Last night we were invited over to some friends house who live on Capitol Hill here in DC. We all had a grand time, and after the hot dogs and lemon bars and pound cake with blueberries and strawberries six of us were sitting around waiting to walk down to the Mall for the fireworks. I'm diligently knitting, working on Stephen West's Boneyard because I am so close to finishing I can taste it...when SNAP. I look down, and the Denise interchangeable needle I was using BROKE - the needle didn't come out of the attachment, but rather, the attachment part completely broke off the cord! I've never had that happen.
The funny this is, that I'm knitting in a room full of gay men, and right after I broke the needle off and am looking somewhat perplexed at a shawl that is almost completed and has now fallen off the needles, one of the men looks up and says "Wow, you really ARE a butch knitter!" Made me smile.
So now to find another size 8 circular needle in my collection and get the shawl back on some needles before it totally unravels...
Jonathan in DC