At the start of the Tour de France race, I cast on my Honey Cardigan. Then I went to ground and just kept knitting. Apart from bus knitting, this has been my sole knitting project for two weeks in an attempt to have it completed by the time Le Tour finishes.
Honestly, I don’t think I’m going to make it but I’m going to come close. Want to see how it looks so far? Just quietly, I’m thrilled to pieces and seeing how it looks in these photos is just inspiring me to knit faster.
We took these photos this morning at a tiny village called Majors Creek – a left over goldmine town. I’m tempted to go back and take the finished photos there because it’s so picturesque, especially on a cloudy winter’s day. There’s a well, an old chimney, a cemetery and a lone pub full of locals around the fire.
But I digress.
I think by the end of Le Tour, I’m going to have the sleeves done. I’ll finish the body in the next day or so and so might just, at a pinch get through the sleeves by Saturday if I’m really focused.
But finishing this requires miles of i-cord around the edges. Serious i-cord. That’s where I’ll slow down I think.
Truth be told I’m not that fixated on getting it done by end of the race. I only ever saw participating in this knit along as a way to make me get through something more quickly than normal. I don’t mind a bit of pressure – it’s such a great way to make me bring something into sharp focus. But getting Honey off the needles before too much of winter slipped by was important, so that’s where I’m at.
I think it’s going to be lovely. It was a good choice for me. Those cables are amazing aren’t they? As Sean was taking the photos he said something like ‘wow those cables really stand out!’ He’s right. They do. And I am beyond thrilled with the way the charcoal Cascade 220 is knitting up. Perfect. While away this weekend, I found handmade buttons for my Honey. But I’ll save those for later.