Friday, February 12, 2010

olympics KAL!

to celebrate the winter olympics, we are having an olympics sock/scarf/shawlette kal. cast on at the start of the opening ceremony (february 12th) and finish by the end of the closing ceremony (february 28th). declare a country and pick an event or two! then decide if you want to make a pair of socks, a scarf, shawl or shawlette!

the events:
  • olympic spirit: any project knit with crystal palace yarns
  • team spirit: knit in declared country's colors
  • freestyle skiing: your new design in cpy
  • alpine skiing: cables
  • bobsled: color work
  • figure skating: lace
  • ice dancing: beads
  • ice hockey: textured/ribbing
  • nordic combined: 2 or more pattern stitches (ie, lace and cables)
  • ski jump: stripes
  • speed skating: plain vanilla (stockinette or garter stitch)
prize winners will be selected by random drawing from all finishers. special drawing for projects using crystal palace yarn. limit of one prize per person.

a picture of the project in progress and finished must be posted to the blog by march 2nd to qualify for the prize drawings.

minimum yardage requirement: 300 yds for knitted project/500 yds for crocheted projects.

so, who wants to play? leave a comment on this post!

PS. PICK A COUNTRY!!!

bonus for 12m/12p/12 boy kal'ers: if you knit your project with crystal palace yarns, you can earn cpy project credit. although you will still need a different project for february credit.

43 comments:

S said...

If I'm competing in Ravelympics, can the project I do for that one also count here? I'm planning on doing a lace shawl for that. I am toying with doing beads with it as well... so I know I only will be able to do one project. Thanks let me know.

peacockmom said...

You KNOW I want to play, of course! :)

I will be doing another In the Land of Oz (shawlette size) and can hardly wait to get started "figure skating". I will also try to knit a second project using crystal palace yarns. Waiting for some to arrive. How fun!

adrienne said...

yes, you can use your ravelympic project for our olympic kal.

debi's place said...

I'll play. Not sure what I will make but I'll be there.

Angie K said...

I'm in for Alpine Skiing! I am going to make Muir Woods from the 50 Socks book. Now I need to decide what yarn....

nolaboard said...

Count me in! For figure skating, of course, I do love lace. And since it is on it's way, I'll be using my CPY yarn from the Holiday Kal, whatever it is, can't wait to see!
(So does that make me in two categories? Olympic spirit, too?

adrienne said...

nolaboard-sure! the events are just for fun. you can put your project in any events you want...but it will only count as one for prize drawing purposes.

Radka said...

I'd like to play too.

Brenda said...

Yes, I am in for the Olympics, and I am going to go Free Style. Catagory ...may be socks, may be a scarf..I'll know as soon as I start to design.

It's snowing today, maybe that will give me Olympic spirit.

Brenda in Alberta
Owlrsook..

Cathy said...

I want to participate!! Not sure what I'll make yet. I'm brainstorming a few different possibilities. Although my challenge will be finishing something in 17 days! Waaah!!!

S said...

I'm definitely in for figure skating. I just have to pick which shawl to knit... at least I'm down to three options... LOLOL!

drlaura said...

i want to play too. i think i'm competing in either olympic spirit or free-style skiing. not sure yet.
at least i have some ideas!

maz said...

I think about bobsled, ice dancing or nordic combined. Best thing to choose may be a huge bobsled. My face is still quite nice, I hope, my body would be covered and I could be knitting on my slide downhill. Ice dancing, well, put me on ice and call it dancing, because I would not be able to stand. Nordic combined, hmmm, holding your straights straight when flying, then knitting on the go, might work as well. Anyone to help with the decision? Should I do beading and make Adrienne smile? Maybe.

kadezmom said...

I AM a moron. I have no idea how I'm going to get this to work, but you KNOW I'm going to TRY. I'm going to knit socks with beads. Now not only are you encouraging fo's in my world, but working ahead in class!!! Why not?!? It's the OLYMPICS after all!!!!

Julie said...

Sure I will play, I will get a chance to use the cpy I won in the tour de france challenge.

adrienne said...

maz, i<3 you! you are so cute...yes, beads would make me very happy! =D

Brenda said...

Well, when I signed up for the Free Style event, I forgot to pick my Country. I pick Canada, Host to this years Olympics and my home Country.

Now back to the design board.

Brenda

ikkinlala said...

I'd like to play - not sure in what event yet, though.

Does picking a country mean anything for categories other than knitting in that country's colours?

adrienne said...

picking a country is for fun and for knitting in colors, if you are so inclined.

ikkinlala said...

Can I still pick my own country (Canada) even if Brenda already has?

debi's place said...

Yes, you can pick Canada also.

nolaboard said...

I'll pick Haiti, because they need people rooting for them!!

S said...

I'm going to go with Iceland... I've always wanted to go there... Go Iceland!!!!

Breien in Lansingerland said...

I am in too. My country: The Netherlands! I am a SVEN-fan!

Angie K said...

I forgot to choose a country also. I will be team Germany(I want to go to there someday).

jdhforjc said...

I am voting for the USA in the olympic spirit category. Yeah.

Julie said...

This time around I will pick the United Kingdom.

maz said...

Ms Fong helped me choose Germany. And Ice Dancing. Imagine.

Bev said...

Count me in. I've decided to take a spin on the ice in figure skating and I choose Japan as my country. I'm going to attempt to spin my way through the Traveling Women Shawl. Now it come close to completion and I haven't gotten it done can I get Debi to finish it for me and will it count.

adrienne said...

umm, you know the answer to that!

ps. i am open to bribes...debi has my addy =)

debi's place said...

Bring it on. I can do it. lol

BarbaraME said...

I'd like Jamaica and bobsledding! Thanks - not sure yet what I'll be making.

Lorraine said...

I'll compete for USA in sock hockey. I'm doing an intarsia sock for the Ravelry SKA challenge.

jdhforjc said...

Okay, so I have whitr and red yran CPY. And Canada is who I am gonna pick because it is what I have. So, I guess it is team spirit. If I have time maybe one more?

peacockmom said...

Since I live in Oz and love it I'm choosing Australia especially since it hasn't been chosen yet. It has taken me a while to send in my choice since as an ex-pat American I've got my heart in 2 countries. I'd choose the 2 if I could and always love to root for the Jamaican bobsled team, too.

Calophi said...

Is it too late? I decided to use up a couple skeins of jiffy I have sitting around. Can I sign up for Ireland?

YoYo SockSister said...

If I'm not too late I'll pick Ski Jump for Switzerland (if available - went there years ago and loved it!) I'll give it a try.... yoyosocksister

Radka said...

I'm picking Austria, just because I lived there a short time. I'm planning on crochet. It will be mostly double crochet, so I guess that would make it speed skating.

Cathy said...

I am declaring Team USA and I finally decided on a project. I am going to knit a Cabled Sampler Scarf in red, white and blue with the yarn leftover from my fair isle vest. Woo-hoo!

I guess this puts me in the Alpine Skiing category!! :-)

Hopefully the yardage of leftover yarn will be enough to knit this scarf as I am envisioning it!
-Cathy(n3tue)

S said...

I forgot to pick my events. I will participate in the figure skating and ice dancing as I am doing a Juno Regina with beads.

Thanks!
Shalanda

jardinrouge said...

Well of course I want to play! I've even cleaned up my room so that I can have lots of space for all my Olympic toys!!! LOL!!

jardinrouge said...

Forgot to declare a country and an event. I'm picking Norway because of my Norwegian heritage, and I'm doing something that might be considered a bit dangerous...Nordic Combined while Ice Dancing, Freestyle!

adrienne said...

jardinrouge- a true olympian! what a combo! can't wait to see what you come up with!!!