Saturday, August 27, 2016

Whew, and Here's A Color Prompt

The first week and the first round of Knitters' Hunk and Knitters' Chick are over.  There have been some difficult choices, for voters, and for me.  Finding matching photos of some of the pairs has been super tough.  I'd have a smiler versus a non-smiler.  Someone whose better side was right versus someone whose was left.  One who was dressed to the nines quite a bit against someone who seemed to never dress any way except casually.

 If you've been participating for a while, you know that my goal in choosing photos is to have two as similar in style, expression, clothing and tone as possible.  The pictures I select may not be the best of a nominee, but I do my dead level best to keep from showing obvious bias.

I have come across some great pictures that wouldn't work for a poll, and I'm going to post a few of them as we go  Like these:

But let's move from hunks and chicks to blankets.

While the temperatures here are still in the 90s, the air has begun to feel a little cleaner, a little less oppressive.  Could Summer be on its last legs?  For the sake of argument, let's say it is.  Therefore,

Happy Knitting!

But They're All Winners, Don't You Think?

Our last Round One victors are:
Jon Bon Jovi
Lupita Nyong'o
Tony Leung
Sophie Turner
Claire Forlani
Daniel Craig
Lin-Manuel Miranda

Voting resumes tomorrow.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Fifth Lap

We had a staff meeting here at KH/KC HQ, and decided that there will be no voting on Saturdays.  A lot of you have a lot to do on those days, we know, so we'll all take the day off, and get back to business on Sundays.

Is anyone else finding match-ups really hard?  (And I mean other than finding photos.  Jeeemanee.)  For this early on, it seems like there are some really tough choices.  But just you wait. . .

Emmylou Harris
John Hamm
Neil Gaiman
Lucy Liu
Michael Keaton
Felicity Huffman
moved on,
and, there was finally a winner in our first tie:
Alan Cumming

Here are you last pairs for setting up the second round.  Happy Voting!
Enjoy your day off tomorrow. See you back here on Sunday.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Reel Four

Your choices for moving ahead to the second round are:
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Aidan Turner (Full disclosure: Jerome Flynn was my nominee.)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Richard Dean Anderson
Emma Watson
Matthew McConaughey

Let's move some other folks into the Second Round, whatta ya say?

And let's break that pesky first tie, too.

Barring any more ties, we'll wrap up Round One tomorrow. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Chapter Three

Yesterday's winners:
Salma Hayek
Sam Heughan
Bette Midler
Jon Stewart
And, we have our first tie of the year.  You'll get to revisit Alan Cumming versus Daniel Radcliffe soon.

As for today --- here you go!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Page Two

The first day of voting did not go off without a hitch or two, and for that I apologize.  Here are your winners from yesterday:
Shemar Moore (results here)
Denzel Washington  (results here)
Jane Goodall (results here)
Cote de Pablo (results here)
Christine Baranski (results here)

Waiting for your opinions today:

Are you getting your voting legs under you? Because we have oh, so far to go.