The Crafting Olympics 2021

Yes, it’s (going to be) a thing!

Seriously, who doesn’t like the Olympics? Would they have been better last summer when everything was shut down and we were all binge-watching Netflix?
But maybe not, no one wants sick athletes.

However, it would have been a thing that more people would have watched.

Remember the WINTER Olympics are only a year away.
So, who knows what 2022 will bring.

Anyway, right now I am talking about the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics that are taking place in 2021.



Let get back to the topic at hand…

What are the Crafting Olympics?

Excellent question!

I am basing them on the 2006 Knitting Olympics that were brought to us by the amazing Yarn Harlot.

The Crafting Olympics has a logo and everything…how can it NOT be a thing. Yes, I did make it, I desperately want this to be a thing!

But I’ve decided that knitting is too limiting.
I wanted to include a wider group of crafters and DIYers.
So basically, all you need to do is come up with a list of crafty projects you want to complete during the 2-weeks of the Olympics. They should be projects you can either do while watching or listening to your favorite Olympic events.



Just remember, the Crafting Olympics 2021 is NOT a competition.

It’s just a community of people crafting/sharing during a Worldwide sports competition.


Just a couple.

Eligibility: Anyone reading this AND willing to participate.

Parameters: Come up with a list of 3-10 items you think you can complete during the 16-days of the Tokyo Olympics (July 23-August 8, 2021).

Your project list should check a couple of these boxes:
…something you just want to finish;
…something that is an easy win (an easy to complete project);
…something that you want to try;
…something you might want some community ‘help’ with;
…something that has been a LONG-awaited item you want to do, but just have not started/tackled, etc.

The Crafting Olympics begin during the Tokyo Olympics Opening ceremonies. You can choose to begin during the REBROADCAST (because Tokyo time can differ up to like 13 hours, depending on where you are) or the live ceremony.

Rebroadcast (in the US) is on Friday, July 23 at 7:30 pm ET on NBC. <—- My start

The Crafting Olympics will end during the closing ceremonies.

Rebroadcast will be Sunday, August 8 at 8 pm ET on NBC. <—-My end 

You are only competing against yourself so…make a choice and stick with it.


Sure…it’s a digital metal. I will create something 🙂

What else…

Some changes start here in pink!
 What do you think about a Discord group? Seems that a Facebook is more up everyone’s ally!
I think it’s a good place to drop in and start making friends, sharing, doing some live events. Don’t get on me about how the ‘server looks’/is run…I am still new to Discord.

What have I forgotten? Let me know in the comments.

hugs and kisses from Maria

P.S. Don’t forget, if you are going to participate, let me know in the comments or even BETTER, joining the Discord group Facebook group and sharing your list.

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