Cheers to you!

I renamed the Drinkers Mitts: Cheers to You! Mitts


I really enjoyed knitting these.  The only issue was finding the right (or close enough) colors in my stash.  Most of the yarn is Knit Picks Stroll fingering weight yarn.  The beer mugs at the top are knit from an acrylic yarn that just didn’t seem to get along with the wool blend after blocking the mitts and want to recede into the background.  My ribbing isn’t as nice as I wish.


My friend liked them.  A lot.  I wish I would have gotten a picture of her modeling them.  But alas I didn’t.


Apart from the background color change, the Cosmopolitan drink (?) is now a Margarita as the pink I had didn’t go with the red.  If I make these again, I would add a row or two of plain knitting between the beer mugs and the ribbing.  Maybe it was using two different yarns (acrylic and wool) that caused the less than perfect transition.

Another glass tragedy

In keeping with my recent theme I have another broken glass tragedy to share.

Remember a couple of weeks ago when it was International Cabernet Day?

I broke wine glasses.


As in two.

Fortunately no wine was harmed.


The first one broke as I was hand washing it.  The piece just broke off in my hand.  It didn’t draw blood.  And it didn’t even cut my rubber gloves.

The second glass broke when I put it in the dishwasher to drain (my dish drainer was full) and tried to push the upper rack into the dishwasher.  The glass was too tall.  I realized that fact as soon as I heard the tinkling of the shattering glass.

This is the reason why I buy inexpensive glasses.

Hederlig wine glass from IKEA

Hederlig wine glass from IKEA

Happy International Cabernet Day!

There’s always a reason to have a glass (or bottle) of wine.  Thanks to the Wine Wankers I was informed of the holiday today: International Cabernet Day.

Mr. Aitch and I were planning on burgers on the grill for dinner but we can always celebrate the day with a bottle of cabernet.


Read the Wine Wankers post: Happy International Cabernet Day!.

Thank you Conrad for the heads (bottoms) up.