Thursday, July 21, 2011

An Accidental Bike Ride

After last year's spectacular lack of success in the Tour knitalong I decided to retire from knitalong career and just spectate this year. There must be something of the Lance Armstrong about me though, just can't let this cycling go as it suddenly occurred to me last week that I am in fact knitting a maillot jaune!
I may even finish it in time for Paris though I have some non-knitting festival fun to distract me this weekend. Even if it takes me another week or two to do the arms and button bands it will still be my quickest garment ever, probably one of my fastest knits of any kind - an aran weight in a cropped, seamless design would have been the perfect choice for a Tour cardigan something I would never have attempted with my snail like knitting! Given the beautiful 'Sunny' shade of All Seasons Cotton and that her name is Miette I'm hopeful that the signs are there for a victorious ride in to Paris on Sunday.

6 comments:

Rose Red said...

Yay for accidental yellow jerseys! How funny that you knit best to a deadline when you don't set yourself a deadline at all!

Spinster Beth said...

It's very pretty. Looking forward to the finished product!

drkknits said...

its funny isnt it how a deadline can kill a project? i find KALs like that too. but what a lovely maillot, and that festival looks like a blast. have a great weekend, we're hoping to see an aussie first into Paree of course...

Charity said...

My fingers are crossed for you! :)

elephantJuice said...

That looks lovely! I really like the colour and that edging is so pretty. Good luck for hitting your deadline!

Modelwidow said...

Very nice and very appropriate.
(Not sure which planet I've been on but it took me a while to make the connection - and I usually follow T de F with great interest - oh well)
Look forward to seeing the results when you cross the finishing line.

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