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Old 08-06-2008, 12:51 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by margrue View Post
I did read a mystery years ago in which the character was killed by someone stabbing a fine metal knitting needle into her ear to her brain as she slept, and another one more recently where the needle was stabbed into the person's spine at the base of the neck, so it has been thought of, if not actually done.
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Old 08-06-2008, 10:23 AM   #22
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Yikes. I was just making a joke but, I guess if someone was desperate enough..........
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Old 08-06-2008, 10:42 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by SBG View Post
I'd love to know if there has ever been a case of knitting needles used as weapons.

The only weapon is the human mind - the rest are just tools. Where there is a will, they will find a tool.

Do they require women to leave spiked heel shoes in the car? The needles on my 9, 12 and 16 inch circular needles that I use for socks are shorter than some spiked heels I have seen.

And they are shorter than the metal Cross ink pen. With a fine point ink cartridge it would make a good tool.

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I still think pens and pencils are just as dangerous as a knitting needle, but I haven't seen anyone have to surrender their writing tools.
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Jury Duty Los Angeles - yes you CAN knit (with some restrictions)
June 2011: The website for the Los Angeles Superior Court says that scissors, nail clippers and metal knitting needles are not permitted in any courthouse. No mention of wood or plastic, so I brought my wooden interchangeable circulars with tips in a couple different sizes. My bag went through the x-ray 4 times (in and out of the courthouse for lunch and breaks) and was never questioned. I also had a wooden crochet hook, plastic cable needle and a yarn cutter pendant.

I'd brought an envelope and stamps with me in case I had to mail my needles back to myself, but didn't need them.

So, if you leave your metal needles at home, you can knit in the Jury Assembly Room but not in a court room. The lunch breaks in California courts are an hour and a half long, so you might want to bring your knitting on days you serve on a jury, even though you can't knit during a trial.
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I'd love to know if there has ever been a case of knitting needles used as weapons.
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