For all my straight needles, I have them bound together as a pair with a rubber band, or piece of string. Started doing that after I kept misplacing one needle, or when my son would run off with one of them to use in a "swordfight" with his cousins.
Wisdom is knowing what to do. Skill is how to do it. Virtue is getting it done.
That which does not kill you, isn't trying hard enough.