It's here! It's here! It's finally been FOUR WHOLE YEARS and time for the Winter Olympics! I enjoy the Summer Olympics too, but a whole Olympics devoted to my favorite time of year? Oh you know it! :-D
It's also time for the Ravellenic Games, formerly known as the Knitting Olympics. The Olympic folks came after the Ravelry folks for using the word Olympics two years ago. Same ultimate challenge with a clever new name ;-).
The goal of participating in the Ravellenic Games is to set a fiber art (I don't think it has to be knitting) challenge, start it no earlier than the opening ceremonies, work hard to complete your challenge during the games, watch along if you wish and be finished by the closing ceremonies.
Your challenge can be anything that's a true challenge to you. Push yourself. It could be knitting a huge lace shawl or just learning to knit. Want to spin up an entire fleece or just learn to drop spindle? Weave something? I think it all counts. Or at least it counts on our team :-).
If you'd like to join Team My Favorite Sheep, we have a fun group over on Ravelry. Just drop in, join the group and let us know what your challenge will be. If you'd enjoy keeping everyone posted on your progress, we love to hear and see pictures. We are great cheerleaders and there is a ton of talent there if you crash your sled ;-). There are also a whole list of other teams and groups and "sports" and on and on and on...
I worked up a fun ravatar for our team. Originally Maisie's head was a little too big. When I showed it to Saint Tim his comment was "Well, her head's too big for her britches anyway." So I fixed that! Also, Boudreaux is a bit over-tall, but since he's spent most of his life being "under-tall" he said he was okay with it ;-).
Feel free to take and use it as a button if you'd like - just please link it back to this post or to our Ravelry team thread. And, hey, if you'd like to participate but you aren't on Ravelry (gasp! ;-), just leave your comments here on the blog and enjoy the games!
Joining in with Ginny's Yarn Along. My Ravellenic Challenge is to design and knit a Rebecca Boone vest, so the only books I'm reading right now are pattern books ;-).