Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Tour de France: Elimination rounds

Before this post, two members of the team which started TdF had been eliminated: the Clapotis Cap and the Mock Croc socks, neither of which had the staying power to remain on the needles throughout the Tour.

Today another member of the team was eliminated: the stained glass toddler sweater.

I'm not entirely thrilled with this sweater. The pattern writer was trying so hard to make the pattern simple to read, but with a little more details, things like the arm holes would have been much easier. Oh, well, it's for the gift stash, so I'll just let it stew in its own juices for a while.

Still in the ride is the cotton sweater which needs sleeves and 'Vog On, whose yarn I'm almost through plying (which will mean the rainbow batt will be eliminated from the Tour de Fleece team, making room for the brown Romney to take the lead.)

MS3 Black is still riding in the team car. Clue 3 done, but since the final clue won't be out when TdF is over, there's no way it's crossing the finish line.

MS3 white is in the car, too, but in the back seat, with Clue 1 a few lines away from being finished.

Something else is getting done around here. Though the Yarn Harlot may complain about teens who want to veg all day, my teens are an industrious lot.

My garden, she is a mess. Shmitta is coming up. Dad is coming for 3 months. Teens to the rescue.

They moved a tree-let that had been languishing in the shade cast by our big willow and built it a terrace
and they hauled scavenged stones and paving bricks to create this nice little herb garden and path under my office window.

Of course there is still tons of work to do, but they're making a good start. And the TV hasn't been turned on in months!


keri said...

What a beautiful and unique sweater pattern - it turned out very pretty!

MS looks great - I really like the pattern this year.

Carol said...

I Love the baby sweater and cheers go out to your teens :)

Riggwelter said...

That is a pretty sweater. I keep seeing this mystery stole, which is just amazing.

Thumbs up to your teenagers, do you think it will work on 5 yr olds too?

Lucy said...

I love the colors in that sweater!!!

Life's a Stitch said...

Send those teens over here. Please!