Friday, June 02, 2006


The Amazing Lace is a challenge. But to me, it has become more than that. It represents the ultimate battle between two loves. See, it was difficult to pick just one teammate. There is Birch, who has haunted my dreams since I first saw it draped around the Yarn Harlot's shoulders at her book signing last year. Then there is Orangina, which embodies the true essence of being sexy. Birch has whispered to me with every yarn shop visit. Orangina swept me off my feet. Both are true loves, but so, so different.

The logical thing would have been to sit down, weigh their pluses and minuses with one of those groovy t-charts, and come up with the teammate winner. But this is the Amazing Lace and in true Reality TV form, I am willing to put it all on the line and as Howie Mandel says, "to make a life-changing decision". Through the course of the challenges to come, my teammates will also compete for my affections. In the end, only I will decide the ultimate winner. At the end of each challenge, I will award one of my teammates with one point. The teammate with the most points at the end of the competition will be crowned The Dis Ultimate Knit.

I don't expect this challenge to be easy. The days to come will be hard. And I am sure a tear or two will fall. But, this is love...and lace. There is no room for second best.

As such, I present to you the members of Team Distopia:

Team Captain: Dis. San Diego, CA

"Life is too short for bad knits".

Challenger 1: Oceania. Orange, France

"Que Sera Sera. C'est la vie."

Challenger 2: Forest Floor. Holmfirth, England

"To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken."**

**Really C.S. Lewis said this. Since Forest Floor has shown herself to be a bit of a plagiarist, and plagiarism can not be tolerated, Challenge 1's point goes to Oceania.

Point Total:
Oceania: 1
Forest Floor: 0


Chris said...


Nonnahs said...

What up, Team Distopia! Youcandoit! :)

The Stitchin' Sheep said...

You guys are seriously goofy, you know?

Nasus said...


Theresa said...

Love this take on it. Nice.

amanda cathleen said...

*L* love your post! : D
Go team Distopia!!