24 June 2012

Life and knitting: when money takes over

This makes me mad and sad:

When cushions could make commercial sponsors angry

"The London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (LOCOG) initially told volunteers from the Woolsack project that they could present the 5,000 cushions they had created as souvenirs for the stars.

But now, in apparent fear of angering commercial sponsors, they have reneged on the deal."

Emphasized by me.

This makes me sad and mad:

Knitting denigrates real athletes

And this is just disgusting:

First let me insult you and then knit for me, ok

Me, knitting for you? Not even if you pay me for it!

This is what happens when the true spirit of an event gets lost and money takes over.

Needless to say I will boycott the commercial games.
My love is with Ravelry and their event and that's what I will be doing, still.

What I would really love to hear about (since I won't be watching I can't see it): athletes taking our their craft between bouts and after their race and happily crafting away.
But that is just wishful thinking on my part.

02 June 2012

Events and Knitting: Ravelympics

Are you participating?

Every now and then I add some more madness to my already eventful life.
Like the Ravelympics!

It's a virtual event held over at Ravelry, one of my favourite virtual hangouts ;-)

I'm already (again, still) participating in the ongoing Guild Challenge in the Ankh-Morpork group and have decided to join the local team.

There are several events I'm going to participate in:
- the Cowl Jump
- the hand-dye high dive
- the handspun heptathlon
- the hat dash
- the shawl sailing
- the single skein sprint

One of the fun things is the preparation!
Lots of picking yarn and patterns, checking the needles, oiling the wheel.
And the shop will benefit, too :-)

I think it's going to be fun :-)