“The advantage of sitting on your knitting needles is that it gives you a boost, and gets you up – and moving!”
“Somebody pull my knitting needles out!” I shrieked as I shot out of my chair. I looked like a peacock in full plumage with my two skinny knitting needles stuck into my bottom with my partially knit sweater panel hanging down.
I had been absolutely convinced that I had plenty of room for plopping back into my overstuffed chair. As I had my knitting stuffed in the crack between the cushion and the arm of my chair. However, I evidently didn’t realize that baggy sweatshirts were knitting needle magnets. As the needles, pierced my sweatshirt, jeans, underwear, and took root in my bottom, I shot out of the chair like a ball shot from a cannon. Dancing around the family room yelling like a half-plucked peacock on drugs, no one appeared to remove the projectiles as my brother had run off to my parents’ room screaming, “Gwynn, sat on her knitting needles!” A lot of good that does me!
Actually, I’m lucky that at the time we lived in a California beach town, as if I had lived up here in the Northwest that fall, hunting season would have started and I would have had to worry about a near-sighted hunter solving my problem for me.
Since no one came running to my rescue, I definitely had to take the situation in hand and pull out the needles. I wasn’t too interested in sitting down for several days but eventually I healed up just fine.
My advice to all knitters…….return your project safely to your knitting bag or you too may discover the joys of being stuck on knitting.