So 10pm (the start time of the telecast) approached and I made myself a nice pot of tea and settled down with my yarn and pattern, ready to cast on (go Cadel!).Clearly, the alcohol I'd had that afternoon did not act as a performance enhancing drug, as I had to cast on 4 times - the first 3 times because I underestimated the amount of tail I needed to do my backwards loop cast on, and then the 4th time as I realised that you don't use the tail to do a backwards loop cast on...le sigh!
But after my initial tumbles, I got back on my bike and made it through the first tier of triangles:
Then today, through the second tier:
And the third:
And I'm on the fourth now, as I watched the day 1 highlights and saw my Team Silence-Lotto teammate, Cadel Evans, one of the tour favourites and Aussie to boot, come in 6th at the end of stage 1, and I was pleased. Clearly my knitting efforts have carried him through so far (heh!)