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Old 04-21-2008, 04:50 PM   #1
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When Knitting becomes dangerous
This is so funny because I'd have never thought I could actually hurt myself while knitting. I was knitting on some socks, and you know how small the needles are, and those tiny stitches, that we do NOT want to drop. Well, I tend to hold onto sock needles rather tightly. Anyway, I was working on some socks, and I put my knitting to the side for a little rest. When I stretched out my hands, I noticed red marks on my palm, where my fingernails had dug into my hands. Wow! I had to cut my fingernails back, so sock knitting could be safe.
I noticed the other day a thread were someone had a bad sunburn from knitting outside, and I also think I remember a thread about someone who actually sat down on a knitting needle. So I guess knitting injuries must be pretty common.
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Old 04-21-2008, 05:29 PM   #2
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Old 04-21-2008, 06:03 PM   #3
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I noticed red marks on my palm, where my fingernails had dug into my hands. Wow! I had to cut my fingernails back, so sock knitting could be safe.
Yes, it happens to me too! I can not have long fingernails for that reason.

I almost sat on my needles once. That teaches you to put your needles away when you don't use them! And I almost killed my boyfriend when for some reason one of my needles flew in his direction. I have no idea to this day how that happened. I guess I practice an extreme variant of knitting. Or maybe I'm just very clumsy.
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I have actually become quite good at managing those teeny dpn's, but DH is still afraid of them, especially when sitting next to me watching tv and he wants to change the channell. I tell him I have small very pointy sticks and still can't quite manage them. He backs off
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. . . And I almost killed my boyfriend when for some reason one of my needles flew in his direction. I have no idea to this day how that happened. I guess I practice an extreme variant of knitting. Or maybe I'm just very clumsy.
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I have sat one two of my needles. The little one put a scratch on my bum but the big one put a hole in my pants and BRUISED my bum. I tend to throw myself onto chairs/couches rather than sitting down nicely - my mom always said I would hurt myself one day.
I've also rubbed the skin off my fingers knitting too tight and using the tips of my fingers to help move yarn from needle to needle.
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I feel like such a beginner! I have a calous on my left pointer finger from pushing sharp needles but haven't had any danger!
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I have sat on the dpn's and I tell ya that hurts. I bent the darn needle. It was the options metal one. I was not a happy camper. I did get to straighten it out though. I have put the cable needle into my finger now that was sore for a while. Had to make sure that I didn't get any blood on what I was working on.

Other than that I do pretty well my dh won't let me use the dpn's in the car. He thinks I will hurt him instead of me.



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I have done the whole fingernails into my palm thing, otherwise I haven't hurt anyone. The DBF's mom is always so concerned when I am knitting with DPNs though, especially when the DBF leans over to give me a kiss- she thinks I'm going to poke his eye out!
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There was a thread a while back about how you can wear off your fingerprints from knitting. I didn't know that was possible! I don't guess that is 'dangerous', but it is interesting.
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