So I was working on the gusset of my first Monkey sock, trying to figure out why the stitches I was picking up were having a hard time moving on down the bamboo needle I was using. They kept snagging and the yarn was having a splitty time. I took a closer look, even though the sock was like 2 inches from my face, and what did I see? my awesome bamboo dpn had split from the needle tip on down and the yarn was snagged on it! I had to do some emergency maneuvering, because I was not going to lose the progress I had made.
Got the stitches to a safe needle, but now I need to buy another set of DPNs--which isn't a bad thing. I have never had this happen to a needle before, but I think it was due to the fact that I tend to press my needle tips harder when doing lacework. Guess these just couldn't hold up forever, though they were my favorites (Plymouth Royal Bamboo DPNs, size 1). Sigh.