It’s almost here! The most exciting biennial, world-wide athletic competition known to man!
No, silly, not the Olympic games.
(Although I am excited to see some synchronized swimming and rhythmic gymnastics.)
No, I’m talking about the Ravellenic Games!
This’ll be my second time participating. Last time (Winter 2014), I made a sweater. It was pretty great (the sweater, not this photo). I actually still wear it quite a bit.
(If you’re considering taking part, join the Ravellenic Games group on Ravelry. It’s essentially a big, friendly knit-a-long where everyone casts on at the same time (7:15 Rio time on the 5th), when the Olympic games start. Then, you see how much you can get done before the end of the games, two weeks later. There are a lot of rules and teams and stuff, but I plan on ignoring most of that, because I’m a rebel. Ha.)
Last time, I planned out my project weeks ahead of time, maybe even months. This time I’m flying by the seat of my pants. Looking at the list of “Events,” I’m thinking I might participate in the Sock-Put, the Sweater Triathalon, or the WIP Wrestling (I’ve got a stack of half-finished projects that need to be finished). Maybe I’ll do Garment Polo- I’ve been thinking about making a cabled skirt (because apparently I want everything I wear to be cabled).
We’re going on a road trip during the Olympics, so I’ll have lots of time to knit, but I also don’t want my project to be too fiddly (I get carsick if I spend too much time looking at my knitting). I’m thinking something with a lot of stockinette or garter stitch.
Any suggestions? Do you think you’ll be taking part in the Ravellenic Games? What events will you be joining?