With just under two weeks to go before the start of the Ravellenic Games 2012, excitement is building and projects are being chosen. So we thought it would be a good idea to talk about how to tag your Games projects so that they get counted for the glory of the Team!
Each Games project that you participate with needs a Ravelry project page, and needs to be tagged in the way we're about to explain. Tagging your projects is always an option on a project page, but it's usually up to you whether to use it. For the Games, though, tagging is required if your project is to qualify.
As you set up a project page for your item, you'll see a little icon just where the arrow is pointing in the image above. That's the Ravellenics2012 tagging option, and you just click on it with your mouse.
When you've clicked on it, your screen will look like this (minus the arrows, of course!):
There's a green "ravellenic2012" button - clicking on that will add that tag to your project and mark it as a Games project. Next, you want to specify what event your project is entering.
The hypothetical project in these images is a colourwork cowl. That means it can take part in more than one event, because there's a colourwork category (Colourwork Crosscountry) as well as a cowl event (Cowl Jump). The complete list of events is listed in the box under "event tags", and each has a button. All you have to do to enter your project for an event is click on the appropriate buttons in the list.
Many projects are going to be eligible like this for more than one event. Above the list of events is a key for the event tags: if an event has a green tag button (like the Frogging Trampoline), then it's the only event a project can be entered for. But if it has a red tag button (like the Cowl Jump), it can also be entered for as many blue tagged events as it fits in. So by choosing your projects carefully, you can get your work counted more than once for the team!
And to ensure that your project gets counted for Team This Is Knit, you need to type in the tag "teamtik2012" into the tag box. If you're participating for more than one team, then a given project can only be counted for one of them, so remember to enter the team name you want to count!
You can enter as many different projects as you have time and resources for, of course, but each one will need to have its own project page with its own set of tags. When you've clicked on an event tag button, the tag will show up in the box, and when you're happy with it, you can just click on the "use these tags" button to save your choices. Your project is thereby entered in the Games!
When you return to your project page, you'll find that your tags have appeared in the details.
One other thing about setting up your project page: since we can't start our projects until the Mass Cast On the night the Games open, you can either leave the start date blank or put in July 27th 2012.
Which brings us to our final point: Team This Is Knit is having an Official Ravellenic Games Opening Ceremony on July 27th, from 6.00pm to 7.00pm. We'd love to see you all there, and it's completely free! To keep the Health and Safety people happy, though, we need to know how many people are coming, so please book a place at this link
So keep up the training, and if you have any questions about events or tags or anything at all about the Games, please ask us, either in the comments below or in the Team This Is Knit Ravellenics thread over on Ravelry