These are pieces of one needle that sheered off yesterday. A couple of weeks ago I got a splinter from this same needle. I am contemplating buying some replacements, but I'm 18 pattern repeats of 24 done on the pink scarf, so I'm not sure it's really worth it.
This is the sad and tragic state of said needle.
So, to buy new needles, to sand this needle into submission, or to just keep calm and carry on?