I woke up the other morning to find that Pyewacket had grabbed my current sock off the table and started carrying it around the livingroom/kitchen area. Fortunately, the spiderweb wasn't too complex and I was able to untangle it. Monday night, when I sat down to work more on it, I found we'd had a casualty.
Trying to get a picture of this was pretty near impossible. I apparently need a better camera or to finally got that class with Mr. Habit. Anyway, as you can see there's a chunk taken out of the needle. I've tried fixing things like this before. I have sand paper for the occasionally little problem. This, however, is a serious gouge. In order to sand it down, it's going to change the size of the needle.
I'm not sure if I'm going to try a repair yet. A quick rummage through the needle stash tells me that I do not have another 9" Size 2 circular. So the Purple Sock (update on Thursday) would have to be completed on DPNs. *back of hand to forehead* The horror. You mean, those same DPNs I'm using right now to work out the gusset?
That rummage did turn up my size 1.5 and 0 9" circulars, so I may just have to suck it up and work down the KPPPM stash and knit some of the sport weight on 1.5 needles. I think this is just a #hedgehogworldproblem and am trying to resist storming over to The Loopy Ewe and replacing the needle immediately. I can save it for a day I need a wool pick me up and drop into Loopy downtown to inhale the wool fumes.
Hmmm...I also need another set of size 0 DPNs (two of my five are missing now) and my 1.5 DPNs, well, one of them has been bent to heck twice and punctured me in the process. *considers a needle run*