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.


  1. Thanks for the Cary Grant pictures. I once spoke to him on the phone! Not for long; just to tell him the car we were repairing for him was ready. Needless to say I didn't expect him to answer his own phone, and when I heard that "ello" I nearly forgot what I was supposed to say!

    Oh, and I agree with you about Hepburn, totally. Thanks for doing this.

  2. Yup - both excellent, classic choices!

  3. Oh Cary Grant. Swoon swoon swoon.

  4. thank you for my prize box, you are so kind and generous!!! everything will be ut to great use!!!


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