Hello. This is Phil Knittereoghan, and welcome to The Amazing Lace, the show in which teams of knitters and projects based on lace race their way to the finish line. These journeys can take time, courage, talent -- and just plain luck. There will be detours and roadblocks, but it doesn't look likely that there will be any fast forwards.
Let's meet one team now.
This is Classic Elite Premiere, color #5207, and teammate Ms. Knit Think. Welcome to the Amazing Lace.
CEP: Thanks, Phil.
KT: Ohmygod! Ohmygod! Phil! Gawd! You're cuter in person than on TV, even!
Phil: Ah...well. So tell me, how do you think the Lace is going to go for you?
CEP: Well, certainly there will be challenges. KT is not strong on technique or patience.
KT: Ohmygod! It's Phil!
CEP: But she does have a lot of enthusiasm.
Phil: So I see. How did you two decide to team up?
KT: Ohmygod! I'm in the Amazing Lace! With Phil! Hey Phil--you won't ever look at me like you look at some of the contestants, will you? Like they're total nitwits? Get it? Nitwits!
CEP: She came into the yarn store where I was resting peacefully and asked for help picking yarn for a lace project. I thought maybe she'd go with something more delicate, but the woman at the store pointed me out as being--well, easier to work with for a beginner.
Phil: In what way?
CEP: I can handle repeated froggings.
KT: I'd like to frog Phil.
CEP: Ha...ha...isn't she a stitch?
Phil: How did you prepare for the start of the journey?
CEP: Well, I'll give KT this, she takes directions well. The woman who sold her the yarn helped her pick a pattern and get set in terms of deciding if she wanted to work with a pattern or a chart. She even made Ms. Think knit a swatch, just to see how it went. So Ms. Think pulled all the necessary items together:
She even got the unflavored dental floss for the lifeline, of course after being told. Sadly, the first time she used it, she ran it through the stitch markers--can't do that, of course. That cost her that first lifeline.
Fortunately, these are small and easily carried everywhere. Hopefully we won't have to give them up if we come in last on a nonelimination round!
KT: Phil, are you married?
Phil: Yes, I am. Now then--
CEP: KT, you're married too.
KT: I know, but this is primarily my fantasy, now isn't it?
Phil: It appears there's a bit of testiness rising here.
CEP: We're fine. We'll be fine.
KT: As long as we beat MoJo and the Frat Boys.
Phil: Wrong race.
KT: Damn. Will we get a million dollars if we win?
Phil: Wrong race.
CEP: Remember, KT, we're in it for the fun. Remember the Hippies? They won, and they had fun.
KT: Oh, right. I forgot. Well--happy birthday, Phil, one day early!!!
Phil: Thanks for taking the time to talk to me, Team Knit Think. Are you ready for your first clue?