Tuesday, July 03, 2012



Photos courtesy of Caro Sheridan, aka Splityarn - who took time out of our TNNA weekend in Columbus to shoot these!!
 
 Introducing Planter's Punch, a pullover that can be knit as either an easygoing summer top -- OR -- if you are starting to yearn for Fall, a great layering piece for colder weather!  Planter's Punch is a simple design with a delicate cable motif on the yoke, and a little fun with knit and purl panels.  The sketch began with the idea of tiny, twisted cables in a gorgeous deep shade of red.


Blue Sky Alpaca's Skinny Dyed Cotton in Cherry did the trick.  Short sleeves, a loose easy fit, and a deep, bright, color go perfect with shorts and a summer tan.  You already know how much I love the BSA cotton -- it's perfect in the cables, plus a lovely weight for a little summer evening warmth.  I chose Cherry since it's spot on for both the drink and the vision at hand, but Skinny Cotton comes in a batch of great summer shades, any of which would be beautiful  - and can be yours, so read below!


I had a batch of Rowan DK Tweed in a thematically complimentary Planter's colorway, so I designed a second version of the top for cooler weather.  (Thanks to TanteJ who sample knit version 2!)  This one has 3/4 sleeves and a deep ribbing at the waist (which to me, always feels cozy).  Same yoke detail, same easy fit, and voila!  Same design, but perfect for fall layering - and I think the bright tweed looks lovely in the twisted cables.


Like most of my designs, this one is easy to modify for your figure.  Since it's a top down sweater, you can alter the fit for your bust, waist, or hips as you like, and it can be as long or short as you need.  The pattern contains directions for either short or 3/4 length sleeves, plus a little explanation on how to create long ones if you prefer.  Plus, I have included notes about playing with the yoke and cables if you want to make things specific for your bust.  It's a very accomodating design.


The pattern is for sale on the sidebar to the left or on Ravelry for $6.50.

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Some details are below, and the rest of the information is on my Ravelry page:

Sizing:  32(34,36,28,40,42,44,46,48,50)
Gauge:  5.5 sts and 7.5 rows per 1"' in stockinette, lightly blocked
Needles:  #5/3.75mm (cotton) or #6/4mm (tweed), or size to get gauge.  One needle size up for neckline bind off.
Yarn:  Summer Version:  Blue Sky Alpacas Skinny Dyed Cotton n Cherry:  800(850,900,950,1000,1050,1100,1150,1200,1250) yds
Yarn: Winter Version: Rowan Scottish Tweed DK in #011 900(950,1000,1050,1100,1150,1200,1250,1300,1350) yds

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And, as promised -- a contest!!


 You could a sweater's worth of  Blue Sky's Skinny Cotton to make your own Planter's Punch!    

When I think of Planter's Punch, I remember a long afternoon in Negril, Jamaica with 12 college friends, a sunburn, way too many braids for a white girl to have, and pretty much not a care in the world.  It was a good day.   Leave me a comment about your favorite spring or other vacation around-the-table memory.  Where you were, who were with, and what drink or snack was on the table.

   You have until July 7 to comment,  and then I'll pick a winner at random from the list.  Include your email or Ravelry name so I can find you, as blogger does not always give me a link back. 


And since this post is quite long enough already,  I'll give you my Planter's Punch recipe when I announce the winner!

217 comments:

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Lisa (JeepGirl) said...

What a lovely design! My best memory of drinking in the sun and around the table had to be my honeymoon in mexico! It was great to be outside during "happy hour" and when they brought our beer - they brought 4 for each of us! Nothing like lots of beer on a lazy day with no responsibilities!!!

Congrats on another great pattern!

KBR said...

Wow, I've been following your patterns and each one is amazing.

Jenn said...

It's hard to pick just one great memory, but one that comes to mind was a summer trip to Vancouver with two girlfriends I hadn't seen for a while. We had just returned to Victoria after a our morning splurge on a whale watching tour & were relaxing on the sunny patio of a busy cafe with pear cider & a hummus platter. I don't remember anything we talked about but there was lots of laughing!

Rachelle said...

The first bbq of spring with my family. The guys usually have a beer while I drink juice.

GerryART said...

Two great vacation come to mind.
The first in Mexico and drink of choice was Kahula & Coke. I know, but it was HOT ! ! ! and they go down easily.

The other vivid memory was time in Greece on the multi-hued blue Aegean Sea shore, drinking not Retsina but rather that wonderful Ouzo

Today I've fallen in Lurve with Planter's Punch ! ! ! Fantastic cables! Must make, just as soon as I finish my Vodka Lemonade.

Love your designs, Thea

hugs

Heather aka Proud Mama said...

What a lovely design. Hmm why does my queue never get smaller.

My favorite memory would be drinking a black and tan while on my honeymoon in ireland with my husband. I am sure there was food on the table as well, but I do not remember that part.

(esmerlda27 on ravelry)

GerryART said...

Yikes! Drinks will do that to me, I forgot to include my Rav name

GerryART

Teri said...

My favorite memory is sharing a bottle of wine with my husband while looking over the ocean to celebrate our 10th anniversary.

Love your patterns, but this one is perfect for summers in the south!

-tmr714 on Rav

Willknitforbeer said...

My all-time favorite vacation was my second trip to Paris France. I was already familiar with the layout of the city so i felt free-er(not a word i know) to explore by myself. My first discovery was the location of 2 starbucks so i could get my daily fix without going broke. My second discovery happened during the course of the first...i met a group of drinkers with a running problem..lol...they're called Hash House Herrier(misspelled) The short of it is we run together and drink together through the streets of Paris. And the perfect end was a costume party to celebrate the 700th run...aptly named 007 party which we all dressed as our favorite bond character. I spent three weeks there so there is so much more to tell but these were the highlights!...Kelly AKA Willknitforbeer09 on ravelry

Amanda said...

My best summer drinking memory is being on my friend's sailboat on Lake Michigan. We were sailing, swimming in the harbor in our dresses, and just having fun!

My Ravelry ID is purlsandpugs.

Thanks for another great pattern and happy 4th of July!

Stephany said...

A favourite vacation was in Phuket, Thailand - a week on the beach. Dinner every night at a local beach restaurant - various seafood - a favourite being GIANT shrimp and the drink of choice as the local beer - ICE COLD! To be back there right now!

Congratulations on another lovely pattern,
Solemate!

Christine S said...

I would say my favorite summer memory is two years ago at our cape cod rental an having a nice glass of cold wine with the boyfriend with some grilled food, the Swan river in the back group and the setting sun.

Christine S said...

And of course ravelry name cbsknits80 - great sweater!

melanie said...

Loved my trip to celebrate our 10 year anniversary on Oahu. Loved Honolulu and Waikiki, sitting on the beach or nearby with an ocean view and drinking Blue Hawaiis. Or Maitais while on a catamaran on the ocean. Must go back!

Amy said...

Last year I traveled with my friend(since 5th grade-decades ago!)and our husbands to South America. We took a small(scary)plane to a remote area & stayed at the Karanambu Lodge. It was quite a journey & our lovely hostess revived us with pitchers of rum punch. Great company, amazing scenery & the drinks distracted us from bats & bugs!
I knew from the BSA teaser that I would love the new design & I'm not disappointed-congrats Thea!
booeyedee on rav

pam said...

My favorite vacation was in Maui where we snorkeled each day with the turtles -----and drank each night on the deck of our rented condo as we watched the sunset. The drink of choice was home-made margaritas ---fresh lime juice!

yogiknits

Jennifer said...

Watching the sunset on the beach in Mexico, drinking margaritas on my honeymoon.

Love this new design along with all your others...Thank you for consistantly bringing us all great designs!!

jpknitknot

Evelyn said...

Love your new design. I have so many great vacation memories but one that stands out is sitting around the table with my family after a full day in the sun, on the beach, drinking the coolest drinks in the world!

projectstashEL on Ravelry

BethS said...

One of my favorite vacations was to Grand Lake, CO while I was in college. Drinking ice cold beers or vodka and tonics on the porch and staring at the Rocky Mountain National Park wilderness. Great friends along for the ride. I swear my soul remains there, at least a piece of it does.

Rav ID martegras

Turtle said...

I grew up just an hour or so north of you. One summer when i was 16 my mom and i decided to take a trip with no plans. We headed north through Maine and ended up taking a 6 hour ferry to Nova Scotia. We spent a week driving around, stopping to see whatever inspired us, stayed at cheap b&b's, camped, even slept in the back of the subaru wagon one night. We took goofy pictures and had a blast! I so remember the fun of this spontaneous trip fondly now some 2... something years later!

gorgeous sweater! I alway s love knitting your designs!

Jewleigh said...

my favorite vacation is always camping. My fiance's mom brimgs the fixings for what she calls "Ruby Junes." It is made of rhubarb syrup, tequila, soda water and a lime wedge. It is soooo refreshimg in the summer. Thanks for the giveaway!

Rav name: jewleigh

Jewleigh said...

my favorite vacation is always camping. My fiance's mom brimgs the fixings for what she calls "Ruby Junes." It is made of rhubarb syrup, tequila, soda water and a lime wedge. It is soooo refreshimg in the summer. Thanks for the giveaway!

Rav name: jewleigh

Amy said...

I spent my 30th birthday on a Panama Canal cruise with my hubby and a best friend, and they had this fabulous cocktail onboard called a BBC. Baileys, banan, colada. Yum!

emmy said...

Another great design!!

One of my best vacations was taken about 30 years ago when my dh was working in Savannah. He called and had be take vacation because he wanted me to see this really neat restaurant- complete with a store!! It was the never seen before in Va - Cracker Barrel. They fixed their baked potatoes in PINE SAP!!Delicious! While dh worked I sat by the pool and read ( I wasn't knitting back then). Late afternoon found me blending strawberry daiquiris in the hotel room to drink by the pool. Thanks for helping me to remember.

Beverly said...

My husband and I spent a wonderful weekend in Eureka Springs, AR. It's a bit touristy, but our B&B was wonderful - it overlooked a gorgeous wilderness area where deer grazed. We had breakfast on a covered patio - I don't remember the food, but I remember the delicious coffee! It was so nice!
BTW - Planter's Punch is lovely! I'd love to win the giveaway.

peaknits said...

Thank you for a chance to win this gorgeous sweater's worth of yarn. I love the new pattern. Best vacation memory around the table - My husband and I were with the kids at Disney World/ Epcot at the Garden Grill - Chip and Dale were there, and there was some seriously good home-cooking type dishes on the table - topped off by apple crisp. Not the food I would choose as a favorite per se, but it was a great time, and a great way to cap off our vacation...

maplebaystudios.com said...

I just adore this pattern! My best spring vacation was Disneyworld with my husband. I'd never been, and we had such a good time. I had the most delicious pumpkin ravioli in brown butter with fried sage leaves. And a Coke :)

Mary said...

ooohhh perfect for summer! LOVE those cables and the skinny yarn. a favorite meal was last september at the beach. grilled vegetable fajitas and margaritas!

Anonymous said...

Great pattern. Already slatted a cotton and a wool from my stash to knit up both summer and winter versions.
Bravo, Thea!


rav id: dynastar

Anonymous said...

Great pattern. Already slatted a cotton and a wool from my stash to knit up both summer and winter versions.
Bravo, Thea!


rav id: dynastar

deirdre said...

LOVE the new design - very nice!!

I love Mexico, and have been there several times with my family. One of my favourite memories is watching a waiter go through a ritual of making Mexican coffee table side - darkening skies, flames leaping from the carafe to the cup, and SO GOOD!!!

BDuggan said...

The good ole days.....

21st birthday, hosted at the rents, college friends, high school friends, a bushel of crabs, plenty of beer and a lunar eclipse to top off the entertainment.

I dont remember the last time I have experienced any of these things since (except the beer of course).

bstrichart (Rav)

Rosa Wippich said...

I remember being in Italy (Sicily) in my relatives' homes, always gathered around a table filled with Italian specialities and drinking Limoncello - homemade from the beautiful lemons grown there.

Suze said...

In college, I took a long road trip with my then-boyfriend-now-husband from Kentucky to southern California. Gas was cheap and we borrowed a tent to camp along the way, and we ate a LOT of peanut butter sandwiches in the car. It's one of the best memories I have!

Miriam said...

An August trip to New Orleans found me drinking Hurricane at Pat O'Briens (and everywhere else)to ecsape the heat. Fell in love with the city and the drink.
rav id busymom07755

nestra said...

One of my favorite vacation memory was an evening in Germany spent drinking many beers. My DH was part of a college trip (as an instructor) there and I tagged along. It was the two of us as well as the other two instructors. We didn't know each other before the trip and we learned a lot about their families and them. It was just a great night in the middle of a really fun trip
Rav id nestra

Peppermint said...

It was a long hot summer. My mother drove us across the country to stay at her mother's home. My mother had a large can of fresh tart cherries that she picked up on the way. What are these for?

The color, the look, the taste! This was my first cherry pie. It was luscious....I couldn't get enough of the taste, the texture, the tartness. Wonderful.

The memory of that day - sitting in my grandmother's garden enjoying that cherry pie comes back every summer.

Peppermint said...

x

Lizzi said...

Watching the sun going down at the top of Table Mountain with my very good friend 'Thelma'. We had this great idea - 'Thelma and Louise on Safari' and had 3 weeks in South Africa. We drank champagne as the sun went down and I remember feeling†hat life just couldn't get any better.

Lizzi said...

..and I am Bizzilizzi on Ravelry

Kate B said...

It was summer, on Nantucket, a beautiful day with the morning spent by the Great Point Lighthouse and the evening sunset at Madaket. Drinks of the day were Cape Codders and Champagne. (katebny on ravelry)

jill knit it said...

aka jillknitit on Ravelry

My favorite memory...

Sitting around my cousin's table in Apiti, New Zealand. We played cards all night long and polished off 8 bottles of homemade fejoa wine.......lovely.

Caitlyn Myers said...

In high school I went with a group to teach English at a summer camp in China. We worked with an amazing group of college-aged women who acted as teaching assistants. Toward the end of the camp, one of the TAs invited all of us over for dinner at her apartment. Even though the temperatures were in the 90s and it was stiflingly humid, I remember how everyone ate way too many fried dumplings.

Thanks for sharing Planter's Punch with us, and letting us share our memories with you.

On Rav: Dreamsong

jensknits said...

BK - before kids, my DH and I would get together with his sister and her partner and we'd spend long summer afternoons by the pool playing cribbage and sipping "bullfrogs", a frozen blender drink with limeade and vodka.
Jen aka jensknits on ravelry.

dendiane said...

My favorite vacations to date are around Thanksgiving on Sanibel Is, FL, where my sister has a condo. We would start the mornings knitting together, then do a fitness dvd, bike a few miles, go to the beach, come back for cosmopolitans &/or wine, then out for dinner! Repeat above for about 5 days. Exhausting but so much fun! dendiane on ravelry

Paula/Knitstash said...

I remember going on a cruise with the ladies, rum drinks and planters punch were the drinks every day! wonderful time!

Anonymous said...

Love this sweater! Janelle :) (ravelry name jvogler)

Unknown said...

Champagne flight to Hawaii with good friends, more than slightly tipsy as we flew over the Grand Canyon.

Pam P. said...

Love sitting on the beach at Lake Huron. White sand beach, crystal clear water and an icy cold Dark & Stormy in hand. Made with dark Goslings rum, fresh lime juice and ginger ale (preferably Vernors - it's a Michigan thing).

J said...

Hard to pick a favorite, but one that definitely sticks out was staying in a little house on the beach in a fishing village in Florianopolis, Brazil. There was this really great little family-run fish restaurant that we went to every night. The beer was ice-cold and served in its own chiller that translates from the Portuguese as a "beer condom". You poured it into tiny water glasses to drink. And the Cachaca was free - distilled by the owners. They served shots of it in unfired clay cups. The best part about it was the thousands of notes written from patrons at the restaurant over the years tacked to the walls and ceilings. Such fun!

Sailknitter

Lisa said...

Loved summer evenings on Lake Erie at the Old Firehouse Winery in Geneva, Ohio - drinking their (many) wines and eating not so good for you snacks. I liked their Riesling and Sunset Blush wines the best :)

My ravelry name is sande4806

IDALIA said...

My favorite summer vacation was in Los Cabos..... and the piña colada was my drink! yyuummmiii...

terip said...

My favorite vacations were summers in the Midwest.
Hanging with friends by lame Michigan

Anonymous said...

I love all your designs. Will be shopping here for patterns! I wouldn't mind winning either. Thanks

Lynn G. said...

My favorite spring memory is always when my dormant rose bushes push out their first new red growth of the season from branches that look quite dead. Within a week or two, there is green...
--flowerdancer on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

My favorite memory for this summer was a weekend in chicago with all my best girls and lots of red wine.

-jenboh on ravelry

Maggie said...

My favorite around the table memory is being in Naples , Italy and eating pizza at Pizzeria La Michele. Rick Steve's from the PBS shows, Europe thru the Back Door recommended it as the best pizzeria in Italy. After taking a number and waiting in line, we sat with 2 Italian gents and ate a great pizza and drank a beer. We tried to have a conversation with them, but we did not speak Italian. Then when the movie Eat, Pray, Love came out my husband and I had to see it so we could relive it!

I would love to win the pattern and yarn!

Jaime said...

My favorite spring memory is anxiously awaiting the cherry tree to bloom in our backyard. I try to take a moment alone every morning with a cup of tea and just simply enjoy it's simple beauty.

RavID: JaimeNC

chris said...

My favorite memory is on our back deck with friends and family drinking margarita's, eating tacos, quac and having laughs.

Funbrillo said...

My favorite memory is being at a roadside stand in Puerto Rico wih my husband drinking coconut milk straight from the coconuts. Then once we finished that they were cut open with machetes and we ate the coconut insides. My name on Ravelry is funbrillo.

Sallove said...

My favorite vacation memory is having my family (parents, bro & sis-inlaw, and my so) sipping drinks on the balcony watching the inner passage of AK pass while we cruise on the Statendam. Beautiful scenery and fun/adventure for a family (grown up, pre-kids) vacation, gotta love it.

Sylvia said...

Love,love your new pattern! Guess our planters punch was/is agrarians in any form. YUM!

LBergeron said...

Margaritas in Mexico when I was in grad school with my two favorite cousins. We had soooo much fun!

knitchic said...

Caipirina (sp? -- can't spell 'em, but I can mix 'em) while sitting on the deck of our tent cabin at Berkeley Tuolumne Family camp just outside of yosemite. It was a hot, dusty day. I had been there with the kids, my sister and her kids and my parents for several days. (we were already covered with mosquito bites...) My husband finally got away from work and drove in to join us -- with limes and Cachaca in hand! (He was forgiven for coming late...)

(ravelry handle = knitchic

virginia said...

My favourite vacation memory is camping in Manning Park (BC) & having Whiskey Jacks (aka camp robbers) .. a bird, land on the palm of our hands to eat nuts & popcorn. Great to be in the great outdoors. Love your cable design in Planters ...great!
vsigsheba@yahoo.ca

woolwoman said...

Love your new design ! thanks for the giveaway opp - One of my favorite vacation memories was flying to denver for the Unledded concert with the reunion of Jimmy Page and Robert Plant from LedZep fame and having front row seats. It was a life memory for sure. that was in 92 - I just remember finding and eating at an Outback near our hotel when we arrived in Denver - after the concert we drove up high in the mountains to stay with a FL friend that had moved out there - visited Estes Park and so forth. Even went to a knitting shop in the Cherry Hill (I think that was the name) district of Denver. Cool memory for sure! It snowed a LOT for the first of May - we had never seen seen before. Thanks Mel

Missus Vonkysmeed said...

I love that design, you just keep putting out winners! I think one of my best summer memories was a trip to Maui with my now husband and some friends or ours. We went to a luau and I discovered lava flows. I still don't know exactly what was in those drinks but they were pink, frothy, tasted like strawberries and I could order as many as I pleased. I got tipsy enough to actually try poi, although the alcohol didn't do a thing to make it taste any better!

I'm missusvonkysmeed on Ravelry btw.

Elly Danica said...
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Rossellastra said...

Hi!
Best vacation ever had: Jomtien (Thailand) with my newly adopted daughter and hubby, and fresh coconuts to drink!!!

I'm Rossellastra on Ravelry

meppybn said...

Best time was with my darling man sailing around the Cook Islands - from Rarotonga to Penrhyn and over to the Samoas. Usually beers on the back deck with grilled cheese paninis (very limited options!) Love the versatility of the Punch pattern -
Rav id: meppybn

deb said...

Best vacation ever was with my family sitting on my back patio BBQing and haveing a great time at my mountain home.

Ricki Koppel said...

My favorite summer vacation is the annual mother/daughters trip to Leavenworth, Washington to attend outdoor musicals. Have been doing it with my 24 year old daughter and others since she was 8. The drinking did not start until she was 21. Now a highlight of the annual trip is sipping wine at Icicle Ridge Winery, our favorite local winery. And I DO bring my knitting with me!

Robin said...

I love this pattern. I would really like to win.
Dieborl on ravelry

Anonymous said...

Favorite vacation was in the Bahamas eating all that great food with the locals..... Poohtum on Ravelry

reluctantMANGO said...

So pretty!

Your story brings to mind my first high school trip to Mexico... baby love, freedom from my parents, spicy foods and cool margaritas. To this day a margarita never fails to put me in a good mood :)

Anonymous said...

I remember my youngest daughter's fifth birthday on a sunny afternoon in July. Good friends, family, cupcakes and sparkling wine. Life is good.

timy0604 on ravelry

Sasha said...

Great Contest! Best memory was sneaking a forbidden bottle of wine into the BWCA and sitting around the canoe drinking it out of tin cups. There's no way to make anything cold there so red wine it was. :-) Watched one of my paddle buddies drink warm rum and tip her canoe trying to retrieve her fishing lure, and frantically trying to hide the wine bottle when the Rangers showed up to check our campsite. So much for being alone in the wilderness.

mel said...
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the quilter said...

as a child in Canada on an island in the middle of a large lake--the only house a three story log house built by my great grandfather--ice chest under the porch with cold lemonade and days of fishing, swimming and the amazing tree swing my dad built--my Mom taught me to knit--my first project a yellow pullover sweater that was way too big!!!
Would LOve love love to win this!

Mary said...

Our trip to Nappa Valley is one of my favorite and sharing a bottle of wine in such a perfect setting was wonderful!

rinebird said...

In Nashville Tennessee having margaritas &nachos with my son and dil. Rinebird@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love your new design, it's something I could wear with a business suit.

Favorite vacation memory - a week in Ocho Rios, Jamica for our second honeymoon. It was my first time traveling someplace that required a passport. I don't think I've ever drank so much rum , even my vodka and cranberry juice had rum in it.

Karamel on Rav

Kathy Pavlica said...

Love the color on Planters Punch! It just a wonderful shade of red. All of the patterns are simply divine.I wish I could think up something so brilliant.
kathypavlica@gmail.com

I wonder why... said...

It was on an unexpected trip to visit my son at college for some moral support...At the end of a very long couple of days he and I sat down for some Mexican food and virgin Margaritas at a restaurant near his school followed by some hand dipped ice cream at a nearby ice cream shop. Those two things topped off an otherwise bad day! :) dhanchett1812@gmail.com

KrisW said...
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KrisW said...

My favorite memory occured fairly recently...celebrating my parent's 50th wedding anniversary by gathering 20 relatives and spending a week on the beach, just being a FAMILY <3 lots of great food, am coffee on the beach, escargot, tuna sashimi and clams at night, and much laughter, giggles, and celebrating my parent's 50 years together! from KnittyKris on Ravelry :)

AJ said...

My favorite memory from a vacation was recently at the beach in Maryland-last summer. Sitting at the table drinking Franzikaners and eating crabs. It was perfect-sunset, slightly cool and lots of laughing. I was with a dear, long time friend and we were catching up.

joanna said...

I got married on the beach in Jamaica, that was definetly my favorite vacation! Rum punch at sunset, YUM!

none said...

I remember watching the fireworks on the lake where we lived, in a hooded sweatshirt pulled so tight around my face only me eyes were showing because the Mosquitos were so bad.

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Nursecathy said...

Ahhhh, sitting in a little taverna overlooking the sea on Santorini with my husband we were drinking ouzo and eating bread with olive oil and crushed garlic. Our darling waiter spoke very little English, and we spoke even less Greek, and we had a wonderful time.

Kemie said...

Drinking a glass of red wine with my husband, looking out over Jerusalem! We were gone 3 weeks, in Israel for 9 days! We always felt safe and secure! What a wonderful place to see! Our tour guide was previously a special forces agent, assigned to go in for the Olympians who were held hostage several years ago. He was shot in the head during the process and survived without any brain damage! It was the trip of a lifetime!

helen woloski said...

My fondest vacation memory took place in Scotland 2 years ago. I was out with a bunch of cousins having dinner in an Italian restaurant with lots and lots of wine. We got very happy indeed and closed the place down that night. What a great night!
hwoloski@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Love your patterns. Been with out power for 4 days, so since this is my first day back on the computer, what a find....your beautiful red sweater on the 4th of July

Christine Vawter said...

A great memory I had was on a cruise ship with family eating great food and drinking wine.

Christine Vawter said...

Oops forgot my info. Cvawter44 on Ravelry

Trista23 on Ravelry said...

I had the pleasure to meet and travel with some Italians on a little private yacht to the island of Antiqua back when I was 25 (that was 1986). It was one of the best times ever. We went to 'race week' and had sailboat fun. We listened to music at Alex's dirt-floor high tech bar. We saw wild pineapples growing in the forest and tamarind trees growing on the sandy beach. And then we sailed on to Venezuela after 3 weeks of fun, to see some more and eat the very best ever mangos. Now I love our WA State wilderness beaches but it took a very long time for me to get over the tropical ones!

Karen P said...

Beautiful sweater and love the color on you; my favorite summer memory is taking my daughter to college and staying with my brother and sister-in-law on Bainbridge Island. Sitting on the deck of the ferry crossing over to Seattle with a coffee in my hand and a marionberry scone to share with my daughter ;)

akjetmom@gci.net (akjetmom)

Judi A. said...
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Judi A. said...

I really like the pattern and the yarn is such a perfect color for it.
I guess my favorite memories are the times our family would pile in the cadr and head to Florida beaches during Spring Break, anxious to escape the still cold weather of the North. We had many fun and relaxing times for many, many years.

Zowmom on Ravelry

ssburke said...

This is lovely. My favorite memory is from last year. Me and my hubby went to Big Sur and had such an amazing time. We frequently sat around a table, drinking wine and looking out at the pacific ocean.

Carla said...

Love this design...(love all of your designs, as a matter of fact). It is so versatile... HMMM starting to think about summer good!!! It is 2ªC right now here in Buenos Airs
Congrats :)

Carla72 on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

My favorite table is always a picnic table at the lake. Typical burgers and dips, brownies and watermelon. The group - 5 generations of my family at times, always at least 4. We talk, play games, swim and yes! knit!!

stacey.schrock@kcweb.net
staceyls on Ravelry

tara said...

Hmm, I am now remembering margarita's in Belize with college friends. It was the middle of the day and pretty hot, and I have a nice picture of my very sweaty face as a souvenir.

Sarah said...

The color of the sweater reminds me of a great day in Old Town San Diego about 5 years ago. My husband was there for a conference, so it was just me at an outside table sipping Sangia and people watching on a gorgeous afternoon.

Sarah

OffToExplore in Ravelry

Jennie said...

I was on my honeymoon, in an Irish pub across from an ancient abbey we'd just explored, drinking a Bulmer's cider and knitting as my husband had the required pint of Guinness.

Anonymous said...

I love the new design. Just finished a cotton sweater for my teenaged DD - this one is calling MY name!

My favorite spring/summer memory is sitting with my husband and kids around the pool...with a margarita of course!

Katherine
a.k.a. ScarletFever (ravelry ID)

Debbie said...

Driving from MN to Alaska one summer, me, my dh, daughter and a cat in a pickup camper. We took our time and saw lots of sites along the way. A once in a lifetime road trip.

CharRube said...

I really need a pick me up. I had to put my sweet Scottie, Ruby to sleep yesterday and I have been so upset. This is a nice diversion.

CharRube said...

I really need a pick me up. I had to put my sweet Scottie, Ruby to sleep yesterday and I have been so upset. This is a nice diversion.

CharRube said...

I really need a pick me up. I had to put my sweet Scottie, Ruby to sleep yesterday and I have been so upset. This is a nice diversion.

CharRube said...

I really need a pick me up. I had to put my sweet Scottie, Ruby to sleep yesterday and I have been so upset. This is a nice diversion.

CharRube said...

I really need a pick me up. I had to put my sweet Scottie, Ruby to sleep yesterday and I have been so upset. This is a nice diversion.

Patty said...

Love this new pattern!! Since our 4th of July is quiet this year, I am remembering last year with the family by the pool drinking Sangria Flora cocktails as seen here on my blog: http://www.sewmuchknitting.blogspot.com/2011/07/happy-4th-of-july.html

Debbie said...

My family of six took a 24 day cross country DRIVE in the summer of 2009. I have so many vivid, fond memories of that trip, it's hard to pick a favorite! Pizza on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon! A giant margarita waiting for me in Salt Lake City after a day of sightseeing in the mountains! Pasta in Colorado Springs! Chinese buffet in San Diego! Awesome burgers in Madison,WI! The list goes on an on!
Great pattern, I would love to win!

Debbie said...

oops, forgot my info!
Debbie4 on Rav
email is mcsix at embarqmail dot com
(That's my post above about the cross country trip)

RCB said...

I remember a breezy warm evening in colonial courtyard near the docks in Nassau. On the table was a wonderful meal of lobster and an abundance of Pina Coladas. They were so cold it seemed as though they had chips of ice in them. And, while I'm not a fan of sweet drinks, these captured the moment with friends on a vacation.

ElishaC said...

My college bff ans I went to Florida for spring break one year...5 days in St. Augustine and 5 days at Disney. I had the duck at the French restaurant at Epcot while we watched the Illuminations show from our table in the window. LOTS of fun!
ecram on ravelry

ElishaC said...

My college bff ans I went to Florida for spring break one year...5 days in St. Augustine and 5 days at Disney. I had the duck at the French restaurant at Epcot while we watched the Illuminations show from our table in the window. LOTS of fun!
ecram on ravelry

Infinity Quilter/Knitter said...

My favorite memory is getting to tag-along with my aunt and uncle when they went to Brazil to visit their foreign exchange student's family. It was a once in a lifetime experience...one I will never forget.

Anonymous said...

I love this sweater! It will look lovely on people of all sizes and shapes. Well done!

JaneJ (Ravelry)

Lisa Lowell said...

Love the color and light detail.
Lisalowell (Ravelry ) or @gmail.com

Lisa Lowell said...

Love the color and light detail.
Lisalowell (Ravelry ) or @gmail.com

Suzanne said...

Great sweater. We always went camping up till I was about 19 so my sister and I and my parents would usually sit around the picnic table at night playing cards or other board games. My father was probably drinking a beer and the rest of us probably soda or lemonade.

Carolyn Robinson said...

What a gorgeous pattern that I would love the knit to wear to work with slacks or jeans. You can dress it up or dress it down and wear it anywhere/anyplace. The yarn is scruptious and I love the skinny cotton colors.

Ravelry cjrgemini01@att.net

Thanks for the opportunity for this awesome set.

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ritamyriam said...

Great sweater. Memories of sitting around the picnic table at the cottage drinking strawberry beer.

Rebecca said...

Thea, I love it!! The red is gorgeous & short-sleeves...my kind of sleeve knitting!

Favorite drink/memory...well, none other than Rum Punch on Ambergris Caye in Belize with my hubby...hot, humid but so gorgeous never been able to remake it quite like the locals do! I need to go back...

I must knit this now simply because of the name & the memory it evokes!

knitpenny on ravelry said...

We were among a group of travelers in Laos-- it was hot, muggy, and sticky, and we were suffering from jetlag.

When we arrived at the Phou Vou resort in Luang Prabang, we were served planter's punch and the best peanuts I have ever tasted. Tiny, salty, and roasted in oil. Heavenly. Yum

Johnston4kids said...

Favorite around the table times are with extended family when I hear things I could not have remembered and the food is all of our favorites. Vacation at a rental beach house is always nice because none of us owns it so we work together. So enjoy your patterns, thanks Thea!

Johnston4kids said...

Oops, must be the alcohol talk, I am Johnston4kids on Rav.

e. foley said...

I'd love this in a bright blue or green! I'm geeksdreamgirl on Rav.

CreativeHands said...

I love this new design! The second I saw it I knew it was perfect for making a transitional garment. While I don't have a favorite around the table spring memory, I do truly love transitional clothing in the the spring and fall!!

C.C.@ I'm On My Way ~ my journey as a Christ follower, wife, mamma, and fibromyalgia fighter said...

Beautiful pattern! I remember a vacation trip to the mountains with my hubby, an amazing b&b, river running just below. Would love another trip like that!

Diane said...

I love this pattern.

PepperAnne

Kerr1997@aol.com

Mary Kay said...

Definitely a family trip to Bali, where the bar was in the middle of the pool, and the margaritas tasted even better when you drank them in your swimming suit! Would love to knit this for summer in the cotton. Can't decide on a color yet!
Rosmith1@aol.com

Amanda Dobson said...

Mine vacation memory was actually a staycation, I was sitting in my side yarn watching my husband cut our bushes, before he got started he made a large pitcher of gin gimlet, and I got to watch him work and sweat while I just sat and drank.

kathyg said...

Thanks for all your great patterns. Loved Vodka Lemonade and have Charleston Tea ready to go.

Lynn said...

Barely a memory as we had way too many margaritas at the pool bar in Acpulco on a trip I won from work.

junglygirl said...

Pina colada slushies on the beach in Cuba...against a backdrop of blue, blue skies and azure seas, white sand and palm trees. There were no tables - just palapas of palm fronds dancing in the breeze. I was with hubby and 5year old son who was brave enough to go play maracas with the lunch time entertainment and request mas cervezas for his mom!

carohans@essex1.com said...

Mid-sixties, Gulf Shores, Alabama, first two-piece bathing suits, two girlfriends, sweet sixteen, one a knitter, one not, one with natural curls who wanted Mary Tyler Moore's hair, the other with straight hair who wanted the other's curls. On the table at a local seafood shack, on the sunny deck, beachside, about 3 lbs. of cold boiled shrimp, washed down with the world's best fresh and icy Southern lemonade. Sweet home, Alabama!

Anonymous said...

Aaaahhhh... on the beach in Cancun with hubby and best friends couple, sipping pina coladas and eating freshly shucked oysters

bethh on Rav

Cin said...

My favorite memory from a vacation was when it was extremely hot in York Maine. We were hanging out with my sister in law and brother in law with no AC at their cottage about a 1/4 mile from the ocean. We were invited for supper. My brother in law decided to take a nap so he faced a big airplane fan toward his bedroom from the kitchen. My sister in law got a craving for baked potatoes with our "grilled outside" steak and veggies. She decided to throw some in the oven. Forgetting the fan was near the oven. My brother in law woke drenched in sweat because she was blowing the hot air right at him. NEedless to say, after supper, we rode around in their air conditioned car!!

Elly Danica said...

Oops, didn't read the details closely enough: my favourite holiday memory is overlooking the sea from the patio chair near the lighthouse where I was staying and watching an amazing full moon rise over the water. Rav: dreamindiva

Gellybean said...

What a gorgeous sweater! Spending time at our cabin in New York doing nothing are great vacation memories!

Nance said...

We still talk about our trip to Ireland celebrating our 25th anniversary. We brought our 3 (young adult) children along. Great times were had on a pub crawl, listening to stories, singing songs, and drinking Guinness.

Chris18940 said...

Some of the most memorable summers were our three week vacations at Lake Vermillion in Minnesota, not too far from the Canada border. The days were sunny, the nights filled with the Northern Lights providing us with the most beautiful light shows ever. We fished, swam, boated, hiked, played to our hearts content. Early mornings Dad would take one of us three kids fishing, and he seemed to know all the good spots. We'd return with Northern Pike, Walleye, Bass, and Mom would prepare the most mouth-watering dinners with our catch of the day. I now live on the East Coast but I'll never forget those special summers with my family.

Amy Blake-Baldwin said...

So fantastic!

I think one of my favorite 'round the table' moments was in the summers growing up, I was on a swim team. We had to swim at 7:00 am and some of those summer mornings were cloudy and not warm. That hour's swim started as an incredibly brisk jump into the pool and a protracted effort to stay as low in the water as possible because exposed wet skin was cold! After the workout, hot hot showers ensued and then we went up to the lawn in sweats and barefeet to sit at the picnic table to play Hearts or BS (but the full word was used). The latter felt all the more illicit for its language content. Good memories!

As an adult, I have to say Belize on my honeymoon enjoying tropical drinks and cervice for the fist time. Well, conch cervice, so two new things in one dish. It was great and love-filled.

Laura said...

I don't know that it's a specific moment, but I've always enjoyed a summer evening with some sweet tea and watermelon, just hanging out on the front porch with my momma!

Coco said...

Sanibel Island, FL with my best friend Julz, girls' weekend... buffalo shrimp and rum punch at Doc Ford's then shell collecting on the beach at sunset, a perfect day.

(Cocogoddess on Ravelry)

Bethany said...

No table involved, but Crane Beach with a gin and limeade from the cooler, and cheese and crackers for snacks. Such a simple way to enjoy the surf and the sunset.

Lydia said...

2 trips from last year come to mind-paris and toulouse with my son-plenty of wine for us both and his favorite orange "soda" and crepes. and a trip to the beach with my sisters-in-law and niece-jalepeno and cucumber margaritas were but ONE of the lovely drinks we shared and many yummy snacks. have been waiting for the release of this pattern, can't wait to start it.

Deb C. said...

Ooh, nothing beats going on a cruise with your gal pals. My hands down favorite was two years ago my two good friends and I went on a TEN day cruise with stops to the Bahamas, Grand Turk, Curacao, Bonaire and Aruba. We enjoyed relaxing by the outdoor pool reading and knitting, the hot tubs, and of course the famous drink of the day. We were there over Valentine's Day so of course we had to treat ourselves to massages and get all dolled up for dinner and some disco later. One of our hubbies arranged for a bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries to be sent of course we had to make mimosas.
All that wonderfulness came to a screeching halt when I woke up on the day of disembarkement to realize I had sent my luggage out for processing the evening before and in it was every single pair of shoes that I owned. I HAD NO SHOES. None! It was mid February and I was going home to New York and a temperature of mid 20's. What is a woman to do? I snuck into the cruise ship's spa and "borrowed" a pair of their footwear (all shops aboard were closed in port and the front desk as well as housekeeping staff said they could not help me). So I showed up at the airport with my black and white polka dot peds and a sexy pair of 'borrowed' plastic slip on flip flops. We still talk about that moment and laugh silly!

Crystal Hiatt said...

Many come to mind...but one of the most memorable for me was a late afternoon spent at the Spanish Steps in Rome with dear friends, two guitars, bottles of vino, bread and cheese...we spent the afternoon talking, laughing, singing, and admiring this magical place we had come to live and learn. La dolce vita...

(Cabobnd on Ravelry)

Denise said...

I have a very fond memory of sitting around a table in Barga, Italy eating dinner and drinking a lovely local red wine with my husband and a group of other hikers at the little family run hotel we were staying at. One of the big soccer tournaments was going on and Italy was playing. We are big soccer fans and of course so were the hotel owners. During dinner we kept running over to the TV lounge to check on the game and so did our waiter! After dinner we all sat around with our wine and watched the rest, cheering Italy to a win.

Rav name - nammaknits d_draizen@yahoo.com

Nadine said...

Knitting on a sunny afternoon at the river while Hubby fishes. It is peaceful and so relaxing.

Denise (nammaknits) said...

Forgot to say in my previous comment how much I love your patterns and this one is no exception. Keep 'em coming and I'll keep knitting them. Thanks!

Patty said...

Newest summer memory - sitting on the porch 7/1/12 - sipping a beer and smiling at the beautiful day. It's all good when you're with the one(s) you love!

melonkelli said...

Just recently we were at a family reunion on Lake Superior. The condos we rented had a long, long porch and we spent much of our evening time sitting around with beers and iced tea catching up. It was Grandma, her four sons and their wives, and her 8 grandchildren.

Ruth Colville said...

I remember a spring afternoon at The Orchard Teagarden in Grantchester, England with DH, DS, and DD. We were having tea, scones, and clotted cream. DS was spending a year at Trinity College, Cambridge. What fun to remember this.
muttiruth on Ravelry

LAUREN said...

One of my favorite childhood memories is eating those ice pops in plastic sleeves - red was my favorite!

Anonymous said...

I've such a lucky life and many great days to remember. The first one that came to mind was a summer day with three girlfriends. We had no real plan - we stopped at various bars and restaurants, parks and beaches, visiting and enjoying each other all day and into the evening. We laughed and laughed and laughed. It was the best kind of girlfriend day.

Thank you for the chance to win, my Ravelry id is jenninseattle

Vicki Knitorious said...

Around a table with my family and a friend in a London pub for fish 'n chips and pints of beer! So much fun and laughter.

Jo Anne W-M said...

The summer after my freshman year i college, camping near Newport, R.I. on the beach. Margeuritas, sun and sand.

Knit-Zilla said...

My favorite summer memory was a trip with friends to the Mountainman Rendevous in Ft. Bridger, WY. We were all sitting around an umbrella'd picnic table, eating pizzas from the grill and drinking lots of lemonade, as many a mountainmen passed by.

I love "Planters Punch", and can't wait to cast on my own version. Thanks for all of you fabulous designs!

Lissa W said...

I have been waiting with baited breath for Planters Punch, I'm so glad it's here! The trip it makes me think of is my 10 year anniversary trip to Aruba with my one and only - mojitos, turquoise water, sugar sand and flamingos! A perfect vacation.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I love the pattern, and the blog, and all your other patterns.
This Third of July was wonderful. Good friends, good food, Shutterbeans Corn Lime Zucchini Pizza, and Pineapple Gin Punch. Thank goodness we saw fireworks on the third because the Fourth was a bust in Boston.

janmarie- on Ravelry

Unknown said...

Like you, Jamaica holds dear memories. The last vacation my DH has been able to take.

Everyday I'd do the noon group pool workout and afterwards my DH would bring a Fuzzy Navel right to the pool for me.

Qi-Tah Girl said...

Favorite Summer Memory: I worked in Deadwood, South Dakota. One morning, about 1 a.m.ish, after a night at the #10, my friends and I walked up to someone's house and sat on the porch.

I can still feel that breeze across my skin, see the lights of the town below us and the lights from the stars above us and feel the hand of my beau I was crazy about in mine.

Nothing to eat. Only adult beverages to drink, a beautiful view to drink in with your eyes and a memory tattooed in my heart.

renegadepugs@yahoo.com

Lisa Barrett said...

There have been so many excellent vacations! The best would probably be 5 of us staying at friend's "cabin" on Flathead Lake in Kalispell MT. INCREDIBLE food accompanied by a lot of fantastic red wine. Sheer wonderfulness! Thank you for prompting me to recall a glorious time :)

rav id barrettlisa

Wendy (magnlya) said...

Trip to Key West with some good friends: we drove 40 hours from Maine straight thru, arrived at the bar at 11:30 Sunday morning only to find that they didn't serve drinks until noon. Per our instruction, at 12:01 the waitress handed us the best margaritas ever!

Danica Chappell said...

My most memorable journey is from the traveling my husband and I did around Southeast Asia. One day, we set out to find the Elephant Village in Surin, Thailand. Only to find we had gotten on the wrong bus and were completely lost. Hours later, with the help of some slighly shady motorbike taxis, and a bumpy hour long motorbike ride, we found ourselves at the village. As a toast to our questionably safe arrival, we treated ourselves to some sweet sticky rice and Chang beers!

Anonymous said...

It makes me smile to remember a trip that I took the summer after I graduated high school. A bunch of friends and I had the opportunity to camp in a state park on the east end of Long Island. There was a grassy area to pitch your tent and just a few steps away was the beach. It was just incredible and we had such a great time. I got the worst sunburn/tan I had ever gotten and left for college looking....disfigured! Still worth it. We were just out of high school, so who knows what we drank? Wine coolers? Thanks for inspiring that memory! Beautiful sweater, by the way.
Diane (bigdg on Ravelry)

Kathy said...

I recently returned from a trip to San Francisco to visit my best friend. We sat in the hot tub one night and drank Pink Moscatto with strawberries in it - the perfect evening!

dianen said...

I visited my mother's cousin and his wife (a lovely couple who were in their 70's at the time) for a day near the water. They drank me under the table by 6 pm - and they were just getting started!

Anonymous said...

Hey,.. I LOVE Negril and have been there 3 times ! My fave drink there whilst watching the sun go down at Ricks' cafe is a wicked Mojito with lots of fresh mint.

Roxyrana on Ravelry

Ellen said...

Another amazing pattern!
My favorite memory is a camping trip in the spring with my siblings, our spouses, and our almost grown children. We laughed all weekend (especially when my canoe tipped over!) and had a blast around the campfire with card games, toasted marshmellows, and gin & tonics for the over 21 crowd. We'll be bringing up memories from this trip for years to come. (oh yea, and my rav name is Lnmknits :)

Kate Price said...

Last year, at the very beginning on September, we were in Paris for a holiday. The best days involved trips to le bon marche for picnic delights and then sitting in the luxembourg gardens while eating!

katepricey on Rav

Anonymous said...

Almost 10 years ago - not an away-vacation, but a super-fun day off. 4th of July, grilling out on the banks of the Potomac with my husband, good friends, and our then 2-kids, sweating it out in the heat waiting for the DC fireworks. Mango-jalapeno shrimp, individual tomato foccaccia, and I have no idea what we were drinking. So it must have been delicious.

-Nancy N (n2n on Rav)

Dorothy said...
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Dorothy said...

I think my favorite memory is sitting in Nerja, Spain with my mother, stepfather, and brother, eating amazing food and drinking Spanish wine followed by coffee followed by the restaurant owner's own after dinner drink (he joined us after the meal to have a drink with us). I can't remember what we ate, only that it was wonderful.

(skilovr from Ravelry)

Anonymous said...

My favorite "around the table" vacation memory was with my daughter. We were in Wyoming and on a horseback ride to the top of a mountain behind the stable we rode out of. Our guides had packed everyone a bag lunch to eat when we reached the top. Our "table" was a large rock with an amazing view all around us. Conversation was mainly about how much our butts hurt, how scary some of the climb was & how it was all worth it for the view at the top.

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Trish said...

We used to take our kids to the Adirondacks every year to camp around Square Pond near Saranac Lake. Each morning, I drank my morning coffee and watched the children swimming in the lake while Daddy cooked breakfast on the campstove. In the afternoons, we'd fish from a little rowboat and visit tiny islands for swimming and picnics. It was heaven.

Kathy said...

Sitting around the campfire with family and good friends, enjoying Maine lobster, corn on the cob and cold beer and sodas, and Blueberry Pie with ice cream for dessert. Great memories of years passed...

Heather said...

I'm in love with the cable details.... Never knit a cotton cable... Always a first time.

Elise said...

I love your patterns. Would love to win this giveaway.

Heather P said...

I got married 2 years ago this month in the Dominican Republic. We were greeted at the resort (and were served each day after) with watermelon juice. I had never seen it or heard of it before...nor have I ever been able to replicate it! It was amazing (much like your work!).

Melody said...

The vacation my family always talks about is when I was about 11 or 12. It was the first time I had ever gone on a boat. It was fun... at first. We were in the Chesapeake Bay area. I was looking out at the water. After a while I didn't feel so good and had to go lay down. I ended up with a mild case of sea sickness. All was not lost I recovered and enjoyed a seafood and chicken meal with a soda.

melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

Niki said...

Oh this sweater is so pretty and i've never knit with BSA. Let me win oh let me win!!

Melody said...

The vacation my family always talks about is when I was about 11 or 12. It was the first time I had ever gone on a boat. It was fun... at first. We were in the Chesapeake Bay area. I was looking out at the water. After a while I didn't feel so good and had to go lay down. I ended up with a mild case of sea sickness. All was not lost I recovered and enjoyed a seafood and chicken meal with a soda.

melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

Melissa Kerns said...

My favorite memory is when my husband and I took our three daughters to Wrightsville Beach in North Carolina. We spent the day on the beach and ate that evening at a restaurant on the beach (The Oceanic). I of course enjoyed knitting while on the beach to finish my girls' silver and gold metallic bikinis. My girls are growing up fast and quickly approaching college, so these memories are very dear to me.

Jackie Mixon said...

Love , love, love this patter. One of my favorite memories is sitting on the patio in Puerta Vallarta with 3 of my sorority sisters Spring break my senior year(which was way too many years ago). An icy pitcher of Sangria with beautiful floating fruit, chips, salsa and guacamole.lots of laughs with a pinch of nostalgia as we discussed where our futures would lead.

Amy said...

What a pretty sweater!! My favorite summer memory is sitting around the bonfire with my family and friends, usually sipping some Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy or some of the wonderful rhubarb slush I made last summer. Ahhh, summer time!
Amy (mnquilter on ravelry)

whimZ said...

Pretty sweater (both versions)! A silly childhood memory - the family drove south most years for spring break, and we'd have sandwiches and grape soda on a picnic table at a rest stop. It was always the first taste of spring sunshine.

karencreates said...

Beautiful sweater! I have a new favorite memory. Earlier this spring my knitting peeps rented a house on Tybee Island, GA. My mom flew down and went with us. On our visit into Savannah my mother and I both ordered the Chatham Artillery Punch at the Shrimp Factory. Mom, my knitting peeps and a fabulous drink too! Karen (Karencreates - Ravelry).

Susan said...

Love the new sweater pattern - especially the cable design. I never had the money for exotic vacations in college, but did make a fun trip to NYC with girlfriends at a time when I was too young to drink in MA, but the drinking age in NYC was 18! Had my first initiation to alcoholic beverages with rum and coke - something I wouldn't touch now! Ravelry name SueLknits.

Linda said...

My favorite vacation memory is my first Hawaiian vacation with my husband. It was at the Kona coast, a lovely hotel, learned to scuba dive and drank Pele's tear by the pool. It was a fabulous slushy drink with pineapple and vodka and who knows what else. All I know is it was the first time I had drinks by the pool and put it on my room number.
Lgbelvin on rav

Maureen said...

Sitting on the rocks on the shore in Capri, Italy - my husband, two friends, and myself eating the VERY best caprese sandwich ever! Lots of laughs while savoring every bite!

Anonymous said...

Love all your designs!

Tracey said...

With my husband and three kids on a vacation to Morocco. On the table? A tall clear glass packed with mint leaves, over which the waiter poured a thin stream of steaming hot tea. Pure bliss.

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