Sunday, June 10, 2012

A Sad Story with a Happy Ending

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When one carries knitting with her everywhere she goes, there must be the occasional casualty.  I was a little annoyed that it had to be this particular needle, which I especially like because it is very pointy, and also, it is pink. 

However, nothing is wasted:

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One plastic bead, a little E6000, and a man with a drill later, order is restored.  And it is still pink.  I’m so glad I didn’t go with my first instinct, which was to declare it broken beyond repair and fling it angrily into the bushes.  Never give up on a pink knitting needle.

22 comments:

  1. Yay! It's fixed and Yay! It's still pink!!! Well done on saving it from a horrible fate in the bushes!!! Make do and mend.... xxx

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  2. I love a pink needle :)
    But, more to the point - what is that loveliness on your needles?

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  3. I gave up on knitting needles right away -- just couldn't get the hang of it. Things might have been different if I had pink ones. HA! Good save. Tammy

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  4. I think I need a knitting bag with the motto "Never give up on a pink knitting needle". Words of wisdom!

    Jen

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  5. It lives to knit another day! How fabulous.
    Leah
    x

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  6. Very impressive reconstruction, Kristen:) I am glad your pink friend is still with you and not cast away to some ignoble fate.
    [One repurposing project that gave me pause was noting that my brother-in-law had used a Lego as a nob on the control panel of his Cessna
    airplane. It worked, but somehow did not build my confidence in his piloting, whereas your knitting needle fix convinces me you are a creative, constructive, accomplished knitter!]
    Joy to you and yours,
    Gracie <3

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  7. That's so cute, I'd be tempted to break of the other needle and replace the end with a matching bead!

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  8. Aren't the men in our lives good to us? I'm glad your needle was able to be repaired. I have had a couple that my eldest son snapped when he was quite a bit smaller... (My fave vintage green one was one casualty), and Hubs managed to fix them for me too. :)

    Happy knitting with your re-vamped needle!

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  9. never underestimate the power of anything Pink!

    way-to-go Man With a Drill!

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  10. Love it!!! Pink rules. Never get rid of the pink needle. :)

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  11. what a man!! and what a great save..jane

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  12. eh! eh! eh! eh! ;-))))
    xxxx Alessandra

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  13. just home from a weekend away - and not sure what all I have in needles as I've not knit in many decades...... that said I have inherited all of my Mom and Grandmothers needles.... would be glad to send you any pink ones I might have if you'd care to send me your address.... I can be reached at Twigwoman@gmail if you are so inclined to contact me......

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  14. Glad to hear your needles are back in working order. I really like the design of your project.
    Keep on Knitting.
    Ali x

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  15. Oh my gosh, I love those needles!!! Where can I get pink needles!? :)

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    1. I got them at a yard sale, I think! :)

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  16. Heh, heh, it sounds like NIKE knitting - never, never give up...knitting!

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  17. So that's your secret to all that fabulous knitting....pink needles!!!!

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  18. I'm glad you fixed it! I have my pink needles and it's my favourite, too. :)

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