Thursday, October 04, 2007

Greenstick Fracture

For those of you without rambunctious young nieces who have had run-ins with playground equipment, a greenstick fracture is a type of bone fracture usually seen in young patients. Children's bones, like Bryspun circular needles, are more flexible than the bones found in adults, or indeed, Addi Turbo circular needles.

When children fracture a bone through some accident or another, the bone typically breaks on one side but the break doesn't go all the way through the bone. Pictured to the right is a Bryspun circular needle exhibiting a greenstick fracture.

After bending several metal double-point needles and considering tonight's incident, I'm willing to admit that perhaps I have a problem. Anybody know of a rehab center for knitters who grip their needles too tightly? In the meantime, until I get treatment, my days of experimenting with Bryspuns are over. I'm going to get a pair of size 3 Addi Turbo circular needles with a really long cable tomorrow.



  1. Awww! That's miserable. You should create a group on Ravelry for tight grippers. ;)

  2. I agree - a Ravelry group for tight grippers, so y'all could share. I'm definitely not in that group, though!

    Are you going to Albuquerque for SCC?

  3. You bet! I'll be there. I might even have that big ol' sweater finished by then. If so, I'll bring it.

  4. Yikes!

    May I suggest knitting lace to help with your tight needle grip? It cured me completely of my tight knitting habits. :g: