Tour de France knit along post #1

As per the button in my sidebar, I decided to give the Tour de France knit along a go…I think I was inspired by Jess of Button Beauty.  I just realised that today is July the first, so I thought I better come up with a project to work on for the month (not that I haven’t already got heaps of knitting UFOs but I think the rules are that you have to start something new). 

So here’s what I chose:

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Wool from K-mart, Cleckheaton Vintage Hues (I *heart* Australian Country Spinners) and a cardigan pattern that’s a bit challenging for me, but hopefully will be worth the effort.  (I would have liked to make it in the yellows illustrated in the book, but I’ve had no luck so far finding that shade.) Obviously I won’t look as gorgeous as the model in the book with my finished cardi, but the wool is soft, warm and yummy!  The knit along starts July 5.  I know I’d much rather be knitting than riding a pushie non-stop up and down hills!

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5 Responses to “Tour de France knit along post #1”


  1. 1 CurlyPops Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    Oooh noice…..I didn’t know Kmart sold wool! I’m going to check it out on my next visit.

  2. 2 drewzel Wednesday, July 2, 2008 at 9:44 am

    Miss Curly Pops, you are truly a knitting addict now…have you joined ravelry yet? :P

  3. 3 joyflea Wednesday, July 2, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    Hey Steph. I thought you’d vanished from the blogosphere, then noticed that you’d switched to typepad. Duh, me!
    I started a vintage hues cardi last year.(The really plain one with the single button closure.) I’ve done half of the back……. Yeah, I’m not much of a knitter. Thankfully, I still love the wool and can imiagine myself a few winters from now wearing said cardi. I look forward to seeing your finished version.

  4. 4 Jess at button beauty Thursday, July 3, 2008 at 9:43 am

    I also love that Vintage Hues – have done a beanie and mittens for Master 6 in that shade. It’s lovely to knit with. Glad to see you on ‘the tour’ – what team are you on? Cast on in 2 sleeps!!

  5. 5 CurlyPops Thursday, July 3, 2008 at 10:11 am

    I’m not sure about ravelry….I waste a lot of time on the computer already (he he he)!


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