What follows is my first entry in The Amazing Lace.
This summer, I am not racing around the world. My every move is not being filmed and viewed by a global audience. I am not in the running for a million dollars. Funny, even writing that makes me a little depressed. It’s just…my life is not very exciting. Mundane really. I work, work out, eat, and knit. Don’t get me wrong, this is not a bad life. I make a decent living, have great friends, the best family, and a hobby I am passionate about. Life is good. I just have no adventure.
Folks, I want adventure. I want a challenge. I want love and excitement and thrills. I want the unexpected and unpredictable. Enter…lace. (Don’t laugh–this my team I am talking about and loyal to a fault, I have my lace’s back.)
Yes, lace and I are joining forces to give my life the spark it so desperately needs.
As for the team…my name is Erin. I am 30 years old, love peanut butter anything, and think British people are smarter than everyone else…you know, it’s the accent. For the record, I’m not British. My imagination is most active in the mornings while I am driving to work. That is when I daydream about the big promotion I am going to get or the old crush I will run into or how much I will win in the lottery I didn’t enter. On Friday’s morning drive I had an impression…this lace is going to lead me somewhere good. Where I am not sure. But somewhere. Good. The lace could be several projects but will start with the Trellis Scarf from Spring Interweave 06. Yarn: Kaalund Expressions. So far we like each other. We can’t hangout all the time because I get testy and he gets too complicated. I am worried he has issues. It is probably more likely however that the issues are mine.
Our first date (and official team photo):
So what do we hope to accomplish? The way I see it, there is a difference between knitting lace and knitting in the Amazing Lace. I want to produce at least one (hopefully more) beautiful lace garments sure, but what will make it amazing? What can a simple partnership with lace bring my life? Honestly, I don’t know. But hey, isn’t finding out part of the fun? See? The adventure is already beginning.
The following 3 comments were originally left at blogspirit:
hehe! you sound just like me complaining about my life sometimes, but deep down i really do love it!
good luck with the amazing lace! though i’m sure there will be some conflict (in all relationships there are), i know you two will make it! :0) x
Good luck in your race! It sounds like you’ve chosen a worthy partner…you two will create something beautiful together 😉
What a great entry into the Amazing Lace – go team, go! 🙂
I would have loved to join in the fun but given the travel schedule with work I need simple projects for the forseeable future. 🙂