Thursday, August 14, 2008

Slacker

The fun thing about Ravelry is the ability to join different groups of like minded people who all gather on the same site. I belong to 12 of them. For weeks preceding the olympics, I'd been meaning to join the Ravelympics group. It's all very formal with games, an olympic village, different olympic venues and even a podium for winners. The premise is simple: sign up with a team, select an event like Cowl Jump, Balanced Beads or Mitten Medley (there are 31 events.) Then, start the project, knit your ass off during the 17 days of the olympics and race to the finish to become a knitting olympian. The problem? I forgot to sign up. Membership closed on 8/8/8. It's not like I didn't know the Olympics officially began on the 8th and that word on this group was feverish. I know because I've been lurking there for weeks. I meant to sign up. It seems meaning and doing are two different things. One thing lead to another and I just forgot to sign up. Over 6,100 others didn't forget, but I did.

All is not lost though. Some time later, a new group formed: Slacker Ravelympics. I felt immediately redeemed. Apparently, so did 174 other knitters and crocheters. I've joined and entered my tanktop Flow. I've finished the front (or back) and I'm casting on this morning for the other side. I think I should slow down though. After all, I finished one side in less than a week and there are 10 days to go until the end.


I don't want to give slackers a bad name.


9 comments:

Romi said...

Hahahahaaaaa! I got busy and forgot to sign up, as well! Sounds like you're having fun as a slacker, though. ;)

Rudee said...

I am Romi. I've also entered half a sock.

Brenda said...

Sounds fun! And a very large group!

Rositta said...

I can't sign up for any other stuff right now, I need some compputer rehab, he he, the withdrawal symptoms are getting me...ciao

Rudee said...

I know Rositta. You're packing, you're packing. You have no more time for knitting! Such a shame.

Rudee said...

Brenda, it is fun. You should join ravelry just to get an idea for the fiber arts talent out there.

Eileen said...

I had no idea there was anything like this, what a fun thing to do. Sorry that you missed the deadline, but it seems understandable. You sound very busy! I am glad you were able to get into the other group. So far your work looks great. I am so impressed (I know I keep saying this) with how quickly you can make something so beautiful.

Thanks for your very supportive words on my blog. So very true and I will do my best to remember those words, especially when times get extra tough.

Brenda said...

Rudee,
Okay... I started to TRY to knit something last night. I already had the yarn and needles and books and went to start it and couldn't even remember how to cast on!!! But I WILL relearn it. I did it before many years ago, but actually did more crochet, and so my old brain was remembering crochet instead of knitting. I really will get back to this though, and will be showing you my work. Thanks for helping me get my interest back. It is so important to keep my brain active and challenged!
Hugs,
B

Rudee said...

Welcome back to the dark side Brenda. Hahahahahahaha. When you are paying $30 to knit a pair of socks, you'll know you're hooked! I am going to send you some great links. It's like riding a bike-it'll come back to you!