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Dari
03-01-2010, 01:05 AM
I just started on another pair of socks (I caught the bug!), and I was knitting on my couch yesterday when I set down my work to check on something. Well, my working needle was in my lap one second, then the next second it was gone, eaten by the great green monster that is my couch. So now I only have 3 size 2s, and I need 4. :wall:

When I went to the local craft store to try and pick up a new set, they didn't have any, and when I asked they said they'd never carried them in the first place. Which is silly, because I bought those DPNs there two or three weeks ago. So now I have to traipse around the town searching for a new set, which could prove rather difficult. Oy.

What do you do when you lose a needle?

N0obKnitter
03-01-2010, 02:38 AM
:(

Tear apart the couch/cushions/under couch/behind it?

Today I lost one of my passports argh.

etoilechaude
03-01-2010, 02:59 AM
I generally freak out and tear my entire house apart. If I HAVE to have it THAT day, I run to my favorite store and if they don't have it I call around.

If I have to wait I go to Amazon or Knitpicks. I HATE waiting (and love supporting local business!!!!!) :o)

lissaplus2
03-01-2010, 03:20 AM
I think id tear the couch apart.....not only for the needle that you paid precious money for, but so i wouldnt get a needle stuck in my butt.....:shock:

AngelaR
03-01-2010, 03:26 AM
I have two sets of sock size needles because I like to do a pair at a time, and use one needle between them anyway...

I'm with the tearing the couch apart crew. We did that the other day looking for my son's keys... his brother had them the whole time.

ArtLady1981
03-01-2010, 04:35 AM
I set a needle trap and wait overnight! I bait it with cashmere! :)

Ellieblue
03-01-2010, 01:14 PM
I had an experience like that with a stitch marker from a new set of stitch markers. Here one minute and gone the next. I searched all over around and under the couch and finally gave up. About two weeks later it just magically appeared on the floor.

Jan in CA
03-01-2010, 01:33 PM
What do you do when you lose a needle?

Give up and start using two circular needles? That's my preferred method. :lol:

I set a needle trap and wait overnight! I bait it with cashmere! :)

:roflhard::roflhard::roflhard:

ArtLady1981
03-01-2010, 02:22 PM
Seriously, when I've lost a set of circs or tips...they are usually parked on an unfinished project that I've forgotten about. That's the place I start looking. In bags that might contain a WIP, or, maybe it's called a UFO when so much time has gone by I can't remember it.

Abby123
03-01-2010, 05:00 PM
I try to buy dpn in sets of 5. So when I misplace one, I can still keep working. The needle shows up eventually. But it is nice having a spare.

igklico
03-01-2010, 11:30 PM
I set a needle trap and wait overnight! I bait it with cashmere! :)

cashmere, and sake...

Spokaloo
03-02-2010, 06:18 PM
If I lose a dpn and can't get a replacement, I generally just use one from another set one size smaller or one size bigger. For example, if I'm working a sock with size 2 needles and lose one, I'll just take a needle from my size 1 set and use it. I've found that it generally makes little if any difference in the end.