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Topic: Lesson learned: Do not drink and knit!  (Read 1109 times)
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frenchnewwave
« on: September 05, 2007 11:28:00 AM »

I like to knit while watching DVDs. I also like to drink while watching DVDs. Why not do all three at once?

This is why:



Haha, I didn't even notice until well after I bound off. Thankfully it's just a stash-busting washcloth.

Do you have any stories of knitting while intoxicated?
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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2007 12:14:53 PM »

Oh man.
When I knit my first garter stitch scarf, I came home from a long night of drinking and my drunk self thought that knitting sounded like a REALLY good idea!

I literally picked up 40 stitches. 40. Not 5, not 10...40.
Oh yeah, and there was a hole big enough for my pointer finger to poke through and say hello to whoever was on the other side.
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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2007 01:20:11 PM »

I'm sorry... but that is too funny!   Cheesy

Craftsters Against Drunk Knitting... Friends don't let friends knit drunk.   Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2007 02:08:51 PM »

I have learned to put the knitting away after one beer or drink.  I have spent many mornings unknitting every row I knit the night before Tongue  I have finally learned my lesson.  One drink and thats it!
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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2007 02:30:26 PM »

Maybe there should be a fine to pay for a KUI... XD
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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2007 02:57:16 PM »

so, while you're drunk and knitting away, do you think to yourself "man this is GORGEOUS ! i'm doing great!!"

because that makes it even funnier Cheesy

i want to knit while drunk to see what happens!
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« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2007 03:29:13 PM »

Haha! I've done this too many times and I always regret it! I can tell I'm screwing up when I'm drinking but then I think, "oh I'll just tuck that piece in" or "I'm sure no one will notice that" or "hey where did that extra stitch come from? Oh well I'll just k2tog right here and then hey! We're even again!"  The next morning it's never a pretty sight!  I just did this 2 nights ago actually.  It always seems like a good idea at the time.  I had to just frog the whole project I'd been working on.  Um, dpns and color changes while watching a movie and knitting drunk is not a good idea.   Roll Eyes
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« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2007 03:37:32 PM »

Haha! I've done this too many times and I always regret it! I can tell I'm screwing up when I'm drinking but then I think, "oh I'll just tuck that piece in" or "I'm sure no one will notice that" or "hey where did that extra stitch come from? Oh well I'll just k2tog right here and then hey! We're even again!"  The next morning it's never a pretty sight!  I just did this 2 nights ago actually.  It always seems like a good idea at the time.  I had to just frog the whole project I'd been working on.  Um, dpns and color changes while watching a movie and knitting drunk is not a good idea.   Roll Eyes

Hey, Coral, I actually think you're onto something here! Maybe this is just the attitude we knitters need when attacking a new technique. The first piece might look like hell, but it would anyway. This way there's no anxiety and lots of confidence. Perfect!
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« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2007 03:44:49 PM »

I was working on a top-down raglan while sharing a bottle of wine with  my hubby......

I thought I had done great with it as I had got to a good 2" below where the neckline is joined into the round.......

only next morning I found that I had managed to get the stitches twisted not once but TWICE!   how I managed that I will never know, but I had to unpick 2" worth of stitches and rejoin it again *sigh*

as for how Ithought it looked - well it looked OK until you straightened it all out (my circ was a little curly), and I just didn't notice the twist until next morning when I went to try it on over my head to see how the raglan shaping was progressing.......

the sickning bit was that the actual stitches looked ok and there were no holes etc, just the 2 twists
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« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2007 04:02:26 PM »


I was working on a scarf, in a new stitch I've never tried before. Came home drunk and was like "YAY!! KNITTING TIME!!"... woke up the next morning and was devastated. It looked like a cat tore it apart or something. But it made me happy at the time that I finished the "pretty" scarf I was working on, haha.
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