Wednesday, August 06, 2008


It was crazy hair day at school today.



Pretty cool "B" huh?

And speaking of B--it seems to be Bandwagon season. These things go in cycles. Now it's the Ravelympics and word on the street is that there's Mystery Stole 3000 on the way.

Now I'll fess up, when I was a young and silly knitter, I participated in the winter Knitting Olympics.

This is before I knew any better. But my mom got a nice Branching Out scarf out of the deal, and as you know, the yarn I used in the winter Knitting Olympics has lived on in infamy.

So I will not be knitting the Mystery Stole 3000. I've decided beyond socks and a simple mesh grocery bag, I'm really not fond of lace (I frogged Shetland Shitty).

And don't get me started on Ravelympics. This sounds like something you could look up on WebMD when you go to the doctor complaining of sluggishness and general malaise (which is kind of how I feel if I spend more than 2 minutes on The Place That Shall Not Be Named).

He'd run some bloodwork and then give you the results in a serious tone.

"M'am, I'm sorry, but you've got a disorder of your Ravelymps. We're going to have to start you on some Ravelympics."

But whatever flips their cookies. And I can't complain about bandwagons too much. I'm guilty of hopping on.

In fact if you stay tuned, I should hopefully have a nice bandwagon FO finished by the end of this week.

It's an unexpected, satisfying knit. Which I guess a bandwagon could be. 5,681 Ravelwagoners may not be wrong.

And speaking of unexpected--check out what my hitchhiker pumpkin seed is doing.


I'm very excited about this--my two intentional pumpkin plants bit the dust. They snapped off their vines at the base.

Sometimes the things you don't plan for are the best!

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Blogger Christina said...

Nice hair Chunky! The crochet site I visit is doing an Olympics too but I'm not participating either. I'm not necessarily opposed...the timing is just off. I'm an on again off again bandwagoner.

7:56 PM  
Blogger T. Budnik said...

That's some awesome hair Chunky has. (Did the school ask parents' permission first?) And, I can't believe he's still wearing that Canadian Mounty shirt! I think Grandma and I need to make another run to Canada!


8:12 PM  
Blogger Poops said...

I have to say I totally agree that sometimes the things you don't plan are the best. ;)

I thought I was the only one who had Ravelry access and found the place exceedingly dull. I just can't "get into it" at all.

Nope, my cookies just ain't flippin'.

8:42 PM  
Blogger IrishgirlieKnits said...

Love Chunky's hair!! Awesome!!

And you wouldn't have jumped on the February Lady bandwagon already, or have you? Or the monkey bandwagon? Can't wait to hear what!

Doesn't it feel good to be done with the Shetland...I bet!!

11:43 PM  
Blogger Rebel said...

Ok - Chunky is a rock star!!! How awesome is that???

I'm neither for nor against bandwagons per se, just knit what you like.

12:17 AM  
Blogger Kay aka dkswife said...

Ravely isn't that bad. I don't post a whole lot there anymore, because I do find most of that boring, but I love their pattern search, and the fact I can post my yarn and FO there.

Yay for frogging SS. Now you can use the yarn on something you will enjoy.

I think the Ravelympics are neat, but of course, I'm just a bystander watching it happen, because I don't like the feeling of being pressured. I'm pressured all day at work, so my knitting should be fun not stressful.

4:33 AM  
Blogger Donna Lee said...

My oldest daughter has bright purple hair today because they are heading to an anime convention in Baltimore. It's odd but strangely attractive....
I did the Tour de France kal and it was enjoyable but I am not into deadline knitting. I make mistakes when I am in a hurry and it's no fun when you have to keep ripping things out over and over. I don't spend much time on That Site because it's not me. I signed up so I could follow links to see what people were knitting. I will probably knit the Lady Sweater (along with 5,000 others) because I like it. Even if I know that all those others are making it, too. The odds of running into one of them are not too good, at least that's what i tell myself.

7:45 AM  
Blogger ZantiMissKnit said...

I like Chunky's hair! He's the cutest little guy.

I've been probably spending too much time on Ravelry, but I have found my groups there. No knitting Olympics for me, however -- I'd hate to knit myself into a permanent wrist injury just for cool points. For the same reason, I don't do knitalongs either.

8:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool hair on Chunkie!! What was the B for? Did they go on a field trip and they use that to keep track of the kids?
Reply to T tell me when you want to go back to Canada, I have my port. Love, Mom

9:09 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Danny wants to know if Chunky's hair is still like that. :)

No ravelympics for me. Though I am hopping on the mystery shawl bandwagon. Like I've finished the current one I'm working on and need to start a new one.

9:23 AM  
Blogger weezalana said...

Chunky looks rockin'! He should wear it like that all the time. :D

I've learned by now that KALs of any kind will generally guarantee said project will sit in my wip basket for all eternity. And hell, I don't even watch the Olympics. I'm so unamerican. Viva la Weezia!

10:40 AM  
Blogger Miss T said...

We each pick and choose our bandwagons. :o)

3:30 PM  
Blogger Magatha said...

Such a cute kid and it just keeps getting better and better as he ages.

I dumped Ravelry, hard. I've met the most disgusting and mentally ill people I've ever met online on Rav. (And that is saying a lot since I once belonged to a Mensa group and I thought they were crazy.;-) They can suck it.
Turns out, I don't miss it one bit.

5:39 PM  
Blogger Linnea said...

Crazy hair, indeed! Cool! And the pumpkin seed is also quite impressive.

Dunno about the Ravelympics. Anything forumy/groupy there tends to totally overwhelm me, so participation on my part would be more or less non-participation, right back where I started (with a full-time job and no real intention of watching the Olympics).

1:09 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

Ah, bandwagons can be overrated. I treally depends on the group. One blogger was saying she was chastised for not sticking rigidly to the rules about when to start her project. Really? give me a break.

1:21 PM  
Blogger Alisha said...

I love Chunky's hair. Awesome stuff!

I was tempted the other day to join Ralvery...I resisted. Mainly because I have enough things I do on the computer without adding that. I saw a pattern I liked on a blog and it was through Ralvery....but the bottomline is that I don't need another pattern, I have more then enough to keep me going.

And I am not that great at kit alongs LOL I have done one pair of socks and 1/3 for the socks of summer 08...there are knitters that have like 50 pairs done. What the heck? How do they do that and I really pale in comparisson. Better to not to pressure myself!

9:54 PM  
Blogger Ina said...

That is some crazy hair!

How exciting you have a baby pumpkin! I forget, is this a jack-o-lantern pumpkin or a sugar pumpkin?

10:45 PM  

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