Friday, 10 July 2015

The Tour de France and my July Socks

At the moment I'm alternating between watching the Ashes cricket and the Tour de France.  Why is it that all the good sport seems to come all at once or not at all?  Anyway, as I always say, sport on television is ideal for getting in plenty of knitting time.

This year I have joined in with the Tour de France KAL on Ravelry.  Different challenges are allocated to the different colour jerseys.  I've chosen to join in with the green jersey (the points jersey) challenge which is to use up as much stash as possible during the three weeks of the Tour.  

My socks for July were made using some double knitting yarn leftover from a jumper I knitted Grace a few years ago, so in terms of stash, it definitely needed busting.  

So this is my first project to count towards my green jersey challenge.  

I started the socks on Saturday, first day of the Tour.  The pattern is Blueberry Waffle socks but it's difficult to see much of the texture in these photos.

A lovely easy (free) pattern to knit, perfect for speed knitting, keeping in time with the cyclists!  You can see full details of this project over on Ravelry, here.  

Now I'm moving on to my scrumptious pink shawl, also started on Saturday.  This will take a bit longer to knit up, but plenty of race watching time over the next two weeks should see me through.  

All this sport is keeping me in shape, or it would do if it wasn't for the chocolate bar I've just chomped my way through!  Oops!

Bye for now.


  1. You are right, it does seem to be all or nothing with sport doesn't it, the time of year I guess! I hope that you enjoy your watching and making!! xx

  2. Lovely socks....and tempting chocolate! Hope you enjoy the weekend.
    Helen xox

  3. Perfectly knitted socks, and im on a diet so no chocolate for me : (

  4. A great excuse for eating chocolate Janet, you sound so busy with all your makes, I hadn't heard about the tour de France Kal which is maybe just as well, I love your socks, I'm still half way through a pair I must get them finished. have a great weekend. :)

  5. Beautiful socks, the chocolate really is too much of a temptation.


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