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Marni
02-27-2006, 01:24 PM
OMG, I gasped when the coffee lid came off as I nestled the cup into the cup holder of my car and Lite White Latte with raspberry flavoring and chocolate melted sprinkles splashed onto the afghan panel that was in my knitting bag! FORTUNATELY, I think it was saved and the splash is at the beginning so I could undo and knit backwards if I have to... but EEEEK!!

Before I started knitting, I would have totally gone into hysterics and had a freaking fit with the coffee shop guy for being such a idiot for not clicking down the lid and while crying and feeling that world had just ended would have most certainly made a total boob of myself over a few hours work and some cheap yarn. Of course I'm exaggerating a little bit, but see.... knitting really does relax you!!!!

I even laughed a little about it when I went back in to return the rag I'd borrowed to clean out my 1 month old car. Having an Element with no carpet really helped here too :)

Anyway, I had to share and wondered as I dabbed off the coffee if anyone else has ruined or almost ruined a WIP.

countingsheep
02-27-2006, 02:17 PM
OK, I haven't done that but... I am constantly finding my dog on my WIP. She is not a small dog (like Howie) but a great, big cow of a dog - a white with brown spots English Setter who sheds! Plus, to really :evil:... she bent a bamboo needle! I guess given her body weight and warmth, she just kinda... warped it. It now curves ever so slightly. I was not happy!!! :wall: I can still knit with it but still... that's just wrong!

One thing to remember: if you're using washable yarn, wash that sucker! I have to wash things that the dog uses for a nest quite often and no one ever complains when the things are gifts.

Good luck and check those coffee lids!
Ang

Jenelle
02-27-2006, 02:31 PM
I have a problem with dog and cat hair over alot of my FO's and yarn. :rollseyes:

I don't think I ever spilt something on a WIP or FO though, I usually keep drinks 4 ft away from them(I'm weird like that :rofling: ), so no spills ever occur.


Sorry to hear about the afghan though :(

margie
02-27-2006, 02:51 PM
I haven't spilled on a WIP, but I did have an 18-month old grab one off of the table and run in the other room with it, trailing yarn behind him!! I was able to save it, although it took some work. I'm not very good at fixing mistakes, and he had the needle halfway out by the time I caught him. :fingerwag:

feministmama
02-27-2006, 02:58 PM
I got off a city bus with a ball of yarn still on the bus! :shock: A good samaratin caught it before the doors closed and gave it back. No reall damage except to my ego and a lot of frogging. :frog:

Ingrid
02-27-2006, 04:35 PM
I ruined a sweater with coffee, too. It was a partial child's sweater, so it wasn't too much of a loss. It probably could have been washed if I'd caught it right away, but it sat over the weekend without my noticing it. I just tossed it.

geekgolightly
02-27-2006, 11:04 PM
i count five or six items in the past two months ive been knitting, that either the baby or the dog has ruined my WIP. any sane person would have given up the ghost, but i can;t help continuing. :XX:

its heartbreaking though, to see gizmodo dragon with my knitting in his mouth in tatters. i only use metal needles now, because he isnt interested in chewing those to pieces. the plastic ones are like long thin bones as far as he is concerned grrrr

HeatherFeather
02-27-2006, 11:08 PM
I usually keep drinks 4 ft away from them(I'm weird like that Rolling On Floor Laughing ), so no spills ever occur.

kinda like the scout blood circle my ds keeps telling me I invade???

Lana
02-27-2006, 11:19 PM
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, I spilled grape juice on the size 52" fisherman sweater I was making for my BIG brother (years ago).
My quick thinkin', fast movin' 4 year old was back with the roll of Bounty towels before I got a word out.
Love that lanolin rich yarn. The juice wasn't absorbed.
And I learned not to eat or drink near my knitting.

Jenelle
02-27-2006, 11:23 PM
I usually keep drinks 4 ft away from them(I'm weird like that Rolling On Floor Laughing ), so no spills ever occur.

kinda like the scout blood circle my ds keeps telling me I invade???

Probably :rofling:

(What in the world is a blood circle? :?? :shifty: )

HeatherFeather
02-27-2006, 11:32 PM
when you have knife in hand, outstretch your arm, and go in a circle...that is the blood circle, if you are in it, (other than the knife holder of course) then you have the grave possiblity of getting injured!!!

I'll have knife in hand cooking, and get close to him...MOVE BACK...as the boy is running away from me...or if HE is the one with the knife and I forget...he gives me all sorts of grief about it...LOVE that kid!!! :)

Jenelle
02-27-2006, 11:35 PM
Ahh, that'd be fun in a way :rofling:

HeatherFeather
02-27-2006, 11:41 PM
to answer the question...i am working on a christening gown for my godson, and he is expected to be here in a couple weeks.....(early premature...say stay in mommy prayers please!!!) and my dd 7 moved it and I lost about 10 stitches...uggg...i had time to knit today, but didn't have the stomach to pick it up to see how bad it is....

Jenelle
02-28-2006, 12:08 AM
(early premature...say stay in mommy prayers please!!!)

:heart: :heart: :pray: