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I’ve been searching my hotel room like a mad woman for hours. Opening the same suit case, my purse and my carry on again and again, certain that the small case with all my knitting accoutrements (I am in France after all ) has not simply disappeared. Alas, even though I have found every coin lost in prior trips, the case is not to be found. I’m torturing myself imagining just where it could have fallen out of my bag.
To console myself, I think of the things that would have been much worse to lose. Surely there must be many more important items. And so I made a quick list:
My Worst Things to Lose List:
Well, knitting is kind of up there on the list so I’m not feeling all that much better. I had just packed several of the new needle tips and cords I had purchased from Knit Picks in the lovely new blue/green color. Not that I don’t own a quabillion sets already, the right sizes just all seem to be on projects somewhere. This also means I’ve lost my gauge guide, stitch markers, tapestry needles … I search the room once more and decide now would be a good time to have a nice glass of white wine.
OK, now that I am a bit calmer, let’s take a second shot at that list.
Updated, More Realistic Worst Things to Lose List:
See that’s not so bad. It barely made the top 10 list! I just have to get through Sunday then I can run to the knitting store just 100 meters from my hotel in Reims. Maybe just one more glass of wine …
Monday Update: I waited impatiently until 10 am Monday morning. My train was leaving at noon so I had time to run to the Phildar store when it opened. I suspected I was in trouble as soon as I turned the corner and I was the only one on the normally busy street. It seems stores in Reims don’t open until 2 on Mondays. Yikes, foiled again.
Back to the room to search for knitting stores in my next stop, Strasbourg. Much to my delight, on the first page of Google is a store review by NonaKnits in 2007. Nona, aka Carolyn, worked in my LYS in the Bay Area. We started Bella Knitting together years ago and it was she that inspired me to blog. Clearly this was the light at the end of my needle-less despair. I’ll take this opportunity to reconnect with an old friend and look forward to shopping in Strasbourg.
What about you? What would be on your Top 10 Hate to Lose List?