It is the grand tradition of Angstylvania to participate as little as possible in any activity that may cause us to break a sweat. However, it is also the grand tradition of Angstylvania to be elitist twats and wish to show our superiority over all others. To this end, Team Angstylvania will be competing in the Knitting Olympics.
There is no benefit to being a member of our team. There will be no glory for finishing, because no one really cares if you finish. You will not be exalted in Angstylvania, because the citizens are tired and it will probably be time for a nap, well, any time.
However, if you do manage to finish, you will be entered into a drawing to win two free stickers and as much WoolEase as we can force upon you.
If you wish to be an official participant of the world knitting Olympics and be eligible for the official drawing via the Yarn Harlot, you must register here.
If you wish to be available for the much less prestigious but far more snobbish drawing, you must register with us.
To register with us we give you two options that are incredibly convenient to us. You may either email Renee at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you may comment on the blog expressing your desire to compete.
Include any of the following that doesn't cause your bitter heart too much joy:
Knitting Olympics Project
Fifty words or less (preferably in poetry form) on how your love for your homeland of Angstylvania brings you so much sorrow and yet so much pride.
At this point, please select a button or a tshirt design so people can know you are an Angstylvanian and cross the street when they see you coming.
To be considered for the drawing, at the end of the Olympics you must send a photograph (preferably a very moody one) to Renee at email@example.com to be considered. At this point, you may also include another poem about the evils and hypocrisy of Angstylvanian competition given our policy of noncommitment to any cause. This poem will not increase your chance of winning, but it will cause us to laugh at you and maybe post your poem to the blog.
The drawing will be held whenever Renee can get around to it and the winner will be notified when she damn well feels like it.
Remember the team motto: We would have to care to finish.
Knitting Olympics Project: Vintage 1940's sweater.
Project pattern and photo posted here: http://vintagestitchorama.blogspot.com/2006/01/knitting-olympics-part-duh.html
(Poetry? I'm alergic to poetry so here's a really awful song instead...)
Angstylvania, oh Angstylvania
My sweaters lie unfinished
I've knit but one sock
And a half a scarf
I abandon my projects one by one
I'd weep for my Angstylvania
If I could do it while napping
Something something, ummm, knitting!
I'm going to knit the "Rogue" sweater off of the girlfromauntie website. I have eleven balls of light violet wool ready and waiting.
What will I bring to Angstylvania? Eugene Oregonian Winter. We have our own special brand of "it's just grey all the freaking time" that can make anyone, anywhere angsty upon first viewing. There is no sun, ever. Then the rains come.
I am making my first sweater out of homespun yarn. I enjoy torture, so thought that using this yarn in a large quantity would be perfect for that. The color I chose is called gothic. Very angstylvania-ish.
The picture is on my blog, but damn those perky smiling people modelling it...
I guess I'll try to finish it,
By the time the end is near, I probably won't give a shit.
Angstylvania, the black and the gray.
Oh hell, why am I trying this anyway?
Blog/Website: The Lair of the Dread Pirate Knitbeard
Knitting Olympics Project: A sweater very much akin to MagKnits's Sesame, only without stripes and with smaller buttons.
We hail Angstylvania, the land we might hold dear
With sticks in falt'ring hands, we sound a less-than-rousing cheer
Our hearts (and gorges) rise with aptly patriotic dread
"Oh, fuck it all," we say, "let's have a drink and go to bed."