Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Cognates - Episode 411 - The Knitmore Girls

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Listen here:
This episode has been sponsored by:
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Pits; everyone has them, and they can stink and make your clothes wet. But worse than the odor is the chemicals used on this delicate place. If you have been considering a natural deodorant, consider Bar-Maids Probiotic Deodorant. It is aluminum, paraben, and phthalate free and currently offered in 2 sizes and two scents. Give your pits a breather! You could come out smelling like a rose (geranium) – which, by the way, will be released in January.
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Erin.Lane Bags is teaming up with a new group of indie dyers to bring you the 2017 "Sew, You Knit?" club. Receive a brand new box six time throughout the year, stuffed full with a brand new knitting project, including an exclusive Erin.Lane project bag, an exclusive colorway, and a great pattern that is perfect for the Knit-a-longs that accompany every new box.
This year's dyers include: Destination Yarns, Twisted Owl Fiber Studio, Miss Babs, Safronie, and Gynx Yarns. You won't want to miss out on this colorful and exciting club collection. Visit erinlanebags.com today to sign up for your spot in the 2017 "Sew, You Knit?" club. 
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Let’s put our collective best foot forward!
Adapted from traditional Turkish sock techniques and worked in fifteen contrast colors on a neutral background, these whimsical toe-up socks feature increases across the hinge of the foot to add ease and ensure a comfortable fit.
Perfect for drafty houses, dorms, and anyone with perpetually chilly feet, this pattern yields thick and cozy socks with unique style.
$5 from the sale of every Love Still Wins kit will be donated to Lambda Legal Defense, a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to achieve the full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT people, and those living with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.

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On the Needles:(0:33)

Gigi finished Smooth  Operator Socks out of White Birch Fiberarts “Little Birdie colorway”.  $10 of the sale of each skein of this color will be donated to the ACLU, and $10 will go to Planned Parenthood. Also, the leftover yarn has been knit into preemie hats and the last bits have turned into pompoms.

Jasmin mentions Sock Architecture by Lara Neel for figuring out how to get just the right fit.
She also thanks Cat Bordhi for all her sock knowledge.

 Jasmin really likes Sarah and Duck.  And she mentions the Genevieve Tube Sock pattern. ]


Gigi is working on sidewalk sweater, Grown collection, by Kate Oates in Venezia Bulky.

 She is working on a Cat hat for Genevieve for the Women's March on Washington. out of White Birch Fiber Arts “royal cat” colorway. We contacted the organizers of the pink Cat Hat project** for family friendly hashtags, and we got: #craftivism, #CreativeResistance, #HatsForHerstory.

Also, Gigi finished another Quynn hat, and a all the leftover yarn from a pair of socks into preemie hats, and still had leftovers for pompoms, and made lots of itty bitty pompoms. Genevieve helped.We use the Clover Pompom Maker.

Jasmin got the charts, sheep and sheepdogs sorted to finish Genevieve's Gone Astray cardigan.

Jasmin swatched for the First Watch cardigan in Lisa Souza BFL worsted. She has also pulled out yarn to swatch for a vneck boxy by Joji Locatelli.

Jasmin has started crocheting the Elsa Amigarumi kit from Kristen's Kords. #letitCRO

Boston Jen is emotionally supporting this endeavor.


In Stitches:(27:32)

Gigi wore knitted socks, a hat, the handspun cowl, and the Knitmore cowl. Looked at closet to pick a sweater, they are bright.

Jasmin wore her Greyhaven hat, rainbow wristers, and Breezy Cardigan, and the Tempest cardigan. Genevieve wore her Elsa sweater,Worm hat, the Coronation cardigan, Kapuzin hoodie, Hamilknit hat.

Rex wore his Welcome to the Flock, and his Landon cardigan, his Sherlock hat, and the Dino hat.

Events:(29:25)


We will be attending TNNA 2017 at the San Jose Convention Center January 21-23, and Stitches West 2017,  February 23-26, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
Contest:(31:04)
#OperationSockDrawer and #ProjectSweaterChest are  put on hold for the time being
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The  Do Some Good contest  started Friday after Thanksgiving.
The object of Do Some Good is to do something positive on a local, national or global level. Something that benefits more than your immediate family and friends. This year we will try and focus on supporting social justice organizations.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The Grinch-Along started December 1st, and this is an instagram and ravelry thread contest. For this contest, work on anything that brings you joy and is not 2016 holiday gift knitting. We have amazing prizes, and bags made by us from this pinterest tutorial.
 
Entries will be judged on originality and general delightfulness. And obviously, Grinchiness.

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Mother Knows Best:(34:26)

Stick with it and it'll click. (Learning to read your knitting - reading crochet stitches)

When Knitting Attacks:(41:19)

Gigi wanted to work on Sidewalk sweater. She needs to add stitches to accommodate back 40.  She will need to try it on and figure out where to start. She mentions Try it on Tubing.

Opus the octopus.  Gigi needs to attach eyelids before knitting more, so she can start stuffing the head.


Review:(45:28)

Straw into Gold:(55:49)
Device upgrade!

And Sew On:(58:06)

Gigi has been sewing some more seams on Grinch bags. 


Thursday, January 5, 2017

Varsity Sewing - Episode 410 - The Knitmore Girls

Untitled


Listen here:
This episode has been sponsored by:
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Pits; everyone has them, and they can stink and make your clothes wet. But worse than the odor is the chemicals used on this delicate place. If you have been considering a natural deodorant, consider Bar-Maids Probiotic Deodorant. It is aluminum, paraben, and phthalate free and currently offered in 2 sizes and two scents. Give your pits a breather! You could come out smelling like a rose (geranium) – which, by the way, will be released in January.


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Berry colorful yarnings bringing you unique self striping hand dyed yarns, tonal , overdyes, sock blanks, super fun kits and more... Berry Colorful Yarnings has your needs covered. From a Light fingering in a luxurious blend to a bulky 100% Superwash Merino and ALL the yarns in between, you will be able to find the perfect fit for your desired project.

Always open to custom requests, just email Michelle and together we make your color ideas come to life... photo Etsybanner_zps94077e39.jpg
Erin.Lane Bags is teaming up with a new group of indie dyers to bring you the 2017 "Sew, You Knit?" club. Receive a brand new box six time throughout the year, stuffed full with a brand new knitting project, including an exclusive Erin.Lane project bag, an exclusive colorway, and a great pattern that is perfect for the Knit-a-longs that accompany every new box.
This year's dyers include: Destination Yarns, Twisted Owl Fiber Studio, Miss Babs, Safronie, and Gynx Yarns. You won't want to miss out on this colorful and exciting club collection. Visit erinlanebags.com today to sign up for your spot in the 2017 "Sew, You Knit?" club. 
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Let’s put our collective best foot forward!
Adapted from traditional Turkish sock techniques and worked in fifteen contrast colors on a neutral background, these whimsical toe-up socks feature increases across the hinge of the foot to add ease and ensure a comfortable fit.
Perfect for drafty houses, dorms, and anyone with perpetually chilly feet, this pattern yields thick and cozy socks with unique style.
$5 from the sale of every Love Still Wins kit will be donated to Lambda Legal Defense, a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to achieve the full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT people, and those living with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.
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Nothing says I love you like yarn or fiber from Lisa Souza... or a gift certificate from Lisa Souza. Lisa is offering a 15% discount to your listeners, through January. Use the code KNITMORE in the comments box on the order page.

On the Needles:(0:35)

We gush about Plum Deluxe Tea. 

Jasmin has finished her Bifrost scarf. and we discuss blocking. She has picked up her Ashburn #BigBadBergalong, and is using BostonJen's GoodReader lesson, out of Lollipop yarn.


Jasmin is working on her #bigbadbergalong Ashburn (and using BostonJen’s GoodReader lessons).


Gigi is working on the Sidewalk sweater, from the Grown collection by Tincanknits, in Venezia Bulky.


 Jasmin mentions Sherlock Knits, by Joanna Johnson. She has finished a Sherlock hat out of Cascade 220. (She added modifications in her project notes.) She is working on a Cat hat for Genevieve for the Women's March on Washington.

Gigi is working on socks out of White Birch Fiberarts “Little Birdie colorway”.  $10 of the sale of each skein of this color will be donated to the ACLU, and $10 will go to Planned Parenthood.

Gigi is knitting the Smooth Operator Socks. First sock is done, second one is close to the toe. Also, she has started on the 2017 batch of preemie hatsShe has also swatched the Ornament colorway from Knitmona 



In Stitches:(13:39)


Gigi wore knitted socks, a hat, the handspun cowl, and the Knitmore cowl. Looked at closet to pick a sweater, they are bright. She thinks she should wear her Gran's Hug again.

Jasmin wore her Pussycat hat, Rainbow dots cowl, and Breezy Cardigan.  She also mentions the Austen Striped Cowl .Genevieve wore her Elsa sweater, Elsa hat, the baby mine cardigan, the Coronation cardigan, Kapuzin hoodie, hamilknit hat.

Jasmin is excited about having ordered the extra large salad spinner. [Turned out, not so large.]

Rex wore his Welcome to the Flock, and his Landon cardigan and Genevieve's Quynn hat, and bumble hat, and the Dino hat. Jasmin wants to take a Gleener to Rex's sweater. 


Events:(22:02)

We will be attending TNNA 2017 at the San Jose Convention Center January 21-23 and Stitches West,  February 23-26, at the Santa Clara Convention Center. We are planning a Meet and Greet on Saturday at noon in the Erin Lane Booth. We will be happy to collect preemie hats, and hats for KnitAid. Anne Vally will be collecting the hats and sending them on.

Contest:(22:38)

#OperationSockDrawer and #ProjectSweaterChest are  put on hold for the time being
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The  Do Some Good contest  started Friday after Thanksgiving.
The object of Do Some Good is to do something positive on a local, national or global level. Something that benefits more than your immediate family and friends. This year we will try and focus on supporting social justice organizations.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The Grinch-Along started December 1st, and this is an instagram and ravelry thread contest. For this contest, work on anything that brings you joy and is not 2016 holiday gift knitting. We have amazing prizes, and bags made by us from this pinterest tutorial.
 
Entries will be judged on originality and general delightfulness. And obviously, Grinchiness.

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Mother Knows Best:(28:10)
 

Jasmin 2017 is : Speak Up. Speak up for what you believe, speak up when you have a question. 

Review:(35:40)


This week we review
The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary, by Wendy Bernard

Jasmin mentions Barbara Walker,

and our interview with her, and the phenomenal Nicky Epstein stitch dictionaries, and the Norah Gaughan Cables Sourcebook 

And Sew On :(39:00)

Gigi mended some pants. She also did some autopilot sewing of project bags. Jasmin mentions Amy Beth, The Fat Squirrel Speaks and The Knit Girllls, and Voollenvine.


Sunday, January 1, 2017

Newfangled - Episode 409 - The Knitmore Girls

Untitled
 Listen here:



This episode has been sponsored by


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Pits; everyone has them, and they can stink and make your clothes wet. But worse than the odor is the chemicals used on this delicate place. If you have been considering a natural deodorant, consider Bar-Maids Probiotic Deodorant. It is aluminum, paraben, and phthalate free and currently offered in 2 sizes and two scents. Give your pits a breather! You could come out smelling like a rose (geranium) – which, by the way, will be released in January.


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Berry colorful yarnings bringing you unique self striping hand dyed yarns, tonal , overdyes, sock blanks, super fun kits and more... Berry Colorful Yarnings has your needs covered. From a Light fingering in a luxurious blend to a bulky 100% Superwash Merino and ALL the yarns in between, you will be able to find the perfect fit for your desired project.

Always open to custom requests, just email Michelle and together we make your color ideas come to life... photo Etsybanner_zps94077e39.jpg
Erin.Lane Bags is teaming up with a new group of indie dyers to bring you the 2017 "Sew, You Knit?" club. Receive a brand new box six time throughout the year, stuffed full with a brand new knitting project, including an exclusive Erin.Lane project bag, an exclusive colorway, and a great pattern that is perfect for the Knit-a-longs that accompany every new box.
This year's dyers include: Destination Yarns, Twisted Owl Fiber Studio, Miss Babs, Safronie, and Gynx Yarns. You won't want to miss out on this colorful and exciting club collection. Visit erinlanebags.com today to sign up for your spot in the 2017 "Sew, You Knit?" club. 
 photo InfiniteTwistSoftGold_zps2937a47a.jpg   
Let’s put our collective best foot forward!
Adapted from traditional Turkish sock techniques and worked in fifteen contrast colors on a neutral background, these whimsical toe-up socks feature increases across the hinge of the foot to add ease and ensure a comfortable fit.
Perfect for drafty houses, dorms, and anyone with perpetually chilly feet, this pattern yields thick and cozy socks with unique style.
$5 from the sale of every Love Still Wins kit will be donated to Lambda Legal Defense, a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to achieve the full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT people, and those living with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.
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Nothing says I love you like yarn or fiber from Lisa Souza... or a gift certificate from Lisa Souza. Lisa is offering a 15% discount to your listeners, through January. Use the code KNITMORE in the comments box on the order page.


On the Needles:(0:35)




Gigi is practicing her British Style knitting on some more preemie hats. She knitted another Quynn hat out of San Jose Sharks colored yarn. 

 Jasmin mentions Sherlock Knits, by Joanna Johnson. She has nearly finished a Sherlock hat out of Cascade 220. She cast on a Cat hat for Genevieve for the Women's March on Washington.


Gigi is working on socks out of White Birch Fiberarts “Little Birdie colorway”.  $10 of the sale of each skein of this color will be donated to the ACLU, and $10 will go to Planned Parenthood.
Gigi is planning to knit them into Smooth Operator Socks. Socks are on hold until she knits the heel.
Jasmin has a brilliant idea how she could continue.

Gigi mentions the kit of hat knitting needles that she is using.


Jasmin is also working on her Bifrost scarf. and we discuss blocking. Jasmin mentions Boston Jen and Cleaner's Supplies Bags.
In Stitches:(14:52)


Gigi wore knitted socks, a hat, the handspun cowl, and the Knitmore Cowl, and the Serpentine cowl and Jasmin's yellow hat and a cashmere shawl


Jasmin wore her Three Color Cashmere Cowl,Pussycat hat, Rainbow dots cowl, and Breezy Cardigan. She also mentions the Austen Striped Cowl .Genevieve wore her Elsa sweater, Elsa hat, the baby mine cardigan, the Coronation cardigan.


Rex wore his Welcome to the Flock, and his Landon cardigan and Genevieve's Quynn hat, and bumble hat, and the Dino hat.
Andrew wore a sweater out of handspun.



Events:(22:02)

We will be attending TNNA at the San Jose Convention Center January 21-23and Stitches West,  February 23-26, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.


Contest:(22:38)


#OperationSockDrawer and #ProjectSweaterChest are  put on hold for the time being
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The  Do Some Good contest  started Friday after Thanksgiving.
The object of Do Some Good is to do something positive on a local, national or global level. Something that benefits more than your immediate family and friends. This year we will try and focus on supporting social justice organizations.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The Grinch-Along started December 1st, and this is an instagram and ravelry thread contest. For this contest, work on anything that brings you joy and is not 2016 holiday gift knitting. We have amazing prizes, and bags made by us from this pinterest tutorial.
 
Entries will be judged on originality and general delightfulness. And obviously, Grinchiness.

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 We mention Voolenvine's podcast
 

Mother Knows Best:(28:10)


This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread on the Knitmore Girls forum about what comes first, the pattern or the yarn.


When Knitting Attacks:(34:23)



Gigi was working on the Quynn hat, doing decreases. Counting to ten for decreases was too challenging. She had to rip back and start the decreases again. 

Jasmin will redo the earflaps on the Sherlock hat.You can find the color evaluator here.



Review:(35:40)


Pattern and color dictionary 
Some patterns would be wonderful in gradients
 Gigi mentions the Ruby Beholder

And Sew On:(45:56)


Gigi is pressing Grinch-along bags, Jasmin is doing the sewing. We are planning to ask Genevieve to do the drawstrings.


Holidays with the Knitmores:( 59:00)


While we were sewing, we were listening to The Grocery Girls 
Jasmin mention Rosemary Hill's shawl pins
 
Gigi had a gift recipient pick a gift out of her stash of knitted items that are waiting to be blocked, a möbius cowl out of Sivia Harding's Book of Cowls out of Bijou Basin yak.
I really like that pattern and will knit it again.


Jasmin talks how the eggnog and Coquito turned out, as well as how we felt about the hot cocoa and and red wine that we had seen on Facebook. Jasmin mentions Penzey's Cocoa.
Also, we mentioned Glühwein.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Really Good Goodies - Episode 408 - The Knitmore Girls

Untitled
Listen here:

This episode has been sponsored by

 photo EcolusciousSkinCare_zps0936c17e.jpg
Pits; everyone has them, and they can stink and make your clothes wet. But worse than the odor is the chemicals used on this delicate place. If you have been considering a natural deodorant, consider Bar-Maids Probiotic Deodorant. It is aluminum, paraben, and phthalate free and currently offered in 2 sizes and two scents. Give your pits a breather! You could come out smelling like a rose (geranium) – which, by the way, will be released in January.


 photo Three Sheep_triangular pastel tweaks_zpszr7myjuy.jpg
Berry colorful yarnings bringing you unique self striping hand dyed yarns, tonal , overdyes, sock blanks, super fun kits and more... Berry Colorful Yarnings has your needs covered. From a Light fingering in a luxurious blend to a bulky 100% Superwash Merino and ALL the yarns in between, you will be able to find the perfect fit for your desired project.

Always open to custom requests, just email Michelle and together we make your color ideas come to life... photo Etsybanner_zps94077e39.jpg
Erin.Lane Bags is teaming up with a new group of indie dyers to bring you the 2017 "Sew, You Knit?" club. Receive a brand new box six time throughout the year, stuffed full with a brand new knitting project, including an exclusive Erin.Lane project bag, an exclusive colorway, and a great pattern that is perfect for the Knit-a-longs that accompany every new box.
This year's dyers include: Destination Yarns, Twisted Owl Fiber Studio, Miss Babs, Safronie, and Gynx Yarns. You won't want to miss out on this colorful and exciting club collection. Visit erinlanebags.com today to sign up for your spot in the 2017 "Sew, You Knit?" club. 
 photo InfiniteTwistSoftGold_zps2937a47a.jpg   
Let’s put our collective best foot forward!
Adapted from traditional Turkish sock techniques and worked in fifteen contrast colors on a neutral background, these whimsical toe-up socks feature increases across the hinge of the foot to add ease and ensure a comfortable fit.
Perfect for drafty houses, dorms, and anyone with perpetually chilly feet, this pattern yields thick and cozy socks with unique style.
$5 from the sale of every Love Still Wins kit will be donated to Lambda Legal Defense, a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to achieve the full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT people, and those living with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.
 photo Page-01_zpsgpgjdu9d.jpg
Nothing says I love you like yarn or fiber from Lisa Souza... or a gift certificate from Lisa Souza. Lisa is offering a 15% discount to your listeners, through January. Use the code KNITMORE in the comments box on the order page.

On the Needles:(0:33)



Gigi is practicing her British Style knitting on preemie hats. Jasmin mentions the Pussycat hat.
Gigi is making ittie bittie  preemie hat pom poms  and Genevieve helped with that. A Hat for Mrs Goldman  comes up in conversation. We talk about our virtual children's book shelf.
Jasmin mentions the Geeky Girls Knit podcast.



Jasmin wants to knit hats for Rex.

 Jasmin mentions Sherlock Knits, by Joanna Johnson. She cast on a Sherlock hat out of Cascade 220. She finished a Cat hat for the Women's March on Washington on January 21st.



Gigi has knitted the Quynn hat,and started another one. Jasmin mentions Laura from the Knit Girllls.
Jasmin is also working on her Bifrost scarf. She mentions the Manual Spinner.

Gigi is working on socks out of White Birch Fiberarts “Little Birdie colorway”.  $10 of the sale of each skein of this color will be donated to the ACLU, and $10 will go to Planned Parenthood.
Gigi is planning to knit them into smooth operator socks.

Gigi mentions the kit of hat knitting needles that she is using.

Jasmin mentions Wabi Sabi in Canada, and the new collection point now is Anne Vally from Little Skein in the Big Wool. She also is the collection point for Knit Aid.

In Stitches:(27:16)

Gigi wore knitted socks, a hat, the handspun cowl, and the Knitmore Cowl.

Jasmin wore her Pussycat hat, BostonJen Greyhaven hat & cowl, and Breezy Cardigan . Genevieve wore her Elsa sweater, Elsa hat, Duck sweater, the Coronation cardigan.

Rex wore his Welcome to the Flock, and his Landon cardigan and Genevieve's Quynn hat, and bumble hat.


Events:(35:31)




We will be attending TNNA at the San Jose Convention Center, in January and Stitches West,  February 23-26.



Contest:(36:05)



#OperationSockDrawer and #Project SweaterChest are  put on hold for the time being



The  Do Some Good contest  started Friday after Thanksgiving.
The object of Do Some Good is to do something positive on a local, national or global level. Something that benefits more than your immediate family and friends. This year we will try and focus on supporting social justice organizations
.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Grinch-Along started December 1st, and this is an instagram and ravelry thread contest. For this contest, work on anything that brings you joy and is not 2016 holiday gift knitting. We have amazing prizes, and bags made by us from this pinterest tutorial.
 
Entries will be judged on originality and general delightfulness. And obviously, Grinchiness.

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Mother Knows Best:(42:22)

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread on the Knitmore Girls forum about using something other than foam blocking mats

.
Jasmin mentions Flor tiles.

We are looking for ideas for a good blocking set up.

When Knitting Attacks:(47:22)

 

Jasmin can't keep track of a 2 row repeat, even though Joanna Johnson's pattern is brilliant.  Gigi is knitting the Quynn hat in fingering yarn, and there are issues.


Review:(50:10)


My Knitted Doll, by 


Louise Crowther

Gigi mentions the Target version of the American Girls dolls.
Jasmin suggests the Rebecca Danger Monsters and 50 Yards of Fun.

 And Sew On:(54:38)

Gigi is sewing Grinch-along bags

Holidays with the Knitmores:( 59:00)

We talk about the itty bitty Christmas stocking Advent calendar that Gigi sewed from a panel. Gigi filled them with decorations from Beverly's.

Jasmin talks about eggnog and Coquito. And we are thinking about the hot cocoa and and red wine that we have been seeing on facebook.