Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Olympics

Stephanie was thinking about what she should do regarding the Knitting Olympics. Her brainchild has gravitated over to Ravelry, and mutated into the Ravelympics. (I gather some Ravelympic athletes also competed during the Beijing games, however, I agree with Steph, knitting is really a winter sport...)

I competed during the Torino games, and earned my gold medal for a shawl I made (I think it was Icarus). I was thinking about making another mohair jacket this year, with some Green Dye-Version mohair, but now that it's over on Ravelry, I don't think I will. Not because I don't like Ravelry (I do! I really do!) Or I have some misplaced loyalty to only compete when Stephanie organizes it (really, that's just silly). It's because of one of the groups I belong to on Ravelry. I'm a proud member of the Ravelry Underachievers. (Seriously, have you looked at my Ravelry page? Nothing. I upload nothing there. I use Ravelry as a resource, not a reflection of myself). So as an Underachiever, can I really put the effort into joining a team and actually following along?

I thought not.

I will intently follow the actual Olympics - I'm a huge fan, and have turned my son into one as well. I will intently knit during said Olympics. But probably not as part of a Ravelympic team - I guess I've retired from competitive knitting.

And Stephanie? If you want to organize the Knitting Olympics, go for it. It's not like you have anything else to do! But I (and I am sure others) will completely understand if you don't, and just let the Ravelympics go on as their own entity. It's not like we don't know who started all the craziness. But if you decide there's something else that "might be fun", let me know. I'm in.

Oh, and as for finding the "missing" yarn. I didn't tell my son that I had misplaced it and found it in such an obvious place. He is forever misplacing things in plain sight, and our words to him are always "start at your nose... look down...". I'd have no credibility left if he knew this little story...

3 comments:

deirdre said...

so now we have dirt on you...

and I'm with you - although I do love my Ravelry, I am not interested at all in the Ravelympics - I would jump in instantly if Stephanie were to organize another Knitting Olympics, but otherwise, I'll knit and watch and cheer and have my own little Olympics...

Brenda said...

I've been thinking of organizing the Meaford Knit Group Olympics. I think I will mention it tomorrow.

KnitTech said...

You know the Alzeheimer's defense works for adults. We all know kids just don't look.