Sunday, June 8, 2008

Five Awesome Knitters

I know. I know.
A month.
May 7.
That was the last time I blogged. :( I have been doing things (like finals, and secret projects...), but still I've been a bum about blogging. In fact, the only reason I'm blogging now (besides for guilt) is because I'm avoiding cleaning my room.

Anyway I have many things to write.

First off, after miles of lace (um...16.5 inches) I'm almost done with the Razor Cami. I'm just working on the straps now (which are taking forever because of their boringness) I want it finished by tonight but we'll see what happens. Also, it's been super hot here for the past few days so I don't know if I can wear it any time soon.
I also cast on for an anthropologie type of bolero but I'm not posting pictures because it currently has the potential to be frogged...
I have super exciting news. If anyone is familiar with vlogbrothers, nerdfighters, fiveawesomegirls, or other youtube projects this might make you super-excited. If you don't know what those things are than you might still be excited anyway. Short history of Vlogbrothers (Brotherhood 2.0) ripped from John Green's (yes, the author) wiki page:
John and his brother Hank Green run a video blog project called Brotherhood 2.0. The original project ran from January 1 to December 31, 2007, with the premise that the brothers would cease all text-based ("textual") communication for the year and instead converse by video blogs, made available to the public via YouTube and on their website. The vlogs have several recurring themes, including "Nerdfighters," the official name for their more dedicated viewers, based on a video game John saw at an airport; the Foundation to Decrease WorldSuck, Hank and John's paypal-oriented "foundation" that vows to "decrease worldsuck" by giving the money donated to worthy causes; the Evil Baby Orphanage, a proposal to use a time machine to kidnap historical despots in infancy and pre-habilitate them at a mountain retreat; and amusing songs posted by Hank on a regular basis. In the December 31, 2007 video, it was revealed that the brothers had decided not to stop vlogging even though the project had ended. John and Hank now continue to post vlogs, though not daily, on their Youtube account, vlogbrothers.

Anway, this project inspired many similar youtube projects where 5 or so people would get to know each other in a similar way that John and Hank did. Vlogbrothers spawned such projects as fiveawesomegirls, fiveawesomeguys, fiveawesomegays, oneawesomeworld, fiveawesometeens, fiveawesomekiwis, etc. These projects became known as "fiveawesome" spinoffs, the original being fiveawesomegirls.
Whew, that was alot of explanation.
So why am I telling you all this? Well, recently on a site known as Knitting Knerdfighters 6 people (including me) have decided to create a spinoff of our own entitled FiveAwesomeKnitters. It's official. Knitting Knerdfighters have come to Youtube. Our first vlog (video blog) will be posted on June 9, 2008. A different knitter will post a video for every day of the week except weekends (though occasionally our resident guy knitter will post on saturday). The project is going to at the very least last through the summer and we'll see where it goes from there.
Wednesday: Kayla
And our awesome friend Cameron (http://www.youtube.com/cameronkabookie), intro maker and resident male knitter will be seen around from time to time.

Find us at www.youtube.com/fiveawesomeknitters
It's going to be awesome :) Be sure to check us out and subscribe if you have a youtube account.
Also, go check out Knitting Knerdfighters if you're a Brotherhood2.0 fan (or even if you're not)
Feel free to ask me any questions if anything confused you because that was a lot of info.
Here we are:
toodles

P.s. Look what I found sitting around on my computer

1 comment:

TheKnittingViolinist said...

yeah!! nerdfighters!! this is going to be awesome squared. we = jokes.