I drink from the keg of glory

Published on Monday May 19th, 2008

5.18.08 5:58pm: Endless crochet bind-off row ENDED! This post made possible by play-off hockey, the prolonged human interest stories leading up to the Preakness Stakes, Master and Commander, the Giro d’Italia, a couple of rides on the MAX train while hunting wedding presents for my brother (who isn’t getting a lace stole), and Shakespeare in Love. I plumb forgot to call my parents on their 34th anniversary. But in case you missed the ice-cold reward:

Hendrick’s gin and tonic with hefty spears of cucumber = best summer drink ever.

My nemesis is now pinned to the carpet in an empty house (awaiting remodel to become classrooms) at school, safe from the predations of Mingus the cat and Lark the puppy. We’ve gone from this:

… to this:

Somebody bring me the finest muffins and bagels in the land.

28 Comments to “I drink from the keg of glory”

  1. Lisa Comment Says:

    Congrats on finishing the stole. I can’t wait to see the FO shots. Hmm, gin, tonic, and cucumber does indeed sound like a great summer drink!

  2. MrPuffy Comment Says:

    You deserve a feast! Enjoy.

  3. Nonnahs Comment Says:

    Yay, good for you! Drink up! 😉

  4. gleek Comment Says:

    wow! it’s gonna be gorgeous!

  5. emily Comment Says:

    Congrats! that’s quite the task. looking forward to the final FO shots. very lucky recipient–best wishes to both of them : )

  6. Jodi Comment Says:

    Can’t wait to see how it blocks out!

    Gin and tonic… my summer drink of choice, too, although I prefer Bombay Sapphire and lime rather than cucumber.

  7. materfamilias Comment Says:

    Gorgeous! Congratulations on finishin — wonder what project you’ll tackle now.
    And gin and tonic, the perfect summer drink (but yes, make mine Bombay Sapphire), next to Pernod, water on the side . . .

  8. mamie Comment Says:

    you are the olympian knitter…your accomplishments know no bounds. it calls to mind your sweater and tour de france knits. dedicated woman. now, where is the quilt?

    g and t, huh? the 100 degree weather just begs for it. i might have to seek out this hendrick’s.

  9. Katrin Comment Says:

    I knew you wouldn’t give up despite the heat and other obstacles;)

  10. Julie Comment Says:

    Ah, you are a woman after my own heart! G&Ts are my drink of choice. And Hendrick’s is a fabulous gin!

  11. Daphne Comment Says:

    That is a truly amazing knitterly feat. I bow down to you!

  12. ysolda Comment Says:

    Well done! And you have wonderful taste in drinks 🙂

  13. Michelle Comment Says:

    It’s absolutely gorgeous!

    I’ll have a Hendrick’s with cucumber as well. It really is the perfect summer drink.

  14. Veronique Comment Says:

    Woo hoo! Congrats! Can’t wait for the FO shots 🙂

  15. Kristen Comment Says:

    Congratulations! It looks stunning, and your taste in quotations is as excellent as your taste in drinks. (Hendrick’s was just recommended to me after I had a particularly juniper-y gin that put me off of gin and tonics.)

  16. rebecca Comment Says:

    Oh and just in time! It’s lovely!! (And Hendricks gin – yum!)

  17. Hanna Otero Comment Says:

    Absolutely gorgeous. The color is just perfect.

  18. Wendolene Comment Says:

    Congratulations! It looks very pretty already, sitting atop the hosta. I can’t wait to see it blocked out!

  19. Sandy Comment Says:

    Gorgeous. I hope you can hear the applause from here!

  20. marissa Comment Says:

    **clink**
    Well done! You are too funny! I hope you have since called your parents to wish them Happy Anniversary!
    I can’t wait to see it all blocked out!

  21. heather Comment Says:

    yay! congrats! and i’m glad someone else is using playoff hockey to achieve great knitting progress (though as a red wings fan, i keep getting too caught up in the games to remember the knitting in my lap). that g&t is very well earned.

  22. Seanna Lea Comment Says:

    Vivat! Glorious!

    I love watching (and knitting to) playoff hockey. Actually any hockey will do. I finished up my last cardigan at a college game, and proceded to drape it over my cold legs.

  23. Nicole Comment Says:

    Oh wow, this is gonna be a good one. Definitely best bagel and muffin worthy!

  24. Angelika Comment Says:

    Wow, what a transformation.

  25. Lindsey Comment Says:

    Absolutely beautiful. I hope you’ll have some shots of it in action to share with us at some point!

  26. Beadknitter Comment Says:

    Gorgeous! You deserve your reward.

    I love the title of todays post.

  27. Katie Comment Says:

    Great work! I can’t wait to see it blocked.
    Now I’m thirsty ~ pass a G&T this way, please.

  28. Debby Comment Says:

    Congratulations! She takes the stage!!! 🙂

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