Wednesday, July 15, 2009

God of Thunder


Even though he relinquished his green jersey today, this man, Thor Hushovd, God of Thunder, has it all going on. Look how nicely he fills out his spandex. Wouldn't you agree that he looks good in green? They seem to grow wholesome young men in Norway. I'm hoping he beats out the UK favorite (no offense to my British friends-my opinion is offered up strictly scoring on other, ahem, criteria besides cycling talent and speed). Based on my unbiased opinion, Thor deserves to get the green jersey back. Maybe in the mountains.

Last week took us through the Pyrenees Mountains in France and Spain. This week the cyclists are in central France with flat stages that belong to the sprinters. Although the scenery through these pastoral areas and near chateaus is interesting, the real story begins when they enter the Alps and the men get separated from the boys.

The elephant in the room that may or may not be a shawl is nearly complete. I started at 50 repeats and now have only 16 to go. Be still my little heart. To be sure I have enough wool to finish this, I've been taking it to the yarn store to weigh the remainder of the yarn. I started with 200 grams and I've whittled that down to 34 grams. According to the scale, I will need another 16 grams to finish. Talk about cutting it close.


You may think the teaser shot of the elephant is unfair, but it's really a photo of my coffee mug I sent to Debra today. You see, if you send her a picture of yourself with your mug, she'll enter you in a drawing to win one of hers. I didn't cheat. I sent two photos and one has a very unflattering early morning picture of me sipping my favorite pick me up. But really, please, don't enter this because then that improves my odds at winning one for myself. I think she should just give it to me for bravery for appearing in her inbox with bed head, bags under my eyes and no makeup. I wonder if she can make one in green...

14 comments:

Miss 376 said...

The mountain stages sorts out the men from the boys
Getting excited about that blob now

Rudee said...

Miss, by the time the reach the Alps, I should have this shawl completed, blocked, photographed and ready for the state fair. Can't wait. I also can't wait to see who emerges as the victor from the mountains.

Pyzahn said...

And how did this lovely young man get his name, God of Thunder? I'm looking at his legs, but it doesn't look like he has Thunder Thighs. Just some damn amazing muscle tone.

I gotta get me a bike.

Gail said...

That brings to mind another Thor who proved you could sail across the ocean in a balsa wood raft. I think your Thor is better looking.

Queenmothermamaw said...

I can't wait to see that shawl finished. Oh I just realized that is probably not the shawl you are talking about. I was gonna saw that is a beautiful color. I watch a lot of golf on TV, I need to start a crocheting project. Blessings
QMM

Rositta said...

The "elephant in the room" is looking awfully sweet. It's going to be winner...ciao

Rudee said...

Pyzahn-it would seem that Gail knows the answer to the nickname.

QMM, I can't either.

Rositta- it's reminding me of the lead up to labor. I'm very nervous and anxious. So much so that every single repeat gets a lifeline.

Joanna said...

He does indeed look good in his spandex. It's making me want to follow this event! Best of luck with the "elephant."

debra said...

Look for your pics on my blog. And yes, we can make one is green :-)

Renie Burghardt said...

Yep, the Thor guy looks great in green!

And I bet you don't look bad at all wearing your early morning look, Rudee.

Stephanie V said...

I'm mighty partial to green since our stay on the 'emerald isle'. Good luck with the shawl...16 grams - doesn't sound like very much to go!

SkippyMom said...

I cannot wait to see the pic' of the shawl at the fair with a big blue ribbon on it - definitely going to be a winner! :)

Jadekitty said...

I followed the link and found your photos! :)
I'm tempted. But that would mean unpacking my mug... hmm..

Betty F said...

That guy in green is a Thor!!!!