I am not buying Knit Picks needles anymore. I am not buying sock-sized Clover bamboo needles anymore (didn’t get a picture of that snap, I was too heartbroken). I am considering spending a chunk of my tax return on several sets of Knitter’s Pride Karbonz in several sizes and calling this needle thing done. I’ve only had one issue with my set of Karbonz (the metal tips pulled away from the rest of the needle slightly, leaving enough space for my yarn to snag) but that was easily fixed with some Krazy Glue and a nail buffer and no further issues have come up.
In the meantime, Daughter of the Regiment is on hold and I am trying not to think about her too much. We had just passed the skirt hem and I felt like we were really making some progress.