Knitting News...Exploding Needle!

My roommate found this story. I’m not sure if you guys have seen it, so…enjoy?
http://www.ptleader.com/main.asp?Search=1&ArticleID=10138&SectionID=36&SubSectionID=&S=1

:shock: :shock: Wow…that is freaky! Wonder if it’s true? I don’t see it on Urban Legends.

:shock: Oh wow… that’s… uncommon :shock:

that cant be right… :roflhard:

I ain’t buyin it!

It’s an intriguing story… but I don’t go for it neither… :thinking:

damn…
looks over at knitting needles cautiously

Well at least she can say that her knitting is the “BOMB”! :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

sssshhhh, April, don’t say that too loudly or they’ll stop letting us take our knitting needles on airplanes! :rofling:

Yeah, that is not such a good word… :shock:

I don’t believe it, but I’m going to tell DH that this is another reason for him to make me some strengthened glass needles. :wink:

“But honey, the bamboo ones might splinter into my hands or the plastic ones might melt onto the couch cushions or–or the metal ones could EXPLODE!!”

:rofling:

So DH just took a look at the photo and said that he wants to get hold of the needles to do testing on them. He already has three colleagues identified that will be required to run a full battery of tests. :lol: It’s not possible for metal to explode on its own. There would have had to have been a chemical inside the tube. He’s wondering if we can email the woman and have her send them to us. :rollseyes: What have I started? :lol:

OH MY STARS!!! that’s incredible!!!

a chemical inside, huh? How big of an insurance policy does the husband have on the wife. I can just hear it…“No, Mr. Insurance Guy, it was accidental. It was her knitting that killed her. So where’s my check?”

hmmm… :thinking:

I think it’s pretty funny, even if it IS true. I guess that makes me heartless. :shock: But, seriously, how crappily made must a needle be to have some kind of EXPLOSIVE in it?!

I’m not sure if I believe it or not, but I’m really glad that I decided to switch to mostly bamboo needles. :roflhard:

:roflhard: me too!!
going to order that bamboo set for sure now!!
hehehehe

Now I can add my metal knitting needles to my “threats” as in “Back Off, Buddy! I’ve got a knitting needle and I’m not afraid to use it!” :roflhard:

:roflhard: :rofling: :roflhard:

I’ve seen this story before. Someone said it was baloney but I forget where I heard that. I’ll have to look it up.