Saturday, December 29, 2007

Knitting Is Dangerous


I impaled myself today with a #5 aluminum double pointed needle. The stupid thing slipped out of the last stitch and fell on the floor, while at the very same moment I moved my leg and hand to try and catch it. I guess that's what I was trying to do. Said needle balanced itself pointy ends normal to the floor, aided by the nap of a really quite lovely area rug. The backside of my ankle/leg area came right down on the seemingly blunt point which left a suspiciously considerable gouge in my flesh.

I'm still plugging along on the socks though, you have to work through the pain. I would at this time like to point out that I never drew blood with a crochet hook. I'll have to do more hooking.

3 comments:

Fault Rocks said...

BAMBOO BAMBOO BAMBOO!! Way less likely to slip out, way way less likely to impale! Worth the extra output. have you seen the sweet chinese bamboo sets available on Ebay? Also, what about socks on two circs? haven't tried it myself but it's supposed to be very safe.

Erin K. said...

Yikes - another reason (besides my short attention span) that I will simply admire you and Crowe's work from afar.

Heal quickly!

Trifarina said...

But they cost so much more! (maybe not as much as a tetanus shot though.) I have seen the sets on e-bay and might get one at some point...