mojito mojo and some fancy test knitting
I have recently discovered the mojito and well, I need to share the recipe. It actually came with my Mint Mojito Yarntini for the sock club last summer - so I need to credit Jessie for this find. I got some "Kentucky" mint from the farmer's market to stick in my herb garden and darnit, life is good. What a fresh, yummy drink.
a few sprigs of mint crushed with 1/2 of a lime's worth of juice at the bottom of a glass
Then add 4 teaspoons of fine sugar (I used regular ole sugar)
1.5 oz of light rum (stir it up and fill the glass with ice
top it off with club soda and a couple more mint sprigs.
mmm, so good.
On another vein, I have had the privilege of test knitting for the Yarnissima. Someone was unable to keep with it, so I got to join up a little later in the knit, and I must admit - this is such a thinking knit, that it has been slow going. It is tricky to carve out sit-be-quiet-concentrate time, this is just not a regular commodity, as you surely can relate. But I present the first bit of *ravelry link*Zum Dirndl (I love the way the word rolls off the tongue...dirn--dl)...
It is such a clever design, as always. I am mid-gusset for now - if you haven't had the interesting pleasure of tackling a Yarnissima gusset and heel, it is truly unique, like watching a caterpillar turn into a butterfly. In keeping with my Yarntini theme, I am using some Yarntini red semi-solid - it so gorgeous and great to work with.
I have previously completed one Firestarter, this was a good "cut your teeth" pattern for this technique. I don't typically like toe-ups but for Yarnissima, I would start at the heel if she asked.