Lately I've enjoyed spending my mornings knitting outside appreciating the lovely California weather. Although we are still hitting the 90's, our days are starting in the 60's and it's not until mid afternoon the weather sends me inside.
Recently I've been working on a pair of vanilla socks on my favorite dpn's (double point needles) which I think are the Cadillac of needles, my size 0 dpn's from Signature Needle Arts .
Unfortunately 0's are no longer made by Signature because they had to be machined differently then the rest of the needles they produce because of their size and were prohibitively expensive to continue making.
Horror of horrors I unexpectedly drop a needle after finishing a row the other day AND...
........it fell through a seam in the deck.
Yes I can see it but I don't know how to get it back.
We've tried gum on a stick and very sticky tape. They are made of stainless steel so a magnet won't work.
Jim actually has made two trips to Home Depot for bits to undo the deck but to no avail.
Maybe I can get Dru Ann to bring Pachelbel when she visits to go under the deck although we'd have to figure out a reason she wants to retrieve my needle.
(Really just coming up with an excuse for her to bring Pachelbel.)
I am now knitting with needles that can easily be replaced if I should drop them and they disappear when I am outside knitting on the deck