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.