As the opening bell gets shined up here at KH/KC HQ, I thought it time to review the contest rules for anyone who might be new.
Both Knitters' Hunk and Knitters' Chick are single-elimination contests to determine which male and which female readers would like to 1) knit for, or, 2) knit with, or, 3) knit next to. My default setting for deciding on my own nominees is to look at a chair in my den (where I do almost all of my knitting.) Then I imagine the potential nominee sitting there. If I feel good, relaxed. happy --- that's a nominee. If I feel intimidated or blush-y, or can't-catch-my-breath-y, thaaaat's not going to work.
(The above disclosure explains why Kim Spence Dean, owner and proprietor of Knitters' Hunk, Knitters' Chick and this blog, has never nominated Robert Redford.)
(She's just sayin' . . .)
Anyone can nominate candidates for either contest, but only three (3) for each. The only criteria are that the nominees be alive (otherwise, Paul Newman. . .
I'm just sayin'. . .), fairly well-known (so voters don't have to do a lot of Google searches), and have photos available from the Web.
There will be four seeded nominees for both Hunk and Chick. They all enter the contest automatically, and, so, do not have to be nominated by anyone. (The seeds are past winners and runners-up.) Nominees' names are placed in the contest bracket entirely at random, their names
having been drawn from The Fedora of Fate.
(Not the actual Fedora of Fate, but its twin in all respects. I'm comfortable on the couch, and don't want to get up and take a picture of the hat.) The contests proceed until only a single winner remains in each.
There are prizes. The person(s) who nominated the winner(s) will receive gobs of good stuff. So, too, will the nominee(s) of the runners-up. And you do not have to be a knitter to nominate, or vote. There are lots of non-knitter prizes, too.
So. There you are. I will begin accepting nominations this Friday (August 7th). Nominations will close at midnight (ET), Sunday (August 9th). Nominations should be listed in the Comments section of this blog. NO ONE has to nominate these eight (8) people:
Spread the word! Invite your friends! Prepare for fun, and painful decision-making!