This plastic demise by fatigue has been happening too much lately in my world,. The knitting needle broke just a few days after I came off the ski hill wondering why my right boot felt so loose. Turns out, there was some fatigue happening there as well. A piece of plastic the size of a greeting card had broken off the front of my boot. Considering that skiing involves risking life and limb by hurtling down steep slopes at high speeds, I considered myself lucky to have survived that break in tact. It put the few, dropped, colour-work stitches, caused by the needle break, into perspective. It was just a minor incident.
Patting myself on the back for having had the foresight to purchase not one set of Knit Picks Interchangeable Needles, but two, meant it was a simple thing to switch out broken for intact. Set number two is Nickel Plated.
Knitting back on track, two working legs and the newly acquired knowledge that plastic tires more quickly than metal. Quite a weekend!