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Old 08-21-2010, 02:25 PM   #1
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Knitting injuries??!!
Have any of my fellow knitters sustained knitting injuries? I'm not talking carpal tunnel syndrome, I mean injuries from the needles??

Here's the story from me: I was running late to jury dury and threw my sock in progress into my purse. As I was getting in the car, I grabbed my bag to throw it on the passenger seat and it scraped along my leg - and lo and behold! One of those sock needles had poked a hole in my bag and (in the words of 3-year-old Julia) gave me a big owie.

Evidence:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/53207240@N03/4913826774/

Has anyone else had something similar?
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Old 08-21-2010, 02:30 PM   #2
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Sorry Sissy. I have not had aknitting injury like that. I have broken a sock needle when I dropped my knitting bag and tried to catch it. Bummer. Hope the injury is not to serious. I cannot see it on this compouter.
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Old 08-21-2010, 05:22 PM   #3
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I've poked a hole in my index finger with the tip of my knitting needles before. Those Options are pretty sharp!
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Old 08-23-2010, 09:21 AM   #4
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been there...done that. I feel your pain...Arnica oil will help take the bruising away very quickly.
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Old 08-23-2010, 09:31 AM   #5
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I've poked a hole in my index finger with the tip of my knitting needles before. Those Options are pretty sharp!
Me too!
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Old 08-23-2010, 10:04 AM   #6
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Someone at Sock Summit 09 moved her leg into a bag under the chair or something and got a needle stuck in her leg. She had to go to ER to have it removed, I guess it was fairly deep.
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Old 08-23-2010, 10:23 AM   #7
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One of my sisters once got a knitting needle stuck in her head. No blood, but a ruined needle. (This was a result of children rough-housing plus my mom's knitting project on the back of the couch.)
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Old 08-23-2010, 10:57 AM   #8
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Wow...I've never had an injury like these. Yikes!
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Old 08-23-2010, 11:16 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by cftwo View Post
One of my sisters once got a knitting needle stuck in her head. No blood, but a ruined needle.
Is it bad that my first reaction was "Oh man, it must have sucked to wreck that needle - what'd she do when she needed to start the next row?"
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Old 08-23-2010, 12:36 PM   #10
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My dog almost suffered severe injuries when I came home one night and discovered my GORGEOUS purple sock yarn in a torn up ball and my DPNs chewed!



After checking his mouth for injuries, I almost killed him LOL
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