I am knitting a sock. At the moment it is just one sock because I have managed to lose my second ball of wool. I am in two minds at the moment what to do. The other ball of wool must be around somewhere, it really can’t have gone far, but I have hunted in all the usual places for it and it is nowhere to be found.
I quite like this sock. It would be a bit of a shame to rip it back (and I’m sure if I did, the rest of the wool would magically appear). So, do I spend the hours finishing the one sock, in the hope that eventually I will be able to make the pair, or that odd socks will suddenly become de rigueur? Or do I abandon it and not waste any more time on something which may never be useful?
It is not the worst problem in the world to have, I know, but just one more thing which trickles through my mind every time I glance in the direction of the temporarily-abandoned-work pile.
What to do?