Is this really a good idea?
I saw this book, the Knitter's Guide to Yarn Cocktails
for the first time this afternoon. The cover was intriguing, though I don't particularly like the spiral bound/soft cover combination. And I had a hard time getting past the idea of making anything for me that only required four little balls of yarn.
KnitPicks says the patterns are "edgy" and gradually get harder for the newish knitter. That is probably true. I would have said the patterns are bizarre, and if you actually DRINK the cocktails (for which the recipes are included) you'll never get ANYTHING knit at all. Even the "Mexican Coffee" purse or Felted Latte bag left me with a bad, fuzzy taste in my mouth.
The blue "panties" with beaded fringe around the legs put me totally over the top. Aside from the fact that my thighs are probably bigger than your waist, dear reader, WHO wants to sit on little beady beads? Or have curious observers staring at their crotch to see JUST WHAT IS HANGING DOWN THERE?