Wednesday, August 30, 2006


Yes, that's a young Sean Connery over there. Clearly I'll stop at nothing to keep your attention.

Although you owe me big time for not posting the beefcake (don't you love that word?) photo of (hold onto your double points) Fred MacMurray that I found on the increasingly frightening internet. (I may not sleep tonight.)

I also found a . . . powerful photo of Sir Sean that I'm holding in abeyance for when a little discipline is in order.

Okay. Let's get down to business. The contest ends in 24 hours and 26 minutes. I intend to post the names of the winners here by noon my time (EDT) on Friday September 1st, after notifying the six luckiest knitters on the planet by email.

Did you welcome Gloria Alvarez -- Glo -- to the Romancing The Yarn? Her first post is right beneath this one. Read it and drool at the thought of the wonderful original pot she's donating to the lucky Grand Prize winner, along with one of her terrific books.

And, while I'm asking rhetorical questions, did you notice the slight change in our sub-title? We've added two terrific knitting authors/writing knitters to our crew. Watch for Linda Wisdom's first post and Cindi Myers's debut. I'd tell you all about them but I'd rather they tell you themselves. They're both great writers and I know you'll love them.

Good night, Liam. You're still my Knitting Muse.



Blogger Nicole said...

Yay, more great authors!

2:02 AM  
Blogger Jean Brashear said...

FRED MACMURRAY, BB????!?!?!!??

Holy cow. You are a dangerous woman.

But ya know? Some of those guys we think as old dweebs were really hot in their day. Not that Jeff Chandler was ever a dweeb (be still my beating heart and don't you dare tell me he was gay because he was gorgeous)...Gary Cooper, Charlton Heston, Gregory Peck...there were some gorgeous ones. Not all ripped and six-packed like today (hey, just like Marilyn would be considered fat but men still think she's gorgeous.)

Jean, who obviously is still in scene avoidance (hey, I got up early and worked) and should get started on how insane it is that women today think they need to have a guy's hips

11:12 AM  
Blogger Jean Brashear said...

Oops. Make that should *not* get started.

And not that ripped muscles and six packs aren't yumm-o...just that our ideas of what's important have changed. I actually sort of feel for men, who are now feeling the pressures women have felt for a long time, body image-wise.

Okay...shutting up and going back to work.

11:14 AM  
Anonymous Gigi said...

I just wanted to let you know how much I'm enjoying the picutes. I love Sean and Liam.

12:53 PM  
Blogger Jean Brashear said...

They are fun, aren't they, Gigi? BB, I'm waiting to be disciplined! ;)

Also, BB, I just ordered The Magic Loop--and, THE Wendy, I've reserved your book at my local Borders.

Can't wait--yay!!!!

1:14 PM  
Blogger artemis9976 said...

Sean and Liam in the same post? I'm not sure I can handle that much excitement!

2:27 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Jean, I'm so honored! I hope you enjoy the book. :-)

2:46 PM  
Blogger Fran Baker said...

THE Wendy and Jean: Wendy's book arrived at my house today. I plan to spend the weekend getting blisters on my nose as I read every word. All I can say at this point is, it looks like a terrific tool for this want-to-get-better knitter.

3:16 PM  
Blogger Jean Brashear said...

Cool, Fran--I'm jealous! There's not a Borders in my town, or I'd be there already. Which is why I reserved THE Wendy's book so I can get it on my next trip into Austin.

Can't wait, THE Wendy! And if the backhoe in my backyard doesn't stop pretty soon, it may be time for an impromptu trip--yikes! I've got headphones on, a white noise machine and a monster fan running, and none of them are working!

4:36 PM  
Blogger Jean Brashear said...

Nicole, do you have revolving photos? I saw the dragon-looking one on another post and the penguin here--are both of those you? I'm impressed--and they're both cool!

Artemis, what a lovely photo--of you and your honey, I presume? (And I'm with you...we're all gonna have heart attacks--or heatstroke--any day now.;)) But bring 'em on!

4:39 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Jean, I think there are two Nicoles here! I'm the Penguin one and she's the dragon-thing one. We do have different profiles though. :-) Maybe I should change it to NicoleBlogHappy. :-)

11:01 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

And oh, I have Jean's Marchand book here on my desk tbr. :-)

11:01 PM  
Blogger Jean Brashear said...

Well, duh, Jean...of course there can be two Nicoles! Sorry!

That's so cool that you have my Hotel Marchand book--I haven't even seen one yet! Part of the weirdness of doing a continuity--book club members can get them months early, but it doesn't go on sale retail until Dec.

I've got some bonus features that are going up on my website soon--an original short story, some recipes and a Best of New Orleans list compiled by natives who are part of the family.

Thanks--I hope you'll enjoy the story!

7:44 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Heh! I missed that comment about the two Nicoles somehow. Yes, there are two of us. =) Why not? It's a good name.

3:55 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Oh, and now (just for confusion's sake, mind) I went and changed dragon pictures. =) Hope I don't confuse you too much.

1:12 PM  

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