Ok, so after I posted my THIS blog update, I received a flurry of emails (and by “flurry” I mean more than two) asking me where I was hiding the beanies.
For those of you not familiar with the beanie saga/quest/buying spree, I shall briefly ‘splain:
I knew the chemo was going to make me go bald, so I sent out a request to my readers (and also Epbot.com’s readers) to help me locate some awesome geeky beanies for to cover my pale, glistening, pate. I subsequently promised photos of myself wearing said hats of awesome once they had been acquired.
My readers (and Epbot’s) completed their end of the bargain. And now, so shall I.
If I come off as weirdly intense and/or oddly fuzzy in these pictures, I ask you to consider the follow facts:
1. They were taken at the height of chemo, and I felt like poop.
2. They are mirror self-portraits, and I was trying desperately to actually look into the camera, and not at the view screen on my camera-phone.
3. I felt like poop.
But here they are, in all their iPhone 3Gs camera-phone glory!
I decided I really needed an extra life – so I got one!
Not to be outdone, I followed up with this snazzy, two-sided Atari beanie!
And here I am trying to be all cultured and s**t. Yes, I got this beanie in NYC when I saw Richard Griffiths and Daniel Radcliffe in the West End to Broadway transfer. Yes, it was awesome. Yes, I saw Daniel’s winkie. No, that’s not why I went to see it. No, it doesn’t make watching HP movies weird now. Moving on…
It’s Inky! As knitted by the amazing Lorien! Thank you, Lorien! She also made me this terrific scarf to go with it!
For my fellow HTMLers out there, I had this beanie made with the code < header > < / header > (only without the spaces…) Get it? Get it?! Personally, I thought this was genius of me. #geekselflove
Jayne, the man they call Jayne / He robbed from the rich / And he gave to the poor / Stood up to the man / And gave him what for …
There are just not enough Muppet referencing beanies out there… so I had this one made. Meep.
The fabulous Kate knit this incredible R2D2 beanie for me!! Thank you, Kate!
And she also knit this terrific Space Invaders beanie! So cool!!
And finally… I sent out an extra special request for an able-handed knitter to take on the challenge of knitting me a custom Muppet Show beanie. The Muppetational Allie responded to the call! And here it is!
Check out the little Kermit in the “O” of Show! OMG! #nerdgasm #squealofglee
And that’s all of them, folks! Hope you enjoyed the fashion show.
Until next time!
19 thoughts on “What’s That There on Yer Noggin’?”
OMG, the Jayne hat! *nerdgasm*
Glad to know you’re doing well, and loving your fantasmagorical headgear! Keep your chin up and know that all of us over at Epbot are thinking of you.
I think I’m most thrilled with the Inky beenie. Though the R2 one is awesome, too…….
Thanks! It was a lot of fun to make!
Loved your commentary on the Equus beanie. I saw it in the West End in London, and I’ve had to give the same explanation many times. Keep on truckin!
I know, right?! But what an amazing production! I’d always been a fan of the script (being a theatre nerd of the highest order), but finally getting to see it on stage, and so brilliantly acted, Richard Griffiths is my new drama hero!
I’m so glad you got to see it too! Even though it does lead to the inevitable “winky” conversations.
Here via Epbot, thought I should share (though you’ve probably already seen it by now) this bit of Muppet Greatness.
I hope you can make it to PAX Prime! (why yes, I did read your most recent blog post but am commenting here due to sheer laziness) I’m just super excited because it will be my first time going, and I’m old…and easily excitable.
Sadly, I will not be at PAX because they sold out… the bastards.
But I hope you have a terrific time! Thank you for the link!
I’m just starting out in web design myself so the beanie is my personal fave! The R2D2 is a very close runner up however! Oh and The Muppet Show and….ok I love them all! I love that you are embracing life! Keep on keeping on girlie!
Knitters want to know who made the r2d2 hat. And where can we find that pattern? It is the best one we have seen!!!!!
Um.. I can email the gal that made it for me. She’s an Epbot reader too and very crafty with knitting needles! I’m not sure, but I think she may have gotten the pattern from Ravelry,
OMG! There are people here!! And there are more than two of you! Thank you all so much for the awesome comments 🙂 Just to everyone is clear – I am cancer FREE! That’s right, I beat that crap right out of me (or chemo did… but I helped!)
Thank you again, everyone!
You mean you are now ? Sweet!
Lame. That was supposed to say
“You mean you are now ? Sweet!
but without the spaces.
Why won’t it let me say ?!!!
This joke is getting stale.
Oh my gosh! I had to make an image file of what I am trying to type and post it here .
It’s really not funny enough for this amount of effort, but I will not let the computer win.
Thanks, Heidi! Sorry it took so much effort – but it really made me smile!!
Then it was worth all the hard work. 🙂 Congratulations!
I’m so happy you’re cancer-free now! And Inky looks adorable on you.