Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Ravelympics Are About To Begin!

The signups for the 2010 Ravelympics are in full swing.  I have joined "Team Stashdown" and now I need to pick my events.  The choices are:

  • Aerial Unwind  (Frog those poor unloved projects to reclaim that yarn. (This event only: requires a WIP pic and frog pile pic)
  • Bag Jump  (Bags, totes, pouches)
  • Beading Biathlon  (All things beaded and embellished)
  • Bobsled  (All things pets)
  • Cable Cross-Country  (All things cables)
  • Charity Curling  (Projects for charity)
  • Designer Biathlon  (From a swatch to published pattern in 17 days sample completed and pattern released on ravelry - swatching allowed before torch lit)
  • Designer Original Dance  (Create your own design sample from scratch in 17 days {swatching allowed before torch lit}; pattern need not be written)
  • Designer Pattern Skeleton (Create a publishable pattern (sample can be already knit); do what you feel is necessary to produce a publishable pattern testing, editing, etc)
  • Downhill Dyeing  (dyeing yarns - this will only create stash)
  • Felting Freestyle  (All things felting and fulled)
  • Fleece to FO Long-Track  (Start with fleece or roving and create a finished object)
  • Flying Camel Spin  (Just spinning…lots and lots of spinning)
  • Free Dance  (Don’t fit into any other event? This is for you)
  • Giant Slalom-ghan  (Afghan, blankets, throws)
  • Hat Halfpipe  (All things hats and heads)
  • Holiday Jump-Start Skiing  (Projects to be gifted/given in Dec 2010 and holiday-themed items)
  • Junior Olympics  (garments/accessories for kids and babies {toys have their own event})
  • Labyrinth Weaving  (All things woven)
  • Lace Luge  (Lace patterns and laceweight yarns)
  • Mittens Moguls  (Mittens, gloves, anything that covers hands/wrists/arms)
  • Nordic Colorwork Combined  (Colorwork, intarsia, fair isle)
  • Platter Lift  (Home and d├ęcor projects)
  • Samalog Machine Skate  (Machine knitting)
  • Scarf Super-G  (Scarves, cowls, neckwarmers, smokerings, scarflettes…all things neck)
  • Short Track Shawls  (Shawls, stoles, wraps, shawlettes)
  • Single Skein Speed Skate  (Projects of just one skein/hank)
  • Skelegurumi  (Toys and amigurumis)
  • SnowCross   (Projects that combine knitting, crochet, needle-felting, embroidery, sewing …; minimum of 2 crafts combined together)
  • Sock Hockey  (All things socks and slippers)
  • Stash Compulsory Dance  (Use of long-neglected stash purchased at least 1 year ago)
  • Sweaterboard Cross  (All forms of sweaters, vests, cardis, pullovers, boleros)
  • WIPs-Dancing  (WIPs/UFOs and only these; Projects not touched since Jan 12th)

I made a fairly pathetic showing during the 2006 Ravelympics, So I'm hoping to do a bit better this time.  I don't know what events to join, however.  Do I do a few small projects--like Sock Hockey and maybe Holiday Jump-Start Skiing, or do I go for the gusto and join the Sweaterboard Cross and maybe try for this sweater?  Of course, the Stash Compulsory Dance is right up my alley, since almost ALL my yarn was purchased more than a year ago.....or I could save Andy's sweater for WIPs Dancing........

Decisions! Decisions!  Decisions!!!!