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!
P.S. Stay tuned for possible CONTEST! I’m begging a couple of giveaway copies of the book as we speak!