Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Have you ever

bought something, got it home and then the item vanishes into thin air? Unfortunately I'm not talking about the kind of things that disappear because we've eaten them. Although I've done that heaps of times.
I went out on Sunday and broke the resolution of no yarn buying until stash was used up in order to put something away for my trip next month. I could have used stash, but nothing felt quite right for a trip away and it had to last a month. So I discussed with my favourite shop assistant in my favourite yarn store and a decision was reached. I would buy some denim blue Serenity to knit a T-shirt with as I already had the pattern. It was then agreed that I would have a second project's yarn ( from stash) posted halfway through my trip. I'm sure you can all see why this assistant is my favourite.
I know I picked the yarn up. I remember it being there when I had a coffee and I took it out of my bag to show. I know I put it away in my bag when the food arrived and I vaguely recall putting it somewhere safe when I got home. I put it somewhere safe so I wouldn't be tempted to cast on for the trip project before I actually went on my trip.
However I tried to find the yarn on Monday and though I searched high and low, and in every possible location the yarn has vanished.
I even went back to the coffee shop in case I had left it there but nope.
Somewhere there's a little borrower with enough yarn to make hundreds of borrower blankets. They also have two pink pads and two packs of coloured pens that arrived at work were handed to me and promptly disappeared.
It wouldn't be so funny except I actually teach memory skills so you'd think I'd be able to remember what I did with them.

19 comments:

Tracy said...

Oh, no, Ally...so sorry you've lost your yarn and goodies...No chance they're turned up again? ((HUGS))

Jane said...

Ah yes, its Mr Nobody - he visits our house too. At the moment he's hidden my embroidery scissors and Em's cross stitch kit! before Christmas he'd hidden my ripple blanket! Jane x

Kitty said...

You know, I've never found the metallic yarns or fingering I 'lost' when we moved. I'm pretty sure it's here somewhere ... but where?

And in the last 48 hours, I've lost 2 pairs of scissors as well!

x

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Oh no! I hate it when I put something in a "safe" place and promptly forget. I really hope you find it soon!

Wool Winder said...

If you remember putting it away in the house, then I know it will turn up eventually. Good luck!

Thimbleanna said...

Ok, that memory skills line cracked me up!!! Don't you hate it when that happens? I do that quite a bit -- but look at the bright side -- one day you're going to find a very lovely surprise!

Danette said...

Alison!
This is a true emergency ~ LOST YARN! It would make me crazy!!!
As for the memory skills thing ~ could you give me a few pointers because I sure do need them?!

Channon said...

We have a very naughty house elf. I'm quite certain she makes off with things, and slips them back in plain sight after I've decided I'm nuts, senile or both.

Elizabeth said...

Everyone has the invisible house elf. They choose to return the goods at the funniest times, too.
It will turn up eventually!

Renee said...

I hate when I do that!!!
Hope it turns up soon

Adrienne said...

Thank goodness I'm not the only one ~ I hate it when that happens. I actually keep my keys in the same spot - always - so I don't loose them ... you'd think I would apply that to the rest of my life.

Good luck!

Caroline said...

Awww! I'm glad I'm not the onlly one that happens to. The good thing is that it's so exciting when you do finally find the lost items. Those pesky Borrowers indeed.

LizzieJane said...

Sometimes the best way to find something is to stop looking for it for a while, hopefully it will turn up, it must be driving you crazy, just know that you are not alone as it happens to all of us!
x

t does wool said...

oh,I hate to loose things,drives me crazy searching...and then,when you stop,well,there it is...all the time,where you least expect it. I hope you find the yarn.

Willow said...

Ask the girls! Are the skeins already in your suitcase??!

How about offering a swap with the borrowers?

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh I just hate it when I hide something and then find it is 'so hidden' even I don't know where to find it.
Alison

lucky knitter said...

Oh no! I hope you've already found it! I hate when this happens!

Rachael Rabbit said...

Oh no - the yarn thief ... that is so annoying ... I hope it turns up again soon x

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

I LOVE the Borrowers :)))

This regularly happens to around "that" time of the month.

You will find it some place you don't expect - maybe it's still in the trunk of your car?