Sunday, February 18, 2007

Velcro and hand knitting--a haiku of pain

Chalk screeching on blackboard.
Dentist's drill in my mouth.
Handknit hat ripping loose from the velcro tabs of my winter jacket.

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Next time I buy a winter jacket, it's honest buttons or a large toothed zipper. I hereby forswear velcro.

--Techknitter

9 comments :

southern gal said...

I hope the dentist drill was for the haiku and not reality!

But the hat damage - AH. So Sorry!

janet said...

I can't wear any of my favorite scarves unless I tuck them in because of that damned velcro! Who would have known it would have such an evil side???

kmkat said...

Ouch! My sympathies.

Chery said...

The sound of velco reminds me of hugging the porcelain bowl! I HATE velcro.

Sharon said...

yeah, agreed. my new raincoat wasn't coexisting very peacefully with my hand knits, so i picked up a couple of small rolls of velcro from a craft shop and cut pieces of the fuzzy side to fit over the sticky-side velcro on my coat. stuck 'em on and things are better now.

Jutti said...

In the really dumb purchases category: I bought a knitting bag because I liked the look of it. When I got it home I realized it had Velcro tabs to close it! I simply ripped out the Velcro.

Ghost of a Rose said...

I have very long hair, and Velcro has been known to grab it and won't let go.

Rochelle said...

Every jacket and coat I own has Velcro, even my spring jackets. Now that I've started knitting...

George said...

Someone didn't "think through" the velcro closures on the shopping bags that were given out at registration at a fiber show I went to once. I winced as soon as it was handed to me.