Time has really gotten away from me this week, and I'm sure you're all staring at your liquor cabinets blankly, unsure what to drink next, after polishing off your flavored vodkas and running out of tonic and pear nectar. My apologies, but we've been working our way through ours, and haven't had a new cocktail all week. I still have a teeeny bit of pear left, but thanks to a few friends and my back deck, we polished off the grapefruit (and a half bottle of Smirnoff) yesterday afternoon, so, yes, it's time to move on to the next drink.
The next pattern is White Sangria, and I'm playing with recipes now. Caro's pics are much better and I will share them next week, but for now, you get the idea with this one. My test knitters are almost through, and the actual pattern is in the works.
Although I do have some opinions on sangria recipes, I'm taking any suggestions for favorite ingredients you guys like in them, as your commentary makes the recipe making/experimenting that much more fun. So, any fun sangria ideas?
Your punch bowl commentary was awesome and I'm on ebay, waiting to see if I've won my auction for the punch bowl I liked best, and if so, the final sangria will be served in same. If not, I'll have to get back to the drawing board and find another that fits the bill.
After Sangria, it's going to be something that goes with purple. It may not BE purple, but the drink has to go with this kind of sweater. So, I'm thinking something maybe a little retro, and something served in a short glass. I don't why, but the short glass seems very portrait neckline/1960s to me - what Christina Hendricks pours herself after a tough day of being harrassed at the office. And this puppy is exactly what she'd wear with her pencil skirt and heels, so maybe that's why it kind of fits.
The rest of the month of May might be a little spotty, so I'm warning you now. Our current house has all its papers signed, and we get the new house in a few weeks. There is a large garage sale to organize, many boxes to pack, a contractor to get situated, the Middle School spring concert on the horizon, summer to plan, and a little visit from a much loved and faraway friend (Hi Jen!!) in the next couple of weeks.
AND, my favorite mellow little yarn festival the weekend after next.
New Hampshire Sheep and Wool - anyone else going to be there??