When one carries knitting with her everywhere she goes, there must be the occasional casualty. I was a little annoyed that it had to be this particular needle, which I especially like because it is very pointy, and also, it is pink.
However, nothing is wasted:
One plastic bead, a little E6000, and a man with a drill later, order is restored. And it is still pink. I’m so glad I didn’t go with my first instinct, which was to declare it broken beyond repair and fling it angrily into the bushes. Never give up on a pink knitting needle.