Jul 16, 2006

Amazing Lace Challenge #4

Amazing Lace challenge number four goes something like this:

Your question: If you bound off your lace RIGHT NOW - what could it be used for?

Well, as you can see I’m getting this one in just under the wire. When I first saw the challenge it seemed like a piece of cake. The more I thought about it though, the more troubled I was. I pondered my poor, neglected lace and I imagined how sad it must be. Since I started it, projects have been begun and projects have been finished. A lesser lace might feel threatened by this. Some insecure lace may even take such events personally – as a sign of disinterest, an indicator of a lifetime spent on the needles. Certain exceedingly anxious lace may even fear that such inattention might portend an imminent trip to the dreaded frog pond.

Lace such as this might be driven to drastic measures. It might retreat into the bottom of a basket to hide. It might, in it’s resentment become splitty or knotty. It might unravel.

Not my stellar teammate MM Cozy!

MM Cozy is brave. She has the courage to take the sneaky projects that have taken her place on my needles under her wing. If I bound her off today – she’d be out there taking one for the team as she camouflaged the interlopers to protect them from the wrath of members of the household who may be less welcoming to the steady stream of new arrivals.

MM Cozy protects the infant Seraphim Shawl.

Lace protecting Seraphim

MM Cozy safeguards the nascent Elsebeth Lavold Sweater that’s just been swatched.

Lace protecting a sweater to be

The newborn Log cabin blanket is even feeling the warmth of MM Cozy’s embrace.

Lace protecting 7 and the ragged yarn

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