My tools that compete most often aren't the different kinds of needles - straight versus circular, 3mm versus 6mm, or stitch holders waiting for needles.
The argument is really with myself. I spend a lot of time looking for inspiration and ideas, surfing blogs and scouring Ravelry. Envious of the amount of knitting others do, knowing that if I just logged off and started knitting I'd get something accomplished too. Still, like moths to a flame, I turn on the screen and gaze.