As close as we got

Published on Monday July 20th, 2009


We drove down to Monmouth Sunday morning to take part in the Cycle Oregon Weekend ride. Unfortunately, we discovered upon arrival that the bag containing our shoes, jerseys, sunscreen—basically all we needed—had been left behind. So the bikes got an airing on the car roof, but didn’t get to taste the road at all. In truth, it was probably a blessing in disguise, as I’ve been having knee/back trouble and hadn’t felt great after our easy ride on Saturday. I may just have irritated the knee enough that it’s going to grumble even though my spine and seat height have been professionally adjusted, in which case there’s nothing for it but to rest.

In knitting news…


Yes, that’s Daisy Daisy blocking on the floor! She lacks a button and the special embellishment I’ve planned around it, but I wanted to block her for length before I placed the button. I may be off my real bicycle more than I’d like, but things look good for my conquest of the yellow jersey in the Tour de France KAL!

9 Comments to “As close as we got”

  1. Emily Comment Says:

    Wow, you must be a super fast knitter! Can’t wait to see your finished Daisy!

  2. minnie Comment Says:


    i’m doing the tour de fleece, and have spun everyday, per my goal. woot!

  3. SoKnitpicky Comment Says:

    Can’t wait to see what you’ve got planned for the button/embellishment!

  4. Lisa Comment Says:

    Sorry to hear that you had to cancel your ride! That’s a bummer! But that Daisy cardigan is looking gorgeous!

  5. Seanna Lea Comment Says:

    I hope you feel better soon. It’s always irritating when discomfort derails a planned activity (happens to me with running more often than I’d like).

    Your sweater is gorgeous. I love the wide bands!

  6. Jodi Comment Says:

    Daisy Daisy’s looking great! Can’t wait to see what the planned embellishment is.

    Still up for meeting up on Friday afternoon? Just name the time and place! I’m staying in NW Portland, and I’ll have a car at my disposal.

  7. Wendolene Comment Says:

    Gasp! Gorgeous, and elegant, even on a towel! I can’t wait to see her modeled.

  8. Kristen Comment Says:

    She’s beautiful! I can’t wait to see her modeled!

    I’m sorry your knee is acting up. I hope it’s all better shortly!

  9. Su2 Comment Says:

    I hope you publish Daisy Daisy as a pattern. She’s absolutely stunning!