Saturday, September 6, 2008

For the Fun of Knit Contest

I'm bored. So when I'm bored, I host a contest. For no reason whatsoever except I'm bored. So here's the contest...

What do you like to do besides knitting or fiber related? Nothing fiber related, zippo, nada, zilch. Personally I love to read and geocache but then again, I'm a geek.

Please post your answers here by 9/21. If you link on your blog, extra entry. Two prizes--one for a random drawing and the other for the strangest. Please no posting about how you like cook butt naked or anything that will cause me nightmares.

The prize for the random drawing will be five skeins of Rowan denim (100% cotton). Beautiful blue. It shrinks in length and fades just like jeans. For the strangest entry, a surprise!

Happy posting!!

42 comments:

rita said...

UI craxe the beautiful blue rowsn blkuye jeans so pretty kust have for s perfect necjlkace it willbe perfect. Love it., will bve pervectg,will be perfect I swear. Onctctact rita @ keepingknitsim--ple 2
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rita said...

love rowan cottan can't wait to knit ritakeepingknitsimple.blogspot.com

Lil Knitter said...

Nothing fiber related...omg that's a hard one. :P
I do love to take photos...that's not fiber related. I guess that counts. :)
Hugs!

*crossing my fingers..I wanna win!*
*would shameless begging help?*

Judi said...

How does professional bunny wrangler sound?? That's code for owning three rabbits that DO NOT like to go back to there homes when it is time for bed :-)
I also love to read (hi, my name is Judi and I am a magazine addict) and garden.

Timiae said...

I have a lot of hobbies...

woodburning
jewelry making
breeding/training dogs
working horses

(the following on hold until after I graduate)

breed/show rabbits
breed/show rats and mice
breed goats

ikkinlala said...

I love to read, cook and bake (which counts because it's only fibre-related if I use whole wheat flour, right?), hike or cross-country ski, listen to music, play a flute, dance (by myself because I don't know how to dance properly), fold origami, and do math problems (without the time pressure of a homework deadline, please).

Beth said...

Non-fiber hobbies? Easy. I'm a roller coaster enthusiast, I travel and ride coasters all over the place. :)

Breien in Lansingerland said...

Non-fiber related... I love to watch Medium (tv series) as well as Law and Order. And for the rest I love to cook! Good luck with the contest!

Jenny Girl said...

Non-fiber hobbies....I love to read. I always have to have a book wherever I go. And I read every night before bed. My little ritual.
I guess you could count my TV watching as a hobby too. I have 2 Tivos and sometimes they are both full. Although, I am trying to be more selective.

And amusement parks. Love roller coasters, and have a trip planned next month.
thanks for the contest. You have a cute blog also :)

Katie O said...

I like to go flying, I like to watch the weather channel(yea, I'm a weather nerd, especially during hurricane season), I like to mini golf and play monopoly!

teabird said...

Let's see - I write letters, I read, I search e-bay for antique fountain pens...


teabird . ravelry

Heddy said...

Nifty contest ... non fibre hobbies? Hmmm - currently my main activity is bringing up a baby Valley Bulldog puppy - possibley the hardest breed I've encountered to housebreak! On weekdays I go in and out at least 6 times in the morning, and 3 at lunch, plus at least 10 times each evening - I guess my hobby would be called "Stair climbing Go pee Go Pee - please go pee" ?

Before we got the pup, my favorite hobbies were reading (cookbooks usually) and boating.

Becky said...

I train in Isshinryu karate, and I also enjoy photography. For the strangest, maybe keeping snakes would do. I currently have seven of them. Yes, I talk to them, too.

Lil Knitter said...

Back to shamelessly beg again....just posted about the contest on my blog. If I say I did it standing on my head does that count for extra? :P
Hugs!

Gr8fulgrrl said...

I paint pictures of cute woodland creatures, make jewelry, and read- a lot. :)

allergicmom said...

Once upon a time, before we had kids, I used to go to science fiction conventions. I also used to do live action role-playing (dress up as a fantasy character, go to a park, and do the swordfights and spells thing). Weird enough for you?

Nowadays, my weirdest activities seem to be around my kid's poops and pees as he's in the middle of potty-training.

artinreality said...

I cook and bake, although I am not sure those are hobbies. But making fancy chocolates I think is a hobby, and I love doing that. I love reading with my husband, we read out loud to each other, and that's a true favourite. I love going to book sales, finding children's books. And I love ,love going to IKEA. - anywhere in the world. Did you know that in Oslo, Norway, there is a free bus going from the city centre to IKEA? Very handy! :)

Anonymous said...

This is really hard! All my hobbies are fiber related! Does reading medical blogs count?

MamaMay said...

Sorry! I hit anonymous by mistake!

Tea said...

Hi, I'm popping up here from lil knitter's blog. Great contest!
I do a lot of "weird" stuff like sewing, candlemaking, basketweaving, etc., but I really hope lil knitter wins.

Um, poor Granny, I could have sent her some fried green tomatoes.

I snagged your stash shawl recipe. It's very cool. Thanks!

Turtle said...

i popped in from wiknit. I have way too many hobbies seriously! I love to sew, quilt, photography, read, cook, make soap, candles, garden, knit, spin, dye, scrapbook, bead, hike, backpack, scuba....the list could go on but those are the major ones! (i know there are a few fiber ones in there!) I hope your not so bored listening to us ramble on!!

Miss T said...

Reading, cooking, bonsai, growing cacti & succulents, collecting various oddities and making art pieces with them. None of that sounds terribly weird when it's written down, but if you saw some of it you might think differently!

Bean said...

Non-fiber related? That is very hard. After I found knitting nothing else is the same. But I guess I would have to say
non-fiber-hobby: Trying to become a hippy. I am 23 and love everything hippy( minus pot-I have 4kids 4 and under- drugs just would not work.) I like cooking, sewing, growing plants, and trying to become more mellow.

Cynthia said...

This will not win the strangest award, but I love reading, playing/watching soccer, watching my kids play nicely together (when it actually happens), and reality TV! :)

sailorcross said...

Non-fiber related...hmmmmm....I do devour books at a maddening rate!!

I also play the flute--since I was 7 years old--so, that makes 47 years! Oh, no!! That sounds so old!!

Jackie said...

I love to read (I'm a dork too) and have a budding interest in photography (that is only fiber related as knitting sparked the interest). I also love to hike in the mountains (but I live near the beach in FL) so we schedule vacations to include hiking.

Debbie said...

Let's see - I do beadwork, although I guess there is some fiber involved - you need the thread! I love to read - I'm reading 3 books right now. Thanks for the contest. Debbie

brownbear said...

Hmm... non fiber related... I don't know if camping is considered a hobby, but I like doing it when I have time. I also like listening to podcasts, making art, and swimming.

Esther said...

I love to read, eat and sleep.
I like to cook, play on my computer and watch TV after midnight when everyone else is sleeping.
I am also an avid spectator of MotoGP (motorbike racing)

Raymie said...

Nothing exciting, just photography and reading

Jenny M said...

I motorcycle. There's nothing like planning a route on a gorgeous day and riding 150 miles to visit friends or to just turn around and come home! I also take Tae Kwon Do.

You said that this is a no-fiber comment thing. Will you throw me out of the contest if I admit that I sometimes pack knitting onto my bike before a ride?

gardienne said...

Hi! I'm coming from WiKnit.blogspot.com. I play goalie on a women's ice hockey team (The Iron Maidens :). I'm also an avid reader, when I'm not being crafty or on the ice I've got my nose stuck in a book.

Dana said...

I am compulsively creative, and find it very hard to participate in activities that don't have a creative aspect. The strongest example of this is cooking. I never enjoyed cooking when I was young, when I'd have my grandmother standing over my shoulder and nagging about what to do or not do with the food. Following a recipe is unpleasant for me. When I finally got old enough and was cooking for only myself (or just became daring enough to cook for others and not care if they hated it), I realized how much fun cooking can be. Now when I look at recipes, it's only as inspiration for a general type of dish, and I'm the one writing recipes for others to follow to the letter.

My earliest creative hobby, and one that has stuck with me most consistently, is photography. I started out with a little Mickey-matic 110 camera when I was 8 years old (20 years ago, *gasp*), and I've always loved taking photographs. It became much more enjoyable once I got a digital camera though, as I gained more freedom to experiment and take however many pictures I wanted without concern for developing/printing costs. On my recent vacation to Washington D.C., I racked up 1,200 photographs in under a week.

I write occasionally, with a tendency toward poetry and plays. I love creating mix CDs that tell a story. My intended career path is a creative one, which most people pursue only at the hobby level: theatre. I'm a bit indecisive about what I actually want to do, as my biggest interest is acting but I'd rather do that on television than on stage, and I've dabbled in a little bit of everything. Stage management and sound design are both interesting.

The only one of my hobbies that I can think of that isn't all that creative is genealogy research. I haven't focused on it much lately, but every once in a while it sparks my interest again.

bwilliams said...

Linked to you from Lil Knit of This and That. No fiber? Acht! Well, let me see. Hmmm...how about watercolor painting...or drawing...or writing poems about my growing-up-years...or researching family history...or restoring old photos with Photoshop C3...or collecting box turtle shells on walks in the woods around my house... or pottery...or, if nothing else comes to mind, just sitting on a rock beside the creek in my front yard letting the creative well refill and pondering my most totally awesome wonderful life.

Lauren S said...

I love to:

-go to rummage sales
-make sauerkraut
-write
-listen to good music

Sorry forgot to include email

pinkveganmiso(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sharon Rose said...

Taking pictures, going on roadtrips, tracking down part for our weird cars, installing them :), general car restoration (I spent a lot of time sanding paint on my newest taxi, you can see it on my blog). Also we built a cat tower like an Ent forest. I have rescue cats and work with rescue bunnies (mine just died). And I poke holes in people for a living, since I'm an acupuncturist.
needlegrrl.blogspot.com

txknitter said...

I enjoy photography and scrapbooking. I read fun mysteries by authors like Janet Evanovich, Diane Mott Davidson, Lillian Jackson Braun, etc. I also do Sudoku puzzles.

Thanks for having the contest.
--Julia

Tammy said...

Very humorous actually I combine my two favorite hobbies together - Knitting and playing World of Warcraft. Not familiar with that? it's an MMPORG (massive multiplayer online role game). I'm part of a guild, and when people ask what's up - I'm always telling them about my work in progress lol -- There can be a lot of "wait" time in the game, and hence I knit while I play.

cthulhulovesme said...

Things I like to do besides knitting?
Sculpting (welding and iron casting), playing D&D, and building and painting Warhammer terrain and miniatures.

Why yes, I'm an art nerd. However did you guess?

Connie in VA said...

hmmm...besides collecting more yarn than I can possibly knit in a lifetime? I read everything from blogs, to novels, to cereal boxes. I devise games for 2 golden retrievers (mine), a beagle/basset mix, and a bossy whippet mix (the granddogs)to keep them active and not digging or stealing from my knitting bags. I volunteer with reading work at the local elementary school. And I work puzzles and play on-line games-especially the "Shift" series.
sometimes I just daydream.

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Josiane said...

I love attending storytelling events, and also learning languages (the latest one was Persian).