Monday, 12 May 2014

Day One: A Day in the Life

Here we go, year 5 of Knittting and Crochet Blog Week has finally begun! I can't wait to read everyone else's posts, try typing 5KCBWDAY1 into Google to see them all.

Describe a day in the life of a project that you have made or are in the process of making.

Hello, I am Hannah's latest WIP and I'm going to write today's post and tell you about a typical day in my life. First allow me to introduce myself. When finished I will be a Marian Shrug, I'm made of Drops Nepal in off white. I'm one of three, my two little sisters are identical twins made of Drops Lima. In June we will be worn by three bridesmaids, which is a great honour.

So, what do I get up to? My days vary quite a lot. Hannah has two little girls, Cassie (2) and Felicity (4 months) and they keep her hands pretty occupied so there's not always time for knitting. First thing in the morning is usually a good time, Cassie takes a long time to eat her breakfast and Felicity often plays happily by herself so Hannah can usually squeeze in a few rows then. As Felicity starts to get a bit fussy we move down on to the floor to be close to her and we'll put in a few more rows then. Sometimes only a few stitches will go by before I get put down, Felicity likes to roll onto her tummy but she can't roll back again so she has to be turned over every few stitches. It's amazing how fast I can grow a few stitches at a time.

As the day goes by I get picked up whenever Hannah's hands are free, I get to spend the rest of the day hanging out on the sofa, ready to go at a moments notice. I sometimes feel a bit nervous sitting there, my worst nightmare came true recently, Hannah was busy on the phone and Cassie picked me up and handed me to Felicity. I don't think I need to explain what happened next, let's just say it was messy! Since then I'm always very grateful to be zipped up into my project bag, it's boring in there but I feel much safer.

Sometimes, if I'm really lucky Hannah takes me along when she goes a-visiting. It's nice because there are usually people to keep an eye on the girls and Hannah gets some uninterrupted knitting time. I think we both enjoy those times together a lot. Soon I'll be finished and it'll be time to move on so I have to cherish these moments. I'm nervous about the future, I know I'm getting to go to a wedding which sounds very exciting, but then I have to go to a new home. Will they like me there? Will I ever be worn again? I hope to be loved and worn again and again, becoming an old favourite and perhaps passed on to another child to be loved again. I'm sure that's not too much to ask.



plumbum said...

Ooh, I am glad you now have a smart knitting bag to hide safely in! Little ones are lovely (and lovely to knit for) but strictly not yarn-friendly.

Geekette Palette said...

Lovely post, great you have a place to hide now ! And you look gorgeous !

Sarah Beverton said...

I can totally sympathise, one of my projects had a similar experience being assaulted by a small chile! Glad you recovered and have a safe haven now :)