All that yarn is making me dizzy. Generous & lovely.
Such pretty pretty things. Your blog folks have been so so generous, not only with sponsorships but with wonderful karmic gifts. Wow!
So isn't it convenient that the gansey will have you spinning AND knitting? Add lock-washing (your other very-most-favorite-est thing) and you've got a trifecta of woolly goodness lined up for August right there.
Never mind that it's a thousand degrees. Winter's coming.
This is why knitters should be allowed to have four arms!
I remember how I felt just biking into work the few times I did it. Biking is so felt in the arms and hands and wrists. I'm surprised that you got that much done in your attempt to get the edge off!
I rode my bike for an hour the other day, then ate everything in sight. I can't imagine how much you'd have to eat for 5k calorie days!! Crazy.
I'm totally with you on that project giddiness crazy train.
This friday I will wrap up a hellish month of full time school and full time work. I'll have 2 weeks off (!!!) before the next job (and part time school) starts back up. I keep looking at my long neglected knitting and sewing projects and thinking "Soon, my precious. We will be together again soon." I'm so excited I've mapped out a plan of projects that realistically will take me way more than 2 weeks, but I don't even care.
what totally lovely gifts! congratulations to you on a wonderful accomplishment. That I have been couch-bound (8 sts, baby toe)has enabled a knitting, and sadly, eating. I apparently need to get on a bike and ride!
What Presbytera said. We're such brats!
"just to take the edge off.." Love.
The more I read about your ride, the more I am amazed at what you did. I wouldn't have thought the human body could survive that. Sincere congratulations to you and your fellow riders.
Also, thanks to you and one of your cyclists for drawing my name for a Karmic gift--I'm thrilled to win two patterns from Manuele!
I am so in love with the Gradients roving and amazed at the spun product of it. This is why I love your blog. You connect us up with all sort of wonderful fibrey (is that a word?) things we otherwise wouldn't know about.
Wow that is a lot of balancing. Congratulations on a successful experience - it is quite arduous and I am very proud of you.
Got some yarn from Kimber via etsy. It is gorgeousity personified! The Gypsy Girl Creations Transitions in "Mountain Home" looks badas$.
That's one gorgeous sock! And I knit and knit on Color Affliction until my hands hurt (so I tried to make up for you not knitting).
Now I think I need to spend some found money at SpaceCadet.
Next year, get yourself the back seat on a tandem!
Next year, get yourself the back seat of a tandem!
(sorry my computer wigged out like that,)
We of The Blog are proud of you (I know you haven't picked that up yet from our many posts!)...and we are hoping you have a wonderfully relaxing, fibery August.
And 3,300 calories daily...if only we could ALL ride that much!!!
What lovely gifts! Tried to check out Judith's blog but the link doesn't seem to be working.
Sometimes it is really beneficial to completely change your daily routine. See: Nothing horrible happened to the knitting while you were gone, and you are recharged about knitting. Sometimes it is good to put down the needles.
You (more than) deserve a bit of fun with the yarn -- enjoy!!
I'm so happy you can knit again! That sock is lovely. I can't wait to see what you are all excited about, because I know whatever you plan will be wonderful! Keeping all my fingers crossed that just maybe I will win something too. Hoping! :)
Would love to win some of your prizes. They are all great.
Beautiful yarns, beautiful knitting. I love that your efforts to make the world a better place brings out the best in all of us.
Since I first learned about you, you have been a source of inspiration on so many levels... but now more than ever. I'm just about to set out on a 800kms walk (entirely for my own benefit, I'm ashamed to say) - and through the tough days, that no doubt will come, I'll be bearing your feat in mind, and it'll carry me through. Since I have to carry all my necessities on my back, what I carry had better count... so yes! I'm bringing 200 grs of laceweight, that'll hopefully last my 39 days on The Way.
Some Lady, you are! Thank you!
Next time (IF there is a next time)talk someone into being your partner on a tandem bike and make them do all the driving. Then you can just sit on the back, pedal and knit (a la Elizabeth Zimmerman on her hubby's motorcycle - I would REALLY like to have seen that)
Did you see they already have put up the sign-up sheets for NEXT year's ride? :-)
Congrats on making it to the end of that bike ride! Now feel free to knit/spin/ and weave away!
Hi Stephanie. I'm so proud your/my Blackthorns went along for the ride! I followed your journey with so much interest. Most fun I've had watching someone else sweat in a long time. Pop-fizz - me joining you in a celebration beer.
Now, don't overexert yourself just yet! You are still recovering from a huge amount of physical exertion.
For now, just inhale the yarn fumes, listen to the cat purr, and dream some dreams of finished objects to come. Take the knitting slowly to start -- maybe plan to ramp up to your usual formidable speed by next Monday or so!
I am just blown away at all the lovliness that was donated.
Of course, that was one heck of a ride.
Lovely yarn! Great sock! I'm so impressed you were able to do any knitting at all on the ride. Hope your hands feel better soon.
I'm glad your appendages are coming back online. Maybe nice massage or something? I'm still so incredibly impressed with you and your tribe training and riding.
Your sock is LOVELY.
And I hope your butt feels better soon. =D
I think it is rather impressive that you got any knitting done at all. I hope you have a great knitting day!
Well I was a little bit perplexed about the higher activity on my pattern today... :D SOO happy you found five lovely generous person to give my patterns to.
And also: Brava!!! :)
First off, congrats to you and your team! You did a good thing!!! And bringing knitters into it makes it great!
Do you like the carbon fiber needles? I break everything except for metal, and I bend those! Just wondering if the carbon fibers are worth the money...
Here's hoping your reference to a rippin' yarn party isn't prescient. I've been rippin' enough for the both of us lately.
Isn't it great to return to knitting after some time away? Soft, colorful visions of projects-to-be dancing in your head again. Enjoy.
I am soooooooooooo lusting after that Mirasol Tupa cream yarn!!
*tries unobtrusively wipe up all the drool*
*sadly adds yet another entry to the 'Yarn I Can't Afford' list*
I remember doing some cross country skiing in college. A day of that...and I was beyond sore. It took me a while to recover. And I wasn't a knitter at that point, so I've no idea what it did for my hands. But I felt old lady stiff.
I bought an old Schwinn 10-speed at Goodwill just before Christmas. I *was* madly in love with her until I fell over in the parking lot at the knitting shop this morning. No one saw me and I wasn't hurt, but I do have a cool-looking patch of road rash on my right shin. Personally, I think they should give me a free skein of sock yarn or a 20% discount or something the next time I go in.
"Roasted radishes and carrots with dill and shallots. Surprising, delicious and gorgeous."
Now that we're drooling, please where does that recipe come from?
Pretty please, with cashmere on it?
Love all the variety in the yarns
So generous and so wonderful that a) you did it; b) you pulled all of us along with you and c) so many are being rewarded with the karmic balancing from so many generous folks.