Posted by Stitchy McYarnpants On April - 11 - 2007   ShareThis

Hey kids, guess what!? The Museum of Kitschy Stitches has been nominated for a Webby Award!

It’s true! Ain’t that a kick in the ample pants? We’re here with the adorable Hipsey Twins and they’re going to tell us how you can help the Museum’s creator and curator, Stitchy McYarnpants, win the prize. A prize which may or not be a sexy, leg-shaped lamp!

So tell us, Harold, what is a Webby Award?

My pants itch. I have itchy yarnpants.

Heh heh, kids. That’s great, Harold. But about those awards . . .

A Webby Award is a thing that lets you make people see how good you are at things!

Terrific. Hazel, do you know anything about the Webby Awards?

Sure. The Webbies have been purported to be the Oscar Awards of the internet. And in many ways, they are. Websites must submit their site for review by an esteemed panel of judges. This year, over 8,000 websites from over 60 countries entered. It’s quite an honor to be nominated.

Wow, that’s pretty impressive. Harold, any idea how winners are selected?

I eated yellow snow once. I thought it was lemon-flavoreded, but I don’t think it was. Mommy cried into her hands for a little while after I told her. I think you win if you only ever eat the right snow.

Your mother is very brave. Hazel, any thoughts on the process?

Each nominee actually has two chances to win. You see, the Webby Awards take a two-pronged approach to the contest. One relies on the vast experience of The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, which is comprised of an array of respected individuals from all over the professional spectrum. Some notable members are David Bowie, Beck, Arianna Huffington, and Matt Groening. This panel will select a winner from the nominees in each category.

The second is the aptly named “People’s Voice” award and allows the public to vote for their favorite nominees. This approach satisfies both the need to establish intellectual excellence through unbiased examination of a website’s content and to allow nominees to launch elaborate campaigns to garner support so the general public can decide who they feel most deserves the award.

I farted.

Thank you, Hazel. And how can people vote for their favorite nominees?

They can visit the home page for the People’s Voice award. Registration is required, but it only takes a few seconds. It’s well worth it to help your favorite website gain the recognition they deserve for all their hard work and long hours of trying to please their beloved readers. Should they choose to support Ms. McYarnpants and her effort to preserve the rich history of handmade fashions, they can find her ballot in the Websites section under the heading “Weird”. While this may seem rather an odd category, Ms. McYarnpants believes she’s much better off in there rather than one such as “Humor”, where she’d have to duke it out with heavyweights like The Onion and Stephen Colbert.

Well, thank you for that in depth look at the Webby Awards, Hazel. It’s been a pleasure.

. . .

~sigh~ Harold, would you like to add anything?

Stitchy said that she wants to win because she thinks Stephen Colbert is going to win and she wants to go to the awards show so she can stand near him and have someone take a picture so it looks like they were hanging out and laughing and having fun, even though they weren’t.

‘member I said I farted. I didn’t. I pooped.

Ok, well, there you have it folks. Get out there and make Stitchy McYarnpants’ dream come true! Even if it is a dream of being surreptitiously photographed with an unsuspecting celebrity.

Voting ends on April 27th, so make sure you use all your email addresses, even the one you use for porn sites, to vote early and vote often!

Categories: MOKS

13 Responses

  1. Marnie says:

    WOOOHOO! A worthwhile nominee indeed. If you have a brush with the colbert, I may have to pee myself a little. Do you think you’d want to pretend I was your effeminate hubby for an evening so your poor husband wouldn’t have to go? I look cute in a tux and knitted tie.

  2. Nichole R. says:

    Yaay! I am so voting for you.

  3. colleen says:


    And title=A Christmas Story reference, no?

  4. Will the award come from Italy!?!

    you know you have all the votes my household can send your way :)

  5. Terri Lynn says:

    You complete me er… my stitches! Congrats are in very big order here. Oh wow! Oh wow! Yippie, Skippy-do! I am sooooo estactic for you.

    Please, don’t forget some dippity-do and your best Polly/Esther look for the evening!
    And oh, my, look at the comments and hits a flyin’ you way. C.H.O.K.E(Cultural Humiliation Of Knitters Everywhere) is in and I think we can thank Acrylic Yarn, er, I mean the oil-based industry muggles! Hippie, Yuppy gone Sluppies are on your doorstep, peering in your window to seek all the gobbily gook of patterns on that late-great much sought-after oil-based (belching, money grubbing) substance ACRYLIC!!!!!!!

    Nice oil change, the petro freaks may soon appear….all in their acrylic pantsuits(more crocheted than knitted- you know those crochet mauraders are just itchin’ at the crotch to get you and your little lamb too!!!!

    Kitschy Rules!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. julia fc says:


  7. Teresa C says:

    You must win. I’m going to vote right now!

  8. kmkat says:

    Went there, did that, hope you win!

  9. JellyJo says:

    Good luck! You have my vote for sure. And, is there any way I could get the pattern for those snow pants? My nephew wants an Oompa-Loompa costume, and these are perfect! (I’m serious.)

  10. Heather says:

    Good Luck! I voted for you, hope you win!

  11. Scottie says:

    I’ve just voted for you, Stitchy. But why were you in the ‘weird’ section? The very nerve of it.

  12. sue says:

    I just found your blog on the google search engine and saw a few of your other posts that you had done . I just added you to my Google News Reader. Keep up the great work. i will Look forward to reading more from you again.

  13. Grace says:

    informative piece there, Thanks for this.its wonderfull to see someone with a like mind.

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