Of course, I'll also be working on projects for Ravelry's companion event - the Ravellenic Games. With well over 500 teams and more than 10,000 people either participating or "watching" the fibery action in the dedicated Ravelry group, it plans to be an outstanding Ravelry community-building event. We love that. Here's a run-down of the particulars of my participation:
1. Team Cooperative Press Gearheads
I am co-captaining this modestly-sized team, and I couldn't be more excited. I've got fiber for my projects all ready (well, I do need to do some ball-winding today). At the moment, it looks something like this:
A combination of stash yarn + lovely Wonder Why Gal
handspun for my The-I-Can't-Think-of-a-Snappy-Name
Cowl, a Sarah Wilson design from Knit Edge Magazine
Another combination of stash yarn + the ginornous
hank 'o wool I won from Vivian over at Bits and Pieces. This
is going to become my version of Dawn Ellerd's Colour Revolt
crochet shawl from What Would Madame DeFarge Knit?
a swatching project to be discussed later
2. Team 12 shawls in 2012
I'm one of over 100 participants on this team - we're going to be making a lotta shawls! My project for this team:
|Absolutely gorgeous merino silk from a swap that is|
destined to become Lily Go's Remember Me.
3. Team Hopelessly Overcommitted
While I am officially this team's mascot, it probably best describes my current state, so I'm going to attempt to complete a somewhat longstanding project that's languished since the end of February:
|This is supposed to already be a|
version of my La Poetique Cowl for me;
let's hope I can make it happen during
this uber-crazy Ravellenics challenge.
So what will you be doing during the Olympics? Do you watch, couldn't care less, somewhere in between? Do let me know here, as well as over at Andrea's blog. And whatever you do, have fun!