Thursday, August 23, 2007


Houston, we have a problem...
This is Diana at Knitch last week. It seems she was minding her own business, working on a pair of socks when out of nowhere the tip of her needle was mysteriously severred from the cable (Horrifying).
I immediately took a picture to use later as a training tool for future yarn doctors.
What do you do when tragedy strikes?
Well, Diana put the cable back into the tip and managed to continue knitting on her sock.
I suggested she contact the company and get a replacement, rather than just band aid the problem.
She will be o.k.
I'm just glad I was there. Who knows what might have happened if she had been alone when this happened.
There is no telling if there will be any post traumatic stress from this incident, but I will be sure to follow up with her at the next knit in.


The Socks are finished. They are being blocked and will be held overnight for observation.


First of all I would like to thank Melissa, a very talented spinner and knitter, for spinning this absolutely wonderful yarn. She was kind enough to give this to me and I am so excited. It has many interesting color changes and is really just a treat to get to knit with.

My diagnosis: 100% knittable.

I have started a multi-directional scarf with the gift and think it will really show all the colors well. Thanks again Melissa!


Hockey Mom said...

I should have been there - I would have been the rubbernecker on the side of the road for sure!

The socks look great and I can't wait to see how to scarf grows.

Claudia said...

Houston - we have the Yarn Doctor! I like the socks :-) Nice German yarn!!!

Melissa said...

Yay! I'm so glad you like it :)

Diana T. said...

Some how, I think that pouty face was cuter when I was little! Of course, I haven't contacted the company to get a replacement yet and am still knitting on the "bandaged" needle. I will follow your advice...eventually.
The socks look great and your yarn from Melissa is knitting up beautifully.

KnitWit said...

Are those THE socks Tom?