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?