Microblog Monday: Lost Things

I can’t find two bags of yarn and knitting. One bag has been sitting under my desk at work for months, containing a finished pair of socks and a hat for my sister. I procrastinated on mailing them to her, and now the bag is gone. I’ve asked everyone and no one knows where it went. It also contained some gorgeous ombre mohair that I had started knitting into a shawl, but I’m more sad about the socks and hat… look at how pretty they were turning out:

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I started looking in serious when I realized I was also missing a plastic bag containing a nearly-finished cable-knit wrap, that I had taken to work on during our team retreat – I suspect I may have left it on the bus… but the other bag is a mystery to me.

I nearly lost 3 items on a weekend trip we just took to Boyacá, the beautiful green mountains and valleys to the north of the city. I managed to recover two of them (Illyria’s backpack, our water bottle – but not the headlamp) but the point I’m trying to make is that I can be extremely absent-minded and have a hard time keeping track of objects. A friend once told me I have my head in the clouds; the work we do here helps keep me grounded, but man. I hate losing things.

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2 Responses to “Microblog Monday: Lost Things”

  1. sharah Says:

    I hate that feeling in the pit of my stomach when I realize I have lost something. It’s a very triggering thing for me – I feel absolutely worthless, like, you can’t even keep up with your (misplaced thing)?

  2. Mel Says:

    Me too — I have a physical reaction when I lose something, and depending on how important the object, can obsess to the point where I get nothing else done except try to track down the missing item. Hope yours magically show up in a strange place.

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