Wednesday, October 10, 2007

I like coffee!

I'm in Knitters' Coffeeswap Three (sorry, sign ups are closed!), and I'm answering some swap questions for my pal to be. So, here they are:

1. Whole bean or ground?
Whole bean! I have a grinder at home. And it should be espresso beans, I only have a little espresso machine (like the ones in this photo)

2. Fully-loaded or decaf?
Even if I drink my milk with a little espresso inside, only fully-loaded is the real deal.

3. Regular or flavored?

4. How do you drink your coffee?
I usually drink a very milky coffee, like a latté.

5. Favorite coffee ever?
Latté macchiato! (That's like a latté for those outside Germany)

6. Are you fussy about your coffee or will any old bean do?
I'm not very fussy. As long as it's good beans. ;-)

7. Favorite treats to have with your coffee?
Sometimes I put syrup in the coffee, like caramel or chocolate. Any kind of cookie is good, too!

8. Anything else about your coffee preferences?
I like my coffee hot... but that's not really something my pal could influence.

9. Yarn/fiber you love?
Anything that feels nice!

10. Yarn/fiber you hate?
Acrylic and any other yarn that feels cheap. (Sorry, I'm somewhat of a yarn snob!)

11. What's on your needles?
An alpaca cardigan for myself, and I'm just finishing a baby hat and a sweater for my boyfriend.

12. Favorite colors?
Oh... this is a though one. I love bright colors (as opposed to muddy colors)... maybe it's best if you check out my pictures on Flickr (there's a link in the sidebar).

13. Allergies?
No yarn or food related allergies.

14. Anything you really love, really don't like, or just need to get off your chest?
'Nuff said!

I'm still working on the computer/posting-pictures problem... I hope to find a solution soon!

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Getting there...

Finally, the finish line is getting closer: I handed in my thesis yesterday!

Now, there's "only" a 4-hour written exam in early December and 3 oral exams some time in January. But then I'm finished for good, have a full-time job (most likely) waiting for me and I'll be going on holiday to Melbourne (the one in Australia) in late Feb! Which will be my first holiday in 2.5 years by then... so I'm really going to need it!