I have been to every LYS and no one has the needles that I need to make the Sweetheart shorts. Well, ALMOST every LYS. A salesperson in one store told me about another store, she said that it was near downtown at 3rd and Lansing. So off I went. It was about 7:00pm and was dark, so I may have missed it, but the only thing that I saw that was open for business looked like a Methodone Clinic. It is a very poorly lit street and there were 3 or 4 freakishly thin people standing out front. I thought it might not be a good idea to go in and ask for needles, so I decided to just stay in my car and order them online. It is just as well that I haven't been able to get the needles locally because I still haven't finished my taxes. I am not supposed to be knitting till those are done anyway.
For your amusement, here is a photograph of my crazy 7-year-old niece. It is so cool to me because not only did she set this shot up, but she took it herself.