Tuesday, August 28, 2007

All Better


Like a wilted flower that's been given water! 24 comments left on my previous post. Y'all are just swell. And since some lurkers have come out of lurkdom, I have new blogs to read! Now I'm in such good spirits, I want to give away yarn. Yes, give it away! In a contest, that is.


1,000 yards of Brooks Farm Primero in a rich coral/salmon color. 100% mohair in what I would call a heavy lace weight.


500 yards of of Primero in a variegated colorway that includes the salmon/coral, lavender and a goldish hue. Lovely.

To win, you must write in the comments section your favorite quote from the movie "Better Off Dead" for the 1,000 yards of Primero. Your favorite quote from "Talladega Nights" for the 500 yards of the variegated Primero. Names will be put into a hat for each batch of yarn. Give me quotes from both movies, you get entered in both hats. Give me more than one quote, I will enter your name as many times (up to 5 times.) Don't forget to include your email address so I can contact you. (Do the blankATblankDOTcom thing if you are worried about spammers.) No email, no contest for you!

ETA: Comment moderation fixed! So you can't cheat.

"Better Off Dead" quotes for the 1,000 yards, "Talladega Nights" for the 500 yards. May the best quoter win!

40 Comments:

Blogger lomester said...

I have been a little out of the loop lately on your blog because I am tracking my blogs through ravelry and I can't find you there yet.

So I dont think I deserve to enter this contest...

But, if I did, SHAKE AND BAKE is classic! My boyfriend and I went so many weeks saying that to each other for no reason what so ever. Love me some Will Ferrell.

12:35 PM  
Blogger Knitting Ewe said...

I actually often hear this in my head when actually cash at a cash register. "I WANT MY TWO DOLLARS!"
I want that yarn too, it's beautiful!

12:43 PM  
Blogger Knitting Ewe said...

"I want my two dollars!"

I want that yarn too, its beautiful!

12:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn, who's the stud holding the kid?
ahem...

2:10 PM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

Unfortunately I don't have a quote for you, but just wanted to tell you what a little pumpkin Cashew is!

2:44 PM  
Blogger Harlem Purl said...

I don't have a quote either but I can't help laughing hysterically when "Walker" and "Texas Ranger" get all rude and surly towards the adults, that is until their grandma puts them in their place.

Cashew is just adorable though!

2:57 PM  
Blogger Knitting Ewe said...

Better Off Dead:
I want my two dollars!

Talladega Nights:
Shake and bake!

allenabeth at gmail dot com

3:24 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

"I want my $2!!!" My favorite, followed by:
"I'm real sorry your mom blew up!"

And Talladga..hmm, it'd have to be "How about we go get kicked out of Applebee's? " only because my husband and I once did!!

That was fun!!!

4:41 PM  
Blogger mle said...

"Shake and Bake" baby!!! I just love Will Ferrell!
What a cute little Cashew!

4:46 PM  
Blogger mames said...

Better off dead "Suicide is never the answer, little trooper." (took that one off a website.

Talledaga "i like to think of jesus as a mischievious badger."

"Hakuna Matata, bitches" (heehee, love that guy)

Thanks for stopping by the blog, smiles to your little smiley one. senorayatezATyahooDOTcom

(i never knew that is why people have their email like that...learn something new each day.)

5:28 PM  
Blogger Abril said...

Thanks for the contest! I couldn't remember "better of dead" until I gogooled it, here's my favorite quote:

Monique: He keeps putting his testicles all over me.
Lane: Excuse me?
Monique: You know, like octopus? Testicles?
Lane: Ohhhh. Tentacles

7:14 PM  
Blogger Like the Dickens said...

I want my two dollars!

FRENCH fries

Two obvious quotes from Better off dead. Now I need to watch the movie again.

7:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want my two dollars!

This is pure snow.

Gee, I'm sorry your mom blew up, Ricky.

That's all my better off dead quotes. Now I need to watch the movie again

7:41 PM  
Blogger homesteadinmamma said...

Theres a %$^#$% cougar in the car!!!

7:44 PM  
Anonymous Knittypants said...

Crap! I was having such a big fight with my husband when we were watching Talladega Nights that I can't properly remember any quotes. All I can remember is what a jerk Peter was :-)

Cashew is so cute, what a sweet face to look at every day.

8:03 PM  
Blogger J.Fo said...

"This is pure snow. Do you have any idea what the street value of this mountain is?!"

"Go that way really fast. If something gets in your way, turn."

"Now that's a real shame, folks throwing away a perfectly good white boy like that."

"She only speaks French, Roy. She doesn't speak imbecile."

I could go on. :-) Best moviw evar!

julian@julianfox.com

10:36 PM  
Blogger HPNY Knits said...

I love how all the colors match. coral/salmon shirt, white dress. coral/salmon yarn, white labels. its cool.

10:42 PM  
Blogger schrodinger said...

So glad things are all better now. Sorry I've not commented so much recently, been busy :)

PS this isn't a contest entry, just a 'hi' from me to you.

11:40 PM  
Blogger The Chickengoddess said...

Better off Dead: "Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."

Talladega Nights: "Hi, my name's Ricky Bobby. If you don't chew Big Red then f*ck you!"

Delurking. What the heck. Two great movies. I'm going to go get thrown out of an Applebees now.

8:13 AM  
Blogger knittygurl said...

"We missed you at the wedding. It was really classy. We had a Styx cover band, and a nacho fountain." A classic!
Your little one is adorable BTW!

11:02 AM  
Blogger z's momma said...

Better Off Dead:
'I think I froze the left half of my brain'

Talladega Nights:
'If you ain't first, you're last'


zsmomma(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

btw, what a cutey!

11:34 AM  
Blogger Shannon said...

Unfortunately I don't have a quote either, but I am a lurker and wanted to let you know THAT YOU HAVE THE CUTEST BABY I HAVE EVER SEEN!!!! (next to my own of course!)

12:14 PM  
Blogger Tasha said...

"He keeps putting his testicals all over me. You know, like an octopus testicals!" I love that line and it cracks me up every time. I quote that line whenever J is getting grabby and it makes him laugh too! The offbeat humor really set the stage for me in later years and I still love John Cusak. tcavasozATgmailDOTcom

KnittingFisher

1:11 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I don't know how you get any knitting done with that little cutie pie around to play with.

Also...
I want my two dollars!

2:50 PM  
Blogger Bea said...

She's so cute!! (and the yarn looks good to) :D

4:18 PM  
Blogger chemgrrl said...

Nobody's left a quote yet? I can't believe that, Better Off Dead is one of my favorite movies ever!

"I want my two dollars!"

"Go that way, really fast. If something gets in your way, turn."

"Do you have any idea what the street value of this mountain is?"

"Do you have Christmas in France? Christ-mas! Christ-mas!"

"What's a little boy like you doing with big boy smut like this?"

Only five, eh? I could go on...

Your daughter is one of the cutest babies I've ever seen, by the way.

My email: thechemgrrl AT gmail DOT com

5:35 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

"I'm gonna come at you like a spider monkey" and "please be 18" are two I can think of from Talladega Nights. And I may not even have them quite right... Love that RickyBobby.

Cashew is such a cutie!

5:45 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

oops, my email...
And I think that second quote might be 'please God let her be 18'?
use your discretion entering me, I may be way off, LOL

sfcarey at cox dot net

5:47 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I'm full of 'doh!' moments...

Better of dead- fab movie!! I WANT MY TWO DOLLARS!
heehee, I love John Cusack

and the comment moderation is on now

5:51 PM  
Blogger Jesse said...

Ooh, pretty pretty pretty(the baby and the yarn) I got quotes!
better off dead: "Gee, I'm real sorry your mom blew up, Ricky." "This is pure snow! Do you have any idea what the street value of this mountain is?!" "Go that way, really fast. If something gets in your way, turn." "I've been going to this high school for 7 1/2 years. I'm no dummy. I know high school girls." "It's got raisins in it... You like raisins."

Taladega Nights: "I'd like to thank you Lord for my sons Walker and Texas Ranger, and also for my red hot smokin' wife." "Help me Tom Cruise!" "Old man, I'm gonna come at you like a spider monkey!" "Go shave your balls you dusty old fart!" "Big Red...If you ain't chewin' it, then f**k you!"

You may freely assume that I really want that yarn. My email is dancingmunkey93 AT hotmail DOT com.

5:55 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Shake and Bake!
Stranger Danger! Whoops, wrong movie.

meknitsATyahooDOTcom

9:10 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Shake and Bake!

"She only speaks French, Roy. She doesn't speak imbecile."

Stranger danger! Whoops, wrong movie.

9:26 PM  
Anonymous stefanie said...

OMG! I cannot believe that you want a favorite quote from Better Off Dead! That is one of my all time favorite movies!!!!! There are soo many to choose from... Probably the most memorible is the kid chasing them saying "I want my two dollars" thats pretty funny.

I'm generally a lurker, but I just had say my favorite quote. Keep up the blog posting!

9:37 PM  
Blogger Liz K. said...

I WANT MY TWO DOLLARS!

10:31 PM  
Anonymous lori said...

what a very cute baby you have even when she was crying

quotes tallidega nights
Guess how fast i'm going? I don't care how fast your going,I'm haveing a baby. you just pasted the hospital!

shake and bake

boogie boogie

see ya wouldn't want to be ya

dear Lord baby Jesus we thank you so much for the bountiful hearvest
of domino's KFC and always delicious taco bell.

10:46 PM  
Blogger Suburbaknitsta said...

I <3 Better Off Dead.... my fave line is -- She only speaks French, Roy. She doesn't speak imbecile. Never seen Talladega Nights maybe I need to rent that one.

10:46 PM  
Blogger Suburbaknitsta said...

oops forgot my email addy its Suburbaknitsta@gmail.com hope this is ok ;)

10:48 PM  
Anonymous lori said...

quote from better off dead

go that way and if something gets
in the way... turn.... alright now turn.

I'm going to race,i'm going to lose,i'm going to die... in that order.

10:59 PM  
Blogger misplacedpom said...

Talladega Nights: I like to think of Jesus as a mischievous badger.

Better off Dead: I'll end up like my neighbor Ricky Smith. He just sits around crocheting all day and snorting nasal spray. (Which incidentally is what I'm thinking of doing today- stupid head cold)

PS, here I have to admit using the dubious powers of imdb to come up with quotes. Disqualified!

11:32 AM  
Anonymous stefanie said...

In all my excitement yesterday I forgot to include my email address in my entry... I hope you will let me add it now, if not thats cool, I should have read the rules more carefully.

stefanie_lavey@hotmail.com

4:36 PM  

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