The 2021 Skein Games
Announcing.....THE SKEIN GAMES!!!
Welcome to the 1st annual Skein Games!! The Sports world has the Olympics, the Crossfit Games, and other major sporting events.... why not our Knitting and crochet craft world!
Dates: July 23rd (Opening Ceremony 10am on Instagram live and in store) through August 7th (Deadline 12pm CST; Closing ceremony 3pm on Instagram live and in store)
In advance of the event:
-Participants need to register by July 15th to receive a sticker. (Registration will be open until July 23rd at midnight but stickers will not be guaranteed available after the 15th)
- To Register you need to email, DM, or Call (936-436-3615) the shop to get added to the Athlete List (All ability levels welcome!), no cost!
- One you are registered, get your workout gear on, stretch your crafting muscles, and get ready for the start of the games!
5k: Participants in the 5k will need to start and finish a one skein project of any skill level with any type of yarn. (5 points)
Half Marathon: Participants in the 13.1 half marathon will need to start and finish a project using 1300 or more yards of yarn. (25 points)
Fiber Freestyle: Participants in the fiber freestyle will need to complete a project using a new skill, craft, technique, or fiber type. (Note: Participants can double dip and choose to participate in this event with a brioche project and also receive points in the Brioche Burpee challenge, etc.) (10 points)
The Open: Participants in The Open will need to complete a languishing WIP (4 months or older). (5 points)
Midline Work: Participants in this event will need to start and finish a project using cables (10 points)
Brioche Burpees: Participants in this event will need to start and finish a project using brioche (10 points)
SWEAT-er Event: Participants will need to start and finish an adult sweater, must pick up and knit/crochet sleeves--short or long. Confirm pattern choice with Coaches before the start. (20 points)
Bonus Point Events:
Finish Fran - Weave in your ends, block, and seam (if needed) to fully complete your event project for an extra 2 points
Gym Selfie -
Take a photo of yourself during the Games Knitting/crocheting in your workout clothes, either at home, at the gym, or out in nature! 5 points
Representing your Coach
Take a photo of you using your The Modern Skein tote bag for your crafting out in the world or wherever you craft! 2 points
You can participate in multiple events, multiple times! For example, you could finish a languishing Wip for 5 points, and knit/crochet a cabled Hat (never done cables before so you earn 10+10 points) and knit/crochet a 1 skein shawl for 5 points all by the end of the games. Your total score would then be 30 points overall.
Sharon and Becky will be your coaches and Judges for the events, cheering you on and making sure you don’t get a No-Rep!
Places to participate:
Instagram/Facebook with Hashtag #skeingames
To submit your Item for the event, you need to have registered as an athlete. Then let us know either in person or with a photo via Email, Social Media, Ravelry, etc, what event/events you are working on and once completed a finished photo as well. We will confirm your event score with you and add your points to the scoreboard. Once the events are closed we will tally up the final points and award our 3 winners during the closing ceremonies! If you are not local and are one of our medal winners, we will contact you via Text message/phone call and would love to have you join in the closing ceremonies via facetime or zoom if possible.
Let the Games Begin!