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pieheart
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Posted - 09/05/2005 :  6:23:46 PM  Show Profile Send pieheart a Private Message
I just spent about fifteen minutes trying to find a dpn that I was convinced was under the couch cushion. Or on the floor, or in my knitting basket (next to the couch). Search as I might, I couldn't find it! I was about to rearrange my stitches from four needles to three, knitting with the fourth (I like to knit socks with five needles) when DH asked me what I was doing. I told him, and he said: "Does it look like the one behind your ear?"

Silly me!

pieheart

llamafiber4
Chatty Knitter

USA
110 Posts

Posted - 09/05/2005 :  6:56:06 PM  Show Profile Send llamafiber4 a Private Message
LOL!!! I love it. not only have I done that but I have also left it laying on the end table and not able to see it hummm.

Debbie
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pieheart
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Posted - 09/05/2005 :  7:07:47 PM  Show Profile Send pieheart a Private Message
Yup, and we have maple floors, my needles are bamboo, the lighting is so-so, can you say i n v i s i b l e ? So when the needle isn't behind my ear, I'm looking right at it on the floor!

And we won't talk about when I had longer hair and I'd twist it in back and stick the needle in it while I went to do something else, then couldn't find the needle!


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knitswithcolors
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USA
290 Posts

Posted - 09/05/2005 :  7:08:46 PM  Show Profile  Visit knitswithcolors's Homepage Send knitswithcolors a Private Message
How about searching and then finding it in your mouth?


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Musicknitter
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USA
334 Posts

Posted - 09/05/2005 :  8:11:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit Musicknitter's Homepage Send Musicknitter a Private Message
When I took my sock class (I had already knit on dpns but some class members had not) we talked about using 4 vs 5 needles. Until that point, I had always thought the 5th needle was for when you lost or broke one of your needles. I prefer to knit on 4, so I guess this still holds true.


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Bullmonty
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Posted - 09/05/2005 :  8:39:43 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bullmonty's Homepage Send Bullmonty a Private Message
...and I thought I was the only one!


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Knitting Fever
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USA
548 Posts

Posted - 09/05/2005 :  9:18:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit Knitting Fever's Homepage Send Knitting Fever a Private Message
My husband has tried to figure out how he can put a "leash" on my DPNS. Most of the time, if I have lost one, I have truly dropped it. But he did something mighty funny the other day. He was on his cell phone, talking to his boss, and gestured wildly to me and said, "I left my phone at home - I'm going to have to go back and get it"' When he got off, I asked him how he was able to talk to his boss without a phone!?!??!

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AgnesB
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Posted - 09/05/2005 :  9:29:45 PM  Show Profile  Visit AgnesB's Homepage Send AgnesB a Private Message
You were lucky. I start to suspect there is a black hole in my apartment. So far, I have lost one DPN, a cable needle, a row counter and a pair of Denise US5 needles! I have moved all the furniture and still can't find them. Recently, the black hole seemed to have extended to the kitchen ... I was opening a bottle of olive oil and a slip of the finger the bottle cap dropped to the ground. I swear I followed the direction where it was going immediately, but I couldn't find it! So, you were really lucky.

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blwinteler
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Posted - 09/05/2005 :  9:36:56 PM  Show Profile  Visit blwinteler's Homepage  Send blwinteler a Yahoo! Message Send blwinteler a Private Message
I also do that. However, I think my worst time was long before I knit. I was 10 years old. I always wore my watch on my right wrist, depsite being right handed. Someone pointed out that I should probably have it on my left, and it made sense (the reasoning is that I would be holding something hot to drink in my right hand and want to know the time and end up with a nasty spill, which made sense as I am useless with my left). So, I tried putting my watch on my left and promptly lost it. I had my mom and two sisters searching our apartment for it for about a half hour. The reason I knew it had been a half hour is that I looked at my watch on my left hand. Kinda sad that none of us was able to notice it.
Then there is the time I could not find some money I could have sworn I had only moments before. Turns out I had set it down when I was getting something out of the freezer. Yes, I put my money in the freezer. I guess it was probably pretty safe there anyway.

Take care!
Brandy

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KL
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Posted - 09/06/2005 :  05:22:48 AM  Show Profile Send KL a Private Message
Agnes, I wonder if my resident ghost,"Jenny" was visiting you? Those are some of the things she would do here ,just to let me know she is still around, KL
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ScubaQueen
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USA
883 Posts

Posted - 09/06/2005 :  05:57:45 AM  Show Profile  Visit ScubaQueen's Homepage Send ScubaQueen a Private Message
LOL...I do this all the time....even last night I was laying in bed knitting a sock on 5 DPN...watching tv...went down stairs to get a glass of water and when I came back upstairs...sure enough 5th needle was nowhere to be found. After tearing apart the bed....then retracing my steps downstairs (no less then 3 times)...NO LUCK. I went back to bed to just give up...went to take my hair clip out of my hair and my hand hit the needle...resting right there behind my right ear.... I couldn't stop laughing...not because it was there...but because I do this ALL the time...You would think I would learn to look there first!
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probablyjane
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Posted - 09/06/2005 :  06:09:17 AM  Show Profile  Visit probablyjane's Homepage Send probablyjane a Private Message
It's a good job I live in a cosmopolitan city because the amount of times I've left the house with my pink aluminium dpn behind my ear I'm sure my neighbours think I've got a rather extreme piercing.

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pjkite
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Posted - 09/06/2005 :  07:45:29 AM  Show Profile  Visit pjkite's Homepage  Send pjkite a Yahoo! Message Send pjkite a Private Message
I've decided that I'm channeling my grandmother. She used to have us looking all over the house and yard for her glasses, which were almost always perched on top of her head, with the earpieces through her bun. I do that with my dpns - I'm always tearing the place apart looking for one that's right behind my ear! My DH always laughs - he says knitting needles are the only things I ever lose, and they're never really lost!

Pamela Kite
East Tennessee
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franna724
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USA
633 Posts

Posted - 09/06/2005 :  08:21:00 AM  Show Profile  Visit franna724's Homepage Send franna724 a Private Message
I've slipped dpns and straights into my pony tail and wandered about looking for them. I've also asked where my glasses were and they were on my head!

Anna
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pieheart
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Posted - 09/06/2005 :  08:22:51 AM  Show Profile Send pieheart a Private Message
My mother used to do a lot of crewelwork and needlepoint in the 70's. Those lovely fashions, remember those pull-on pants with the seam down the front of the leg? She used to slip extra needles through the raised seam, then frantically look for a "dropped" needle all over the house! Guess I get it honestly. =)

pieheart, who just slipped the extra dpn behind her ear so she could type this
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azblueskies
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Posted - 09/06/2005 :  12:37:44 PM  Show Profile Send azblueskies a Private Message
One of my dpns always falls between the seat cushions of our love seat and my poor husband has to get down on the floor and fish it out (I have a bad back). After the umpteenth time last night, I made a little swatch of tightly knitted stitches and hung it around my neck. Now I'm training myself to thread the extra one into the swatch instead of laying it down somewhere. It's big enough to hold all five if need be and so far no lost needles.
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Trina
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Posted - 09/06/2005 :  2:04:28 PM  Show Profile Send Trina a Private Message
Haven't done this with my dpn's, but have done it with my straight needles.Pushed one into the bun on my head & forgot where I put it....[crazy] DUH!!!!!!!!!!!

Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.
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lella
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Posted - 09/06/2005 :  2:22:10 PM  Show Profile Send lella a Private Message
This thread is such a crack up![:00][:00]

KnitsWithColors, yes, since I've cut my long hair rather short, I've done that search for the needle while it was in my mouth thing. Before then it was stuck up in my hair.



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Susan T-O
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Posted - 09/06/2005 :  6:35:39 PM  Show Profile  Visit Susan T-O's Homepage Send Susan T-O a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by blwinteler


Yes, I put my money in the freezer.
Take care!
Brandy



Gee, Brandy, I don't think that's what is meant by the phrase "cold hard cash." [:00]

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most discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny.'" --Isaac Asimov
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