Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-13-2007, 12:11 AM   #1
Knitting the Flap
Lisa_H-Town's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 340
Thanks: 138
Thanked 43 Times in 43 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to Lisa_H-Town
Avatars: How did you decide how to represent?
I am thinking of possibly having an avatar... how did y'all decide what you would chose to represent yourselves? I see such creative avatar's and just wonder how much thought process goes into it....

lmz @

Lisa_H-Town is offline   Reply With Quote


This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 07-13-2007, 12:36 AM   #2
1st Leg of the Journey
hummingbird's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: WA
Posts: 175
Thanks: 6
Thanked 19 Times in 18 Posts
Mine is a picture of my big spinning project. I'm spinning lots of different types of fibers, and then knitting them into a blanket. I already had a picture of it, and thought it was neat.
hummingbird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2007, 12:45 AM   #3
Instepping Out
jodstr2's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Location: hanks, balls, and skeins
Posts: 2,208
Thanks: 66
Thanked 90 Times in 86 Posts
mine is the badge on my car. well, it's not really the actual badge on my actual car, it's a pic of the part that's on my car.

on needles:
Noro Striped Scarf
Lacy Ribbed Socks
Monkey 8

jodstr2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2007, 12:51 AM   #4
1st Leg of the Journey
lissie's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Singapore
Posts: 105
Thanks: 173
Thanked 25 Times in 21 Posts
I'm too shy to put up an actual photo of myself so I drew one.
Craft Blog: Lis Crafts
Personal Blog: About Every Little Thing
lissie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2007, 01:42 AM   #5
Turning the Heel
Rorshach's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Kuna, Idaho
Posts: 972
Thanks: 76
Thanked 103 Times in 91 Posts
Send a message via ICQ to Rorshach Send a message via Yahoo to Rorshach
Simple in my case, I didn't mind ya'll seeing what I looked like, and most of you only know my first name. So, in all honesty, my privacy is still intact.

Wisdom is knowing what to do. Skill is how to do it. Virtue is getting it done.

That which does not kill you, isn't trying hard enough.
Rorshach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2007, 01:50 AM   #6
Turning the Heel
jjminarcik's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: The Woodlands, TX
Posts: 581
Thanks: 205
Thanked 155 Times in 137 Posts
Mine was easy - I collect pink flamingos! (you name it, I probably have it or am looking to get it!)

OTN: Socks, socks, socks
My first sweater

jjminarcik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2007, 01:54 AM   #7
Jan in CA
Mod Squad
Jan in CA's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 38,159
Thanks: 1,723
Thanked 8,979 Times in 7,324 Posts
Sheep = wool = yarn...that's about it. They get changed pretty regularly around here though so don't become too attached. ;-)

When asking questions ALWAYS post the name and a link for the pattern if you have it.

NEW! KH knitting video archive

Jan in CA is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2007, 08:22 AM   #8
Turning the Heel
ADAllen's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 518
Thanks: 229
Thanked 92 Times in 90 Posts
I have two avatars that I use for most online things; the one that I use here and this one. I’ll tell you about Ariel first because I’ve had it longer. All my life, I’ve wanted to be a cartoon. No seriously, my dream is to be the voice in a Disney animated film. I like having the Disney avatar to show that side of me, but I seriously cannot pick my favorite Disney movie so I use Ariel because I like this picture and we both have red hair.

The muppet that I use on this forum is because I want to promote and support Sesame Workshop. I use to think that Sesame Street was a children’s show just like Mr. Rogers Neighborhood or The Wiggles, but last year I watched The World According to Sesame Street and realized that it was so much more and absolutely amazing. I have since decided that I will dedicate part of my life to working with them to improve the lives of children world wide. So, I wanted a muppet to help represent that part of me. I didn’t want one of the US muppets because it would just show the fun loving child side of me that the Disney avatar does. This is Kami. Her name means acceptance in the Tswana language. She s a muppet from the African version of Sesame Street. She is HIV positive and she lost her mother to AIDS. She was introduced to the show to help young African children learn about, understand, and deal with the epidemic that their country is fighting. I like what she represents about how a children’s television show can empower and educate children, and truly let them face their world.

OT America’s Response to Kami

When the US Congress heard about Kami, there was a huge public denouncement of Sesame Street and a demand that she be removed. They made statements about how atrocious it was that they would have to tell their children that this muppet had a disease that you get “from needles and gay sex.” It was infuriating. Kami is not a member of Sesame Street. She is on Takalani Sesame which is a South African show. Their knee-jerk response just showed that they are ignorant not only of Sesame Workshop’s amazing work, but also of the issues that Africa is dealing with. One in every nine people is HIV positive, and the African government urged the show to include a character like Kami to give support to the children.

The Kniterati
ADAllen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2007, 08:58 AM   #9
Working the Gusset
figaro's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Brantford, Ontario
Posts: 1,050
Thanks: 357
Thanked 170 Times in 143 Posts
I am not real sure where I found mine, I think I just googled Avatars then animals. I found this guy and I thought a badger sticking its tongue out was funny.
Figaro, AKA Debbie

and also on Plurk

Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

figaro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2007, 08:59 AM   #10
2nd Sock, I Rock
Stiney's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: In the office with the lavapit
Posts: 9,895
Thanks: 17
Thanked 100 Times in 97 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Stiney
CateKnits drew mine for me.

Before that I've had bunches, but like Jan said, they change pretty regularly.

Am famoos!

Stiney is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Avatars Spirit2009 How-to Questions 2 07-11-2009 10:38 AM
Calling all knitting groups. Join the SnB UK blanket and represent your club! stitchandbitchlondon Knitters Knear You 0 09-17-2007 04:41 AM
OT: Yahoo Time Capsule - Knitters Represent! jamadian75 General Knitting 1 10-23-2006 11:46 AM
OT - About avatars nsavage General Knitting 2 10-21-2006 05:22 PM
OT - Avatars CarmenIbanez General Knitting 17 01-25-2006 12:28 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:53 PM.