11 June 2008


I'm not on a jury. :whew:

So...can anyone who knows about these things tell me why it is expressly forbidden to bring knitting needles and crochet hooks to jury duty? Really. What the heck?

But enough of that. It's celebration time! I've finally gotten it together and have my penannular pins available in copper!

The heart:

and the C-shaped pin.

And you know how I usually celebrate, right? With a discount coupon! This one is $5 off. Enter code "copper" (without the quotation marks) at checkout. Good through June 17!

And let's hope this week gets better now. I mean, really, you just wouldn't believe it. Is anyone else having a bizarre week?

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Blogger jennsquared said...

I think it's state by state, because I just went to jury duty not too long ago and I was able to bring my knitting needles - in fact, I had a whole set of them!

4:52 AM  
Blogger Yarnhog said...

Bizarre week? Yes.

Love the new pins!

7:36 AM  
Anonymous KT said...

I have jury duty next week and I'm debating whether to try to get knitting needles past security... There's nothing said specifically against them in the summons paperwork (except prohibiting the "possession of a knife, device, or harmful substance capable of inflicting death or physical injury"... seems pretty broad if you really think about it) I'm in Oregon.

8:35 AM  
Blogger Cookie said...

It varies by county, Romi.

My jury duty stuff from last year said no metal needles, but plastic would be okay. I think they are concerned about the possibility of something being used as a weapon.

Although, I am surprised that your court is stricter than mine since I'm in the capital and all...


10:13 AM  
Blogger Tiny Tyrant said...

The summons paperwork didn't mention them. They did during the orientation.

I did accidentally get a set through security (they were wood and in my pencil case), but had already taken the rest of my knitting back to my car.

Not a peep about crochet hooks, of which I had metal ones with me.

2:09 PM  
Blogger lv2knit said...

I was on jury duty years ago. I was allowed to bring my knitting to the waiting area, not the actual courtroom. The lighting was terrible, however, and then I did get on a trial (which was very interesting), so I did not have a lot of time to knit.

6:19 PM  
Blogger Chicken Mama said...

Your new pins are beautiful! I covet.

10:20 PM  
Blogger Em said...

I'm in Canada, and I think knitting needles would fall under a "security issue" more than anything else. At least to get them in the building. I know they don't allow jurors to do anything (except listen, presumably) in the courtroom.

8:12 AM  
Anonymous AlisonH said...

Gorgeous pins!

Jury duty: pencils, with fingernail polish coating the lead so it doesn't get on the yarn. Glad you don't have to worry about it now!

11:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's not only State by State, but county by county, really.
Basically, needles could be a security risk as a prisoner could use them as a weapon. The likelihood of you being in proximity to a violent prisoner is small.. but... it does exist. After all, they have to go into the courthouse for their trials. (Around here, arraignments can be done via close captioned camera though).
They also don't want folks to be distracted, so they can't go into the courtroom, which means you have to leave them somewhere ... unattended ... while you're in the courtroom.

Of course I think they're all nuts, and should let us have our needles all the time.

oh... and very pretty!

4:35 PM  
Blogger janet said...

I thought for sure I was going to get turned back when I brought my knitting needles to the baseball game but security let me through. I think you should ahve made it into the concert easily.

5:26 PM  
Anonymous Meg said...

It would be so hard for me to sit still for that long with nothing to do with my hands. Yikes.

6:21 AM  

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