Tuesday, May 16, 2006

The Amazing Lace - Challenge 1

As you probably know already, this season's most anticipated reality show is the Amazing Lace - a summer long event where knitters throughout the world have partnered with lace projects in hopes of eternal glory. In this first episode we'll meet the participants. Go on over to the official site for links to all the competitors. But first, meet Team GamecockDoc.

Gina - South Carolina
Charlotte - Canada via Vermont

Gina is a newly minted MD who started knitting in December 2005 in an attempt to decrease stress. While this attempt failed miserably, she continues knitting anyway and does find it enjoyable. She is proficient in knitting and purling and can increase and decrease with only mild reminders from her knitting instructor, the Stitch 'N Bitch Handbook. Gina is currently a sock enthusiast but is looking forward to her first lace project.

Charlotte is a beautiful (and not entirely modest) merino wool who longs to become a shawl. She answered Gina's request for a teammate - a mail order bride of sorts - in the hope that together they can make this dream a reality. Charlotte does worry that Gina's complete lack of experience will end in failure, or at least a lot of frogging and tinking.

Team GamecockDoc met only yesterday and have much bonding to do, beginning with getting Charlotte into (center-pull ball) shape and completing tryouts for another teammate. Tryouts will begin soon with the members of Team Denise.

Watch Gina struggle with lace work and chart reading. See if Charlotte offers comfort during an upcoming move. Watch the entire enterprise collapse as the teammates are forced to spend long hours apart - Gina locked in an ICU and Charlotte in a lonely apartment. Will this team win the Amazing Lace? Will they even finish? Stay tuned and see the drama unfold.


At 11:47 AM, Blogger Katie said...

What a clever post, Gina! I'll be following your progress!

At 10:16 PM, Anonymous Beth said...

What a fun post! I can't wait to see how your shawl comes together. It's going to look great!

At 11:20 AM, Blogger Mary said...

I'm doing Charlotte too. Great to have some company. Love your colors. Oh, and I have a few Gamecocks in my family along with some Tigers and Paladins.

At 9:25 PM, Blogger Stuntmother said...

I believe that the GCD team will bond, choose the right pointy-headed companion (if Denise doesn't do it for you, definitely investigate Bryspun. I'm in needle love), and surge past any obstacles to achieve TEAM GCD victory!

I find knitting less of a stress-relief than a distraction. While I am knitting, I'm not stressed. Because I am knitting.

Good luck. I will stay tuned.

At 7:22 PM, Anonymous Rachel said...

First, congrats on your degree! Second, I hope your various challenges and stresses will only serve to make you and your team stronger. Good luck!


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