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Pints And Purls: Portable Projects For The Social Knitter

Updated on November 29, 2012

Social Knitting

I have been knitting beer cozies for ages, so when I saw a book about knitting in bars, I was so excited! I have never actually brought my knitting with me to a bar, but I have been known to bring it out during other social situations. Some projects require too much attention to work on while trying to watch a movie or have a conversation, so having a book full of patterns that are interesting, but easy enough to do around other people is fantastic!

The rating system in this book is the most unique I have ever seen. The book starts with patterns you could attempt early in the night (designated driver - advanced) and then proceeds to simpler patterns for... after you've been at the bar a while (4 drinks - way easy). As long as you can get a table at the bar, you're set!

The authors have a great point of view, and they have a lot to teach you. The knitting instructions in the back of the book do not have any pictures, but there are helpful knitting tips in between the patterns. So is this a book I would want to own? Of course! Pick one up for your favorite knitter!

Pints And Purls: Portable Projects For The Social Knitter

These projects belong on the menu at your favorite bar!

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Don't want to knit at the bar? How about making some beer cozies!

The Best Pattern

Drink-Like-a-Fish Cozy - The felted cozy has a bottom tall enough to fit a beer can, with goldfish running around the sides (Glued on googly eyes makes the finishing touch). The top of the cozy goes up and closes with a clasp like a cape around the neck of a bottle. So 1) fun color pattern that goes beyond stripes, and 2) interesting silhouette = my favorite of the book.

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Would you knit at a bar? - Or whatever comments you may have!

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      8 years ago

      @resabi: Unfortunately no one bought this for me for Christmas, so I will have to wait a bit before I actually own it (I borrow books from my library for reviews.) I do have bar themed knit designs of my own at :)

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      8 years ago

      Proof! We need proof (and I don't mean 80). Seriously, though, it would be fun to have a pic of you at at a bar with your knitting. If you're shy, take the pic from the back and show the knitting over your shoulder. Would also love to see knitted examples from the book -- pix add so much.

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      8 years ago

      Oh come on... have you ever ACTUALLY brought your knitting to a bar? ;)


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