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World Cup Knitting Injury

Many people don’t like the World Cup in football. I do. It makes for great sample knitting company (especially because I have no stakes in this tournament) and I can zip through my to-do pile a lot quicker than if I were stuck watching TV series or films. And, honestly, I find assorted Tumblrs and various memes hugely entertaining.

On that note, I would like to share my own World Cup injury. It seems as though there is apparently such a thing as too much knitting. Won’t stop me from applying bandages and heading back onto the pitch. After all, I have matches to watch and things to finish.

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PS. button brains, I am looking for seven dark wooden buttons roughly 18mm – any good UK suppliers I’ve missed? The usual suspects of Textile Garden, eBay and Etsy have failed me.

4 Thoughts on “World Cup Knitting Injury

  1. purlpower on June 20, 2014 at 1:45 pm said:

    Annoying answer perhaps but does it have to be wooden buttons? I’ve been using coconut shell buttons as a cheaper alternative to wood for a lot of kids stuff. They seem to last pretty well and have that nice natural feel to them.

  2. I find sudocrem good for skin-related knitting injuries. Don’t go and get rsi though!
    For buttons if you get desperate you could always try Duttons for Buttons in York, probably ringing them up would be best as they don’t have a webshop (or didn’t last time I looked), similarly The Button Queen on Marylebone Lane in London is very good and helpful. Or folksy? My favourite etsy shop for buttons is called Overspill and ebay can be good
    Also these: http://www.totallybuttons.com/proddetail.php?prod=W1176_Wood_Button
    various options here: http://www.alwaysknittingandsewing.co.uk/all-buttons-292-c.asp
    Hope that’s helpful?

    • Karie on June 20, 2014 at 4:09 pm said:

      I wonder if I could get away with calling a trip to York a business expense ;) Overspill is a great suggestion as are the other links. Thank you!

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