Bloganuary Day 5

Daily Prompt: January 5, 2022 — Bloganuary

Sewing, knitting, crocheting — everything classified under the “textile arts”.

My first attempt was when I was 7 or 8, when our class was given a knitting assignment. We were to craft a pair of baby booties and these were to be displayed outside our classroom on Exhibition Day. Easy enough, right?

I came home, told mother I was supposed to get a pair of knitting needles from her, and mother gave me a pair of giant ones. “That will do,” she said. Mum is always right, right?

So I took the pair of giant needles, and the wool — and for those who know the craft, you know what happened. Giant needles make for giant baby booties with huge gaps in-between the loops. Who would guess that I would invent a pair of booties for giant babies, with natural aeration to boot?

The teacher looked at my pair with some trepidation, but decided I couldn’t be left out. So my big baby booties were exhibited with my classmates’ normal-sized, delicately crafted ones and immediately, everybody couldn’t help but notice them. The enormous BBs elicited giggles, smiles and comments like, “Why are they so big?”

At 8 years old, I already had my 15 minutes of fame.

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