February 08, 2006

Go, Team Midwest!

Hooray!! I am now an Official (insert trumpet fanfare here) Knitlete on Team Midwest. Let the Games begin...

(huge shout out to Mrs. Pao, who selflessly designed our Team logo)

If you aren't aware of the Knitting Olympics, you should educate yourself now. Unfortunately it is too late to become a registered Olympic Knitlete, but you can still participate in one of several ways:

1. You could consider yourself as being In Training for the Summer Games in 2008, and take the Challenge in spite of not being registered. You won't get a Golden Button, but you'll get a nice warm glow, which is just as good.

2. You can support your favorite Knitletes:

~You can cheer on a particular Knitlete

~You can cheer on a particular geographical area's teams. We are partial to Team Wales and, of course, Team Midwest.

~ You can cheer on a particular knitting category team. We are partial to the USA Swearing At Lace Team.

~You can cheer on a particular specialty team (or pick several - we're cheap!) We are partial to Team What the Hell Was I Thinking and the Drunken Pirate Knit-lympics Team.

A good place to find a team that suits your particular fancy/obsession is at Kat with a K's site, where she has many, many teams listed with nice easy links to the responsible felons parties.

3. You could go really crazy and Sponsor a Knitlete by donating equipment for the coming challenge. I point out here that I am not yet part of the infamous Stashalong, and so have no qualms about being Sponsored.

In case you were wondering.

I can see that you weren't.

4. You could have a really decadent Olympics Celebration, with lots of drinking and eating of fattening gourmet goodies and dancing - and even a little bit of knitting in a quiet corner somewhere. This party could celebrate the Opening Ceremony, or the Closing Ceremony, or it could just be one great big sixteen-day orgy.

Just be sure to give those knitters in the corner a wide berth by the midway mark, in case they begin gesticulating hysterically whilst still clutching needles in their poor clawed grips...


Blogger Chris said...

There's also the Knitting Olympics Drinking Game...

Sponsoring a knitter should include sending over takeout and stopping by to do laundry and dishes. Going to work for said knitter would also be appreciated.

3:14 PM  
Blogger mama_tulip said...

Sweet...I can be a cheerleader! I always wanted to wear a short skirt and toss pom poms in the air. ;)

7:17 PM  
Blogger mE said...

Chris~ Great ideas all! Although I fear that requiring that much devotion *might* discourage some from volunteering...

Katherine~ *Absolutely* you can be a cheerleader! But instead of paper pom-poms you must toss yarn ones. And we emphasize the short skirt less and the tight sweater more... I assume that under your current circumstances that won't be a problem? :D

8:37 PM  
Blogger mama_tulip said...

Nope. Not a problem AT ALL.

LOL! :)

6:54 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Mama Tulip, there is even a cheerleader button. I'll get you the info. :)

9:22 AM  
Blogger mrspao said...

Yay! Go Team MW!

1:47 PM  

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