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A Day at the Races

One of my husband's many interests lies in anything related to cars. He is a member of a team that participates in an endurance racing circuit called "The 24 Hours of LeMons." A play on the 24 Hours of Le Mans race that is held in France and made famous here by Steve McQueen in the 1971 film Le Mans, these tracks are run with cars that cost less than $500. And while all of the teams strive to win the race, which takes place over two days, they also strive to have a good time, which they do.

Most cars are decorated in some silly fashion, and they're dressed up as everything from pigs to boats to time bombs. Our team is retiring its current car, a BMW called Bluey, at the end of this season, and the guys held a little retirement party for it complete with decorations and cake. The car is going out proudly with a 14th place finish out of a field of 133 entrants.

I don't know yet what type of car they'll be racing next year, but there's talk of running a Volvo. How long do you think it would take me to knit a multicolored Swedish-style sweater for a car?

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Knit on!

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Judith Durant
Editor of Creative Knitting newsletter

Judith Durant loves to knit and to write, and writing about knitting is the best. She has authored, co-authored and edited many books about knitting and beadwork, including Never Knit Your Man a Sweater, Knit One, Bead Too and the best-selling One-Skein Wonders series. She recently co-authored a technique book with Dorothy T. Ratigan titled Knitting Know-How: Techniques, Lessons and Projects for Every Knitter's Library, which was published in July 2012. Visit Judith on the Web at

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