Update: we have an Albuquerque Ravelympics team. You have until August 7 to sign up.
Do any of you knitters or crocheters know about the Ravelympics? I just saw this on SaunShine's blog today and it's really the first time I've been excited about a knit-a-long. But first, let me mention that I went to high school with SaunShine and just recently got somewhat in touch with her again thanks to the wackiness of the Web. It turns out that she has been knitting for six years or so... and has many of her own designs. She's truly a knitting prodigy!
Back to the Ravelympics. Basically you cast on a new item during the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics and finish the project before the Olympic flame goes out 17 days later. Or you can do the WIPs wrestling, rather than starting something new. We could start our own team and enter whichever events we like. The WIPs Wrestling event is particularly inspiring to me as I just uncovered lots of unfinished projects recently, however none are knitting projects. So I may do my own unofficial WIPs Wrestling, and also a Scarf Stroke event. Who wants to make a team?
I'll end with a photo of the knitting needle roll-up, from my todo list, that I made this week. Since taking the photo, I have added a velcro closure.