I Really Had This Conversation
A friend of mine: "Can you knit a beer cozy?"
Me: "Sure. I even know a book that has patterns for a few."
Pints & Purls
This is not a very serious book, but it is seriously fun.
Full of patterns and irreverent attitude, Pints & Purls reminded me of the tone set in Mason-Dixon Knitting.
One of the more unusual aspects of the book is the rating system for the patterns. The four chapters are divided by difficulty, which isn't strange. What is different is the way the rating system is classified. Easier patterns get more bottles of beer in their rating, harder ones get fewer. There are even two patterns called "designated driver" patterns, which means that you really, really want to be sober when you work them.
After all, who among us legal-aged knitters hasn't dropped a stitch or two while knitting in a public house? This book lets you match your party plans to your knitting bag contents. Or the other way around, whatever you need.