If you’ve been on Facebook lately, you may have seen this post from Vanna White about an embarrassing crochet moment on an airplane:
We’ve all been there. Crafting in public can lead to some truly cringe-inducing moments. I’ve had a stray double pointed needle roll down half a subway car, leading me to chase after it, while the train was in motion. Fortunately New Yorkers are nicer than the stereotypes would lead you to believe, and someone grabbed it for me.
Have you had any hilarious mishaps while knitting or crocheting? We want to hear about it! Leave a comment and let us know! We want to know about all the awkward stuff — accidentally poking someone with a knitting needle, dropping bits and pieces in public, finding a crochet hook in your ponytail, whatever.
“Two years ago my flight switched gates. I knit my way down the hall, with headphones on. Finally someone tapped me on the shoulder to get my attention- my skein was back at the old gate, and I was trailing yarn a few hundred feet.” — Anthony Gimondo
“I showed up to knitting group and when I got in the door all the ladies started standing up and looking in horror at the door, turns out I had dropped the ball in the floor board of the car and my project bag in my arm had pulled/unwound it all the way across the parking lot into the shop.” — Stephanie Kuhler
“My husband uses a shopping cart for support when he shops. He was in the new Walmart in Kingston, ON and browsing around. (he likes to shop) At one point, a woman came up to him and said she wondered where ‘it’ would lead as she pointed to the floor. When he looked down he realized that somehow the wheel on his cart had picked up a stringer of yarn from the craft aisle and he hadn’t noticed for quite some time but there was his meandering paths up and down aisles and all around. He was embarrassed at the time, but we laugh about it now!” — Bonita Shanks
“During one of the hardest rain storms possible, I traveled an hour to the largest yarn store in the area to find the whitest white yarn possible in order to complete a project. I found the whites white yarn, of course it was the last skein of all their white yarns. Once home, I opened the car door and the bag holding the skein of whites white yarn fell upside down into a mud puddle. That project is still frogged.” — Evie Schipper
Let us know what embarrassing stories you have that will make us laugh and cringe — no judgment here!