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Amazing Lace Poetry Challenge

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Challege #3: The Poetry Challenge

Poetry is a way of exploring the deeper essence of the human (and lace) selves, what it is that makes us human (or lace, as the case may be). Poetry can take many forms, from the classical dactylic hexameter to the haiku to free verse; it can rhyme or not rhyme; it can be written in the first, second, or third person. What all forms of poetry have in common is their ability to evoke a deep sentiment and emotion.

Your challenge: One poem, written by, for, or about your lace teammate posted to your blog (or photohosting account) by midnight EDT (UTC -4:00), July 2.

Hmmm. Poetry? They want me to be deep? Well, alright.

There once was a shawl knit of cotton
The pattern was called Lotus Blossom
The knitting went fast
Only two weeks had passed
And my teammate now points to my bottom

(you can see more photos of the shawl here)

Think that evokes enough deep sentiment and emotion?

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  1. It’s more beautiful in person! (I LOVE saying that;-0)
    You did a fabulous job and the cotton yarn made up better than I could have imagined. Wear it well. It looks sooooo good on you.

  2. I LOVE IT! The cotton looks yummy and it’s a perfect size! Well done! So, are ya ready from some linen? 🙂

  3. The shawl is gorgeous, and you are hilarious! Love it! Here I am trying to come up with something so deep! Dont’t think I will be able to top that!

  4. Too funny! I can’t believe how fast you knit that — awesome. There once was a man from Nantucket . . .

  5. I think I just spit milk across the room. Too funny. And your shawl is stunning Carole! Just beautiful. And what a scenic spot to do a photoshoot!

  6. Whoa! Where’d that shawl come from? Did you conjure it out of thin air or something? 😉

    And the color… it’s to die for. Lovely, lovely, lovely.

  7. ahh. the classic limerick. a personal favorite of mine.

    the shawl is beautiful.

    i once knew a man from nantucket
    who carried his fleece in a bucket.
    a fleece that once carole spied
    was stolen right under his eye
    he didn’t bother chasing her, he just said *&^% it

  8. Very funny, and I agree that photos just don’t do justice to this beautiful shawl! I liked Maryse’s poem, too – maybe a knitter’s poetry collection is in order?

  9. Heeheehee! I love your poem. And Happy Birthday, Dale! Now several days late – but the party just goes on and on.

  10. Oooooooooooooo. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh. (Lest that come off as really sarky in print, it’s not meant to be. I love your shawl. Love you, too.)

  11. Beautiful! And what a great color for you!

    I think you should submit that poem to a magazine…it’s really really good. Honest. 😉

  12. I like your poem – I’m impressed by anyone who can write poetry (and have it actually make sense!). Poetry is not one of my talents.

  13. You crack me up. Your Lotus Blossom shawl is SO pretty.
    (Happy Birthday, Dale! Hope you appreciate that Carole…she’s obviously a woman of many talents!)

  14. laughing so hard at your limmerick!!!
    the shawl turned out lovely – such wonderful color and stitch pattern!

  15. Carole, what yarn did you use to knit your lotus blossom shawl? Isn’t it a fun knit? I knitted the same pattern for my amazing lace challenge and it knit up so fast! Anyway, I’m ready to knit another and would love to know what you used. Thanks!

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