It’s done!

I have to say that as I struggled through those last few stitches, lace sticking like cobweb to my bamboo needles, that I’m sure were taking on water… sweat rolling down my back in Canada’s “Monsoon With No Rain” season… tired but pushing on to the finish line… I felt for one small moment, the thrill of victory that I might if I were actually doing something athletic!

Now if only knitting like an Olympian in sauna conditions burned more calories…

Tour de France KAL ~ Day Two

I’ve just completed the second repeat of Chart B and liking the malabrigo lace very much. It’s a single ply and a little rustic, so there are some variations in thickness over the length but nothing extreme. I’m finding the pattern very well written and easy to follow. This is something I’d heard about Natalie’s patterns and she is there in the Ravelry group to answer any questions.

So although it doesn’t burn nearly the calories or have any of the glory, I’m really enjoying my second day on “The Tour”.

After 2nd repeat of Chart B

After 2nd repeat of Chart B



Will any of you be joining in? Tour de France KAL 2013.

This is my friend Natalie of Natalie Servant Designs. Her patterns are so unique and I can’t wait to do my first KAL in forever!

The lovely model on the pattern is my BFF Francine of Fancy That. You’ll definitely want one of her exquisite shawl pins for your finished KAL shawl.

Tonight will be a Strongbow and Stash Surf night, sorry Beau 😉