Archive for April 15th, 2010

The First! With a helluva contest!

Welcome to my new abode. (Thanks Jon!) Make yourselves at home! I’m still fixing up the place, but while I do I’m going to hold a little contest in celebration of having new digs.

Here are the rules:

One entry for one comment you leave.

You will get another entry each time you Facebook, blog/LJ, Tweet, and Plurk about this contest AND the move.

Example given (though probably not needed): “Opal has moved her blog to http://thehypermonkey.com/ and she’s having a contest!”

Once you do that, run back here and leave a comment each time you do one or more of the above. If possible, leave a link so I can check it out!

You have until Friday, April 30th, midnight Hawaiian Time to enter. That’s actually 6am Saturday for all you East Coasters!

Now on to the prizes! There’ll be three this time.

Third prize:

Two sets of stitch markers. One set of  Over The Rainbow Off The Hook Markers and a second set of  stitch markers, Bigga Stitch Markers,  OR Teeny Stitch Markers in the color and/or charm of your choice.  (Just to make this clear, you’ll be receiving TWO sets of stitch markers. Not four. I’d hate to have any misunderstandings.)

Second prize is a pair of earrings from my jewelry shop Opalescent Jewels. This way non-crafters can get in on the fun!

Now for the Grand Prize! It’s a skein of hand-dyed yarn by the lovely Miss Megan herself of Wayward Fiber.

There are more photos of the yarn here and here.  She’s not set up to sell yet, but I’m hoping that this will jump start her set-up-shop mojo. ;-)

The whole reason behind the move is that I felt like I had outgrown the moniker “Akamai Knitter”. Let’s face it, I havent’ been doing too much knitting lately. I needed something with a broader scope and I came up with the name “Hyper Monkey”  a few years ago.Something about the name kind of stuck to me.

Plus, I felt so guilty not putting up any knitting content on the Akamai Knitter site! Of course I shouldn’t feel that way, but when do feelings accept rational thought? Hopefully with this move I’ll have more freedom to post whatever the hell I want to.

And just an FYI, I’m keeping the old blog up indefinitely, so hyperlinks will continue to work. I just have a new playground.  Only I’m not sure how Scheyer feels about monkeys. Hrm.

Mahalo for visiting my new site! I hope you stick around. I’ve been up into all sorts of trouble and I’ll hopefully be posting more in days to come. :)