Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Team WeHo - Going for the Gold!

Team WeHo SnB goes for the Gold!

In the yarny community known as Ravelry, many of us are now participating in the Ravellenic Winter Games 2014.  This entails challenging yourself by starting and finishing one or more projects during the 2014 Winter Olympics.  Our West Hollywood Stitch 'n Bitch has a team captain, Laurie-Ann, and we call ourselves Team WeHo!  Go Team!
Projects were started during the opening ceremonies and must be completed by the closing ceremonies, February 23, 2014.  You must be a member of Ravelry to enter.  Here are the official rules:
What will be a stretch for you? It could be a new technique, that first sweater or pair of socks, something massive, something delicate, or maybe finishing that monster in the closet. The goal of the Ravellenic Games is to support you in expanding your knitting/crocheting horizons.
When do we start?
The Mass Cast-On will take place during the Opening Ceremonies. When the Olympic Games kick off in Sochi (20:00 Moscow Time Zone, UTC+4:00) that’ll be your start time, whatever time that is in your timezone.
Quick reference: 20:00 MSK = 16:00 GMT = 11:00 am EST = 8:00 am PST
When is it over?
Official End time: 23:59 Moscow Time Sunday, February 23 The closing ceremonies will be earlier that evening, but since the exact moment of the torch being extinguished is unknown, we’ll give you until midnight Moscow time. Each Ravellenics project must be marked Finished on the project page prior to the ending time in order to qualify for a medal.

Pick an event, create project page with special tags, and cast on with thousands of your fellow Ravthletes to compete. That’s it in a nutshell.
What is Finished? Does it mean blocked? Ends woven in? Sewn together? Photographed? That’s up to you. See the big rule at the top: Challenge YOURSELF. Do you feel it’s finished without the ends woven in, or before blocking? Then mark it finished. If not, don’t. Be honest with yourself, and we’ll celebrate with you.
The Finish Line: Each event will have its own FINISH LINE thread on the Ravellenic Games 2014 board. Post details of your finished object in the thread(s) for the event(s) in which it is competing. (Details of what to post – link to project page and picture, for example – will be listed in the thread.) The FINISH LINE threads will be open for a few days after the closing ceremonies, so if you can’t get a pic and post by the official closing time, just cross as soon as you can.

Medalling: Bobicus Maximus will hand out medals (badges for your blog and/or profile and project pages) to each finisher in the event threads.
Scoreboard: You’ll be able to follow your team and event progress on the special Ravellenics stats page. Chat and cheer in special threads for each team and event.

For the summer Olympics in Britain, 2013, I challenged myself to make a British flag pillow.  I finished in the allotted time and I LOVE my pillow!
2012 Ravellenic Summer Games Project

This year, I've decided to make my 2014 Mood Afghan my Ravellenic Winter Games project.  By the end of February I should have 59 squares completed.  I'm rounding that up to 60 squares!  Woo Hoo!  

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