Every other year there are either summer or winter Olympics. This year we had the winter games in Sochi, Russia. During the Olympics there are also the lesser-known, but more-exciting Ravellenics games (OK – maybe more exciting is not true, whatever!). The goal is to get knitting/crocheting/weaving/spinning projects completed in the the Olympics timeframe. So this year February 7th through the 23rd knitting needles all across the world were clicking away.
I joined Team West Hollywood SnB and entered in 3 categories:
1. Event Hands
Project: “Look Ma, no fingers!”
Pattern: Fingerless gloves, written up by Ellen
Category: Mitten Moguls (Any items for your hands: mittens or gloves, with and without fingers.)
2. Event Hat
Project: “Going Big!”
Pattern: Slouchy hat, Cordova
Category: Hat Halfpipe (Any hats and headgear: berets, tams, skullcaps, slouchy hats, headbands, etc.)
3. Event WIP
Project: “February Mystery”
Pattern: Baby cardigan (Puerperium Cardigan)
Category: WIPs dancing (Any project that was started before the Games that is finished during these Games qualifies .)
Looks much better on the model:
Best of all, thanks to our awesome team leader Laurie Ann, I was able to take home Ravellenic Gold! 2 medals! Yeah! I don’t care what they say – it IS all about taking home those medals!!!!