friday beverages hot & cold

On Friday after a moderately productive day at work, Darby and I met up with Liz downtown for coffee late in the afternoon.  When the sun sets at 4:48pm, late afternoon is 3:30pm.  Not that I’m not grateful for daylight savings — getting up at 6:30 to walk aforementioned dog is slightly easier than it otherwise would be.  But the evenings go on and on this time of year when it’s dark for so long!  And while we’re making small talk: ummm hello. It was November 30th and I’m totally comfortable sitting outside in a light sweater.  What is up with that?

Over lattes at Kaldi’s, Liz obliged to take a couple of photos of me wearing my new sweater.  It’s called “Jilted,” a pattern by Jennifer Dassau that I got from Holla Knits. I had been in the market for a simple pullover sweater pattern, and this really fits the ticket.  It was a great project for our lotsa-miles-on-the-highway-and-hanging-out-with-loved-ones Thanksgiving trip because it’s a really simple pattern.  The dropped stitches down the front and sleeves are the cute design elements — a nice balance to all the horizontal lines from the little dark splotches in the gorgeous hand-dyed yarn from Wandering Wool.

For my knitting friends who appreciate nerdy tidbits, check out the tubular bind-off I did on the cuffs and hems!  Here is my ravelry project page for this sweater.

So, I’m a sucker for glassware.  I save jars, I randomly buy cocktail onions just because they’re in cute jars (good thing there’s a really good recipe for such otherwise inedible items), and how could I not buy this little bottle of tonic water at the Natural Grocer the other day?  I know gin & tonic is mostly a summer thing, but we still had some gin in the freezer, so I figured we could join the weather and act unseasonably this weekend as well.  yummmmm! Q tonic is discernibly better than the 88-cents for a quart kind: it’s more aromatic than just plan sweet, and it’s so fizzy!  Plus, it doesn’t have high fructose corn syrup in it, as it’s sweetened with agave nectar.  Cheers!



  • Janie
    December 2, 2012 - 5:04 PM | Permalink

    ooohhhlala! LOVE the sweater.

  • Carol
    December 2, 2012 - 5:16 PM | Permalink

    That tubular bindoff is adorable! Now I have to learn how to do it.

    • Jessica
      December 2, 2012 - 5:20 PM | Permalink

      one of these days I just might do a tutorial and post it! Tubular bind-off might be a good way to start.

  • Erika Dekker
    December 2, 2012 - 9:50 PM | Permalink

    You crazy knitter! I can’t believe you finished the sweater already . . . it seems like it was still mostly in skein form when I saw you last week. :)

  • Susan B Hoekema
    December 2, 2012 - 11:22 PM | Permalink

    I’d love a lesson in tubular bind-off! It looks great.

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  • February 8, 2013 - 11:43 AM | Permalink

    I LOVE your Jilted! I’m working on mine right now, and went back and forth between a more fitted or looser version.. until I saw yours. It fits you perfectly!

    • Jessica
      February 8, 2013 - 11:49 AM | Permalink

      Thanks! Good luck with yours :)

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