So, meet the Amazing Lace team à la Knitting in the Valley:
Though I have already completed 3 serious lace projects (River Stole, Kiri, Sampler Stole), the first lace project that I had really been dying to make is Birch. Why? Just go and take a look at this. I first learned about Birch reading Claudia's progress on hers. Since then, I have been wanting my Birch. :) So, naturally, she is my major Amazing Lace teammate.
*Obviously I watched too much HBO Boxing and Ultimate Fighting Championship with Husband. Before every fight, the introductions of the fighters are called "tale of the tape". When I learned of Challenge #1, the phrase just stuck in my mind and wouldn't go away. ;)