Shtupid holey sock!
I was also sewing halfway today & I mangled a pin. Let me tell you. On bad days, for no good reason, I can break up to 3 sewing machine needles. I don't know HOW it happens... not all the time, anyway. Sometimes, it's because I sewed on a pin & the needle gave way. (Once, the sharp part of the needle flew into my face & almost flew into my eye. I was PISSED & I stopped sewing for the rest of the day.) Sometimes, it's because I pull on the fabric & the needle bends & hits the metal plate on the machine. Sometimes, maybe the timing is off as the machine is complaining that it feels dirty? Those are the only explanations I can come up with. So about breaking 3 needles in a row... I REALLY don't know how that happened as I didn't sew over pins & was careful not to pull on the fabric. Today, however, I guess it was the revenge of the sewing machine needle.