Craftvent: Day 16

Too much of a good thing can be wonderful. ~ Mae West

Have you been wondering what’s happening with my craftvent scarves? Each day is taking longer and longer to post about. I will admit as Spring approaches, it’s hard to keep up steam on my winter scarves. Maybe that’s the real reason crafters have less projects going? Day 16 was the next transition between lace sections. These were both a nice bright pop of color. I love the hot pink and red below. One positive about this dragging out, the extra time gives me a chance to drink more tea. (I’m pretty sure the sample packets are multiplying when I’m not looking.) I’m probably the only tea drinker out there that still has their tea calendar up from December. Opening up tea surprises along with my yarn surprises is half the fun.

  • Days 1 – 8: I decided to chunk this section into three groups of eight so it doesn’t get too long. Click the link to check out tea or knitting paraphernalia from previous days.
  • Day 9:Contrasting yarn for the next transitional lines and fisherman’s rib sections. The crafters self-care calendar included mints in a fun tin, a leather handmade tag and crochet tool for fixing mistakes. I had two more amazing teas. The first was Almond Oolong from Adagio. The second was Vanilla Bean from Lizzy Kate.
  • Day 10: Two Churchmouse patterns, two swan snips and one gift card to Apple Yarns. Today I had two luscious teas from Plum Deluxe. Plum Pudding Dessert Tea and Coconut a la Creme Black Tea. Yumm.
  • Day 11: Yarn for lace section four and fun bracelet. Apparently, I only drank plum deluxe tea while working on Day 11. I had two lovely caffeine free teas with Custard Apple Herbal and Caramel Snickerdoodle Dessert tea. I’m trying to drink no caffeine after sunset. These were both perfect. The last one was Gratitude Blend Black tea with I think might actually have been a left over from 2019. Either way, I’m thankful for it now.
  • Day 12: Yarn and more yarn. I had two lovely teas while knitting up these transitional sections. Chamomile tea by adagio was very soothing for a night time tea when I’m unwinding from being online all day. French Vanilla Black tea from plum deluxe was just the opposite. It was a great pick me up.
  • Day 13:Mesh notion bags from Della Q. Today I had two non caffeinated teas. The first was Strawberry Banana Split from adagio. Green tea isn’t always my first pick for hot teas, but this was delightful. I also enjoyed a Red Rooibos Cinnamon Chai from Plum Deluxe. Both of these would be lovely for unwinding before bedtime, or paired with a keto lemon blueberry donut like below.
  • Day 14:Yarn for lace section five. This was a bit of a slough to get through knitting wise. I drank extra tea to keep me fortified. The first three were from Plum Deluxe with Holiday Party Blend Black, Honey Almond Delight Herbal and Caramel Snickerdoodle Dessert Tea. With it being so cold, I don’t always like to drink caffeine at night even though I’m still consuming copious amounts of tea. Herbal teas hit the spot. The last cup was Chocolate Truffle from Adagio. All four varieties were fantastic!
  • Day 15: Chocolates and four teas from my tea calendars. Two from Adagio teas: Campfire S’mores and Golden Turmeric Chai. Cinnamon Spice from Lizzy Kate and Decaf Black No Obligations tea from Plum Deluxe. I’m trying to learn to love turmeric tea. It has so many health benefits, but it’s just not my favorite. The other three teas were fantastic!
  • Day 16: Contrasting yarn for the next transition and fisherman’s rib sections and another four amazing teas consumed. Oregon Breakfast Black tea and Crescent Moon Herbal tea from Plum Deluxe. Along with Honeybush Blueberry Pancake from Adagio. Honey-Almond blend from Lizzy Kate was the last one. This last blend, I’ve actually purchased in larger amounts in the past from Lizzy Kate. It’s a lovely evening tea to relax with before bed.

No new keto recipes this week with my knitting. I’ve mostly been munching on cheesy chips as I knit. Gracie and I both enjoy a good crunch.

Shouldn’t there be more to this box?

I hope your weekend is relaxing and peaceful.

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