So here I am happily knitting away, really digging my new size 17 options circulars, until I hear a klunk, notice the right needle is missing, and after a bit of scrambling, spot it on the floor next to me. At first I thought I hadn’t tightened the join quite enough (though I did use the key), but then I quickly realized that it was not the needle that had separated from the cord, but rather the cord which had separated from itself – the plastic tubing had slipped out of the metal connector thingy. Huh. Good thing they give you two cords per package. (Maybe that’s why?) Anyway, I luckily did not have to resort to using the second cord because I was able to secure everything together again with a little super glue. Took about a second. Really, the stuff dries fast.
But it got me to thinking. :figureditout:
What if I intentionally pulled out the cord again (with my luck, the glue will be too strong, but maybe with some pliers?) and trim it down a little before gluing it back in? Could I get a 16" circular that way? There seems to be more than enough cord that I could trim it down at least a few inches, maybe not 8, but 4 or even 6 inches perhaps? Shall I try it? Am I crazy? I do have that extra one, and it’s not like they’re that expensive. What is the minimum length do you think I can make it? I think the needles are about 4.5 inches each. Maybe the cord needs to be at least 9 inches then, plus a little extra? I want to get some input before I try this, just in case I’m overlooking something. TIA!