...but this triggered an eruption! I've broken a couple of bamboo needles before, but never metallic ones.
I've broken a lot of needles... resin,wood, plastic and I think I had some metal ones fracture...I take it these weren't hollow points?
Just out of curiousity: I'm assuming you "throw" vs "Pick". Do you tuck the stationery needle (if you throw) under an arm or supported by a belt when you knit? That would have a lot to do with metal fatigue...
Yes, this technique requires throwing. No tucking and no belt, though - it was a circular needle. Well, still is - I think I'll keep it as a trophy!
frazom: well, it did make me laugh too, partly because it was so absurd but also because it made me think of "No Country for Old Men". (Won't spoil it for those who are going to.)
BuduR: whatever metal is easiest to break, that's for certain! Before I quit smoking my arms looked like spaghetti, but now my upper arms are more like pike bellies.
Tallguy: apart from being neither violent nor strong I don't get angry easily. (I sound like an old senile cow, don't I?) I was eager rather than mad. Anyway, there's no reason to hide, promise!
murfpapa: I'm far more like Charlie Brown!
I would not have believed it without that picture!!, i mean how strength is necessary to do that? jajaja, i'm sorry i'm not trying to be mean, is just that it is kind of funny :S
I'm assuming these were aluminum and not like brass.
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Poor Asplund........ HUGS
Wow!! Can you imagine what kind of force would be needed to break a metal needle like that??!! How mad were you at that knitting??
I can't believe it. I'm staying out of YOUR reach!
Is your real name "Clark Kent"? Or maybe been eating too much spinach?
It broke while you were knitting? I would probably would have had a brain hemmorage.
I wish I were knitting now.
I just can't believe you did this, what have those needles ever done to you but shown you love and kindness. This is probably the worst form of knitter cruelty on the face of the earth, you should be so ashamed.
And when you're done with that, I'm all for blackmail!
Oh My! I think you need a hug!
Everything will be fine.
Thank you - for the hug and for making me laugh! I feel much better now!
I would not have believed it without the picture. You must be a real mean knitter. I would send this picture to the manufacturer of the needles to see their reaction.
Good idea - maybe I'll even have a stab at blackmail, since they make nice yarn!
Seriously, I can hardly believe what happened myself! I'm not very strong, and definitely not violent. It must have been all the wear and tear my needles have been subject to over the years.
I suppose knitting needles can get metal fatigue as well.
Hmmmm...I think we need an investigation into knitter doping.......
Something for the MWK knitting book purly man suggests?
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