Thursday, June 18, 2009

Just one more hill

I've just signed up for the Tour de France Knitalong (on Ravelry this year) in the Polka Dot Jersey category:

Polka Dot jersey = completion of languishing WIPs. (The more, the merrier: go for as many summits as you can!)

My secret ambition is to clear the decks completely so at the end of July there should be nothing on the needles (although that might mean ripping rather than ascending the mountains for some things - yes mittens and Arisaig I am looking at you) . I don't know why but that sounds like fun all of a sudden, maybe because it's a state never achieved since I first started knitting! To make it just a little more of a bumpy ride I thought I'd start one more thing:
I bought this beautiful kit from Kyoko recently and want it made up for my friend's birthday in early August. So while the cyclists are pedalling my fingers will hopefully be flying along with them. Who else is in?

13 comments:

Bells said...

ha! I love it. You want to clear the decks so you can't on something else. he he. I'm signed up too!

mooncalf said...

That bag is lovely. Looking forward to seeing all your FOs!

Marianne said...

My very best wishes to you on your Tour :^)
The yarn is SO very pretty, love those colours, my first guess had it Peace Fleece Lauren's Coral. same colours, so pretty I could nearly eat it. I took the link and found it to be a Shetland. cool!

marycatharine said...

I'm so tempted but I'm such a bad joiner that I'd probably only start things the whole time. I can't wait to see all of your FOs... the purse especially.

Geek Knitter said...

Goodness, is it Tour time again already?

Lovely purse!

T. said...

That is a big undertaking - clear the decks you say!!

Charity said...

Very good idea! I'm going to enjoy watching you clear the decks! :o)

raining sheep said...

Is there drug testing involved if you knit too many items or knit too quickly? Hahahahahaha! Gorgeous bag, can't wait to see FOs.

Linda said...

That is a nice purse, I have been looking at it but musn't buy any mor eknitting things!

floderten said...

I'm in for the Polka Dot jersey as well! :) Lots of WIPs that need finishing. And some that needs ripping, too.

My boyfriend is an adamant watcher, so this way we can do something together while in front of the TV. ;)

Kyoko said...

Aw, I am super excited that you have started the project. It is already looking really fabulous!
Thank you for the link of the tour. Sounds really interesting. I must go to Ravelry and check it out :D

Rose Red said...

I've signed up too, for Yellow. I've decided that I like mountain views so will always have a mountain of wips...

The bag is so sweet!!

amanda said...

oh this is cute! a great little gift!

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