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Old 07-18-2005, 12:27 AM   #1
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Missing needle - FOUND 4 months later!
Those size 0 dpns can vaporize into thin air if you're not careful. When I went to bed last night, there were 5 dpns with my celtic sock. This morning, there were only 4. And I've just about torn up my living room looking for the missing needle. It has completely vanished, and I don't know what has happened to it!!

Of course, the kids were up before me...
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Old 07-18-2005, 12:36 AM   #2
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It must be in needle limbo with the size 6 DPN that disappeared from my house last week.
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Old 07-18-2005, 12:40 AM   #3
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That happened to my fifth needle (still in the case at the time) when I was knitting my socks. I noticed the cyclone path left behind from my son and tried to follow it... After the path turned into a general hazard zone, I started checking out his "usual" spots. Didn't find the needle until we had everything moved out of the apartment and was doing my final cleaning touches. I found it where his toy shelf would have been in his room.
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Old 07-18-2005, 01:26 AM   #4
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Needles should have little tracking chips in them to make them easier to find!
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Old 07-20-2005, 12:47 PM   #5
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my couch loves the taste of my needles, and pen and scissors
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Old 07-20-2005, 01:54 PM   #6
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My cat besides leaving teeth marks on my bamboo needles has stolen one of my size six needle and of course the other one has a project on it waiting for it to be found.
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Old 07-20-2005, 01:56 PM   #7
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Bummer. :( Hopefully, no one will find it with their barefoot.
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Old 07-20-2005, 02:16 PM   #8
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FYI-- Elizabeth Zimmerman would often work with a mismatched DPN in a set if she was missing one. She'd just work a little looser with it if it was a smaller needle, or a little tighter for a larger needle. It works, I do it now and then. Even if you don't adjust guage, it rotates in the work so you won't get a lopsided piece, and you probably wouldn't notice a difference.

Handy to know, because those DPN sets do like to loose a needle here and there!
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I don't have this problem with DPNs (I always stick the extra needle into my ball of yarn when I'm not using it, that works pretty well) so much as yarn/tapestry needles. It drives me nuts! I've already lost my two favourite yarn needles and two of my tapestry needles like to disappear and then reappear. I knit in bed a lot, and yesterday morning I woke up with one in my hand (not stuck in my hand or anything, but you know, like I was holding it).
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Originally Posted by Tessa
I don't have this problem with DPNs (I always stick the extra needle into my ball of yarn when I'm not using it, that works pretty well)...
Me too. That's what's driving me crazy. I ALWAYS poke it into my ball of yarn when I set my work down. And I did this time too. But now it's G O N E.

We (DH and I) completely tore up the living room looking for it, including turning all sofa peices upside down and practically inside out.

We did find a cadbury chocolate egg though. (No, I didn't eat it.)
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