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Ravellenic Games 2012 roundup

The 2012 Olympic Games, and the yarny Ravellenic Games, have now drawn to a close. I’d like to salute all the members of Team PlanetJune, for participating through competing and/or cheerleading.

Ravellenic Games 2012: Team PlanetJune

Team PlanetJune roll call: abjCrochet, AKmtnnymph, AliciaLee418, anda76, arbitrarily, BanuyeGharbi, BettyH553, BiologyJAP, BryansMummy, camaharet, celloulee, CrochetChrisie, CrochtColorJunkie, Emzibee, Enphra, esmerelda33, Fatals-attraction, Foxtrot400, Grendy05, haleysuzanne, hattalahutta, Heidi, HotPinkCrayola, JennHanus, jukatca, JRPautos, klopferli, Luna1130, MintSauce, MorganAdel, petrOlly, planetjune, PinkytheLizard, PixyKayte, rastakt, robinandersen9, saudistitcher, SugarAngel, taliasparkle, theMarkofSMB, themegababe, tripleb, Veggie, vshopmeyer, yaney, yasminlangley

Team PlanetJune Medals:

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Toy Toss 19 Balance Beads 4
Scarf Hockey 10 One Skein Sprint 3
Home Stuff Hammerthrow 9 Cowl Jump 3
Holiday Hurdles 9 Colourwork Crosscountry 3
WIPs Wrestling 8 Sweater Triathlon 2
Lace Longjump 6 Cable Steeplechase 2
Synchronized Stash Bust 5 Felted Freestyle 1
Baby Dressage 5 Bag Backstroke 1

Overall, we attained 90 medals in 16 different events – an amazing achievement!

Photo Gallery

I’ll show you my entries first so I can explain them quickly. The Kingfisher is a replacement for my original that was lost after I sent it to be photographed by a magazine. I’m so glad to have finally had a chance to remake him:

amigurumi kingfisher by planetjune

And my other entries were new designs: the (as yet unnamed) scarf will be a new PlanetJune Accessories donationware pattern next month, and the Sea Otter is a commissioned design (pattern coming very soon!):

new scarf design and amigurumi sea otter by planetjune

Here are all the other team entries – notice how people have challenged themselves through quantity of projects, making more advanced accessories, completing old WIPs, or modifying my patterns to include beading, felting, miniaturising, and more…

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Luna1130 & hattalahutta

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PinkytheLizard & theMarkofSMB

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hattalahutta & theMarkofSMB

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CrochetChrisie & HotPinkCrayola

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Fatals-attraction & CrochetChrisie

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theMarkofSMB & petrOlly

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CrochetChrisie & AKmtnnymph

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Fatals-attraction & CrochetChrisie

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theMarkofSMB & abjCrochet

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arbitrarily & Enphra

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CrochetChrisie & hattalahutta

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arbitrarily & tripleb

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tripleb & Fatals-attraction

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PinkytheLizard & theMarkofSMB

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rastakt & theMarkofSMB

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theMarkofSMB & SugarAngel

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CrochetChrisie & BettyH553

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theMarkofSMB & themegababe

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petrOlly & petrOlly

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Fatals-attraction & theMarkofSMB

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CrochetChrisie & Fatals-attraction

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CrochetChrisie & klopferli

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camaharet & PinkytheLizard

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petrOlly & theMarkofSMB

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yaney & petrOlly

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petrOlly & jukatca

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theMarkofSMB & Fatals-attraction

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themegababe & BettyH553

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Veggie, CrochetChrisie & PinkytheLizard

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BanuyeGharbi, MorganAdel & Luna1130

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yaney, BiologyJAP & CrochetChrisie

Isn’t that an impressive collection? (Both in terms of quality and quantity: remember, these were all made within the just over 2 week timeframe…) Excellent work, team! 🙂

Prizes!

Thanks to Michelle of Suncatcher Eyes for sponsoring Team PlanetJune! In addition to her beautiful handpainted eyes, Michelle carries a full range of high quality black and clear animal eyes for your amigurumi.

All eligible projects were entered in the draw, and the six winners are:

  • $10 gift certificate for the PlanetJune shop: PinkyTheLizard
  • A free pattern of your choice from PlanetJune: hattalahutta, klopferli
  • 10 pairs of eyes (your choice of colours and sizes) from Suncatcher Eyes: theMarkofSMB
  • 5 pairs of eyes (your choice of colours and sizes) from Suncatcher Eyes: petrOlly, SugarAngel

Congratulations to the winners – I’ll rav PM you to sort out your prizes!

All other Team PJ members with projects pictured above will receive the runner-up prize of a PlanetJune discount coupon (I’ll send it as a rav PM, so look out for it there!)

I’m sure the whole team would also like to extend a special thanks to our co-Captain, CrochetChrisie, who helped answer everyone’s questions about the Ravellenic Games rules and took the pressure off me – there’s no way I could have managed the admin for this by myself! To show my gratitude, I’m awarding Chrisie with a surprise gift – Chrisie, it’ll be in the mail shortly 🙂


Competing for medals in the Ravellenic Games was fun, but a little stressful too! If you’d like to participate in a more relaxed no-pressure crochet-along, join us in the PlanetJune Ravelry group for the BotaniCAL from now until the end of September – we’re crocheting beautiful flowers, plants and fruit…

7 Comments »

  1. Amiguruthi said

    Congratulations everyone – they all look awesome! And huge kudos to the winners too 🙂
    Does anyone know if there’s a way to change your Ravelry name? I’m HotPinkCrayola on there but I think I need to change it in line with my blog then I can feel like a proper part of it lol.

    • June said

      Yep, it’s easy to change your username – there are instructions here. I looked it up too because I’ve been thinking about changing mine from planetjune to PlanetJune 🙂

  2. Congratulations Everyone! Even you June!!! We all did a great job! Go Team!

  3. Congrats to everyone! Great work!

  4. Chrisie Merriman said

    Yay team! Everyone did great and the team made co-captaining fun!

    And a very diverse round-up. It’s amazing what we can accomplish in two weeks. 🙂

  5. Amazing! said

    Congrats all ! Amazing job! 19 medals in two weeks… really, a big cheer for you!

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