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Tour De Fleece

June 28, 2013

Yes, it’s that time. Much like the insanity that happens once every four years (or two if you go for both seasons) with the Ravhellenic Games. Tomorrow marks the start of the Tour De Fleece. For those of you out there in blog land scratching your heads, the way it was explained to me was, as follows (courtesy of the Tour De Fleece group found on Ravelry): ” The annual Tour de Fleece spin-along during the Tour de France. They spin, we spin. A real spinning-themed spin-along. The concept is simple: Challenge Yourself. Spin. Have fun. ” This year marks my first time participating in it. Well, hopefully I will be able to participate, about a week ago I was involved in a small car accident (fender-bender type deal) and I have had to oh-so-fortunate-luck of ending up with whiplash. I saw my doctor last week and was given something for the pain, but lucky me (again) it’s still present and so I am on my way back to see the doctor about it. I haven’t tried spinning since the accident, due in part to already knowing what movements cause the most discomfort (hint they are similar to the ones used in spinning.)

My hope is with the tour being so long (June 29-July 21) I will be able to still join in the festivities.Obviously right now my main concern is getting better (well that and not being in pain) but I am going to try to be positive about it all.

In other news, thanks everyone for your awesome replies about the sweater. I am past the sleeves at this point (included another green stripe) it is looking more and more like a sweater (it’s odd the difference defined arm-holes make.) I don’t have a picture of the progress, but rest assured it looks pretty cool.

To all the Tour participants, good luck and have fun! If nothing else I will be cheering you on from the sidelines!

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  2. That’s a shame. I hope your recovery is swift. Perhaps you could take some knitting along until your neck feels better? It would be a pity to miss out on it.

  3. caityrosey permalink

    If you can’t spin maybe you can still do some fiber prep activities? Some carding? General fiber fondling?

    • doctordana permalink

      I agree! I used to always (ALWAYS) knit too much when I already had wrist pain, and it would just drag on forever and get worse and worse. Now I switch to something (like machine sewing) that doesn’t hurt my wrists until I get completely over it. It’s better to take care of yourself so you can spin better and longer in the near future. Even elite athletes know when to drop out in one event so they can heal up for the next one.

      Get well soon!

  4. Hope you feel better soon. I am captaining Team Knitorious this year which is composed mostly of Denver-area spinners but feel free to join us if you need some cheerleading.

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