Sunday, June 29, 2008

Vive la France

I'm in training. I have a big event coming up and I want to be in top shape to meet the challenge head on. I want to do my best and I want to make my fellow knitters proud.

I'm starting the Tour de France Knitalong. And not just because T. is making me. No. This is something I sort of chose to do. Every once in a while, I find that the stimulus of a deadline can make knitting exciting. It's the thrill of the chase, the danger of falling down, the lack of any other interesting television.

As I am a new competitor this year, I am competing in the White Jersey category. That means I can knit whatever I want, really. I'm basically along for the ride and the men in tight pants. I have to admit, I do enjoy the crashes. There's usually some blood and a bent wheel or two. And the scenery is lovely. It makes me feel so European as I knit on my couch and basically act as a pod for this baby. I've chosen to knit the Juno Regina in a burgandy laceweight silk/seacell blend. I'll probably even do a little swatch (totally legal, no cheating here) so I'm ready with the correct needles. Like the yarn?

Me too.

I'm in Team Silence-Lotto. I understand we have a couple of good looking Australians on our team. Eye candy is very motivating.


T. said...

Oh - bikers are a hot bunch of men.

I am wavering on my choice of projects....still haven't completely decided....

Metta said...

I wish you both Good Luck with the Tour de France KAL. The Team Silence-Lotto looks good. I will follow the race on the blog.

Here in Sweden we have just been knitting along during the European Socker Champinionship. The gold was won by Spain yesterday.

Juno Regina is fun to knit when you knit the lace pattern. I found it a little boring in the middle. I love the color of your yarn.

Donna Lee said...

Gorgeous yarn! It's almost time to start and I'm excited. Since my project can be a wip (polka dot jersey) I cast on and I'm glad I did. It took 8 tries to get the hang of the lace weight yarn. I am going to have to knit like the wind (a tough thing for a slow poke like me) to finish. Nothing wrong with just being an incubator. Take care of yourself.

Sarah said...

Yay - welcome to the race