They are all creative processes (yes, even wine). And somewhere along the way, these passions began to overlap each other and further inspired my creativity to knit, explore wine and cook.
For instance, today I decided to open a 1997 Estancia Meritage, Alexander Valley, a Bordeaux-style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. It’s deep ruby color, infused with hints of cherry, dark chocolate, espresso and a long satisfying finish was enough to inspire me to grab several different textures and colors of yarn to begin a new knitting project. Of course, the Estancia was at my side.
I began by casting on the silk blend…knit one, purl one, sip, knit one. For the most part, I usually have a concept in mind when I begin a knitting project. However, half the fun for me is not knowing where a project is going to take me. I like the yarns to “speak to me”. If they speak too loudly, then it’s time to put the wine aside.
Just to set the record straight, I do not drink wine with every knitting project, and if I do, one glass is sufficient. Hopefully, you will come to love and embrace my humor, and not take me too literally!
I hope to have a finished project to show you tomorrow.
As always, I welcome your comments.