Monday, July 28, 2008

Arrivee a Paris

I made it into Paris. Safely. I dragged my body around the country following the riders with my knitting needles, over the undulating foothills of the Pyrenees to the snow-capped peaks of les Alpes.

Now I can sip champagne and wear mon maillot jaune.

And I think my golden fleece is a little bit more stylish than Sastre's.

Somedays I needed a suitcase full of courage to keep at the gull lace stitch when I really wanted to knit some socks. But I did it. In less than 21 days. I have to say I'm pretty darned proud of myself.

I'll miss my friends Paul and Phil. A Bientot my boys.

So, just like a lot of the cyclists, I'm now heading for Beijing. This time as part of Team Edmonton in the Ravelympics in the event of the Scarf Stroke (why do I do this to myself?). I guess I'd better get off the bike and into the pool!

9 comments:

J. said...

I'll cheer for you at the pool if you cheer for me on the field! I'm doing the Sockput and the Designer Discus. Who knew I had any upper body strength?

Lovely sweater! It looks great! Don't you want to knit yourself another one?

andi said...

Oh, T. I love the sweater! The color, the fit, everything. Looks spectacular.

Amanda said...

Very stylish! See you in the Ravelympic Village.

Devorah said...

Yea! Congrats on le malliot Juene! It looks fantastic.

Sarah said...

Ooh just catching up - this looks fabulous - by far the most stylish maillot jaune I've seen

adrienne said...

your february lady came out gorgeous and looks to be a perfect fit!!! it's on my list of things to knit one day.

i am opting out of ravelympics. i am a wimp.

knitseashore said...

Your maillot jaune is gorgeous! And now you are joing the Ravelympics? There are a couple of cyclists doing the same thing, so you'll have great company! Bonne chance!

Meg said...

Beautiful maillot jaune! I would not be surprised to see the podium lasses wearing this style at next year's KAL!

sprite said...

The sweater looks utterly fantastic on you. Congratulations on finishing with such a lovely object!