So, I had read on one of the socknitting yahoo groups (forget which one) that if you break one of your Brittany needles, you can just email them and ask them to send a replacement. While knitting my first sock with the #2 Brittanies from my SP, I sat on one of my needles - oops. No biggie, as I typically knit with 4, not with all 5, but if I snap another one I'm a goner. I sent them an email a couple weeks ago, and lookee what arrived in the mail box today - not just the one I needed, but 2 extras, I suppose for "just in case". Thank you Brittany Needles - you have earned repeat business from me, thats for sure.