Here's the question for this round:
How many needles have you lost? Feel free to estimate. Tell us your best “lost needle” story.Gosh, I have no clue...after all, they're lost! I'd have to say that I've lost needles over the years. Best guess would be about 30. That works out to a little less than 1 per year. Some of my "lost" needles really weren't, I just couldn't remember where I put them. The usual places are my shirt (it's a cheap brooch); very close to the edge of my scroll rods (hard to see); or the arm of a chair. Since DH bought me a glider rocker a few years back, the chair arm is wooden so that option really doesn't exist any more.
My best "lost needle" story is also my worst. Lost the needle in the carpet and didn't even know it. Found it with my foot. Yup, it hurt! The eye end of the needle went into the middle of my foot - half the needle was in/half was out. My foot ached for a few days but since DH said I already had ugly feet, no noticeable harm was done. (I do have to agree that I have ugly feet.)
Broken needles is more my usual m.o. Typically, I break the eye of the needle where it joins the shaft. A couple of times, the very top of the eye of the needle will separate...that creates one of the fancy "self-threading" needles! ;-)
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