Wednesday, 6 January 2010

I love knitting needles.. But 'ARE YOU OLD ENOUGH....'

Another Blog already, I know, right! This is more of a rant really, here goes...
Whilst browsing the haberdashery section of a local interiors shop the other day I was admiring their wide range of reasonably priced knitting needles (ooooh, tis a good craft section innit). Wandered off round the small well stocked craft section admiring other bits n bobs, and gravitated back to the needles, which was when I noticed they all had a sticker on the packaging...the same sticker that read..ARE YOU OLD ENOUGH - 25. Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat has this country come to?! So if I was a keen crafting teen wanting to pick up some knitting needles from me local shoppe, I would have to:
a) go with someone over 25 - probs a parent, don't wanna do that, I'm out shopping with my crafty pals!
b) go in disguise, those glasses- moustasche - nose combos can make anyone look over 25 for sure!
c) craft yourself a wonderfully home-made fake ID!
d) get your knitting needles from a charity shop - YES, that is what I do, they don't ask if you're over 25 and they're usually 50p a pair, and it's for chaaarity.
So, there you are, the 25 thing has gone a bit far when they are stickering up small plastic knitting needles! I understand needles,especially metal ones, can make a good weapon, the strange coincidence of this story is that the night before this craft shop visit, I saw a 'death by knitting needle' scene in the film - 'Don't Say a Word' on tv!!! I tried to get the clip on here but I am not that techno-advanced.While searching for said clip I realised there have been other films where knitting needles have been used as moider weapons...the photo below is from a 1963 film called the old dark house.
In this film the lady ends up with the needles through her neck aaaaaaaaaahhhhhh!!!! So, if you have a collection of knitting needles or you are just starting one, then please, don't go stabbing anyone with them as you will only prove me wrong. A suggestion as to what you could do with surplus knitting needles...accessorise! They make great hair accessories for those of you with longer hair...
Or, if you don't want to use them to knit with and they happen to be plastic, you can make them into bangles...
Click on this Knitting needle bangle link to find out how to turn your needles into accessories!
In conclusion - buy knitting needles from charity shops, don't stab people with them and if you end up with to many you can always turn them into acessorneedles!
Kandy x
P.S. Knit and Destroy is undergoing some changes at the mo, hence the v.small anount of stuff in the shop, check blog for updates and info.


Rowan | KitschenSink said...

Gosh, how silly. A Farse!

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