Seven Day Boom!

by | Oct 7, 2010 | Uncategorized

I thought for the seventh day we would go out with a bang! The Boobie Blitz has been a lot of fun. I’ve loved reading all of your comments! Unfortunately the blitz has not been quite as successful as I would have hoped. So I’m sending out this final plea for support for my 3-Day walk.
Do you know what the two biggest risk factors are for breast cancer? Being a woman and getting older. Let that one sink in. If you are of the female persuasion (or love someone that is) then just by being a woman and not defying the laws of time the risk increases every single day.Β  So here’s the linkage for the four ways you can help….

Donate * Buy Patterns (the 25% off sale ends today!)

Buy T-Shirts * Spread the word – but spread it fast because today is the last day!

I have some bad news on the brand new pattern front. I’ve been plugging along, working hard and yesterday I took a good hard look at it. Knitted lace always looks like a wrinkly lump until you block it, but it didn’t look quite right. So last night I pulled out my stitch dictionary to see if I had charted a stitch wrong. I hadn’t. I hadn’t charted A stitch wrong. I had charted ALL of the stitches wrong. As in I charted the wrong pattern. So what I was shooting for does not resemble what I had going. At all. I had a pretty rough day yesterday and in a fit of despair I just started ripping. So it’s do-over time. Which means it’s gonna be a bit before the new pattern makes it out – although I’m hoping the relaxing weekend I have planned allows me to finish it up.

Tomorrow we will have winners – lots of winners! So make sure you comment on each entry to be entered to win the prize. And today’s prize is a double-doozie. Today, you get two skeins of yarn and your choice of any two PicnicKnits patterns to go with ’em!


The yarn in the background is 435 yards of Blue Heron Sock Plus and the yarn in the foreground is 470 yards of Malabrigo Lace. Either one of which will make up something beautiful!

It’s been a really, really bad week. So here’s what I want today in the comments – make me laugh! Make me smile. Tell me a ridiculous joke. Give me a link to a funny video or picture. Tell me a funny story. Give me a cyber hug.Β  All I’m asking for is something nice in the comments, something happy. Give me the good stuff.


  1. leslie

    Hopefully, this will make you smile….off to make a donation to your walk! Here I go……

  2. Kris

    Wishing lots of luck!

  3. nicole

    Best website EVER!!!! Hope you’re having a great day! I’m sorry that I don’t know how to embed, but this is definitely worth a look!!! Really great images here, many of which I have never seen. And what lovely yarn, you’ve left me drooling over knitting goods for a week!!

  4. Kristen

    My jokes are pretty limited.
    What do you call cheese that doesn’t belong to you??


    I find this gets the best laughs from small children and drunk people. πŸ˜‰

    Have a great walk and I hope thinks get better!

  5. Rhonda

    Have a great walk, and smile for each life you will help save!

  6. Heather

    What is a tree’s favorite drink?Root Beer!

    Knock Knock
    Who’s there?
    Boo who?
    Don’t cry about it it is just a joke.
    (imagine that told to you by the cutest 4 year old you know with appropriate sad face and than a big happy grin.)

    Have a great walk!

  7. Debbie G.

    {{{HUGS}}} That’s about all I got right now. That and the silly Geico commercial with the piggy – makes me laugh every time:
    Thanks so much for all you are doing and the good thing about bad weeks is that they generally end.

  8. Jennifer

    Knock Knock
    Who’s there?

    Interrupting Cow.



  9. Tammy

    I apparently forgot to bring the funny with me to work – but I just downloaded your new pattern. πŸ™‚

  10. sarah

    Good news- my friend’s daughte came thru her heart surgery with flying colors and gets to go home early! Something nice – I really like your patterns and wish I had some money to buy them so you’d feel really good πŸ™‚ You’re raising money for a really good cause and more people should know that!

  11. Knittingdancer

    I sending you a cyber hug. Hugs has always been a big part of my life. We hug family, friends, fellow church members, and also my square dance family. Hugs are a way of saying hi here in the south. I just hug people without thinking sometime.

  12. Tina

    I hope this link works its called Baby Panda Sneezing me of my big sister constantly replaying the explosion scene in The Bodyguard to make our little brother jump out of his chair….good times πŸ™‚

  13. christine from Jax

    You are doing a HUGE part in raising awareness about breast cancer! And your efforts will multiply, even when this week is over. You’ve been creative and proactive and you are sacrificing in many ways for this cause. All of this should help you feel better, especially when put into perspective. Therefore, you have earned a huge cyber-hug and warm fuzzies!!

  14. Nicky

    Here’s a joke about knitting, a bit cheesy, but cute! Hope it brings you a smile! Give yourself a hug and a big pat on the back for all the work you’re doing!
    This police officer sees an old lady driving and knitting at the same time so after driving next to her for awhile he yells to her,”PULLOVER”. She replies,”No a pair of socks”.

  15. Amy

    A co-worker told me this one the other day and I loved it. πŸ™‚
    Two pieces of string walk into a bar and the bartender looks at them suspiciously. He says “Sorry, boys, we don’t serve your kind here.” So the pieces of string walk out again. They’re sitting in the gutter outside and feeling really thirsty when one piece of string says “Hey! I’ve got an idea to get me into the bar.” So he starts twisting and turning, wriggling this way and that, pulling out a few threads here and there. His mate’s looking at him and thinks he’s gone completely nuts.

    Then the piece of string walks back into the bar. The bartender looks at him a little suspiciously again and says “Here, you’re not a bit of string, are you?”

    The piece of string replies “No, I’m a frayed knot.”

  16. Knittaroo

    I’m sorry you’ve had such a rough week! You’ve been doing an amazing job and every time I come here and see all the pink it makes me smile. Since you’re sharing all those lovely pink pictures (and the pictures of the shawl that, I’m sure, will work out beautifully despite the setback) with us, I’ll share all those smiles with you. And lots of hugs.

  17. DG

    OM Bob, a huge cyber hug to you – for your crummy week, for committing to the walk and all the fund raising, and for providing the lucky prize winners with pink yarn so we can turn around and make gifts for those currently fighting cancer.

  18. Lara

    A rabbi, a priest, and a minister walk into a bar. The bartender looks at them and says, “What is this, a joke?”

  19. knittinhoney

    Sorry this was such a bad week, but keep your chin up and keep up the good work. Next week will be better!
    And keeping in the theme of this week and month…

    What did the ghost say to the bee?


  20. Christel

    Cyber hug!!! I always mess up jokes, so I don’t think I would be much help there. For a really good laugh, especially a knitting laugh, “It itches” by Franklin Habit is a great read!! Love your work.

  21. Lisa

    This week was a bad week here – I literally had to clean poop up off the floor, the walls, etc of the bathroom – courtesy of my 3 yo… I hope your week has gotten better and that Friday brings you happiness!!!

  22. Cindy Oertel

    Here is what I posted to one of my Ravelry friends who hated the yarn she was using on a KAL and kept going back and forth about whether to rip it out or just go on, told her she was never going to be happy with it the way it was it was taking her knitting mojo away and she need to “girl up” put her big girl panties on and rip it out and start over with a yarn she loved and would make her happy to knit with.
    And here is my comment that I think is very appropriate to what you have been feeling and going through with this shawl design, it is borrowed from Robert Downey Jrs new movie Due Date – “you better check yourself before you wreck yourself”. I fell over laughing when I heard that!

  23. Emily

    You are doing such a brave and wonderful thing by participating in the 3-day walk! Thank you for working so hard, for bringing hope, for your lovely patterns, for all you do…hugs from cyberspace. πŸ™‚

  24. Rae

    Hopefully you get some laughs from these
    Q. Why did the man at the orange juice factory lose his job?

    A. He couldn’t concentrate!

    Q. What did the carpet say to the floor?

    A. “You go ahead I’ll cover you”

    Q. What flower grows on your face?

    A. Tulips

    One night, a police officer was stalking out a particularly rowdy bar for possible violations of the driving under the influence laws. At closing time, he saw a fellow stumble out of the bar, trip on the curb, and try his keys on five different cars before he found his. Then, sat in the front seat fumbling around with his keys for several minutes. Everyone left the bar and drove off. Finally, he started his engine and began to pull away.

    The police officer was waiting for him. He stopped the driver, read him his rights and administered the Breathalyzer test. The results showed a reading of 0.0. The puzzled officer demanded to know how that could be. The driver replied, “Tonight, I’m the Designated Decoy

  25. april

    Sorry it was such a bad week! It’s not a joke or anything, but I did snag Bakersfield from you yesterday and cast in on during my lunch hour today, and I almost called in sick for the afternoon from the cafeteria because I didn’t want to put it down. But – here is my lamest joke that I know. It’s the only one that I can ever successfully tell, but I’m not sure of it’s ability to translate to print.
    What do you call a fish with no eyes???


  26. Tricia

    Well, how ’bout this for funny…. Cause it’s me….. I am sitting here at the computer wearing the pants I hope to wear to work tomorrow. I say hope because I am “hoping” that sitting in them for a few will stretch them enough to be appropriate for work. Now come on, that’s funny. Every fat bottom girl in the world can appreciate that.

    You can think about that joke your kiddos tell about the Indians storing up wood for the winter. I looooooove that joke. I still retell it.


    You can smile because this week has been a peace offering??

    I hope at least one of those puts a smile on your face.


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