I lost one of my 7 inch long 2.25 mm knitting needles at work today. Lucky for me I found it. In my coat pocket. All of a sudden I was having visions of jamming my hand in my pocket to look for my wallet, screaming, and pulling my hand out only to see, much to my disdain, that a 7 inch knitting needle was sticking out of it.
Word to the wise, do not put your metal knitting needles in your coat pocket. Especially if you tend to have a melodramatic imagination.