W E A KKKKKK !
    Sorry. Best go to bed.
    I need a proof editor.

  7. something about that picture makes me want to give him…err-the yarn I mean!-a good squeeze….he and that sweater just look so huggable!!!
    I think I must get this book, if only to cuddle up to in bed at night-while knitting!
    =)
    yes, I really must get out more…

  8. Oh, those English are so bloody clever! Clevah. Specially those Gotteliers! I’ll keep my eye out for the book, but will also keep my eye out for a contest!

  9. Hi Kay, pick me, I love cricket, coach cricket, have sons and husband who play cricket, and tickets to the final of the Woman’s World Cup of Cricket, which just happens to be on in Australia for the next couple of weeks ….. oh yes, and I love tea.
    The book looks lovely from the preview photo.

  10. I am not sure which is looking better, the hunky guy on the cover or the sweater he is wearing. I’ll have sweet dreams tonight!

  11. I’m not sure which looks better, the hunky guy on the cover or the sweater he is wearing!! I’ll have sweet dreams tonight!

  12. looks gorgeous:: knitting! and tea! marvelous! have fun on wed. for us all xoxsnow, kAF

  13. Damn! Cover guy is Hot! If there’s a picture in the book with his face, I might not be able to take it.

  14. Double Dang! Wednesday is one of my late nights at work. I won’t be leaving Queens till 8:00 PM. Oh well, that’s cricket…
    LoveDiane

  15. Oh what a fabulous book and equally fabulous get together! It is only rarely that I wish I lived in New York This would be one of those occasions.

  16. Oh my god. I’m such a raging anglophile, and I drink tea by the gallon. If there ever was a book seemingly created just for me, this is it.

  17. Knitting and tea… perfect companions, in my opinion!

  18. Teavana. It’s THE place to see hot guys and find great tea. One of the cutest guys in Nashville clued us into it. And the tea is AMAZING there. Tea that cures headaches and heartaches and sort throats and whatever else ailes you and makes you feel great. There’s as many kinds of tea there as there are shades of Lamb’s Pride Bulky, well almost as many.
    I love tea. I love knitting. What a great kind of book. What a swell party. I am tea green with envy.
    mst

  19. Two of my favorite things…tea and knitting!!

  20. I was going to say plantations. Barbara beat me.
    Can the contest please please please have something to do with cricket? I might have a fighting chance :)

  21. a contest would be fun!
    Sadly I’ll miss the festivities! I have my coop shift that night. I’ll stock some tea for you! :)

  22. Oh lordy…I don’t need the book, but I do want the guy on the cover. Oh my!

  23. I have to get this book. Two of my favorite obsessions, I mean, things in one book!

  24. I have to get this book. Two of my favorite obsessions, I mean, things in one book!

  25. I feel certain that they must be called plantations…but a coupla people already beat me to that. That guy on the front looks extra-delicious. I mean that TEA on the front.