Red Alert: Colorwash Scarf Knitalong Begins Now!

By Ann Shayne
April 21, 2017

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  • I hope I never have to choose between knitalong and fancy tonic water. Knit like the wind!

    • Kay, some of us gin drinkers would love your recommendations for fancy tonic waters.

      • I’m not Kay, but it’s Fever Tree all the way here.

        • Judy and Quinn,

          I love the Fever Tree, and it’s a sentimental favorite because on a hot, sunny family hike of the Costa Brava in 2015, we came upon a bar cart loaded up with Fever Tree as we passed through a town, and I thought it was a mirage. Then, later in the same trip, my house frequented a shop on Ibiza that we called “Costco for Lushes” and they had Fever Tree by the case. Will not disclose how many cases we used in one week. They also had 2-gallon tubs of “bar mix” snacks and I’m not disclosing how many of those we went through either. It was hot! And vacation! Corn nuts are delicious!

          My favorite when I have a choice is Q Tonic. It’s the lightest of all the tonics I’ve tasted, with no aftertaste. Super refreshing.

          I also like Jack Rudy’s tonic concentrate. You use a half a jigger and top up with seltzer/club soda and you don’t put so many tonic bottles in the recycling bins that you share with your neighbor that way.

          Final tonic tip, and I just ask that you not judge: if you are really hard up and there is no Good Tonic, use half as much of the super sweet stuff (Schweppes etc.) and top up with seltzer or club soda, and it’s not terrible. One can SURVIVE.

          [Starting to think I should maybe not have such encyclopedic knowledge of tonic.]


  • My yarn arrived!!! Wish I could call in sick and cast on but I will traverse to the office and swatch this evening on the couch after supper!!!!

    • You’re looking a little peaked, you know. Probably ought to head on home. ; )