Thank you for your sweet comments yesterday. I have amassed a small collection of knitting needles this week from three different op-shops. Each time I paid for my plasticy goodness the staff member behind the counter asked whether I was planning on doing some knitting. All three ladies seemed a little surprised and amused when I replied that I had plans to make knitting needle bangles. And each time they asked me how to make them and invited me to come back when I was wearing the finished bangles. Bless their little cotton socks.