There was no yarn needle, but I managed to keep myself from screaming by instead working on a scarf which, if I get it finished in the next week or so, will be a birthday present for a friend of mine.
(I will admit to a bit of swearing when it became clear that there weren't any needles in the usual places: my purse and my makeup bag.)
But this morning I braved a hideous rainstorm and managed to get in and out of the yarn store without purchasing any yarn, just the needles. Am now knitting up the turtleneck! Woo! If I stop playing on the internet, I could have it done by tonight.
And then I can make socks! (Oh, and finish that scarf. Right.)