What with the upcoming book, I knit whenever I could while on vacation on some big projects. Sometimes the knitting was accompanied by a lot of beer.
To start the trip off on a good note, this was the scene on our first morning in Iceland, after about four hours of sleep during a night that did not get dark. I accidentally put sugar in Chris' coffee, which he hates. Look how stunned he is. Adorable.
That's lace-weight Lopi in front of him; $2 a skein; each skein is about 325 yards.
Of course we visited the Englishe Garten in Munich. I knit when the beer arrived:
While consuming the beer (my knitting appears to amuse me at this point):
And while moving on to the second liter of beer:
I went and took a nap in the grass soon after this photo was taken.
I knit after we hiked up to Blaueishutte in the Alps (1680 meters); a pretty serious hike. We stayed overnight in a big room filled with bunk beds called the "Lager." Don't worry, there is a beer in front of me at this point, it's just not in the photo:
I knit while waiting for the riders in the Tour de France to pass by on Day 1... some three-color stranded work at this point:
And here they come! As Chris notes, my boyfriend is in the front (he's won the yellow jersey for the past 6 days, but has also won the yellow jersey for cuteness):
I'm actually watching the ride live from my couch right now. Will it be a 7th day in yellow for my boyfriend, or will Contador make a move?