Wednesday, May 04, 2011

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.

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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??




14 comments:

QuiltedSimple said...

Wow. You've been busy! But the move will be fun...I'm so waiting on a new summer drink recipe:) and I cannot wait for the retro shell pattern - it'll be perfect for work this summer! When are you actually moving? That is one thing I NEVER want to do again......too much stuff and too many animals....
Kris

Patty said...

OMG! That purple number has my favorite neckline in the world! I cannot wait!!! And NHSW...really considering it. We'd have to have a drink?

Seanna Lea said...

I love the brightness and the neckline of the purple. I think your next drink should have blackberries in it, because they are definitely a sumemr fruit!

Olivia said...

Let me know if you need more test knitter's for the purple retro. LUV IT!

The perfect drink could include Blackberry Simple Syrup, vodka, and a crushed mint leaf.

Sarah Jackson said...

we make a mean peach sangria. Ripe peaches, lime, sugar & sauvignon blanc. It says summer to me.

Brenda said...

Beautiful neckline on the purple sweater. I think it would look good with an Aviation, if you have Creme de Violette (or Yvette), however that is served up in a cocktail glass. My husband blogged about it on his cocktail blog:
http://cocktailswithm.wordpress.com/2009/10/11/the-aviation-cocktail/

Dorothy said...

No ideas on the drinks, but I given all your activity, I'm glad you are so organized!

Dani said...

Love the neckline on the purple number!

I love to add a can of pears to my white sangria, along with Perrier. I add all the juice from the can too, just to give it extra flavour.

Good luck with the move!

LibertyJBE said...

The purple sweater...I cannot wait. Love 60s patterns!

Ellen Mason said...

For the love of Pete, you're productive. Do you sleep? I'll be at NHS&W and would love to meet you!

Tante J said...

Ooh, that purple number is hot, Hot, HOT!

Shannon said...

I recently made a white sangria for a party with Peach Schnapps, Brandy, White Wine, Sparkling Water, Citrus Fruits, and Peaches. Really yummy! Maybe to match the beautiful white sweater, some white grapes or honeydew melon could be the fruit...

I see the purple number as a tribute to Jackie O, yes? I found this link to a Jackie O inspired drink.
http://www.drinksmixer.com/drink9371.html

Thanks for the gorgeous designs!!

TheOtherSarah said...

hmm, well I think Joan's a champagne girl - Kir Royale :-) Gorgeous designs both.

soknitpicky said...

I'm loving the neckline on that purple and look forward to seeing more.

I'm so sad that there won't be any Mad Men this summer :-(