If You Can't Beat 'Em ...
or throw the TV out of the window, I suppose the next best thing to do is join 'em.
As a Tour de France widow for these past 17+ years, I finally found a way to possibly enjoy the time my husband is talking incessantly about other men in short pants, and I've joined the Tour de France KAL, Yellow Jersey category. As luck would have it, the local bike shop owner's fiance (wife?) is having a baby ... right now! (Not really, but she's due any day.) So, I chose this pattern, and also this one. It's a cyclist's baby, the names are in French, quelle est la cote? And ... that's it for the French speaking portion of today's blogpost, tune in tomorrow when I ask what time it is.
I was thinking that I could be in the Green Jersey sprinters category, took a closer look at the Baby Wrap pattern, and that idea went straight out the window. I'm just hoping that when I'm done, it will resemble something like clothing, instead of a ... oh, I don't know ... a baked potato? (Let's just say that I'm not so good with gauge. How that translates into a baked potato, is anyone's guess, but that at least sounds more interesting then a two-man pup tent.)
Oh, was anyone hoping to hear about my progress? I'd love to tell you, let's see ... Joining the KAL, check. Finding a suitable pattern, check. Putting the button on my blog, check. And ... that's about it! No, I don't even have the yarn yet. If I were actually in the Tour de France, I'd still be at home, in my bunny slippers and pajamas, trying to figure out which end of the bike is the front. In my defense, however, I have put some serious thinking about if I'm going to go for the yarn requested in the pattern, or go for something a bit more clothes washer friendly. (And wallet-friendly, also. Mama needs a new pair of bike shorts!)
So, that's that, then. If you ask nice, I may even post pictures.