Last week when I was working on my tutorial for knitting two socks at once on two circular needles, I had a bit of a mishap. I was sitting on the couch, happily knitting my socks while the baby girl played on the floor in front of me. She's highly attracted to knitting and yarn, though, so she didn't stay away for long.
She came over and tried to get my knitting by pulling on one of the circular needle cables, which didn't have the effect she intended or the one I expected: one of the needle tips broke in half.
This was a Knit Picks Zephyr interchangeable knitting needle. I'd never had any problems with the needles before, and even though I saw it I still find it hard to believe that such a thing happened with so little pressure being applied (my girl is strong, but she's only 13 months old!).
Has anyone else experienced a similar knitting needle mishap? What kind of needles were you using and what happened?