5KCBWDAY1 - at home with a project

5KCBWDAY1 A Day In The Life Describe a day in the life of a project that you have made, or are in the process of making.

I am a scarf, but I could be just about any project knit here in this house. 

I start with an idea, usually sparked by another blog or a Ravelry project seen on the iPad.  In my unravelled form, I hide in the 'stash cupboard' until I'm ready to be knit.  This is not a house strewn with projects or piles of half-finished items.  In this house, things are AWAY until ready to use or be worked on.  I spend an inordinate amount of time waiting in the yarn bins, hoping to be chosen next.

Once chosen, I change form, skein to wound ball, and begin.  Some days I am in the project bag without ever coming out... these are the days where the people in the house are absent at work or busy with the yard work, house work, and parenting work. 

When my time does come, I am spread across the lap of my knitter.  I'm on the sofa while the boys watch tv or play Xbox.  I'm on the bed during procedural dramas (Sherlock and Watson, Bones and Booth, or that detective who can remember everything), or during basketball games and hockey games.  Slowly but surely, I change from an unwound skein to a wearable item.   
 If I'm lucky, I will be soaked, blocked, and put into the closet here to be worn often.  If I'm lucky, I'll be given away to a kind friend who will appreciate the value of a hand-knit item.  Either way, my time here in this house will be spent knowing I'm worth the time it takes to watch the charts, count the rows, rip back the mistakes, and follow the pattern to morph into something special.



  1. I enjoyed reading your post and having photos to illustrate your process. You strike me as a very self-disciplined and organised person and the result looks like lovely knitting.

  2. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving some lovely feedback - nice to see you and have some fun with Knitting & Crochet Blog Week. :-)


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