Posted on June 15, 2004 at 10:03 pm

I love that Alison posted a picture of the cardboard tube from the center of the Linen Drape with the ball band dropped around its knees.  It conjures all sorts of unpleasant similes to mind, most of which reside in the part of my cerebrum that I thought that I had walled off shortly after high school graduation.  But since Linen Drape and I are on friendly terms now, I will restrain myself from any comment other than my bemused and wickedly crooked smile.  I have knit another one of those balls into the endless abyss of Jaipur today, forever approaching the armhole decrease, and the much anticipated lacy bits around the neck, but I still have about eleven thousand and seventy six rows before that will happen, so instead, I will give you something much more entertaining than another picture of linen stockinette or another run-on sentence:

lacealong UPDATE: In no particular order, here is the list of objects that the amazing and brave knitters who have signed up for the Lace Along have decided to make.  I can’t wait to see:
Katies’ Alice from Rowan Magazine #35,
Chelsea’s the Fiddlesticks Lotus Blossom Shawl in the discontinued and therefore utterly desirable wine colour,
Margene’s Alice Starmore Seaweed Wrap,
Leigh’s orange tencel doily,
Norma’s undetermined something out of custom-spun laceweight with beads!
Larissa’s Gibson Girl pullover from the latest Interweave Knits out of Koigu.
Teresa’s Victoria Tank from the summer IK.
Carrie’s Frost Flowers shawl from A Gathering Of Lace (it’s already amazing!)
Alison’s  Fiddlesticks Garden Shawl,
Nicole’s lacy shawl from the summer Interweave Knits,
Linda – lacy cardigan from a recent Jaeger magazine,
Becky’s unspecified lacy cardigan,
Jessica’s Birch (even if she still hasn’t posted our button on her blog yet,
Abby’s something great (maybe a bookmark?),
Amanda’s mystery something,
Brynne’s waving lace socks from the Spring 2004 Interweave Knits,
Marjorie’s two-pronged project of a lace top using Jaeger Albany and a free Rowan lace pattern,
Jenny’s Victoria Tank from Summer 2004 Interweave Knits in Schachenmayer Catania,
Caroline’s Shetland Shoulder Shawl from Debbie Bliss’ treasure Traditional Knitting from the
Scottish and Irish Isles
, AND
whatever Kate finally decides to make as her Kidsilk Haze wedding stole. 

Whew.  What a collection of holey knitting there is going on here.