November 11, 2005
Look at this cool thing! I saw it over at Wendy’s, and glommed right onto it in that embarrassing way that middle-aged people have of imitating youthful trendiness and getting it horribly wrong. (See, e.g., Kay saying ‘Dude’ 20 times a day. Dude! It’s pathetic to the izzle!)
I especially love the feature where you can add a picture AND a shout-out. Please, shout out in your native language and/or regional dialect. If you’re from Scotland or other places where Ann and I don’t understand a word of what is going on, a translation would be most appreciated but is not required.
But Wait–There’s More!
In a week’s time (12 a.m. Saturday, November 18, New York time), there will be a Prize for the best picture (Ann and I will fight about this all next week) and Additional Goodies for the person who is furthest from Nashville and New York (one for US and one for Worldwide). Prize and Goodies may or may not include yarn. We’re not sayin’, we’re just sayin’–we might have some yarn. It might be Cascade 220.
So, readers, now would be a good time to shout OUT. I think it will go a long way toward bridging the chasm between the hemmed-edge loonies and the Seed Stitch Society. Put a human face on the picot, you know? See all your friends from the lounge!
P.S. OK. Less than hour into this thing, and I’m totally addicted to looking at pictures. It’s like that Wim Wenders movie about an invention that allows people to watch movies of their dreams, and that’s all they want to do for the rest of their lives. Ann: Hon, we have a Knitting Preacher Lady. I mean, I knew that. But somehow to see a picture of Emily, knitting away in her Reverend Go To Work Outfit, is just awesome. And the lurkers! Oh my! The lurkers quite suddenly have faces! And very red hair! And pets! Ain’t it cool? The only thing I am wishing for–it’s a beta thingie, after all– is people’s urls or email addresses. Feel free to include any information of that kind in your Shout Out, if you wish.
A note to International Folks: The map looks like it’s just of the U.S. but with the scroll buttons you can see the whole world. I could have shown a world map, but this way you see a fairly good level of detail for where the pins are stuck. You can zoom in for a closer look (see my building? that’s me waving out the 12th floor window!)and out, for a bird’s eye view. I heart the wonks who figger out how to make this stuff work. I bet they don’t even knit, bless ‘em.