In a fit of joining-in-ness, I agreed a few months ago to join the Ravelympics for the upcoming winter Olympics, and also agreed to co-captain a team, from the Over The Fence
(For those of you who don’t know, Stephen Bradbury was the first Australian to win a gold medal at any winter Olympics, in the 2002 Games short track speed skating (1000m). He won after all of the competitors in the final crashed out on the last corner. Figuring he couldn’t win, his strategy going into the final was basically to sit at the back and hope that maybe a couple of the others would fall. I don’t think he expected they all would!! So now in Australia anyone who takes this approach is known as “doing a Bradbury”! Check out the video of the race here
So there are about 35 events, and I’m entering a couple:
WIP Dancing – in an aim to finally finish, in one fell swoop, my Alpine Lace Shawl
. I reckon I’ve got 78% done now, so I think I can do it…
Stash Compulsory Dance and Junior Olympics – I’m going to use this 1lb (453g) CONE of Peaches n Cream to make some blurp cloths for Teddy from the first Mason Dixon book. I know blurp cloths are hardly challenging knitting, but since I’m going to be at the beach for the second week of the Olympics, I figure they’ll be good beach/poolside knitting. I had only planned to do one, but I might even get 2 or 3 done, which would be pretty cool.
Cast-on time for us Aussies on Eastern Standard Time is 1pm tomorrow (Saturday 13th). Plenty of time to join in if you haven’t already signed up!