I finished the most recent stripe on the Ravenclaw scarf, so now there are four blue stripes and four bronze - I am only eleven stripes away from reaching the end!
Of course, as I went to start the next blue stripe, I noticed that my ball of blue yarn had gone missing. The last place it had been was in my purse... However, while my purse is big, it is not a Tardis, nor has it been touched by Hermione, so a ball of yarn going missing in my purse is impossible (my car keys on the other hand...) Apparently a friends cat had been playing near my knitting while we were at their house, so the next logical place to look was around their house - but nope, no sign of a big blue ball of yarn anywhere.
Which means that my yarn has fallen into a black hole.
Which sucks, because Cascade 220 is not cheap.
But on to less distressing fronts, like writing!
Which, actually, is just as distressing as loosing the ball o' yarn.
I have a confession to make - I haven't written at all (aside from test cases for the QA analysts at work) since last week. We've just been so busy at work recently that when I do have time to write, I really just want to curl up into a ball and sleep or spend time with my husband. I understand that ROW 80 gets that writers have a life, but this is one of those times when I feel as if I fail as a writer. There's always something else going on that's more important and I'm never able to meet my own personal deadlines because I'm always so distracted.
PS - Recently Patricia Wrede started a series on writing Epics. You can find the first one here, and the second one here. I haven't had a chance to read them yet, but I expect they will be very illuminating as one of the projects I want to work on when I'm done with TUO is an epic.