Monday, May 12, 2014

A Day in the Life of... - 5KCBWDAY1

Today kicks off Knitting and Crocheting Blog Week, hosted by Eskimimi Makes. The first topic is A Day in the Life of a Project. Since I tend to give away a lot of what I make I thought I would describe what life is like for one of my WIPs.

The Story of a Sock

As a sock to be, I am a very portable project. That means I get dragged around and plopped down everywhere until I am done. However I have had a more adventurous life than many of my fellow other socks. I was started the weekend before Mother's Day by a crazy knitter who thought there might be a chance of finishing a pair in a week for her mother, even though she had never done that before.

For the first two days I grew quickly, first ribbing, then cuff. Then life got interesting. I traveled in a purse to the doctors office, to occupy the knitter while she waited with her son to see the orthopedist - J broke his arm the previous week and was going in for a follow up appointment. Turns out he needed to go to the surgery center to get a few pins in his arm the next day. So that night I was knitted on quite a bit as the knitter couldn't sleep well, worrying about the next day.

On Tuesday I was crammed in the purse again, and travelled to the surgery center (along with a bunch of toy cars). I mostly sat in the purse, but did get worked on for a few minutes, while the knitter was sitting next to my intended owner. (Luckily she had no idea what the knitter was up to and thought the socks were for the knitter herself.) Then I went home and mostly sat on the table next to the knitter while she watched her son sleep, occasionally growing by a row.

At this point the knitter realized it was madness to try and finish both socks by Sunday so things slowed down a little bit. I was worked on some throughout the week and finished on Saturday evening. I was promptly put in a basket with some other goodies and a note pinned to me saying "IOU 1 sock". Unfortunately in her haste, the knitter neglected to take a picture of me.

I was taken out of the basket on Sunday afternoon, and tried on by my owner. I'm pretty sure that now I will get to relax a little as I wait for my other half.

To read other Day in a Life adventures, search 5KCBWDAY1.

1 comment:

  1. So lovely of you to come and comfort your knitter at the hospital !