A Newry retailer has started a needle exchange programme in order to keep the ‘local oul dolls and gays safe’ we can sensationally reveal.
McEvoy’s on Monaghan Street will open up a ‘safe and secure space’ for those who need to drop off their old or used knitting needles in ‘sharp container boxes’ according to the company.
A McEvoy’s spokesman told Newry Spud:
“We appreciate that many oul dolls and a large portion of the homosexual community enjoy knitting in the safety of their own homes. We are offering this as a free and safe space for them to rid themselves of dangerous old needles and we will sell them new clean knitting needles.”
Although the knitting needle exchange programme has been warmly welcomed in the community there are those who oppose the move with one telling us:
“This only helps to promote knitting in the community. We would be worried with the type of people it will bring into the Greater Monaghan street area; we don’t want that type in the city.”