22 February 2006

Nooooooo!

*Someone* stepped on my knitting, more specifically my Tropical Paradise sock, and BROKE one of my 2mm bamboo DPNs!! And bent another one... CRAP and BUGGER!! I suppose I can finish the sock on 3 needles + 1 bent needle... but I'm NOT HAPPY JAN.

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  1. Amputate *someone's* offending foot. It's really the only way to feel better.

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  2. *Sharpens kitchen knife*

    Right, I'm ready >:|

    I've managed to massage the bent needle back into moderate straightfulness, but it's probably weakened.

    Nothing I can do for poor broken Luc - Luc, Luc, speak to meeeee!!

    Cry

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  3. I have a sneaking suspicion that bamboo satay sticks are 2mm needles in disguise. I'm buying some today to test the theory.

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  4. I've just checked the skewers in my kitchen - they're 3.25mm...

    DH has had a go at sticking little broken Luc together with gap-filling Flash (special glue). We shall see... I have to let him rest and mend overnight, and then I'll see how he performs on the sock (this is LUC we're talking about here, not DH ;)

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  5. But your knitting is beautiful, even if Luc is a little busted. Hey, men with scars are sexy.

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  6. Thank you, Anne :) I like the image of my sexy scarred Luc needle - Maybe he's become a pirate needle LOL!

    Still waiting to see if the glue has worked...

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  7. Of course the culprit will have saved you some knitting time. They will only require one sock from now on ;)

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  8. ROFL!

    DH just looked at Luc (well, he must have done a *bit* more than just looking) cos it's broken again. Oh well. The glue was a long shot...

    I've heard on the Knitty Forum about glove-length needles, which are like 10cm long... so I think I'll put a bead on the end of the two pieces, and have some lace / glove needles. I'm not going to snap my other 2mm DPNs in half to make a full set of 5, though!

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  9. Vale Luc, your life was not in vain and now you are proof of reincarnaton.

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  10. I found two cute wooden beads that fit perfectly on the ends of Luc 2, so I have my lace bookmark needles. I've also emailled Ozeyarn to see if they sell replacement needles singly. Worth a try...

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  11. It's like something from Star Wars, isn't it...

    I don't know if I can use the mini-Lucs for lace knitting, they are ridiculously short. Maybe a kitsch knitting brooch?

    Sigh.

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