Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Something to ponder

If you are lactose-intolerant, will knitting with swallow casein needles give you diarrhea?

12 comments:

Dawn said...

Perhaps if you changed it around a bit: will swallowing casein knitting needles give you diarrhea?

Sorry ;-)
Dawn

Franklin said...

I don't know about that, but I will say that if you are a gay man capable of swallowing a knitting needle whole, you are likely to be highly popular.

Carol said...

Oh Franklin, you know I love it when you're all nasty.

Cortster said...

I don't believe that popularity would be entirely exclusive to gay men, Franklin. ;) Women who can swallow their whole knitting needle would probably be pretty popular, too. But I see your point. (har har)

M-H said...

Continuing on this uplifting theme, they might make you sick if you sucked them. They do taste very nasty though (ask me how I know...).

Whitney said...

Are the ingredients in these needles skim milk and formaldehyde?

Kathy Merrick said...

When they first appeared in the marketplace, we were told that the material was some by-product of the cheesemaking process.
They taste awful, it's true, but I'm also told they're harmless.

Michelene said...

I'd be more impressed if you could swallow, then return the needle.
My eldest daughter made casein for a science fair project once. She won a blue ribbon.

Carol said...

Was this a 4-H thing, like where you have to raise the cow from a baby (and then eat it)?

Mel said...

You know, I went to graduate school for this sort of thing, and - after I stopped laughing - this question made my nerdy brain start thinking about how to set up an experiment to evaluate this, the casein purification process, informed consent, getting it past an experimental review committee....

shizzknits said...

Ok, here's my answer....I'm lactose intolerante and CANNOT knit with casein needles. They make my hands itch! Plus I start getting other allergic reactions (runny nose, hives).

Wierd, huh?

Jay said...

I have to say I agree with Franklin. Enough said, I think.