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01-07-2008, 03:25 PM
anyone else have a weakness for drinking while knitting? :mmm:

oh please let someone say yes!Crossed Fingers :aww:

01-07-2008, 03:32 PM
Yes! White Zinfadel! I think because knitting makes me feel so relaxed. You would think if I were so relaxed I wouldn't need the wine, but I like the combination.

01-07-2008, 04:08 PM
Heck yeah! I love drinking red wine while knitting. I can sip and knit. It's very relaxing, and it keeps me from drinking too much. :teehee:

Wanda Witch
01-07-2008, 04:18 PM
Yes. However, I have found probably one glass of the grape, two and I would mess up a little, any more than that - well Swiss cheese for a pattern. It is relaxing, I knit in the kitchen and that is where the wine drinking is also. The saying that goes, "I like to cook with wine; sometimes I even put some in the food," well, I don't want red wine in my knitting.......

01-07-2008, 04:51 PM
I was a professional wine writer so knitting and wine are constant companions in this household!

01-07-2008, 04:54 PM
White Zinfandel, Chablis, Pinot Noir, Merlot, I love them all.

But, I usually get a headache with just one glass. So, I have to ration myself.

01-07-2008, 05:01 PM
Yes, but I'm not a huge fan of wine. I prefer Micolob Ultra. But, after a couple, I HAVE to put the knitting down, or I'll have to frog it! At least while knitting, the drinking happens VERY slow, so I'm usually good.

01-07-2008, 05:02 PM
HEHE my hubby loves when I decide to have a glass of wine or mixed drink while knitting b/c I usually forget about my drink and then he can swoop in from behind and take it without me noticing.

01-07-2008, 06:50 PM
I love a nice glass of pinot or reisling while knitting. But usually only once in a great while. I rarely drink (I get goofy and giggly), but it IS relaxing with my knitting!

01-07-2008, 07:44 PM
you all already know I do, remember the Bailys stains in the top down sweater?
I actually made a promise to stop drinking the top shelf stuff this year, the B-52s are expensive way to relax


01-07-2008, 08:02 PM
:raises hand: I limit myself to one glass or things get weird and I go to bed thinking about what a great job I did and wake up thinking what the?!

I prefer white wine, I have a fear of red wine and yarn. I have 2 kids (one toddler) and a cat, accidents happen.

Knit Princess
01-07-2008, 08:19 PM
Chardonay....hmmm..maybe I'll pour myself a glass now! :clink:

01-07-2008, 08:26 PM
If I'm going to have wine, it has to be red and preferably a merlot. There are several fabulous ones. *happy sigh* But if I truly want a good, relaxing evening, I'll have a black russian or two. ^_^

01-07-2008, 08:41 PM
I am, in fact, enjoying an AWESOME sangiovese right now from Niner Wine Estates in California, 2004. It's incredible. Highly recommended.

01-07-2008, 10:20 PM
I've been known to have a nip of Scotch while knitting.

01-08-2008, 12:06 AM
About twice a year, I'll go to the local ABC store, and buy 6 tiny bottles of different liquers to sample.

My hubby always laughs at me when I bring home a small bag full of little bottles. Then he laughs again when it takes me 6 months to finish them. :teehee: (I usually pour a tiny shot glass full and sip it over the course of an hour, so each bottle is good for two different times.)

I will sometimes get a regular size bottle of Kahlua, or another sweet creamy blend. But, I don't think I can drink them anymore on my low carb diet. I'll have to look up nutrition info online to find out.

01-08-2008, 07:32 AM
Absolutely!! Two of my favorite things together! 2 glasses is my limit though and lots of times only one.

01-08-2008, 03:03 PM
I do, when a bottle is opened. I'm the only one that drinks in the household, unless I get a vacu-vin, then there is no point of opening a bottle all to myself. Recently I had a Gray Monk, Pinot Gris 2004. I've got a Selbach Reisling, a Dr. Loosen Reisling. Jackson Triggs Cab Sauvingon and a couple ice wines in my cellar . Hmm there is an ice wine in my fridge :D that awaits to be uncorked. Hmmm...

01-08-2008, 04:04 PM
Dangles, definitely get the vacu-vin! It's not that expensive, and the stoppers last forever! :)

I'll have a nice glass of merlot or cab, please! :)

01-08-2008, 04:53 PM
I love having a glass of lovely red Merlot while knitting. Limit is usually one glass, but that's okay since my favourite unique glass is rather large (2 glasses = half a bottle). Again that's actually a good thing since I'm the only drinker in the house so have to finish the bottle before it goes bad. Right? In fact I could go for some wine and knitting right now - but *sigh* I don't think my boss would be too enthusiastic about it!

01-09-2008, 08:21 PM
anyone else have a weakness for drinking while knitting? :mmm:

oh please let someone say yes!Crossed Fingers :aww:
Love it! The ultimate relaxation. I can't wait to have this baby & curl up with some malabrigo and pinot grigio.

01-09-2008, 10:46 PM
we have a knit-wits group at work and we're planning monthly get-togethers after work, once a month for wine & knitting. This month will be our second evening.....I missed the first one, because I was sick, so I am SUPER excited for this month's :knitting:

NC Girl
01-10-2008, 04:26 PM
Ahhh yes, not wine, but I love a cold beer while I'm knitting. I'm not a wine drinker nor a liquor drinker, but just a lil ole redneck Southern belle beer drinker. :mrgreen: LOL!


01-10-2008, 09:40 PM
Actually, I am NOW having a glass of Farmer's Red. It's a local wine from a teeny weeny vineyard/farm in my area (I live out in the middle of no where). It's a super sweet red that I love to drink alone without food in the evening.