Day 1 of the Knitting & Crochet Blog Week has arrived – the challenge today is to:
“Describe a day in the life of a project that you have made, or are in the process of making.”
I am a WIP of TJFrog – a scarf in the making – and I am kept in this bag, hidden away from the world.
My maker is responsible for stuffing me in here and for days, weeks, months now, my daily life has consisted of being in this bag, without seeing any daylight. I can’t remember the last time I emerged.
The process of designing me started back in 2012 when TJFrog went on a Kaleidoscope knitting week in France with Debbie Abrahams and Jane Crowfoot. The book inspired the design and here you can see the start of me. There is much activity with notes, sketches, swatches and even graph paper with my design emerging. Knitted in Rowan Creative Focus Worsted I have had many compliments on how soft I am.
By the time the ‘show and tell’ arrived at the end of the week, I was really taking shape and everybody was very complementary. As you can see I have a variety of stitches going on, great colours and even have some sparkly beads!
Apparently to add to my cosy feel, fleece will line the wrong side of me, and here is where the next part of my progress stalled. TJFrog took some time to source the fleece she would like, although eventually she found some for me at Hanson’s. And it is this fleece that has kept me well hidden from the world on a daily basis – only today it got removed! Yes, finally, today for the first time in a very long time I got to see daylight – hurrah! As you can see I have been well and truly buried at the bottom of the bag.
Still TJFrog decided she ought to take a closer look at me and remind herself just what state I am in:
Now you’ve seen me in all my glory and can understand just how squished up I’ve been in that bag. I have grown a bit since the ‘show and tell’ although most of this was completely in the early days on my return from France in 2012. I feel I am so nearly finished and it won’t take too long to complete me. I need my two ends grafting together as you can see here:
Then TJFrog has plans to put a border all around me before the lovely soft fleece and I get paired up. I think it is the border that is providing the sticking point as the design is still whirling around in TJFrog’s head.
Thanks to Knitting & Crochet Blog Week and the challenge of writing about the Day in the Life of a project my blight is now in the open and I have once again appeared into daylight. Let’s hope TJFrog will finish me off very soon so I can escape this bag for good and join the FOs in the draw. Then come Winter 2014, my daily life can progress to my role of keeping TJFrog warm!