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starlight1221
« on: January 28, 2007 11:19:52 AM »

My local paper published this column today by Click and Clack, a couple of car gurus with an awesome sense of humor.  Thought you guys would be interested in the perils of in-car knitting Smiley

http://www.cartalk.com/content/columns/Archive/2007/January/07.html
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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2007 11:23:06 AM »

And here my parents were worried about their leather interior Wink
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2007 12:33:41 PM »

And here my parents were worried about their leather interior Wink


lol. My mom doesn't allow aluminum needles in the car, either for that reason. I use my Denise circs.
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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2007 02:13:58 PM »

And here my parents were worried about their leather interior Wink


lol. My mom doesn't allow aluminum needles in the car, either for that reason. I use my Denise circs.

For a while there, they wouldn't let me knit in the car at all.  So I told 'em they wouldn't receive a single hand-knit item until I could knit in the car Wink
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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2007 02:39:12 PM »

And here my parents were worried about their leather interior Wink


lol. My mom doesn't allow aluminum needles in the car, either for that reason. I use my Denise circs.


For a while there, they wouldn't let me knit in the car at all.  So I told 'em they wouldn't receive a single hand-knit item until I could knit in the car Wink


lol. Ingenious.
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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2007 03:39:11 PM »

They make a good point.  Any unsecured object in a car can go pretty much anywhere when there's an accident.  (This is why babies must be strapped into car seats rather than sitting on someone's lap a la Britney Spears.)  The driver will be focusing on trying to bring the car under control, not on what is happening to the passenger's craft project.  The passenger will probably be panicking him/herself.

When I was a child, my parents wouldn't even let me sew or do cross stitch or needlepoint in the car, because if my father had to stop short, the needle could go into my eye.  And I wore glasses at the time!  These days, I stitch on the commuter rail, but trains cannot stop short (too much mass) and I always take care to keep the needle pointed away from myself and my fellow passengers.  The worst I've done is prick my finger.

So, be safe, and be careful about crafting in the car.
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« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2007 11:29:17 PM »

I'm fairly certain that they were worried about their lovely leather interior and not my eyes Wink  But, yes, it is a good point.  There's no way I'll not knit during a long trip, though Grin
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« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2007 01:05:20 PM »

So, be safe, and be careful about crafting in the car.

I second this! I never use sewing needles or anything like that in the car, but my Denise's are about as safe as I can get while knitting in the car.
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raynbow
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2007 02:54:16 PM »

I liked that last bit about his wife trying to get him to knit in the car, with the metal needles.

I need to try that with my husband... Smiley
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