How was your weekend? This happened:
I snapped one of my needle tips off at the join while knitting on my current sample knitting job. It figures. I probably should not be entirely surprised - I've used this particular set of interchangeable needles near daily for the last 3-4 years. As I have been working on this sweater I noticed I frequently had to stop to twist the needle tip back onto the cord. I was so fed up with it that I actually indulged in a bit of online shopping to order a new (different brand) of interchangeable needles, and then hours later, this happened!
I like the interchangeable needle sets because my circular needles tend to look like this most days:
A massive jumble. I have tried needle cases before and I can't find one that I like. My needles always seem to end up back in this jumble. Have you found a system that works?
I replaced my needle so I could keep knitting while I wait for the new set to arrive. Guess what? It happened again! Different brand of fixed circular needle. ARGH! I'm stepping away from this sweater for a few hours. It is a plain stockinette sweater using worsted weight wool! I think I have just developed super knitting strength, which is obviously not what you think it will be.