Friday, June 19, 2009

I am missing one giant scarf

How does one lose a giant scarf anyway?

Okay, I have enough junk now that it is near impossible to find much of anything. And there is a lot of yarn and several scarves about. But you would think that there are limited places that one could put a scarf that is over twenty feet long.

So how did I lose the damned thing?

After having problems with flooding and later with some mice, I have figured out that things I really do not want damaged have to be stored in plastic storage bins.

So what is the problem? Just look in the plastic bins.

The problem is that most of the bins are not clear plastic, or at least not clear enough that I can see what is inside them without opening the boxes. And we have like forty boxes.

That is, we have forty boxes that are 18 gallon size or larger. We have many other smaller boxes.

So I was quite certain that I knew where the giant scarf was, as I had several of the clear boxes under the bed, and I could see that they contained scarves, even if I could not make out which scarves in particular were there. And the underbed boxes are rather difficult to get at, and I tell to put stuff in them that I rarely need to take out.

Like giant scarves.

So today when I took these boxes out from under the bed, I was very surprised the particular scarf wasn't in one of them. And now I don't know where else it could be. I'm trying to look in the other boxes, but I have checked all of them that are convenient to get to. The ones that I haven't yet looked in are mostly the ones at the bottom of the stack, or behind another stack, or would otherwise require me moving something heavy, and I usually don't put anything in those boxes except for clay stuff, because they are so difficult to get to and the heavy stuff should go on the bottom.

I suppose that it could be someplace else. It could be in a regular cardboard box, if I thought to thoroughly wrap it in plastic and put it high up on a shelf. But I've checked most of those places too, and I can't think of what to do next.

I am really and truly, mind-numbingly disorganized.

I usually try and go with the traditional--where/when did you see it last?

I'm not sure. I know that I took it out and showed it off to my friends, but I am quite sure that I brought the thing home from that. I am not even sure when that was. But I was thinking that I packed it away when I packed away so many of my other scarves, and that was why I was thinking that it was under the bed.

Anyway, am I just having one of those days when I need someone else to be here and say, did you look in such in such place, or last time I saw it I think it was over there, and so forth. But there is no one else here to say those things, and I am pretty sure that I have already checked the places anyone else would have told me to look anyway.


Ananda girl said...

I am a terrible pack rat. I have some plastic tubs and while they hold up better than boxes, they are not easy to find things in when you want to.

Did you look in your car trunk? I put stuff in my car trunk and then forget to remove it to a safer place.
Out of sight, out of mind.

laughingattheslut said...

I don't really have a car trunk, I have a hatchback. And while there is tons of junk in there, I would see something that big.

In trying to remember where/when I last saw the thing, I do remember taking it to a meeting and showing it to my friends. After looking back at my blog, I am pretty sure that was almost two years ago. And I can see myself trying to pack this particular scarf in a plastic box with two other scarves (which was under the bed), and finding out that all three wouldn't fit and I took that one out and put something else in. And I'm also pretty sure that it is in a Hobby Lobby bag (but the Hobby Lobby bag should still be inside a box). I like to put my scarves in gallon or jumbo zipper bags, but at the time I didn't have one big enough for the giant scarf. I have since bought some larger bags, but those are clear and I can see that none of them contain the missing scarf.

At this point I am wondering if it is under all of the Halloween stuff. I'm trying to remember what I put in the different boxes. The stuff on top was stuff that I might need on occasions other than Halloween, like alien makeup and maybe Harry Potter stuff. Seems like at the bottom was costumes that I knew I'd probably never wear again but just didn't want to get rid of either.

So maybe the giant scarf is with the costumes. But I can't get to them right now without moving a ton of other stuff. I'm trying to think of any other place that it could be.

Also, I cannot find the second season DVD of Land of the Lost. While I was looking for that recently, I came across some other DVDs that I didn't want to lose, so I put them in this case. Now I can't find the case.

I really should get rid of about a ton of stuff.

dmarks said...

I think I am worse than both of you combined.

Hope that scarves can't learn to slither away on their own.

Ananda girl said...

Okay... I am stunned and amazed that I failed to ask this in my original post.

What do you do with a scarf over 20 feet long? I mean, what was it for? In my head it's this really, really long Dr. Who scarf.

Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

I am axtremely organized. It drives me nuts it I can't find something! LOL

BTW- If you have the old link to my blog in your blogroll please update to the new link The other link doesn't work for some stupid reason.

laughingattheslut said...

Thanks, Diva, I was starting to wonder about that. And I don't think that you are the only one having that particular problem.

As for the 20 foot scarf (which is probably closer to 30) it was in fact this Doctor Who scarf
from season 16, when they washed (and shrunk) what was left of the season 12 scarf and the season 15 scarf, and then had them sewn together.

Or, at least, that was what I meant it to be. After I finished it, I looked it over and I think that I got a few stripes out of order, but I'm probably the only one who would notice it.

I think that I made it during a motel stay two years ago, probably during spring break. I had already made a season 12 scarf and wanted to do something even more impressive. At the time I had delusions of selling expensive scarves, and I was going to use that one to show what was possible, though I expected to mainly sell Hogwarts scarves and season 12 Doctor Who scarves. As it turns out I have given away about a dozen to friends and family, given a couple to the club fundraiser, and sold only two.

With the way things are now, I really don't expect to sell any, and I haven't knitting anything since before Christmas.