Day Four (Thursday 15th May): Conversations Between Workers.
Start by writing a few short paragraphs from the point of view of one of the tools you use for your craft. this might be a spinning wheel, crochet hook, pair of scissors or your knitting bag. These first few lines should include a description of this tool’s task and usage. If you are feeling particularly in tune with this item you might assign it feelings.
Then, write a dialogue between yourself and this item. It might describe your relationships, the annoyances that you have felt for this item at some point (or could it have possible ever have felt annoyances with you) and the wonderful work that you have created together.
Karen: I’ve been dreading having this conversation and feel that Knit And Crochet Blog Week is the appropriate time to have it. I’d like to introduce you to my knitting bag. It hasn’t always been my knitting bag. Back in the 80’s I bought my bag at a shop at Faneuil Hall. It’s original occupation was to carry my books in college. Later I used it for carrying other things like beach or baby stuff. For a while it held my cross stitch stuff. Some time in the late 90’s or early 00’s it became my primary knitting bag. At first it just held projects and stayed at home but then it became my take-everywhere bag.
The Bag: Hey, I’m The Bag. I’ve enjoyed my long life. I’ve been to many exciting places like Knit Night, Disney World and more than a few sheep & wool festivals. I love my life.
Karen: I’ve been meaning to have a talk with you about your future.
The Bag: What? Where are we going?!?
Karen: Um, no, that’s not what I mean. Have you noticed that you’ve changed? Your handles are getting a bit stringy and you have a couple of holes.
The Bag: I have been there for you. We are a team. I know I’m aging. We’re both aging. Have you looked in the mirror?
Karen: This isn’t about me. You are leaving bits of handle everywhere. Don’t you remember when I had to add that smaller project bag to hold my needles? You dropped one of my most favorite Skacel needles out of that hole on your side. It’s a good thing it made a noise or I would have lost it forever.
The Bag: *sniff* oh, sorry about that…
Karen: I think it’s time. I have to get a new bag. I’ll still keep you but you’ll have stay at home.
The Bag: *sniff*
Karen: How about if I let you help me find a new bag? Do you want to pick the color?
The Bag: *sniff*
Karen: Oh bother…
As you can tell I love my bag. If you know somewhere I can get a bag just like it, the color doesn’t matter, let me know. It is lighter than the LL Bean Boat n Totes and has handles that fit over the shoulder but aren’t too long. It stands on it’s own. To me it is the perfect bag.