Saturday, July 04, 2009

Bicycles, Mussels, and Champagne. Oh, and did I mention the knitting?

ok, so I think I am ready.

I have pulled all my WIP's out of their hiding spots. I had tried to stash them in the dim, dark recesses of my cupboards so I could forget about them. It is a trick that usually works, unless I come across one as I am trying to get ready to go to work. Then I usually ignore it, erase the image from my memory and move on.

But enough of one of my procrastinating techniques! My WIP's are ready, and waiting for the Tour de France.

You see gentle readers, in my ever continuing efforts to be like Rose Red (and the Gorgeous Bells!), I have joined up for the Tour de France knit-a-long (which I will refer to as the tdf KAL).

For the next week I am a member of the Quickstep team, and I will be channeling all things Belgian! Belgian chocolate. Belgian Cheese. Mussels. Frites. Champagne (ok, it is not Belgian but what else should I drink watching a bicycle race through France??). Oh and not to forget the knitting!! You would be forgiven to think this KAL is all about the food, but I can assure you I will be working, steadily, through my long (oh so long) WIP list.
My first project to complete is Clap(otis) number 4. A French inspired Shawl/scarf for the start of the race. This little number is being knitted for me (noice one, knitting WIP's and knitting something for me, another rare occurence). It is a lighter weight (Spring/Autumn) version, made from 4ply sock yarn from The Knittery, in the Vineyard colour way. And Bells, you will notice that it is almost the same colour way as the beautiful Kaalund yarn you sent me. Good choice there Bells!

This afternoon I am off to my friends house to watch the start of the tdf whilst sipping champagne and working on the Clap(otis) number 4.

Does life get any better than this?

5 comments:

Elisabeth said...

mmmm... Belgian chocolates :-)

Rose Red said...

Oh, now I kinda wish I was in the Quick Step team, so I could have belgian chocolates too.

Look forward to seeing that clap finished....

Bells said...

fantastic! Will watch and enjoy!!

donyale said...

only the selected few are in quickstep......go the belgians.

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