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Elspeth

You poor dear! Here's hoping you don't need stitches (ha), a tetanus booster or a visit to a doctor. It might be tough to explain to the doctor that while you were knitting the waiting room, you were in fact stabbed by a knitting needle. Perhaps it'll give you knitting street cred, like a ganster or something. Feel better!

carolyn

wow. that's crazy! although I'm fairly certain I would have taken a photo of it too. Hope it's not too painful

claudia

Yup, I would've taken a picture too.

Lucy, you've got some 'splainin to do....

Norma

Holy cow, the lengths we bloggers will go to....(shaking head disapprovingly...)

chelsea

stitches?? here's hoping you don't have splinters! (those look like bamboo needles!?)

love the 100 list, and that is honestly the best looking Noro sweater I have seen in many moons...

Cassie

I'm sorry, I need to know. Did it bleed when you pulled the needle out?

That's too freaky. I think I'm glad you got a picture. Not sure, though.

Colleen

Oooohmmmmmyyyy *thunk* [fainting to the floor.]

I hope that you're okay, and that you got that wound checked out.

Johanna

It takes a whole lot to make me laugh out loud at something I read, but here I am laughing.

If the toddler had done this you'd think, "only he could get himself into a mess like this!", nope mommy can too! Most importantly though, is the needle okay?

June

Ow ow ow ow ow...! Did you cry?

julia fc

It didn't hurt one bit. In fact it was rather painless. It was hard to pull out,(geez, I had to put everything down and use both hands) and it did bleed. I packed it with neosporin, put a cow-print band-aid over it, and I haven't checked it since. Think I should?
It was a metal needle, and it washed out nicely. No stain. I used it as part of the quartet to knit up the second cuff but minutes after its little assault. We're still friends.

Emily

Ow! Ow! Ow!
Hmmm. One more reason to prefer bamboo DPNs. They would probably just break.
There's not much I remember from the first aid class I took a few years back, but I do remember the story on "puncture wounds." As long as they don't get infected, they heal up pretty fast.
And again: Ow!!!!!!

Dani

Being punctured by a knitting needle is one of my nightmares! I'm glad to hear that it didn't hurt too much.

Rani

Owie, owie, ow, ow, ow!!! I clicked on the picture before I read your warning. I can't believe that happened! Wait, yes I can. You have proof. Owie!!!!!!

alison

Yikes! I hope you've had your tetanus shot. Glad to hear though that the toddler was spared.

ruthann

Knitters: Ack me punk sure Glad your ok.

Wendy

You know you are a blogger when something like that happens and the first thing you do is snap a photo!

Yikes! But I know I would have done the same thing.

Liz

Talk about a bad-ass knitter - I think you just redefined the term.

I'm a horrible person but the first thing I did was laugh, the second thing was to think "WOW!" and only then did I think "Oh, you poor thing."

On a more serious note, you might want to at least call your doctor about it. Puncture wounds can get nasty very quickly and, while there isn't anything he can do about it that you didn't do, he may want to put you on a round of antibiotics to make sure it doesn't get infected. (Speaking from my experience the last time I had puncture wounds.)

Cathy

I'm really amazed that you stopped to take a picture. Personally, I would've done at least a little bit of freaking out first.
Glad your leg is okay, and that your beloved sweater will soon be wearable again.

Laura

OWWW! Are you OK? Tetanus shot!!!!

Margene

What's a grrl to do but blog about it...I about jumped out of my chair when I saw the photo and had to enlarge to make sure it was what I thought it was. I'm still trying to breathe. Make sure you keep an eye on it!
Be safe!

Julia

Yowza! (I think that says it all!)

Annie

ewww! Hope it feels better quickly!

Chris

Yikes!!! But I'm impressed you thought quickly enough to grap the photo. Puncture wounds in animals do quite nicely with hydrogen peroxide, which is what I would do for myself in that situation. But, I ain't a doc so that's not my advice to anyone else. Advice would have to be: go see a doc! Glad the kniting needle is ok!

Chris

melanie

I'm ashamed, I laughed too. I'm glad it wasn't painful...I suppposed it could have been a 10.5!

Kim

Ouch! I said it as soon as I saw the picture, even before I saw the caption. I feel partially responsible so I'm emailing you my deepest apologies.

kim in oregon

Bad yarn! Bad needle!

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