It has been a while

Finally getting down to posting on my blog.  You would think that with the COVID shutdown I would have all the time in the world to write blog posts but I just haven’t felt like it.

I have found some sense of normality this week as the Tour de France is on the television, albeit a month later than usual.  I have enjoyed staying up to watch it at night and getting to bed at about 1.30 – 2.00 in the morning.  Those of you who have followed the blog for a few years would know that when I watch the Tour it is also the time for me to get quite a bit of knitting done.  This year I have chosen to knit something for myself.  I chose a fairly complex pattern as I wanted to give myself a bit of a challenge.

The wool for this jumper is Bellissimo.  I bought the pattern and the wool from the local wool shop, Stitches ‘n Things in Lakes Entrance.  So good to be able to support local small business during this difficult time.

The jumper is fairly slow to knit as you are required to constantly be using a cable needle and that slows progress down a bit.

This is what I have managed to complete after the first week of the Tour.

The Tour has been really enjoyable to watch and I am happy that the Australian based team, Mitchelton Scott, has been able to wear the leader of the general classification yellow jersey for four days on the back of Adam Yates.  It was unexpected as they had gone into the tour hoping for stage wins and have ended up with having had the yellow jersey.  They no longer have the yellow jersey so perhaps they will get a stage win in the remaining two weeks.

The Australian Caleb Ewan was successful in winning a stage so that was another good aspect of the Tour.

Tonight is a rest night so I will be able to get to bed early.

Are you someone who watches the Tour?  I love watching the scenery as well as the bike riders.

A great blog to follow for an entertaining summary of each stage of the Tour is this one.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. I love Le Tour. When it came to Ireland our town was on a high leading up to it and during it. We are not watching it live with work commitments so every evening with a glass of vino or grand café noir we sit through a recording of Le Tour. Slightly strange to be seeing it at dusk.

    1. suth2 says:

      Being on the other side of the world to France our live broadcast starts at 9.30 in the evening.
      You are so fortunate to have seen it live in Ireland.

      1. We also saw it in France. It was a flat stage though and if you blinked you would miss the peloton. we had a great celebration yesterday with Sam Bettet winning the stage and green jersey.

        1. suth2 says:

          So good to see the emotion at the win.

  2. barbora says:

    Great knitting! I wish I could manage the needles as you do. Looking forward to see the jumper finished, the color choice is exactly my taste.

    1. suth2 says:

      Thanks Barbora. Blue is my favourite colour.

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