You guys mean business! There is no way I expected 72 comments to my lace post - so thank you all!!
I used the random number generator, and the winner is . . . . Paula F! Here's what Paula had to say about lace:
I couldn't resist a class with Lucy Neatby entitled "The Allure of Lace". I took the class a few years ago and started buying yarn for lace and buying some books. I recently took a class with Amy Singer on lace. I have finished one shawl and started a lacy scarf. I do like knitting lace, but it can be hard to find the quiet, not-tired time to concentrate on it. Trying to knit lace with a deadline doesn't work for me. (I love purple.)
Just as a refresher, Paula has won my leftover 720 yards of hand-dyed Alpaca Lace yarn, as well as a Gardiner Yarnworks lace pattern of her choice (I knit Toe The Line).
Even though Paula won, I can't resist sharing this ingenous little poem about lace, submitted by Tammy O:
Who could resist the rhythmic patterns and the flow of the drape, it's more than great.
Favorites in Ravelry and bookmarks on my shelves, for me they wait.
Thread-like yarn with all its grace, what's to hate.
The patterns coveted and collected are too numerous to state.
But alas, my needles still wait.
Don't you think Tammy deserves a little something for that? Tammy - email me your mailing address and I'll send you a little surprise for your poetry. :)
Thanks again to everyone who left a comment! It was great fun to read them as they came in all weekend long. Stay tuned for some updates on the Botanica Medallion!
To close, here's a couple of pics from Memorial Day weekend, enhanced by the CameraBag app on my iPhone: