We had a knitting casualty

Yesterday was a sad day in my house. I had to bid farewell to a Knitter’s Pride knitting needle. IMG_1592These are the size 7 14″ needles from the big set I got as a gift last year. I love these needles. But if you’ll remember, I have two puppies.IMG_1586They’re both around a year old, between 60 and 70 pounds, and they love to play. I was sitting on the couch yesterday, knitting along while chatting with my SIL who’d come over for a crafternoon, and the puppies started roughhousing. They love to chase each other around the house, nipping and chewing and falling and bumping. They jumped on the couch where I was sitting, and rammed into me. I was irritated at first because they made me drop a few stitches. I pushed the dogs off, picked up the stitches, and knit on to the end of the row. As I turned the work to start the next, I noticed the needle was bent. My dogs have more power than I realized. (My mother’s reaction: “Do you realize you could have been seriously hurt?”) Anyway, fortunately I have another set of metal size 7s, just not the fancy Knitter’s Pride, and I was able to continue on my Gradient Cowl.IMG_1591That’s the extent of my knitting yesterday. It was not a good yarn today. I do hope today is better. But I will share the photo of my finished Heartbeat Cowl.IMG_1594The pattern is called River Deep, Mountain High but the red made me think of heartbeats. It still needs blocking and will look much better after that, but I adore this color. Makes me want to start wearing red so I can keep it for myself!

13 thoughts on “We had a knitting casualty

  1. I’m sorry about your needle. I must confess that I’ve been known to gnaw on more than a few bamboo knitting needles myself. They’re just so tasty. [Your gradient cowl is very pretty, by the way! My moms should check out that pattern!]

    • LOL! Yes, I’ve found knitting needles in my mouth before, but I don’t think I’ve ever left marks. 🙂 The pattern is from Purl Bee. They have gorgeous patterns!

      • We cats have pretty sharp teeth! Thanks for the name of the pattern designer — I’ll pass that on! That cowl looks exactly like something my LOUD Mom would love to make 🙂

  2. The other week one of my dogs grabbed a ball of yarn and ran around the kitchen island with it. Needless to say, I had a big tangled mess to clean up….

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