Thursday, September 20, 2007

Who’s A Knit Wit Then?

This Has Turned Into A Real Basket Case

Health and safety officials in England have demanded that a knitting basket be removed from a hospital's waiting area. Patients and visitors have used the box, which has a sign saying: ``Knit a square while you are waiting'', for three years. The finished items are sewn into blankets and sent to charity shops. But a health and safety official at Congleton War Memorial Hospital in Cheshire declared the knitting needles were dangerous and the basket is now hidden behind the main reception desk and handed out only on request.

FOOTNOTE: So, who’s the real sew-and-sew here?

17 comments:

Craver Vii said...

We can always count on you for purls of wisdom.

lime said...

i'm a-frayed the reasoning behind overprotective administraots making such decisions has completely unravelled.

lime said...

*administrators

Brian in Oxford said...

Of course, the needles were a ploy BY the hospital to get more people admitted. Good to see the government catching on....

simon said...

just SO stupid!

Nessa / Goldennib said...

Well, sure. I could poke my eye out with knitting needles.

Queen of Dysfunction said...

I don't even know what to say about that...

Merisi said...

I would reason that the real danger is the miriad of germs that could get spread from one person to the next. *yikes*

david mcmahon said...

Hi Craver,

You win that round, sir. I shan't (ahem) knit-pick!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

G;day Lime

Yes, ``unravelled'' being the operative word.

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Brian,

Perfect logic - as always. I wondered what the ploy really was!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Simon,

And petty, too!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Nessa,

I guess my eyes are safe, because I don't know how to knit!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Queen,

Me neither, except that I'm glad I won't be going there!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

HI Merisi,

I think they used to disinfect the needles every time. No? Surely not!!

Keep smiling

David

Victorya said...

ARgh! Why does progress always seem to mean taking the fun away?

~Fathairybastard~ said...

that thin end of the wedge is getting ever fatter. Taking away everything that we might hurt ourselves with, like we are all children. The nanny state rolls on.