As an adult, I have occasionally had them. Wake up to an absolutely dark room and can't breathe, can't move and can barely function for fear. Oh my yes.
But as a knitter? Maybe not night terrors but before I started this grand knitting adventure, nobody told me there would be so many things fraught with worry and on occasion, abject terror.
I had taken back the stitches on the olive green sweater I am making for daughter 1, and was re-orienting the stitches before starting knitting again, when all of a sudden I felt something snap and felt an incredible ease come into the needle.
There was the instant blue haze of terror, and about 3 seconds later, I knew what it was and knew the yarn wasn't going anywhere. Imagine if it was silk! All those stitches would have been undone. This is one of the reasons I love wool.
The tip had broken off of my only set of metal 3.25 mm needles long enough to make a sweater. I might have one more shortie and one in wood in that size, but those are both busy at the moment.
I usually have a replacement, or alternative, but not this time. I am going to have to buy a needle. That just doesn't happen often anymore. There is always a needle around with the interchangeables, but this tip falls outside the range of the interchangeables. Its going to take a couple days to get to the yarn store to find one.
I am going to get some suitable epoxy because I think this one can be usable again, but it has shown me that there to really be comfortable, I
need want another needle in that size. Its going to take another day or so to get the repair organized. I am already hating the wait.
It almost put a kink in my knitting for my lunch hour, but luckily I had a project along that needed some pulling back to get rid of the most atrocious set of corners on the planet. I did it and started knitting on it. I'll show you that tomorrow when there is a little more to see.
Maybe not night terrors, but it could be if not for one important thing. WIPs And people ask me why I have so many. Well, here you go. Reason number 1,032.