knitting needle


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knitting needle

n.
A long, thin, pointed rod used in pairs or sets to knit yarn into cloth.

knit′ting nee`dle


n.
1. either of two instruments used for hand knitting: a straight rod of steel, wood, plastic, etc., pointed at one or both ends, used in pairs, or a single curved, flexible rod with two pointed ends.
2. any of various needlelike devices used in machine knitting.
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Noun1.knitting needle - needle consisting of a slender rod with pointed endsknitting needle - needle consisting of a slender rod with pointed ends; usually used in pairs
needle - a sharp pointed implement (usually steel)
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In instances where the lightning has actually struck the vessel, so as to smite down some of the spars and rigging, the effect upon the needle has at times been still more fatal; all its loadstone virtue being annihilated, so that the before magnetic steel was of no more use than an old wife's knitting needle. But in either case, the needle never again, of itself, recovers the original virtue thus marred or lost; and if the binnacle compasses be affected, the same fate reaches all the others that may be in the ship; even were the lowermost one inserted into the kelson.
"If I was as young as you, I'd decide in favor of the park," said Aunt Jamesina, tickling Joseph's yellow ear with a knitting needle.
Just then Omby Amby found a hand with a knitting needle in it, and they decided to put Grandmother Gnit together.
She sat watching idly the Duchess's knitting needles. Lady Carey came sweeping in, wonderful in a black velvet gown and a display of jewels almost barbaric.
The box includes a knitting needle gauge, a ruler and keeps the yarn and needles organized giving it a second life for storing knitting tools.
Kirstie Allsopp's talk about her "handmade revolution" is enough to make you want to poke out your eyes with a knitting needle.
Penny Lancaster legging it down the road - on her own - after a woman who was threatening to stab her with a dirty needle (not a knitting needle as Marcus Brigstocke asked) was truly impressive.
Complete Photo Guide to Knitting is directed to kids and families as well, but in reality anyone of any age can readily enjoy this 'Creative Kids' title, even though children are shown as the audience for getting started with knitting needles. The friendly approach includes a wide range of projects with boys and girls in mind, a review of basics for newcomers who may have never picked up a knitting needle, and a survey based on completing projects.
"I got mine from Surplus Shed (www.surplusshed.com), but model helicopters and model cars often have bearings the right size, too." Add a 0.1-inch-diameter knitting needle for the focuser shaft, a length of 2-inch inside-diameter PVC tubing, a couple of knobs, and a nylon screw, and you have the entire parts list.
Those were also the days when my neighbors would always ask me to bring back circular knitting needles from the UK, the caliber of circular knitting needle available in London being, apparently, much higher than the caliber of circular knitting needle available in E[pounds sterling]rgE-p.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED: A ruler A pen top A plastic fizzy drink bottle Card A knitting needle Matchsticks A cork Sand Blu-Tack (or similar) WHAT TO DO: Draw an arrow 25 cm long on the card and cut it out.
Wednesday, I'm seri- ously contemplating what it would be like to force a sharp- ened knitting needle into my left eardrum.