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.



Blogger southern gal said...

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

But the hat damage - AH. So Sorry!

February 18, 2007 at 11:42 AM  
Blogger 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???

February 18, 2007 at 12:36 PM  
Anonymous kmkat said...

Ouch! My sympathies.

February 18, 2007 at 1:02 PM  
Anonymous Chery said...

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

February 18, 2007 at 2:34 PM  
Anonymous 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.

February 26, 2007 at 6:27 PM  
Anonymous 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.

August 11, 2007 at 1:54 PM  
Blogger Ghost of a Rose said...

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

February 1, 2011 at 2:13 AM  
Anonymous Rochelle said...

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

April 8, 2011 at 12:44 AM  
Blogger 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.

June 18, 2015 at 1:43 PM  

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