Wednesday, January 25, 2006


I'd like to give a shout out to two new knitting Brookes that I know: BeatKnit and Princess. Thanks for saying hey! Seems they found me on the Yarn Harlot's list of olympic athletes. Speaking of, how comes I'm the only one who can't figure out how to put pictures on my sidebar, let alone link those pictures to a website? Can anybody help me out?


Kimmy doesn't like my dentist joke, so let's see what she thinks of this one:

Two antennas met on a roof, fell in love, and got married. The wedding wasn't that great, but the reception was excellent.

Or this one:

A man took his rottweiler to the vet because he thought the dog had an ear infection. They went into the examining room, and the vet came in and picked up the dog. The vet examined the dog, then told the man, "I'm going to have to put him down." The man cried out, "All because he has an ear infection?" The vet replied, "No, because he's heavy."


My friend Doubting
Joy says this:

Been thinking about your Olympic knitting event. I'll be very impressed to see you work on one project to the exclusion of all others for 16 days straight. You really are crazy to enter this event!!!!
Now, I've been looking at the rules for the Olympic Knitting Events, and nowhere do I see that you have to work on this one project to the exclusion of all others for 16 days straight. I mean, sure, in order to complete that one challenging project, you may have to do that, but it's not technically in the rules. Not that I'm one who must constantly bend, stretch or even break rules (okay, I know my mom will figure out how to post comments for this one), but seriously. A round or two of simple stockinette sock knitting won't possibly set me back that far, will it? Even a skier takes off the skis once in a while. Even an ice skater takes off the tights now and then. Let's not be foolish people. This is meant to be a challenge... NOT an impossibility.


There've been quite a few surprises going on lately around Chez Drunken Monkey, some of which will be revealed soon. I know a knitting blog ought to have knitting progress pictures, so I'll try to do that soon as well. Thanks for being patient.


Kimmy said...

Good job - you made me laugh with the antena joke! The dog joke - not quite as good but still better than the dentist joke. I like this game of you trying to find jokes that make me laugh. Lets keep it up! :)

Joy said...

hee hee. I knew I could heckle you into a retort! :D

I do believe that if you read the entries related to the Knitting Olympics, you will see implied there that you have to eat, sleep, breathe, live nothing but your project in order to get it done. Ice skaters get up at 4am to practice for 4 hours in the morning and then go back to it that night for a few more hours of practice!

Although, frankly, it will be enough of a challenge for you to actually complete a project from start to finish in 16 days. I guess I won't be a stickler about a little stockinette sock break now and then! Not that I'm the Knitting Olympics Judge or Ethics Committee anyway. :)

You have to upload the images you want, then open your template settings and paste the URL (img src) code into your sidebar. Call or come over sometime and I'll help if you need it.

skh said...

I as well could offer my template/picture two cents. Let me know. However, I have nothing to add about knitting at this moment. Hold on...yeah, nothing.

Joy said...

Oh where, oh where are the knitting surprises?
Oh where, oh where can they be?
Get those socks knit short and more scarves knit long...
Oh where, oh where can they be?