Thursday, August 04, 2011

Sad Face Broken Needle

It's been quite a while since I was enamoured by my straight needles. The Death Knoll tolled years ago, when I first discovered circulars.
I still have many straights, but most of them sleep in the needle-roll I sewed up ages ago.


Recently, I decided I'd get all retro up in here and pull out my pretty Brittany wood needles. I happily toted them along with me to my family's camping trip at the beginning of July.

Witness their physical demise, above.

They were sitting happily in my knitbag, overjoyed to be once again in use, when suddenly a Coleman cooler lid was slammed shut on one. Snapola.

The funny thing is, my sweet and very wonderful mom was the unfortunate murderess of said needles, and was afraid to tell me what had happened until the next day. She didn't want to spoil the evening's campfire, marshmallow roasting and other such funstuffs.

So I Macguyver-ed together a "solution", so that I could indeed knit on during the holiday. A simple elastic band did the trick.

So, the moral of the story... hmmm... well, perhaps the best travellin' needles are not the pretty wood ones.



***TAPS plays softly in the distance***

My discovery of circulars also marked the end for my straight needles.

Rest in Paradise O Lovely Wooden Needle

Susan Luni said...

Not sure, but Brittany might replace your broken needle. I had a broken dpn that they replaced, no charge.

Lori said...

oh, much sadness! Way to be resourceful in the end :)

Hilary said...

Sad. :( But good job finding a quick solution! I hadn't really thought about it, but I've also abandoned my straight needles. Wonder when I last used them...I kinda miss them!

Anonymous said...

you could glue the pieces back together!