Friday, July 20, 2012

Ready for Some Olympic Knitting Fun?

Clever use of yarn, no?

Hey Y'all,
One week from today the Summer 2012 Olympics kickoff in London. To celebrate, Ravelry is hosting the Ravellinic Games to inspire you to achieve some Olympic-esque achievements in with your knitting and crocheting. They've got all sorts of categories for folks who want to enter what they make into competition.

For those of you less interested in competing with others, but still excited to be a part of the fun, all you  need to do to take part is cast on one or more projects at the start of the Olympics and bind off by Olympic's end. 

Hill Country Weavers will host an Opening Ceremony Cast On Party at KnitBuzz! Just show up at KnitBuzz a little before the 6:30 broadcast begins, settle in, and get ready to get started. (Note: technically the official cast on time is 3 pm to coincide with the realtime start in London, but the TV broadcast is at 6:30, so that's when we're starting as a group but if you want to get a 3.5 hour lead, go right ahead). 

We'll meet again for a Closing Ceremony Bind Off Party at 6 pm on August 12th so you can finish up your projects then. We'll have an HCW Awards Ceremony for those of you who finish projects, with voting on our Ravelry page and shop gift certificates for our Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalists. In order to be eligible to win, you must follow the Ravellenic Guidelines for tagging posted at Ravelry, and you must post your completed entry to both the main Ravelry thread and the HCW group thread within 48 hours of the Closing Ceremony. 

Okay, your assignment for the coming week-- decide which events you want to participate in, gather your supplies, and rest up. It's going to be a very excited couple of weeks!

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