All had been progressing smashingly with the Shetland Triangle. I was trying out Knit Picks Options for the first time, loving the smooth joins and the sharp tips. Glory, glory.
And then suddenly I felt a slight catch on the yarn, less catch than is standard on some needles but something I had not felt at all since casting on with these needles.
So I looked--
and the needle had come apart, leaving loose lace to fend for itself:
The join between the connections held just fine--but the cord had pulled out of its connector piece.
Luckily, it was easy to get the stitches transferred to a pair of Addis. I think the shock might help me get back to the sweater....