See how the lower needle just sits so free of any stress? Note the loose stitches on the right hand side?
Could have cried. Not really though. This isn't a yarn that is particularly glossy or slippy. I wouldn't say that stitches won't run but it seems to stay, more or less, put. After the cable snapped, I very carefully folded it together and tucked it in its bag to await getting the needle sorted out.
That is the hard part you see. I have dozens of needles. I have tips and cables galore. Two different brands of tips and needles. But I don't think I have anymore of this particular size. Or I have one and it is wood and my gauge would change.
Somewhere among all the projects are the rest of my fleet of needles and I am just going to have to sit down and sort it out which one can take freeing from its needles best. That is going to have to wait for the weekend. I just don't have the energy to dig right now.
It ought to be noted for posterity that when I refer to energy, I am referring to mental energy. I am not so much physically tired as mentally tired. I am really looking forward to this weekend.