Red Red Wine (or How to Prematurely Block your Knitting)

We all know of things that we shouldn’t mix.  Drinking and driving.  White Clothes and a bright Red t-shirt in the wash.  Pop Rocks and Soda. Tequila and your body. But, Red Wine and Knitting?

Naturally those with common sense will absolutely agree with the last statement.  For why would you even think to endanger something so precious.  A few glasses of that burgundy good stuff common sense seems to stagger out of the room.

I was even warned.

It all started while I was looking up You Tube videos with my friend Patricia who saw me leaning closer and closer to my glass and warned, "you better not knock it over".  In hopes to not fulfill that prophecy I pushed the glass away thinking that it was far enough away and I simply wouldn’t reach it.  That Miss  South Carolina response though will get you every time … laughing uncontrollably and flailing my arms around I got a direct hit. A hit that caused a tsunami of wine not only on my new school loaned Tablet PC but on Juliet who was innocently sitting on my lap minding her own business.

Buzz kills are a funny thing.  At one moment you’re foggy eyed and giggly and in another you’re focused, determined and in action.  There was a brief moment of panic thinking what to take care of first – the brand spankin’ new computer or My Knitting.  Good thing there were two of us…   I got the paper towels and began to blot the crap out of Juliet and my computer while Patricia ran to my sink to clear it of dishes and gave it a good scrub down so that we could fill it with water.

Being in mid-row, I had to throw Juliet in the Soak needles and all. It was a very suspenseful 5 minutes. Not knowing whether the red splashes on the Rowan Cocoon were going to indeed wash out.


What was I going to do?  Would I have to soak the whole god dammed thing in Merlot? Of course, having had a few my mind wasn’t truly focusing on the absolute terribleness of Juliet being stained.


I am happy to report that this morning I found her lying on the floor of the kitchen.  Smelling fresh and not a hint of red on her.  I also found that Cocoon has a lovely drape once washed and thus I cannot wait for her to be finished.  Maybe tomorrow!?

As for the wine….Ladies and Gentlemen, I have learned my lesson.  I will just stick to white.


17 thoughts on “Red Red Wine (or How to Prematurely Block your Knitting)

  1. Heather says:

    Hysterical! I’m so glad it’s okay. I was sipping some white wine on Saturday night while working on my Juliet and wondering if I should be combining lace knitting and drinking. (No accidents, fortunately.)


  2. Leslie says:

    First this story stopped my heart, then when I recovered from laughing so hard, I was glad that Juliet wasn’t ruined. I’ve never gotten red wine out of anything, and I’ve ripped my tee off and straight into the soapy water, and the dang thing sets so fast, but I’m still a drinkin’ it!


  3. lomester says:

    There have been so many times I have come so closed to doing that. Red wine is my favorite, and I will not give it up, even if I have to redo 10 rows because I was under its influence 🙂


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