When my life is in chaos around me, I turn to crafts, so my newest find is Pints & Purls.
What could be more wonderful than knitting patterns you can drink by. The patterns are rated by the number of beverages that can be consumed before you are in trouble with the knitting pattern. If you see that you need a designated driver than you better put down that beer and concentrate on what you are doing. But the underlying philosophy is hey, so what if you drop a stitch or forget what row you’re on, you’re knitting in a bar, so just order another round.
I thought this was a very fun book, and it had many patterns I would be interested in making, some just because they have great names; i.e. zori coasters; drink like a fish beer cozy and drunken sweater. Of course I have treasured the advise of a long ago blogster who told me to put my red wine in a sippy cup so it wouldn’t spill on my knitting.
So drink up, knit some, socialize with other crafters.