5KCBWDAY1 A Day In The Life

5KCBWDAY1 A Day In The Life

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 Mimi’s wedding shawl. My very first stitch was cast on exactly one year before the day that I will eventually be worn, and I was completed within two weeks.
Wedding shawl being madeDuring those first two weeks, whilst I was still being formed and imagined, I had a lot of attention paid to me. Whilst still just two balls of yarn I was protected from those demons of dust and dirt by being cradled in a special bowl, caressed gently and looked after. I was dressed in shiny precious small glass beads, dressed up ready for my debut.

Once my final few stitches were cast off (with the help of my maker’s intended) I was sent straight for a slightly bubbly bath, where I relaxed my fibres and gave in to the welcoming softness and warmth of the water. However, my relaxation was cut short as I was hoisted from the water, given a gentle squeeze and lid down between a sandwich of towels before being rudely trampled over.

The next thing I knew I was being given a very rough workout. I was stretched and pulled around and pins were thrust though my most lacy bits in the name of getting me into shape, before I was left to dry off alone. If you were considering a gym membership I’d tell you not to bother – try getting blocked if you want to experience a quick way of getting into shape. I can’t fault the results of the process though, as I emerged the next day like a bright new butterfly fresh from the chrysalis, and finally I unfurled my wingspan.


I was spectacular. I was magnificent. I was… gently folded up and put into a sealed bag and hidden away in a chest of drawers for what will soon be a year. I know that it is supposed to be for my own good, where I am protected from sunlight and dirt, any possible stains and maybe most of all moths, I can’t wait for my day in the sun.

My comforting thought is that my time is coming soon. I’ve been hidden away next to lots of wedding regalia and many other pretty things for so long now that I can’t wait to be draped over the shoulders in less than nine weeks and be part of someone’s most special day. Until then I will lay here just counting the days: exactly 60 of them.

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