Thursday, April 14, 2011

Three steps back



Despite feeling like death warmed over, I was going great guns on my second Pimpelleise shawl. With the lace edged pattern memorized, the knitting was fast and I had no doubt I'd finish it this week. None at all.

Until I lost half the yarn.

Now usually with sock yarn, one has one hank of yarn to deal with. It's all in one place and you don't have to worry about where it's disappeared to because it's connected to the needles and the project. For this particular project, I had two balls of Panda Cotton, a bamboo and cotton blend, perfect for summer. I was actually kind of pleased to be doing this project with two balls of yarn because I wouldn't have to think about when to start the decreases--it would be when the first ball ran out.

Since this is the house where yarn lives, finding one tiny 50 gram ball of fingering weight yarn is proving to be more than my Sudafed poisoned brain can accomplish. I've looked everywhere including the obvious like the yarn room, sofa cushions and project bags, and the not so obvious like the freezer, refrigerator, microwave, medicine cabinet, briefcase and my purse.

I'm throwing in the towel, but I'm not frogging yet. I know the minute I do, that stupid ball of yarn will show up and the project will be back on.

Oh well, at least I have my kindle to keep me occupied tonight.

Can you think of anywhere to look that you think I haven't?

15 comments:

Miss 376 said...

I certainly know how that feels! Hope it turns up soon

Ruth said...

it will turm up when you least expect it. Take care and get better soon.

unmitigated me said...

Check behind the furniture, and, dare I say it, Leo's bed.

Mausie1 said...

Just hold on to it it will turn up.. We all have had this happen.. Hope you feel better real soon... more hiding places? under beds, couches,etc...I look for my house shoes every morning.. Bruiser likes to carry them off every nite, find them in corners, under furniture and if a cat gets hold they even end up in cabinets...lol Hugs from Indiana..Birgit

Silliyak said...

Leo's poop?

The Bug said...

In your car? Under the passenger side front seat? That's where I find all manner of missing things :)

SkippyMom said...

I think you need to ask Leo. Seriously. The dog knows where it is.

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

well i was going to say leo's bed but someone beat me to it. that would have been my first place to look! good luck honey...

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxo

Stephanie V said...

Seems like a lot of us of have the idea that Leo knows more than he's telling you about that ball of yarn!

NCmountainwoman said...

I once searched and searched to no avail only to find the yarn on the floor of the backseat of my car. Must have jumped out of the bag.

You are wise to call off the search. It will turn up.

sue b said...

dog's stomach?

Brenda said...

Stop looking and it will show up. Either that or it is in a very obvious spot. That is how most of our things show up anyway. Hope you feel better soon!

sapphireblue said...

Are you using it as insulation in your walls?

Alice said...

I think Leo wins this one . . .
by a Hair (yarn) ball.

ouch

Seriously,
hope it reappears soon.

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Have you checked Leo? I know you have, of course. Maybe you worked faster than you thought and ran out. Oh shoot, I don't know. Bad allergy season for d--- sure.
QMM