It’s like that thing with buses.
You all know how it goes … you wait forever and then five come along one after the other.
That’s what July is like.
There’s the Wool & Sheep Show in Bendigo.
Two weeks later there’s the huge Quilt & Craft show at Jeff’s Shed
and if that’s not enough to cause your brain to end up somewhere in the vicinity of your knees:
there’s also the TDF:
the Tour De France Knit A Long
and its sister event the Tour De Fleece
It’s a Ravelry thing …
We get ourselves organised into teams and knit like crazy every day that the Tour rides.
For me, this was the year of the sprints.
In the three weeks Le Tour, I finished
a pair of very steampunk black lace spats,
two beanies – a Melbourne storm [Rugby ] one for The Boy, but modelled here by The Girl
Rare Yarns Cocoon [ silk/alpaca/merino – and possibly the lushest footy beanie ever but it happens to be the only yarn in the perfect shade ]
and one for Pete-formerly-next-door [ hereinafter referred to as PND ]
in BWM Luxury 8ply
modelled by David
two – that’s TWO people – lace shawls
in ten days
the burgundy one is a Kiri for the Girl in Koigu KPPPM that I won a few years ago as a blog prize from the lovely RoseRed
I started it on the afternoon of July 14th so that I’d have something small and portable to take to the Ravellry WoolBaa Dinner that night.
It was finished on the 19th and I cast on for the navy one on the 20th
# 2 is about a quarter the size of the burgundy one – but just as many stitches – in laceweight [2ply] baby peruvian alpaca [ Misti Alpaca Lace ] on 3.75mm needles.
This one was cast off, soaked, and blocked just as the guys were approaching Le Champs Elysee.
can someone please shoot me ?