I lost my knitting yesterday. Bill and I were doing a pick-up photoshoot for the Book, and the Jeep was piled with boxes – all of the Book projects, plus yarn, clothing, and photographic equipment. I grabbed the final sleeve for Mithril, so that I would have something to knit while he set up. I put the pattern, extra yarn, the finished sleeve for comparison, and the sleeve in progress all together in a big ziplock bag. I was thinking about a lot of stuff, and loading the car took awhile, so it wasn’t until I was in the car seat that I realized I didn’t have the knitting. Hmm.
When we got home, I unpacked everything, and kept a lookout for the bag, while Bill left for another shoot. No knitting. I went through all of the tubs and bags, re-organizing as I went. I called Bill to check the car. No knitting. He stopped at the studio and checked there. No knitting. I went through every room I had been in while packing up, and cleaned and organized as I went. No knitting.
At this point I was wishing that I hadn’t put it all together. if I just lost the sleeve in progress, I’d be fine, but the extra yarn and finished sleeve? Yikes. I wondered if the project hid itself in retaliation for not working on it for awhile. But hey, I was busy! I knit two Tawanka shawls (for the Book, you will see them later) and Chelsea’s shawl. Mithril wasn’t a UFO (un-finished object), it was merely a NFO (not-finished project). No disrespect intended.
After cleaning several rooms in the house, I gave up. Bill came home, empty-handed and adorably concerned about the lost knitting. I went out to the garage to check the car myself. Going around the back to my side of the car, I spotted the bag on the garage counter. It made it that far, but not quite to the car.
So, I have a cleaner house, organized knitting, and am going to get the sleeve done pronto, before it can try to get away again!