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So. . .

. . . I am a great believer in symbolism.  Things that stand for, mean, remind one of, other things.  I surround myself with talismans --- in the house, in my car, even in my billfold.  If I don't have something nearby that puts me in mind of something near, dear, irreplaceable, I feel sort of lost.

When it came time to choose the nominations start date for Knitters' Hunk and Knitters' Chick this year, a glance at the calendar made the decision simple.

Today is Robert Redford's birthday.

Nominations are open!


  1. I'll start with 2 hunks and 2 babes.
    Hunks: Neil Gaiman and my love, my dear Jeremy Irons.

    Babes: Amanda Palmer and Mia Farrow (who is a knitter, and whose participation in making the world better is awesome).

  2. Hunks:
    1. Tom Hiddleston (yes, in spite of his 'relationship' with Taylor Swift and because of his relationship with HL)
    3. Alexander Skarsgard. Because I will nominate him until he wins. Or til the end of time, whichever comes first.

    I need to think about the ladies so I will return!

    1. Have you read Alan Cummings' book? I donated my copy, or I'd send it to you.

    2. I just got it from the library.

  3. OK a quick trip to 'celebrities who knit) (Teabird inspired me!) gives me these recommendations:

    1. Tracey Ullman
    2. The Duchess of Cambridge (have we ever had royalty nominated? Because ROYALTY)
    3. Felicity Huffman.

  4. Daniel Craig
    Aidan Turner
    Idris Elba
    Helen Mirren
    Angelina Jolie
    Salma Hayek

  5. Tim Foust from Home Free
    Richard Dean Anderson
    Mark Harmon
    Joanna Gaines
    Liv Tyler
    Cote de Pablo

  6. Here is my political protest/satire list in this seemingly satirical year (because how could this year be real? it's not real, right?)
    Jon Stewart
    Larry Wilmore
    Kevin Spacey
    Samantha Bee
    Tina Fey
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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  8. OK, I messed up my previous attempt, so trying again.

    James Norton (from Grantchester and a bunch of other stuff)
    Jon Hamm
    Denzel Washington

    Emma Thompson
    Lupita Nyong'o
    Bette Midler (Shari nominated Tina Fey before I did, so I went with Bette because she is a hoot)

  9. Yeah

    Hunks: Cody Miller (olympic swimmer)
    Harry Connick Jr
    Prince Harry

    Rachel Ward
    Nicole Johnson (Micheal Phelps fiance)
    Kristen Bell
    Kerry Washington

    Get out the vote!

  10. So many good nominees already!

    Shemar Moore
    Matthew Gray Gubler (Yes, I am a Criminal Minds fan, why do you ask?)
    David McCallum
    Eric Christian Olsen
    Chris O'Donnell

    Daniella Ruah (Yes, NCIS LA fan, too.)

  11. Clearly I cannot follow instructions. I can't put Tina Fey, since she's already I'll add Sarah Silverman instead.

  12. HUNKS: Ralph Fiennes, Idris Elba, Michael Keaton

    CHICKS: Emma Stone, Helen Mirren, Kristen Bell

  13. Hunks: Kit Harington, Daniel Radcliffe, Nikolaj Coster-Waldua

    Chicks: Christine Baranski, Keri Russell, Tatiana Maslany

  14. Hunks: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Matthew McConaughey, Drake
    Babes: Lynda Carter, Jennifer Lawrence, Alicia Keys

    Whew. This is shaping up to be a great year!

  15. Hunks:Chiwetel Ejiofor, Andrew Lincoln, Lin-Manuel Miranda
    Chicks: Jennifer Lawrence, Idina Menzel, Cate Blanchett


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