Half Game Up at the All Star Break


TdF KAL Update

Market Squares Bag - 4 Tiers

Four tiers gone on the Market Squares bag. I've found this to be very simple knitting to do while watching baseball and the biking. I'm liking the way the colors are working, though now that I've used each color at least once, I'm concerned that the team may need reinforcements before the race is over. Stay tuned to see if further color choices are necessary. [As an aside: red is very difficult to photograph.]

And at the risk of sounding disloyal to my Rabobank teammates: hooray for Kim Kirchen protecting the yellow jersey Sunday. I've been a Team High Road/Columbia fan longer than I've been a member of team Rabobank, so I hope I can have a little slack here.

Rally Socks Done

Rally Socks Done

Pattern: My own, based loosely on the Slinky Socks by Rae Blackledge, though these are knit toe-up with a bit of 2x2 ribbing at the ankle just to keep 'em up.
Yarn: Zwerger Garn Opal Cotton #1954
Needle: Knit Picks Harmony 32" 2.5mm

I love these socks, and I love this yarn. Come cooler weather, these'll probably get a lot of wear (not a lot of call for socks when temps don't drop below 100 during the day).

Next up on the sock front is probably a pair of Spring Forward socks in Sockotta #816 (a nice bright apple green).


Oh, and on Friday, it rained:
Rain in the Desert
Rain in the Desert


Sarah / Blue Garter said...

I think we can forgive you! :) I've been very proud of Columbia's performance, too - I love George Hincapie, and he always pulls his guys together so beautifully.

The socks are really fun, and great job powering through the bag!

Kate_knits_a_bit said...

I think those socks look fun, as does your bag.

And don't worry - there's enough cheering to go around them all (Cadel Evans!!!)