Friday, October 12, 2007

the lineup

I was going to show you my project lineup that causes many sleepless nights over here. However, the line is so long, I decided to show you the lineup that resides in my kitchen, and not in my head. From left to right.
::tea pot. Usually only used at night.
:: stove top espresso maker. Usually used only in the afternoon. Easy directions to make a delicious cup found here, by Blair.
:: coffee maker. Usually used only in the morning. 10-12 cups always waiting for us.
:: espresso maker. Usually only used to steam/froth my milk. Always only used for the cup of espresso.
:: TAZO tea. Lotus green (decaf) for me, please.
::biscotti. Usually only eaten with the cup of espresso. Delicious recipe here, by Elinor.

I am pretty sure that this lineup is not causing the sleepless nights. Nope, it would have to be the projects, since most of the above is usually decaf. (Except for the pot of coffee, that is always regular.)
Have a wonderful weekend!

31 comments:

kim said...

Oh, if there is ever a day I come to the end of my projects and let my mind rest, I will be shocked! If you figure a way to turn off the constant mulling, please do let me know. Have a great weekend!

erin said...

i am a coffee in the a.m., tea in the p.m. girl too.

Stacey said...

mmm - all that drinkable goodness. I love coffee in the morning and tea at night - tea for some reason is so much more soothing!

Rainey Day Knitter said...

Ha! I'm having major project anxiety right now. It's on my mind all of the time! And what do I do? You know! Start another project! I'm out of control here. For the love of all that is good please stop me. :/

Natalie said...

What a lovely line-up. I just had to pack up most of my counter top items - I'm left with the lonely coffee-pot for my pick-me-up in the mornings/afternoons/evenings.

Sarah said...

Looks very inviting. And can I just say that I love that you take so many photos of all the big and little moments. I love the shot of your daughter's hair clip on her clothes. I take those shots too. I always want to remember that they loved to wear "grown-up" shoes and walk around the house in them.

Nora said...

Yep, it's the projects. Definitely. :)

PS: I've given up caffeine - don't even ask!

Debbie said...

Now I want some caffe con leche and a biscotti.

Kaet said...

i LOVE my stovetop espresso maker! (you cannot survive as a nurse working nights without one!) i cant wait to see the lineup of projects you have going...

KeanaLee said...

I was going to say, shoa girl slow down on that caffeine!But your ok. I like tea myself

Teri said...

You have now given me company in misery. I have just gone through my third sleepless night and there is absolutely no explanation but that of my endless mullings over whether to do the Drops jacket next, or the slouchy cardigan, or clementine's cardi, or sunrise surprise jacket and whether Jaeger extra fine merino or rowan felted tweed or classic elite charmed or... and that is just the knitting side of the brain!! When I get started on the exciting new sewing projects I want to tackle using good-ness fabric, I am wide awake for hours. Thanks for sharing, Leslie!!

The_Add_Knitter said...

Awesome hot beverage system!

Virtuous said...

HA! You must have known we were going to say all of your beverage line up was keeping you up!

I so don't own a teapot let alone those other contraptions! LOL

Kirsten said...

Mmmmm, biscotti and espresso!!

Meggie said...

Keep on drinking that "stuff" but stay away from the ice cubes!!!

tiennie said...

Love coffee and tea but it must be decaf for me too. Otherwise I'll be up all night!

magnusmog said...

I'm getting a peg rail put up in Knitting Headquarters this week so that I can hang my bags of UFOs up in public. I'm hoping the shame will spur me on :)

So Much Fun said...

Oh Leslie, you have been a busy blogger. Wow those apples and cake look yummo, and the sweater, perfect fall boy sweater! Love it! I have to catch up on your posts...
xoxoxoxo,
Sabrina

So Much Fun said...

Oh...and how did you get an image for your title? I have been trying to do this forever...it looks great!

KnitPastis said...

That's a coffee and tea lover's paradise you got going there. I have two cups of coffee in the morning and a few cups of hot tea the rest of the day. Decaf preferred too:)Homemade biscottis are the best!

Ramona said...

I have become very addicted to that stovetop espresso maker. I am now in search of an upgrade.

Estella said...

I love my frothy coffee in the morning too but got to the point of being tired of using the steamer. Now I microwave my milk and then use an Aerolatte which is a battery powered mini whisk which gives the milk the nice foamy top that is so yummy with the coffee. The Aerolatte lives in a drawer...one less thing on the counter! :)

Alisha said...

I am a tea person but apperently if I liked the others your kitchen is the place to be!!!

liz elayne said...

i love the way you are sharing what is lining up in your kitchen instead of what is lining up in your head...how i can relate to this!

i love that tazo tea!

Jess said...

Its after 12 and I am up for similar reasons! Pour me a cup will yah? I'd love to try how you have your espresso... mmmm.

Knitterella said...

ooo, thanks for the tip and recipe link. I would love to learn and be able to make my lattes at home.

Sounds like you have a lot of projects going on. Do tell and show! Are they Christmas gifts as well?

Jill

barefoot rooster said...

hi there -- this line up is enabling. i agree with tea in the evenings, coffee the rest of the day.

i'm formally delurking: i've been reading your blog for a few months now, and the general incredibleness of the online knitting community has prompted me to start my own - barefootrooster.wordpress.com

thanks for your beautiful knitting, writing and photography.

barefoot said...

Thanks for the happy thoughts and for being my very first commenter!

Meggie said...

Hey Les: I've given you the You Make Me Smile Award. check my blog for details

SpiderWomanKnits said...

Temptress! I miss my coffee so much :-) Through pregnancy and now nursing. I have been drinking decaf but for me it is just never the same.

JL said...

I m a coffee drinker, have only one coffee maker at home..