Category Archives: Tour de France KAL

Tour de France KAL: Winners

The Tour de France finally wrapped up on Sunday. Despite the wipeouts and broken bones, it set a record for the most amount of finishers. I really enjoyed the photo finishes and I was happy to see Mark Cavendish get a few … Continue reading

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Le grand départ: Tour de France KAL

Just as the Tour de France (and my Tour de France KAL) is kicking off, my final Gavrinis is off the needles. This rectangular version was made with almost all of a skein of Posh Yarn Sylvia Lace (871yds/800m used) … Continue reading

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Tour de France KAL: Gavrinis

Last week I showed you some of the carvings at Gavrinis that inspired this year’s Tour de France KAL shawl: And here’s the shawl Gavrinis. I knit this large semicircle with about 3.7 skeins of Loðband Einband from Istex (~910yds/832m). It’s … Continue reading

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Tour de France KAL – more about the prizes & the rules

A few days ago I gave you a preview of the prizes for my annual Tour de France KAL. Starting on Saturday July 2, 2016 and running along with the Tour de France, we’ll be knitting my Gavrinis shawl until … Continue reading

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Tour de France KAL preview: a look at the past and the prizes

It’s June. In two and a half weeks the Tour de France begins, and with it my annual shawl KAL. Every July since 2010 I’ve created a shawl pattern inspired by something French, and this year is no different. My past inspirations … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

I really didn’t mean to go silent for a month. I’ve been having some much-needed relaxation time over the holidays and now I’m starting 2016 charged up and ready to go. The first thing that I want to do on … Continue reading

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Tour de France KAL: Kick it into gear!

The Tour de France begins this Saturday, July 4th. This year’s Tour de France Knit Along pattern is Labrouste, this semi-circular shawl inspired by the ceiling of a reading room in France’s national library in Paris: So what’s the deal … Continue reading

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Goodbye 2014!

2014 is just about over, and to help me get my mind cleared & ready for 2015, I am reviewing what this year’s been all about. The biggest thing we did was move. In May we moved from a rental … Continue reading

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Tour de Fleece

Despite being at home for the Tour de France this year, I didn’t go too crazy with the spinning for the Tour de Fleece. I didn’t officially participate on a team and I just didn’t have time to follow the … Continue reading

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Tour de France KAL – just a few days to go!

The Tour de France is approaching its end, which means that knitters are busy working away on my Peloton KAL. I know some people will be working away right up to the Champs Élysées, but don’t forget to at least … Continue reading

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