The Coffee Fiasco

Normally I am one of those obnoxious morning people. I wake up perky and ready to go. Last Friday I didn’t find it quite so easy thanks to the cold weather making bed seem like a much better choice than anything ever so by the time I got to work I was barely alert.

When I’m tired I get clumsy. I really should have known better than to put my (large) coffee next to my handknit fingerless gloves.

You can see where this is going.

Thankfully the impressive amount of milky, sweet caffeine avoided my kindle and my work computer but it soaked my headset and the gloves. I spent the first ten minutes of my day mopping it up. Because I was at work I couldn’t dump the gloves in water so by the time I had the chance to clean them they had been stewing in coffee for hours and hours.

Best thing is I don’t usually take much milk in my coffee and very rarely take sugar. Of course I had to spill it that day.

It has taken three separate washes in Soak scentless to get rid of the smell. Fortunately the Manos Del Uruguay I used for the gloves was already a deep brown/red/purple so if there’s a stain it looks deliberate. I can’t tell the difference. Imagine if it had been my pale blue shawl or my sparkly pink cardigan!

Please tell me I’m not the only one this happens to – share your spillage/ruined knits disasters with me below. We can commiserate in our clumsiness together.


13 thoughts on “The Coffee Fiasco

  1. Oh no! Well done for managing to save them! Luckily *touch wood* I’ve never ruined anything that way, although I have felted the back of a really nice summer top I’d knitted by wearing a backpack *sigh*


  2. Oh no!!! You’re definitely not alone. It’s not a knitting disaster but I’ll share all the same – I had thick, rich, red tomato base spilt all over a cross stitch I had just completed. I couldn’t save it 😦 The red seeped in SO quickly!


  3. This is so cool! (Not the coffee part, that’s very sad). I live in Prince Edward County, Ontario which is just a hop, skip and a jump down the 401. I’ve just been reading some of your other posts and did not realize there was a yarn shop in Whitby! What good news! …and Welcome Home πŸ™‚


  4. I don’t have a coffee story but don’t have me sit, stand or go anywhere next to a glass of water. It’s an accident that’s destined to happen. Glad you’re alright though. πŸ˜€


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