Concept: You must spin up a project during the Opening Ceremonies of the Summer Olympics (Aug. 8)and finish before the Olympic flame goes out (Aug. 24). 17 days of spinning fun.
Rules & Guidelines:
- The project should be a challenge for you to complete in 17 days.
- There are no rules about what a challenge is. Like the real Olympics, there are a wide variety of areas to compete in. If you are a new spinner then a good sized skein of 2 ply sounds good. Or maybe you want to master a new technique during the 17 days? If you are experienced, pick a challenge. Enough 40 wpi lace for a scarf? Work from raw fleece, through prep & dying, to finished skeins for a shawl?
- While this is meant to be somewhat difficult but not impossible. Don't set yourself up for a meltdown. Ultimately it's meant to be fun.
4. No prepping fiber (if that's part of your project) or filling bobbins before the flame is lit.
5. Finish before the flame goes out.
6. You may sample and get your project set before the games. "Training."
The Spinning Olympics has only gold medals for those who complete their projects. Finishers get a gold medal button for their blog, their name entered into a draw for a chance at a prize from me, and the joy of knowing that they are an Olympic level spinner. You are only competing against yourself.
It will be a great tune up for SOAR.