Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Where's my coffee....

Life is changing a little bit around here.
My DH has started a new job and he is no longer home in the morning to bring me my coffee. Yes, I know, I was quite spoiled. He would always venture out early in the morning and bring back a coffee for me which would be waiting when I get out of the shower. For those of you who are american...we are talking about Tim Hortons here. Some may refer to it as their "timmies", all you need to know that it is one seriously cup of coffee.
So now, I am home with the kiddies in the morning. I can't pack them up in the car first thing in the morning to go get my timmies...we would have to get dressed, the car is cold....oh no...

Yesterday was a rough day with the children...was it because it I didn't have my morning coffee? I tried tea...not so good. I actually got out to get my coffee at 1:00, that was a little late. We need to set up a new routine. I was forced to dig out the dreaded coffee maker.

So in celebration of this...let's psych ourselves up here...I knit this...



Garter Mug Cozies from Interweave Knits Holiday 2007. I used up a bunch of cashmerino scrapes...and because of the shape of the mug I did a little decreasing...that didn't really work out and turned out was not really necessary. But whatever...it is fine. Keep the coffee warm, that's it job!
The pattern is so simple and who doesn't love garter stitch!? (hey, new group on ravelry called FLOGS)
I may venture out into the dollarama to pick up some mugs to knit these for...what a great gift that would be! Plus I could use up some partial balls and scraps!

There has been some other knitting going on. I have been cheating a little on the "blog" and spending a little too much time on ravelry. In loading up some stash, it makes you really look at all that yarn and wonder what were you thinking?! I think when I really got crazy about knitting I just started buying yarn without having a project in mind...or thinking I would knit something and then never do...so I have put a bunch of yarn and pattern books up on my sell/trade page in hopes of aquring some yarn that I will actually use now. I pretty much have the stash down to one under the bed storage container...well, plus one big basket (but some of that was from my sister's surrendering...so it's technically not mine!)

FYI my coffee tastes like dirt. I am going out for my timmies.
More to come, hopefully this week!

11 comments:

Kelly said...

FWIW I've found that perk coffee tastes like as(h)s and only drink french press coffee. Boil water (yay electric kettles!), dump grounds into base, pour boiling water into base, wait a few minutes, press down and done. No perk bitterness and faster than a percolator, too! You can load up the coffee grounds and kettle the night before so all you do in the morning is turn on the kettle and then pour it. Easy-peasy. (and some of the better coffee you can get when you can't get to Timmies)

Jodi said...

Darling mug cozy! I love the colorful stripes.

I always make coffee at home in the morning (saves on the rather meager grad student budget). My secret? High quality coffee beans, ground just before brewing to the right consistency (not too fine).

I'm a big fan of Italian stovetop espresso and cappuccino makers, too, although I don't use mine every morning.

DPUTiger said...

What my family wants to know is how Tim Hortons can make such GOOD coffee in Canada and such BAD coffee in the States? I'm not a coffee drinker, but my mom and brother were all excited when two TH's cropped up near our summer home, but the coffee is absolute crap in both locations.

The coffee cosy is very cute, though! :)

Ashley said...

I adore your mug cozy! How ingenous :)

Skylark said...

The best thing we did was invest in a Gaggia espresso machine. Big investment, but I swear we have saved money over buying coffee out.

jeff-schiller said...

Ok, you just made me miss Tim Horton's really bad (I default to Dunkin Donuts, which - you may know - is no substitute).

I switched to decaf awhile ago, but I still have the morning ritual.

beachknits said...

heh - no sleet, no hail, no snow, no rain keeps me from my timmies. nothing else in my life gets that kind of loyalty (sad, eh?)

in fact, i don't know if my wordpress avatar shows up in the comments, but it's me and a tim's!

Debbie said...

I even tried (several times) to brew the Tim's coffee at home...and it still tastes like dirt. My hubby hates it, but I just must have my timmies....and they must make it for me :-)

I soooooo feel your pain!

Anonymous said...

knit. knit. knit..
Burgundy and Brown Tim Horton Colors... Hurry hurry knit and sell to Tim Horton's hurry. Before someone else does. Trade for coffee...

TIM HORTON'S CANADIAN CUP COZY.
5.99 AT YOUR LOCAL TIME HORTON'S
HURRY LITTLE SIS'TA. YOU HAVE FOUND YOUR CALLING!

CATHERINE

Jennifer said...

I second the comment on using the french press. It makes great coffee! We use our french press for loose tea too. The cozies are cute! I can't wait to see your Demi.

Jennifer said...

That is so cute!