My busy week’s made keeping up with the Tour de France difficult, but thanks to my PVR and fast-forwarding through some of the less interesting bits, I’m caught up. It’s been exciting so far but has taken such a brutal physical toll on so many riders already. I was a little torn yesterday between feeling sorry for Frank Schleck and feeling happy for Fabian Cancellara & Thor Hushovd. It’s been an enjoyable Tour so far as a spectator, but I’m looking forward to the mountain stages.
I’ve also been busy with the Eiffel Tower Knitalong (KAL) and contest (see previous post) that I’ve been running in a Ravelry group. There have been many good questions as people selected their yarn, needles and tried to figure out how big their shawls were going to be. If you haven’t started yet, it’s not too late! I’m particularly excited by the folks who’ve talked about making the shawl their own in different ways – changing up parts of the design and adding in embellishments like beads and crystals. Here’s the first visible evidence of a special project like that. Cindy’s adding in crystals to her shawl and accurately described what she’s got so far as looking like twinkling stars in the sky.
Finally yesterday I started knitting the shawl again myself in a silver silk from Colourmart. It didn’t seem right to start a KAL and not knit myself! I’m sure I’m way behind, but I have the advantage of knowing the road ahead very well already.
And now for some rest. There’s still a lot of Tour de France left to watch and though I’m not riding it, I’ve got to pace myself!