Tuesday, February 03, 2009

A run of bad luck with at least one happy ending

Well, this is my very first blog entry because I really haven't been working at the shop that long and besides, I haven't really had anything to write about especially UNTIL today.

My bad luck, which is what this story is about, actually all started just before Christmas when my husband and I were on our way to a dream vacation in Hawaii. In my sleep deprived stupor - en route to Chicago - I accidently left my knitting bag on the plane with not one, but TWO brand new knitting projects inside!

Upon our return, my one attempt to retrieve the bag was a total loss as the guy at the United Airlines Lost Article Department, I could really tell could have cared less.

Then more bad luck. This past Friday night we were headed into Burlington on a cold, snowy nights to see a play. I had my latest favorite hat with me - the Sara's Magic Ball Hat, made with Be Sweet Magic Ball and Nashua Handknits Julia. We parked in Burlington, and I hopped out of the truck. Somehow my hat must have popped out too.

I looked and looked this weekend at home, but to no avail. This morning I figured I'd give it one last try, so I went back to Burlington to the exact same parking place... and look what I found!My hat, dirty and snow and salt-covered, but still there. I'm thinking maybe my luck has turned and the knitting bag will be turning up any day now!

Here's the water in the first rinse: Look how much better it looks: And now it's drying...

1 comment:

choo choo knits said...

Wow - you're SO lucky to have found the hat downtown...especially this time of year where hats are a necessity (someone could have snatched it) and the snow is in abundance!

** Fingers crossed the knitting bag shows up soon! **