Monday, May 29, 2006

Challenge #1

As part of the Amazing Lace, I am going to have to perform various challenges and post about them. This is one of those challenges. I need to introduce my teammate and me to the other contestants and audience members. If you are interested in learning more about the Amazing Lace, check it out here.

Challenge #1

::cue theme music::
Overly enthusiastic host: Welcome back to the Amazing Lace! I think this year will be the most exciting Amazing Lace yet! The next team we are going to meet is team Sampler Shawl and Silverarrowknits.

Silverarrowknits: I am so excited to be a part of this knitalong! I am currently residing in Rhode Island, but at the end of the summer I am moving to Florida for graduate school. Knitting lace is perfect, because this is an item I will be able to wear even in sunny Florida! I am also really excited to be meeting people from all over the world! We are all knitting lace together. I mean, golly, this is a really great opportunity to make new friends and show the world how knitters can get along, even when we are technically "competing" against one another! World peace here we come!

Sampler Shawl: To be honest, I wasn't all that excited to be a part of this at first. I was really happy living in the KnitPicks warehouse, when Silverarrowknits ordered me. I was chilling with all my friends and having a real good time of it all. In fact, even when I arrived at Silverarrowknits' post office, I stuck myself between two larger packages, so the mailman wouldn't see me and tell Silverarrowknits I had arrived.

Silverarrowknits: Sampler Shawl and I had a little bit of trouble at first. He got lost at the post office but I found him. When I got him home, I told him about the Amazing Lace and the great opportunity it is for meeting other lace projects and knitters. He was a bit skeptical at first, but after looking at the website, he seemed more interested in the spirit of the event.

Sampler Shawl: Once I went home with her, she started talking about world peace and knitters uniting. I thought she was off her rocker. It was only after I saw the website that I got interested in the event. Beating out other lace items really got me going. Seriously, take a look at me, I have some nice variegation going on, I knit up well, and I am 100% merino wool. Plus the winning team gets a skein of Helen's Lace and she is HOT. What other competition let's you take home a smoking skein?

Silverarrowknits: I am really excited that Sampler Shawl agreed to do this with me. I think we will have a lot of fun while meeting other lace knitters! I also heard that the winner gets a skein of Helen's Lace. I have always wanted to buy a skein of it, but it has always been out of my price range. It would be really great to win the skein while meeting lace knitters, which is something I want to do anyhow!

Sampler Shawl: We are going to win. We are going to blow the competition out of the water. I want that skein of Helen's Lace and I will do anything necessary to ensure that. Silverarrowknits might think this is all about meeting new people, but let's be honest, how many of the do gooders win in any reality show competition? That's right none. I am going to keep us in the race and get us to the end. I will push Silverarrowknits as far as she needs to go to do this.

Here is Silverarrowknits and Sampler Shawl's official team photo.

Overly enthusiastic host: Well, those two seem to have very different game plans. Hopefully that will work to their advantage, but as we have seen in the past, this sort of team play only leads to heartache and loss. Now let's meet team....


  1. Cute team photo! That Sampler Shawl sounds like a real handful in more than one sense. Good luck!

  2. Anonymous10:33 PM

    Wow, your yarn teammate sounds a little randy...I think you'd better keep an eye on him so he doesn't become distracted during important parts of the race.