Yes!!! The 2012 Summer Olympics are just around the corner. That can only mean one thing > The Ravellenic Games are also upon us!!!
I missed participating in the last Ravelympic games (the old name) during the 2010 Olympics in Canada, but I’m totally ready this year. I’ve join Team Mine that’s hosted by the Selfish Knitters & Crocheters and ready to plop my ass down in front of my tv for 17 days of awesome sporting goodness.
I have to be honest, the Games start a week from tomorrow and I’m just figuring out what I want to do. My first inclination was to set a bunch of lofty goals that I would never ever meet and be discouraged. So, to avoid that messiness, I’ve really been thinking this whole thing through – how much could I realllllly get thru in 17 days? Honestly, not a whole bunch. I’m a fast crocheter but a slow knitter. I’m getting faster, but it’s a process. And, of course, most of the projects I would like to tackle are knitted.
So, in an effort to not drive myself crazy I’ve decided to compete in the WIP Event with two projects: 1) finish my Modern Garden Cardigan [my project: Garden party]; and 2) finish my Op Top [my project: Chapeau Bleu]. Boom. End of list.
Seriously…Finishing a sweater and a stranded hat should totally keep me very busy for all 17 days! I know, totally boring list, but I’m not one of those Norwegian knitters that decides “Oh! For the Ravellenic Games I’m going to knit a full on cabled sweater. And a matching cabled hat. And mittens. And knee-high socks.” AND TOTALLY COMPLETE ALL OF IT WITH DAYS LEFT TO RELAX (love you girls – just jealous). Blah!!! But that’s okay! My list is my list and I’m going to RAWK IT!!!
So excited…17 days of sports and knitting! S-O E-X-C-I-T-E-D!!!
Go teams USA, Italy, England, and Japan!