Air travel, as much as I detest it, at least offers ample knitting time. Especially if one is knitting, say, a stockinette vest in the round that can be knitted with eyes closed. I was doing pretty well, interrupted only by giggle fits about this view on the plane:
The vest is really starting to look like a vest now!
Then tragedy struck: the plastic circular part (purple) of my needles simply eroded and broke off where it joins the needle.
Right now I have saved the dropped stitches on a double point needle, and I'm trying to figure out how to repair the circ. Ordinarily I'd just go out and buy a replacement, but I don't know of any knitting stores nearby in upstate New York that would be open on a Sunday. I am considering melting the plastic part a little bit and trying to jam it back on. Maybe this is fate telling me to work on the ribbing around the neck and armholes with the dpns. Aargh!