Thank you everyone for all the well-wishes. I did manage to make it back to work on Wednesday and Thursday, just in time to get another snow day on Friday (yay!). And, since I had today off as well, it has made for a nice long weekend and I'm finally starting to feel like myself again.
I did finally finish something on Saturday (yay again!) but it's a sample of an unpublished pattern so it'll have to wait for a bit (no yay).
After finishing the sample knit Saturday, I was looking around for something to work on over the weekend. I thought, why not work on my school socks? I decided that since these were coming out just a smidge too tight (I could have cast on 4 more stitches) I would cast on for a new school sock. I started the cuff with my (third) new pair of Kollage square circular needles and made it a mere four rows after the 10 row cuff and...
you may notice in this hurried and poorly lit photo that the tip of the needle isn't actually attached to the cord. When it came off in my hand (for the third time!!) I actually shouted, "Aww, come on!" I'm finding the workmanship of these needles to be quite shoddy. I mean really? Three different sets? I can see one. Two, what are the chances? But three? I've sent an email off to Kollage and was told that they would forward it to the owner of the company. I'm going to wait a day or so to see if I hear back from them before I go back to my LYS, which I'm starting to feel bad about. Even though I know I'm not the one causing the problem, I feel bad returning again and again with these problem needles. It's not like I'm knitting steel wool, it's sock yarn for heaven's sakes!