It’s almost time for the beginning of the Summer Olympics, which means it’s time for another session of the Ravellenic Games (formerly known as the Ravelympics, but that’s a long story).
The Games are a time when knitters, crocheters and other fiber artists challenge themselves to complete a project that is started during the opening ceremonies and cast off (or however you want to define finished) before the torch is extinguished. That gives you a little more than two weeks.
You can join a team, based around anything from geographical location to type of knitting to geeky fandoms and more, or you can compete on your own. This time around there are 15 events, from the Afghan Marathon to WIPs Wrestling. You can also earn laurels for using different techniques such as cables, colorwork, lace, weaving and more.
I have never successfully managed to do a project for the Games, though I would love to. My daughter is home for almost all of the time period this is happening, but maybe that means I would have more time for knitting than I might otherwise.
Are you signed up? I’d love to know what you’re planning to make!
[Photo via Ravelry.]