The down side...I have a tendency to drop literally everything. Whether it be knitting related, food, money, books, papers, lipstick, you name it I drop it. There is a Bermuda Triangle in my car. Much in the same way that socks disappear in the dryer, stuff falls out of my hands and is not always ever seen again. You would not think that the narrow space between the center console and the passenger seat would be such a grand destination for inanimate objects.
As we left for lunch today, I prepared to do up a few more rows on another hexipuff. And then, ^(*#^$(*^W(*&()*@&$ down went a dpn! What follows is a highly intelligent tutorial on needle retrieval the "Dina Way".
First, go to lunch and have something yummy for a dessert to fortify yourself for the upcoming Needle Rescue.
While at lunch, gather your tools:
Scootch (that really is a word, even if Blogger doesn't recognize it and keeps putting red dots under it to tell me I am making up stuff) your seat back as far as it will go. Peer down into the abyss and make visual contact with the needle escapee. Slide the straw along the floorboard inching your way toward the needle. Go slowly and quietly...don't want to spook it! Ever so gently, slip the straw over the needle and start tipping the straw up from the front to encourage the needle to slide into the straw for easy removal.