I have noticed the following..
The more you look for something the less likely you are too find it and the more likely you are too lose something else in the process.
Things only turn up when you a have forgotten about them, b made another or c bought another one or d when you are looking for something else.
for eg- yesterday all i could find was pins, and all I wanted was needles,
today was all I could find was needles when i wanted was pins.
example 2- i lost a very precious necklace that mum gave me for my 30th last year. Looked and looked and looked for it to no avail. It turned up when I was looking for a doll needle ( i didn't find the doll needle)
Size doesn't really matter when losing things, the things I am most likely to lose are tapestry needles, lighters, scissors, bear heads, bear arms and legs, sunglasses, stuffing sticks and doll needles. I lose more doll and tapestry needle than I do fine sewing or embroidery needles.
The worst sort of losing is not in fact losing per say but the putting it in the " special place where it seems totally logical". That special logical place doesn't seem so logical when looking for it. Take the case of my headphones for my phone that I listen the radio with which I put a "special logical place that i would remember" when I went to England last year, knowing I wouldn't need them there. Not sure what logic I was working on as all the logical places I can think of have no headphones in them. And there for they are "lost"
WHen looking for something look both in the logical places, but also the completely strange places. The fridge , the bathroom ( in a mad fit of bear head obsessing) , the bed side table and the pantry. ( also check the milk isn't in the wool basket, butter isn't in the sewing basket etc etc)
Socks were made to be lost and worn odd, come on they look so much cuter.
have you noticed any of these?
Happy looking and finding. ( if there is such a thing)