Posted on June 6, 2004 at 10:48 am

It’s been one of those weekends where one wakes up Monday morning and realizes that there has been a shift in the zeitgeist.  The 40th President passed quietly, Smarty Jones lost in the last furlong to a longshot, and Kate and I spent most of Saturday emailing across the pond plotting the Blogging World’s life after Charlotte. 

Hold on to your knickers, knitters, stand back and gaze upon this ambitious ripple in the global culture’s plate tectonics:

lacealong

Here are the rules:
1. Make whatever you want as long as there are (intentional) holes in it.
2. Use whatever yarn you want.
3. Finish it whenver you want.
4. It would be cool if you took our snazzy little button and stuck it on your blog. But you don’t HAVE TO.
5. Have fun and have no regrets.

Let either of us know what your project will be, and we’ll try to keep track of it all in what will certainly be a rush of participation.

I’m going to make a design I picked up at the New England Textile Arts Spin And Spa weekend in Portland, Maine this past February.  It’s the Lacey Leaf Shawl, designed by Aloisia Pollock, who hangs out at Pine Tree Yarns in Damariscotta, Maine.  I’d scan the photo to inspire you, but the picture on the pattern is terrible to begin with.  I saw the shawl in person, and just had to have it.  I’m planning on picking up the Shetland lace weight I had special ordered from Puttin’ on the Knitz in West Newton soon.  Don and Janet: I’m a-comin’, I’m a-comin’!