This one is a bit embarrassing to tell. I was zipping along knitting one day near the end of our sailing trip, and I accidentally stabbed myself with my Signature stilletto-pointed needle. You’d think I’d never held a needle before! It was a fluke! As I finished a row, the empty left hand needle slipped out of my grip. For some irrational reason, I did not want to drop the needle…. it would only hit the cockpit sole, but I think subconsciously I must have thought I would lose it overboard! I grabbed for it as quickly as I could. The needle managed to hit the cockpit bench on end with its tip standing straight up. My hand came straight down, and that stilletto tip went into my palm, dead center. It actually hung there for a second or so before falling out, so I was impaled on my knitting needle! It hurt, but my laughter definitely took the edge off! I thought about taking a photo of my bleeding palm, but then thought better of it!
After 45 years of knitting I’ve had my first knitting accident. Beware….