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!
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!
That's right y'all, the gansey is finished, and is currently drying on our upstairs bathroom floor after having a little soak in SOAK, and I hope to be able to share some photos of it in an Epilogue post this weekend (my parents do have their camera with them, hooray!). But enough of that! Let's… Continue reading le Tour de Gansey, part deux: Stage Ten!
Thanks, everyone, for the sympathy about my poor camera's possible demise. I'm going to see about getting it fixed, and if it's going to cost too much, we'll probably just save up for a little while to replace it with a DSLR; the blog may be a bit low on visuals for awhile until we… Continue reading le Tour de Gansey, part deux: Stage Nine
It is with great sadness that I bring you what could very well be the last picture ever taken on my beloved Olympus SP500UZ camera: Just after I took this picture of the wonderful progress I've made on the gansey (only about 1/2 a sleeve left in Stage 9!), one of my cats placed himself… Continue reading my camera is dead.
It may be a rest day for the cyclists, but for those of us crazy enough to try to knit an adult-sized gansey in three weeks, there is no rest to be had. I'm making good progress though; enough that it's time to share... Stage Eight: Sleeve #1 When we last looked in on le… Continue reading le Tour de Gansey, part deux: Stage Eight
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
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!
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
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
While the cyclists had their first big mountain stage today, I'll be covering a stage of le Tour de Gansey that was rather short and sweet. It's time for... Stage Five: Underarm Gussets On a traditional gansey, the body is split at underarm level and the front and back are knit separately; the stitches are… Continue reading le Tour de Gansey, part deux: Stage Five
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
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!
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
Welcome back to the coverage of le Tour de Gansey, part deux; part of the Tour de France Knitalong! Today, it's time for: Stage Two: Garter Welts At the end of the last stage, we'd established a sturdy but decorative cast-on. In this stage, we first knit from this cast-on 11 rows of garter stitch… Continue reading le Tour de Gansey, part deux: Stage Two