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.
Last month my sister invited me to the Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County (Ohio) Annual Wine and Chocolate Event. This event raises money to help run the animal center and promotes animal adoptions. Over 300 people were in attendance and I’m sure everyone had a great time!
A wide variety of gift baskets (at least 50) were donated for a silent auction.
50/50 drawing (No, we didn’t win.) and raffles for a gift cards and another table full of wines, chocolates, glassware, and fun goodies.
and more food…
and more chocolate.
And the best part was spending the weekend with my sister!