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so, what’s next?

As I mentioned at the end of my last post, I've sort of forgotten how to blog about anything other than the gansey. So, here I am, dipping my toe back into the pool of Things That Can Be Blogged That Are Not Ganseys. It feels a bit awkward, but three weeks of dedication to… Continue reading so, what’s next?

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le Tour de Gansey, part deux: Epilogue!

Thanks to my husband happening upon the appropriate sort of card reader in our lab while he was at work today, I'm actually able to share with you, complete with photos... Epilogue On Saturday, we took my parents up to Lake Ontario, since they had not seen it except for a few minutes the last… Continue reading le Tour de Gansey, part deux: Epilogue!

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le Tour de Gansey, part deux: highlights reel!

Over at the knitalong blog, they've asked us, for our final Sprint, to post a highlights package. What could be more perfect for someone who is currently without a camera? So, in the spirit of the montages of crashes, finishes, and other exciting moments they frequently show when they have no new content to fill… Continue reading le Tour de Gansey, part deux: highlights reel!

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le Tour de Gansey, part deux: Intermediate Sprint #2

From the Tour de France Knitalong Blog, Sprint #2 is the Regional Challenge: Every region and town in France seems to have its very own specialty wine, cheese, or produce that it is particularly well known for. One of the joys of the Tour de France is to discover the flavours which characterise each region.… Continue reading le Tour de Gansey, part deux: Intermediate Sprint #2

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le Tour de Gansey, part deux: Stage Seven!

Well, it didn't take me long to go from planning out the shoulder straps and sleeve motifs to actually knitting them up. That's right, it's time for (a totally, 100% scandal-free)... Stage Seven: Shoulder Straps and Joins There are two ways to join the shoulders of a traditional gansey. The first of these is to… Continue reading le Tour de Gansey, part deux: Stage Seven!

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le Tour de Gansey, part deux: a preview of what’s to come

I don't have any new knitting to show off for le Tour de Gansey, but I do have something to show y'all: Just a bit ago, I charted out my plans for the shoulder strap and sleeve pattern motif areas. I'm borrowing the cables from the gansey body, but placing them immediately next to each… Continue reading le Tour de Gansey, part deux: a preview of what’s to come

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le Tour de Gansey, part deux: Stage Six

Wow, wasn't that quite the exciting stage this morning in the Tour de France? I know I thoroughly enjoyed it. But I pretty much always enjoy the mountain stages. Today's stage of le Tour de Gansey is pretty exciting, too, I think... Stage Six: Shaped Neckline That's right, I've reached the neckline! I decided to… Continue reading le Tour de Gansey, part deux: Stage Six

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le Tour de Gansey, part deux: Stage Four

I'm taking a break from working on paper revisions (with the Tour de France in the background, of course!) to post some further coverage of le Tour de Gansey, with... Stage Four: Pattern Motifs Above the Definition Ridge (which we saw in Stage 3) in a traditional gansey, the knitting changes from plain stockinette to… Continue reading le Tour de Gansey, part deux: Stage Four

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le Tour de Gansey, part deux: Intermediate Sprint!

I've had a busy past few days (it may be summer, but that doesn't stop there from being paper deadlines!), and have been bad about my Tour blogging. Never fear, the knitting continues, and I'm well into Stage 5 already, even though I have yet to blog Stage 4. But I'm interrupting the coverage of… Continue reading le Tour de Gansey, part deux: Intermediate Sprint!

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le Tour de Gansey, part deux: Stage Three

Today, while the Tour cyclists are riding their "race of truth" in the time-trial, I figured I'd post about the little "moment of truth" I had to face during: Stage Three: Plain Area, Seam Stitches, and Definition Ridge As you might guess from the title of this stage, it's a rather long one. It began… Continue reading le Tour de Gansey, part deux: Stage Three