Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Chewy Influencer, February

Rupert is proving to be hard to please when it comes to trying products from  This month, I asked to give Whimzees treats a chance.
He likes rib bones, so I thought these stick shapes might interest him more than other snacks.  He sniffed at each of the three "flavors," spending a little more time on the natural-colored one than the others.  Still, though, he never actually chewed one.

I'm going to continue making them available to him --- maybe he'll change his mind yet.  For now, though, I'm sorry to say these were a no-go.

Each month, gives me an opportunity to request and try products.  I promise to provide honest reviews of the products.  There is no money involved on either end.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018


When I got the notion to try a "Classic" version of Knitters' Hunk and Knitters' Chick, I didn't have a clear idea of who might win the women's edition.  I was fairly sure, though, that Cary Grant would win among the men.  Just a hunch.  I would have been able to use this photograph, which, if you ask me, is heart-stopping.

If not Cary Grant, then probably Paul Newman, I thought.  It's still overwhelming that pictures of the two of them together exist.

Rickman never occurred to me.  I still don't think of him as "gone," maybe.  When he was nominated, though, I suspected he'd win.  There's a bit of loop-closing there --- first KH, first two-time KH winner, first KH Classic.

Katharine Hepburn's victory makes me very happy.  As I say, I nominated her myself.  Hannah's middle name is "Katharine," for her, and we are very hard on that "a"-not-"e" thing.  I know that we probably shouldn't worship other human beings, but to me, Hepburn is a marvel.  A wondrous, pugnacious, enduring marvel.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Large and Small

The first Knitters' Chick Classic, and winner by a large margin:
Katharine Hepburn.

The first Knitters' Hunk Classic,
by the margin he indicates, is Alan Rickman.

Thanks to all of you for getting involved --- nominating and then voting.  Congratulations to Amanda, for nominating both winners.  (I also nominated Hepburn, but will forego sending myself any prizes.)  Several people nominated the runners-up, and will be receiving second place prizes: Jorene (my cousin!) and Grace nominated James Garner.  Jorene (still my cousin!), Lora and Vicki nominated Grace Kelly.  Everyone watch their mail!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Semifinals

We're here!

Seven people are still eligible to win based on their nominees for KC Classic and six for KH Classic --- and a lot of the same people are left in both.  It might be an interesting set of prize-awarding decisions.

Anyway, you can vote now.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018


One more time.  Elizabeth Zimmerman vs. Carrie Fisher.  If there isn't a winner, they'll both be put up against the semifinalist in their half of the bracket.

The other semifinalists are James Garner, Alan Rickman, Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Filling Out the Final Four

 Since she's no longer in the contest, I may share this photo of Natasha Richardson (and her mother, Vanessa Redgrave).
That's one of the best pictures I've come across in this, or any other, KH or KC contest.

What is it about Elizabeth Zimmerman?  She keeps winding up in ties!  Let's try again to get either her or Carrie Fisher into the Semifinals, shall we?

Chewy Influencer, February

Rupert is proving to be hard to please when it comes to trying products from .  This month, I asked to give Whimzees treats a ch...