I had two functions to go to. A dinner with friends at a nice restaurant. And the next day, a wedding. I needed a pair of skin tone tights for each event. I checked the box beforehand and yes, there were 2 new pairs, so no need to buy more (I rarely wear tights as I live and die in trousers).
I wear pair number one for the dinner. No problem. Next day I get the box out again and grab pair number two. And found this -
Two things dawned on me then. Firstly, that when I got the first pair out of the box the night before I remember thinking that pair 2 didn't take up as much room as it should. And secondly, that the last time I was making Sheep Paperweights, I needed something to make the bean bag that goes inside it to stop the pearl barley filling escaping through the knitted body. Normally I use a pop sock/knee high but didn't have any left at the time, so cut a leg off a pair of tights. Then put them back in the box!!!!!!!!! DOH!!!
So take my advice, when utilising everyday items for your crafting. Don't put them back in the box....