PSA: Important Knitting Rule.
If you are the sort to have an occasional drink, it is a good idea to keep around a knitting project that you can safely work on after having a drink or two. There is, in fact, a whole book dedicated to this idea. (The book rates knitting patterns based upon how many drinks you can have and still safely work on the project.)
Having had a drink, I think I shall put away the Terribly Intricate Project for the evening, and pull out a nearly-fool-proof project.