Two of my favorite red things on one table.
The cardigan I'm slowly (oh so slowly) making my way through, and a bottle of Montepulciano Red. It's called Castello de Salle and it's pretty good for $10 a bottle. Usually I stay away from reds in summer, since they are way more cozy in winter, but it's been kinda cold here so the wine's been tasty.
Spare moments to knit and drink have been few and far between these past few weeks. Knife wounds, children, and Ravelry are all to blame. I finally have my finger back, so that'll speed things up a little.
Unfortunately, I can no longer commit crimes, since my prints will be immediately identifiable forever more. The new healed finger is kinda funky. It has a permanent finger yarmukle? yamaka? spelling Hebrew or Yiddish isn't easy, but you know what I mean.
So... besides red, there have been cocktails. And guests.
This cocktail, modeled by one of the lovely guests, Val, on our front porch, was a pear soda with some apple juice, strawberries, and gin added. Ignore the unfortunately placed sippy cup, maybe I should crop photos before I post? That would require learning a new thing, so maybe not.
Sorry Val - and Annie, too - no offense. (I hear Val's Mom reads the old blog sometimes!) I'm sure you'd enjoy a better pic of your son! And, thanks so much for the blueberries, which were amazing. Sometime I'll get up to Yarmouth and maybe meet you at your LYS - I hear it's got a real live fireplace! Not so desirable right now, but soon enough.
Another shot of a guest, this time with the sippy cup in its proper place, and with Maya looking pretty special. She's learned to cross her eyes - which has been a big milestone for her - and a bonus for me in ALL future photos, apparently.
Lastly, one more Ella Rae Cardigan shot, just so you know the knitting really is moving along. I did both fronts, and am currently about halfway up sleeve #1.