at least on this particular day...
When we were driving to the cottage for New Years, and I was knitting the chullo hat for my son, as I neared the top, I realized I would need to switch from my circular needle to the 4mm double points in order to close up the top. I rooted in my bag, casually at first, then a bit more frenzied. Finally, I sat back and sighed. I had forgotten my double points. Crap. It's not like I didn't have anything else to knit - I had at lest 3 other projects I could work on, but you know when you can see the end? I knew I could finish this hat that weekend, even with all the adjustments I was planning (the hem, the double ear flaps, etc.) But without the dpns, I couldn't finish the hat.
My husband asked what the problem was and I told him. So he says to me - "you have a Blackberry. Google yarn shops in Peterborough. We can stop." I jump on that suggestion, find Needles in The Hay, check their hours (open - good!), check the map - 385 Water Street - tell my husband this, and as we are approaching Peterborough, he makes a course adjustment (he's familiar with Peterborough - his Dad's from there), and lo and behold, with a minor detour, I have in my hands 4mm bamboo double point needles! Not to mention, I found a wonderful little yarn store in Peterborough that I will be returning to - Bridget, you have gained yourself a customer (at least during the summer months when I'm in the Peterborough area. If anyone is around there, please drop by - great little shop, fantastic service, and wonderful yarn. (I had two impatient boys in the car that allowed me this detour - I bought needles and got back to them - I didn't want to jinx any future detours by taking too long...)
Obviously the detour worked, becasue as you saw yesterday, I finished the hat!