So before my pregnancy induced lack of knitting mojo hit full force, I signed up to participate in the Tour de France Knit Along. Sadly, despite this being Day 11 of the Tour, this is the first time I’m posting about it. Sorry, folks.
I admit that the major part of this is that my fatigue has left me staring into space while listening to the Tour a lot more than knitting while I watch it. However, the shear heat that we’ve been experiencing at our house has also made knitting and sitting with a hot laptop in my lap less than appealing.
So how is my knitting Tour going? Well, after I realized that my energy level meant that my original goal (knitting a cycling jersey for my husband) was unrealistic, I decided to focus on the many shawls I highlighted in the last post. Specifically, the Stolen Moments Wrap.
I thought alot about how appropriate this was. First, for my own comfort, it is lovely mercerized cotton. Second, it is a relatively simple pattern, but it is quite long. This second part seemed to fit the bill exactly. The Tour is long. It takes endurance. I thought about how I would have to stick to it, just like the riders must for mile after mile.
The only problem was that it was long, and pretty much looks the same as I go along, making blogging about it really boring. You may have noticed that is the same picture as last time. I promise, I’ve made progress, but really the essentials are the same. It’s just longer. Thus, another bad excuse for not blogging enough. Sigh.
However, there is hope. I’ve decided that in addition to my major Tour project, I’ll be working on some stage wins as well. (Mostly to help the blog be more interesting.) After all, the riders on the Tour must seize the opportunities that come their way.
So for my first stage win attempt, I’ve cast on another Baby Surprise Jacket. It is out of Cherry Tree Hill Super Sock in the Life’s A Beach color way. Looking great so far. I’ll try to have a photo of progress for the next post.