Thursday, July 26, 2007

TdF KAL update

Here we are 4 days to the end of the Tour de France. 4 days to the end of the KAL. I have not finished my sweater but I didn't really expect to. I know I'm a slow knitter and that is OK. I got about 8 inches done on my sweater, including that very pretty but kind of tiresome to knit corrigated ribbing. But the encouraging thing is looking at the schematic, I only have 15 inches left to knit on the body then the whole attaching the already knitted sleeves thing. It's a raglan cardigan so there is some additional knitting there (and more ... shudder... corrigated ribbing at the collar) but that's OK. I definitely have less to go than I did at the beginning of the Tour and that's why I joined.

Very Sadly, there have been several people in the Tour who have been blood doping. There are so many things I could say about that but let's just leave it at, it's just sad.

Edited to add: Here's a link to explain blood doping. I sorta knew what it was and after a couple friends asked too I looked it up for all of us. Blood doping by Wikipedia

On a lighter note, I would like to use the above picture as proof that I have not been knitting doping. I'dve finished the stinkin' sweater a week ago if I was!!

Also I sit here and fuss and whine about my sweater. My first sweater. The endless sweater (that Linda - a blogless knitting friend did promise me I would finish before Christmas) of miles of stockinette... As I sit here... I've got about 4 other sweaters that I SO want to knit. Even tonight as I looked through knitting magazines after knitting with some friends, I bought a magazine that has sweaters in it that I want to make.

C'est la vie, non?


Robin said...

Lookin' good!

Dianne said...

You've done great!!! I think once you do a become a bit socks..~~
Hope you have a very nice, relaxing and knitworthy weekend..hugs..sending warm 'fuzzies'

Diana said...

You've made lots of progress so don't be discouraged. I looked at the KAL site and some projects are much smaller than an entire sweater so it's hardly a fair race!! What's 'blood doping'?

Dana said...

It's beautiful Nikki and you've come so far. You're doing a great job!

Quick question...what is blood doping? I'm totally lost.

As for the "newprojectitis", I'm feeling the same way. There's the will, but not the time. Hang in there hon. :D

KnitNana said...

C'est la vie, OUI!