...or something like that is what I said when this happened at tea time today.
This is my Whipoorwill shawl and the Knitpro Interchangeable that broke when I had just finished a row! Here's what happened - my dinner was in the oven, so I decided to finish off a row (I'm at 300+ stitches in a row at the minute). I finished the last stitch just as the oven timer beeped, so I pushed my knitting down the needle so the stitches wouldn't fall off, and the flipping cable came out of the needle! So I ran into the kitchen to turn the oven off, and spent the next ten minutes carefully threading the about 100+ stitches that flew off onto some red yarn.
As I was threading on the last few stitches, Mr BB came home, and we discovered that the dinner (which was still in the oven) was a wee bit crispy/burnt. So, like any sensible husband of a crafter, he suggested that we went out for our tea. I'll keep him a bit longer.
These interchangeable needles are great (when they don't break). The wooden tips are the actual knitting needle bits, and they screw into plastic cables that come in various lengths. If you look at the silver bits in the photo above, you'll see a join in the middle of the silver, and this is where the end of the tip screws into the end of the cable. The bottom needle attached to some cable is as it should be, the top needle and detached cable is where the son of a nutcracker broke!!
I'm starting to think that this project is trying to tell me something. It's been frogged once, when I decided to make it the medium size instead of small because I realised that I had enough purple yarn, and also I didn't like how I'd done my yarn-overs and wanted to use a different method. Then there were a few rows where I realised that my stitch count was wrong, so I winged it by adding a few random increases to make the count right. So I now feel that it's telling me that it needs to rest in the knitting bag for a while, and that I should download Andi Satterlund's new Myrna pattern, and buy some yarn to make it. What do you think?