Best known for being the signature drink at the Kentucky Derby, and originally served in pewter cups in the US deep south, our Mint Julep sparkles with skeins of NOT SO MELLOW, A FOREST OF FERNS, BRITISH RACING and a mini-skein of BANANA POPSICLE.
A bourbon-based cocktail created at a 'gentlemen's club' in Louisville, Kentucky, in 188, this popular drink makes for a great shawl with skeins of PURL, SCINTILLATING COPPER, CHRYSANTHEMUM and a mini-skein of MELLOW YELLOW.
The modern version of this fruity cocktail appeared at the Spanish Pavilion at the 1964 World's Fair in New York City. Ours was created by Shelley Ellis just before she and Rhichard headed off for Stitches United in March of 2018.
Among the origin stories for this cocktail are that Fernand Petiot created it in the New York Bar in Paris that was frequented by Ernest Hemmingway or that it has something to do with the 18th Amendment of the US Constitution and the Russian Revolution. Gosh! For us, the Bloody Mary shawl is all about skeins of O CANADA, REBEL, SINGLE DOUBLE and a mini-skein of PURL.
From Phoenix in the 1930s to Sausalito in the 1970s with some rock band tours thrown in, this cocktail has a lot of modern history. Our Tequila Sunrise shawl features skeins of HOUSE OF, PHOENIX, KISS ME! and a mini-skein of BANANA POPSICLE.
British officers in India in the early 19th Century are credited with creating this cocktail when they added ingredients to tonic water to make it more palatable. Our G&T shawl contains tasty skeins of PURL, AWAKENINGS, IRISH II and a mini-skein of BANANA POPSICLE.
The prevailing story of this cocktail is that it originated in Florida in 1987, coinciding with the introduction of peach schnapps. Our celebratory shawl contains skeins of NOT SO MELLOW, PHOENIX, KISS ME! and a mini-skein of BANANA POPSICLE.
Introduced in the waning years of the 19th Century and a favourite of sailors and celebrities and with lots of newer iterations, our Strawberry Daiquiri shawl includes skeins of O CANADA, VERONIQUE, PURL and a mini-skein of BANANA POPSICLE.
Mixologist David Arnold is credited with creating the alcoholic version of golf legend Arnold Palmer's favourite non-alcoholic drink. Our RTB shawl features one part PURL, one part NOT SO MELLOW, one part RUST MEMORIES, and a mini of VIVIDLY GEE.
Beautiful, in every iteration, and great for the summer, though equally great in the winter when you're contemplating summer or winter-escaping. Our colourful shawl features skeins of AZURE BLUE, BLUE LAGOON, PURL and a mini-skein of BANANA POPSICLE.
This champagne-based drink, also known as Kir Royale, popular in French cafes in the middle of the 19th Century and has many variations featuring browns and blues. Ours has skeins of ZEST OF, VERONIQUE and PURL and a mini-skein of WITH ENVY.
One of the most political of drinks but were going with Italian immigrant bartender Martini di Arma di Taggia at the Knickbocker Hotel in New York pre-World War I as the originator, and our original Martini shawl features skeins of PURL, BLACKENED OLIVE, GLASGOW STREET and a mini-skein of O CANADA.
It's a mystery that's a 'Miss Story' that's linked to a specific yarn store's request and our using skeins of GUNMETAL, PURL, BLACK IS BLACK and a mini-skein of GARNET for that bit of zing.
Havana's the birthplace of the Mojito with one possible argument that it goes back to a 16th Century drink celebrating Sir Francis Drake. Take your pick. We took skeins of ON THE 18TH, NOT SO MELLOW and BRITISH RACING, with a mini-skein of BANANA POPSICLE to create our own bit of history.
The story goes that Iain Marshall created this drink for a banquet hosted by Sir Winston Churchill's mother at the Manhattan Club in New York in the early 1870s. Ours was created by you-know-who with skeins of PURL, SPRING RITUALS, CAKE! and a mini-skein of PURL.
This cocktail was popularized around the end of the Spanish-American War and re-popularized in Florida, with many re-inventions, and our RTB shawl has skeins of RUST MEMORIES, SPRING RITUALS, CAKE! and a mini-skein of ZEST OF.
While there are numerous stories on the creation of this cocktail, it's probably best remembered as Carrie's drink-of-choice in the television series 'Sex And The City'. We hope our Cosmopolitan shawl is remembered for the skeins of PURL, O CANADA, JUSTIN T and the mini-skein of BANANA POPSICLE.
We're going with the story that this cocktail was created by a bartender in Maxwell's Plum in New York who was a fan of the iconic rock group of that name. We're a fan of the skeins of RUST MEMORIES, PURL and CAKE! and the mini-skein of PURL that go into the RBT shawl of this name.
Celebration shawl was designed by Michele Meadows of Muskoka Yarn Connection for the Grocery Girls Knit Along. The pattern is available on Ravelry and the kit includes three skeins of RHA RHA RHICHARD, and one skein each of PEACHY KEEN, SEEMINGLY SO, DENIM-O, SHAMROCK along with one miniskein of NOT SO MELLOW. The shawl had it's first reveal on Grocery Girls June 21st podcast. Enjoy the experience.
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