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The Ravelympics: Join Team Stitch and Bitch London

Posted by Deadly Knitshade on July 28, 2008

Join Team S&B London! The Olympics is nearly upon us and although that probably doesn’t mean a lot to many of us, except maybe for watching hot men jump off diving boards, or small bendy girls going scary things in the Gymnastics, we can now compete in our own knitty way.

Our online best friend, Ravelry.com, is hosting the first ever Ravelympics 2008. This rather exciting event should not be confused with the Knitting Olympics, but is instead more of a personal challenge to show the yarny stuff you’re made of.

Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to start and finish a project during the 2008 Olympic Summer Games. That’s 17 days to finish one project of your choosing! There are no prizes, except for a medal for your blog, and the pride you feel when you see how much you accomplished in just 17 days.

We’ll also put all the glorious Team S&B London finished knits on our blog for the world to see. Hurrah!

SIGN UP HERE: Post #1 Reply to post with name, event, team (which is Team Stitch and Bitch London). Then give us a shout on our Team thread or our message board.

If you are not on Ravelry (we feel for you. It is a tragedy) then you can see an events list here:

  • Afghan Marathon
  • Amigurumi-n-Toys Toss
  • Baby Dressage
  • Bag-n-Tote Backstroke
  • Balance Beads
  • Cable Steeplechase
  • Colorwork Cross-Country
  • Cowl Jump
  • Designers Discus
  • Fantasy DecKnitathalon
  • Felted Freestyle
  • Free-For-All Freestyle
  • Fleece to Finished Fencing
  • Glove Decathlon
  • Gift Knits Pentathlon
  • Hand-Dyed Hurdles
  • Handspun Heptathalon
  • Hat Dash
  • Holiday Handball
  • Home-Stuff Hammerthrow
  • Itsy Bitsy Bikini Breaststroke
  • Laceweight Long Jump
  • Mitten Medley
  • Pets Pommel Horse
  • Scarf Stroke
  • Shawl Relay
  • Sock Put
  • Sweater Sprint
  • Synchronized Flirty Skirts
  • Vest Vault
  • WIPs Wrestling

So just pick an event, email us to let us know you are taking part, and email us a pic of your finished item when you cross the finish line.

There are tons of different events to compete in, and if your project spills into more than one you enter for those too. Events include Baby Dressage, Itsy Bitsy Bikini Breaststroke, Laceweight Long Jump, Sock Put, Sweater Sprint, Amigurumi Toss (hee hee), and WIPs Wrestling for those of you who want to try to finish as many Works In Progress in the 17 days as possible.

Sign up, and join your fellow team members Purl Princess, Serife, Mullet Monitor, Emmie B, Eleanor22, Startitis, and Deadly Knitshade. We will be keeping you up to date on their progress, and hope to see you at the finish line casting off something fabulous.

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