Spoiler Alert! Rob, Renee, Brett, and Kirsten – if you don’t want your baby blanket surprises ruined, do not read on!
It’s time for those famous summer international games! In London! Personally, I did not watch any of the coverage, due to my annoyance with the U.S. Committee. I mean, protecting your copyright, I understand that – but there’s no need to be downright RUDE! (Plus, really, we have to cease and desist from using adorable images of Ravelry’s mascot “Bob” in a hand-knit hat? That’s sad.) (Information on the controversy here and here and lots of other places.) Anyway, while the Ravelry games (our play-along with yarn) had to be renamed to the “Ravellenics” to avoid lawsuit (since we’re such a horrible threat to the U.S.O.C’s money-making ventures), we still HAD the games and I participated for the first time.
We’re supposed to challenge ourselves.. and I decided to do so by trying to make a LOT of items (mostly for charity), including some knit items. (Finishing a single knit item within two weeks is a challenge for me, as I’m still rather slow.
I’m pleased to announce I received medals in the following events!
- Scarf hockey (two crochet scarves, one knit scarf)
- Hat dash (two crochet hats, one knit hat)
- Charity rowing (above six items)
- Single skein sprint (one of above hats)
- Afghan marathon (two crocheted baby blankets)
- Synchronized stash bust (above blankets)
- Baby dressage (above blankets)
- Sweater triathlon (crocheted shrug)
I’m pretty pleased with what I accomplished in seventeen days.
By the way, why are all my charity hats/scarves black? They’re for a local men’s homeless shelter, and the men prefer them in plain black as anything that draws attention tends to be stolen.