Monday, May 29, 2006

My Amazing Lace Entry

I am trying to stay busy, trying to keep my sanity. Some days are harder than others. I can't sleep unless I am exhausted, so every moment of the day that I'm awake, I'm moving.

In my efforts to drive myself to distraction I have joined this summer's Amazing Lace.

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Allow me to introduce you to my partner: Leda's Dream

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Isn't she lovely? The moment I saw her I knew I had to make her. Where do I begin? She's so pretty. I prefer stoles to triangle shawls, so she was just the right shape. The pattern looked challenging, interesting to knit despite the rectangle construction. The cherry on top is she is made from Knit Pick's Alpaca Cloud, and we all know how I feel about Knit Picks. So my love affair began.

I bought my yarn,

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gathered all the necessary supplies to embark on my Amazing Lace Adventure,

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and knit my gauge swatches.

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It was a match made in heaven, or so it seemed.

Let's let Leda say a few words, then I'll elaborate.

Hi I'm Leda.

Aren't I pretty? I am soooo pretty. And you should just feel me! I am soft, just like a bunny. You just want to rub me against your cheek like a lovie and take a nap with me. I am fabulous. Just look at me. Go ahead, scroll back up and admire me. Beautiful things are meant to be admired.

So of course I was a shoo-in for the Amazing Lace. How could anyone resist knitting me? I am so pretty. I hate to admit this but the whole world just opens wide up to you when you're pretty. I could jump right to the top on my looks alone. Any one would be lucky to be paired with me. I couldn't wait. I was sure my partner would be pretty too. After all don't 10s marry 10s? So I must admit I was disappointed when I saw who I was paired up with.

I mean just look at her.

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What's up with the greens not matching, and is that ice cream on her shirt? Not to mention the lame hair clip. I think she's been wearing that since 1993. And don't get me started on the bags under her eyes. This girl needs some serious skin care. And a pedicure. Did you see her chipped toenails? She is so out of her league with me.

But I found out this girl has some skills. She made this and this and this. Under her steady hands I have just blossomed. We've had a few snags. I mean it took her five tries to get past the first 16 rows for goodness sakes, but now things are just flowing. I'm long, and gorgeous. You can see my true potential even without the blocking.

I have every confidence that we will finish first in the Amazing Lace.

See what I mean. Whew, this knit has....what's the word I'm looking for.....balls? (get it, yarn balls, hee hee, I'm punny) She is soft like a bunny, but self-absorbed. She's pretty brainless. Not nearly as challenging as I'd hoped from such beauty. I'm already already knitting the fourth repeat of five 84 row repeats. At this rate I'll be done by next week. I might be shopping for a new partner soon. But until then here's our official team photo.

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Lynda said...

Oh please- Leda doesn't know what she's talking about - her partner is gorgeous- even with unmatchy greens decorated with ice cream. She's one lucky knit to be paired up with such a talented partner.

Now, If you want to hear whining, we could listen to what that no-name First Class shawl I just started has to say.... all 9" of her... She's probably just pissed she's gonna be about 100 yrs old by the time she's done!

Amy said...

You can hear the jealousy a mile away, Mamma. She just wishes she could have that ice cream.
The color is lovely, ma'am. As fast as you knit, I imagine we'll see you with someone new in a week or so.

Kim said...

Lookin' good!

I always seem to have something on my shirt ;o)

Anonymous said...

Ohhh looking lovely so far! I will be following your progress! I too can't sleep unless I am exhausted, so I know the feeling...boy are we a lot alike!

Your sunshineypal :)

shiguy4076 said...

Oh, mama it's gorgeous. you are amazing.

Acornbud said...

Oh my, your lace is just beautiful. Very nice work.

kimberly said...

Oh you two are gorgeous!

Theresa said...

Looks like a great pair.