Around here, the pattern prep doesn't end with the knitting and the writing and the pics.
Everything needs a drink, right? And really, I do try and find something that kind of fits each pattern - at least something that feels to me like if fits with the pattern.
Some designs lend themselves quite nicely to a theme, like this little cranberry Plucky project, which after a false Campari-themed start, was easy to peg. It's coming to you later this week with a festive cranberry holiday cocktail. Very timely and matchy, so that one was easy.
Others are a little tougher.
"Tougher" being solely about the difficulty of the drink match and in NO way a reflection on my feelings for the sweater below, as I love love love this one. It's coming after the New Year. And that's all I'll say about it for now ;- Except that it's in sore need of a drink/name.
Seriously, what's wintery and warm and somehow fits this guy?
Coffee, hot chocolate, cozy fireplace-y stuff, right? I've spent an entire week throwing names and recipes together around here to no avail. Mint has been vetoed, because I've been told it's too green. Bombay Sapphire, too summery. Blueberry not it. Anything cold really not tweedy enough. (Because, apparently, drinks can be tweedy.) And I have to agree with the peanut gallery. So, I'm leaning towards coffee combinations.
On the bright side, complete indecision allowed for a little inventory taking on the liquor situation. This shot shows part of the re-org. It turns out we have quite the random array of crap in the cabinet. Seriously, how often do I need the watermelon schnapps? Log Cabin maple liqueur? That scary flavored Malibu rum? But whenever I do decide I need it, it's all there. Including lots of my Grandpa Irving's collection of untouched 1956 faves, inherited last year.
But still, nothing that matches tweed. Amazing.
In the meantime, I've cast on for another holiday project. I'm three rows into Hawthorne, from Twist. Am thinking there's something to these wrappy shawl/scarves, as I've been wearing my Aestlight tons, tucked into the collar of my winter coat. I figure Hawthorne will take me through a little holiday travel and a few days with the family - and I'll be able to rotate TWO little shawly things into my winter wardrobe.
The sweater shots are Caro's. She came by last week, and I have lots!
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