You know who’s awesome? This guy’s awesome.
His name is Rob Paulsen and he’s a voice actor. More importantly, he is the voice of Yakko Warner.
He’s also the voice of a number of other characters, like Pinky, Dr. ScratchnSniff, Raphael and Donatello, but I will always remember him as Yakko because of this song: The Nations of the World.
I learned this song. I have the Animaniacs CDs and I played this song in my car for three months so that I could learn it by heart. And learn it I did. Then, during one talent show at a church retreat, I performed the song for them.
They were confused.
Why am I bringing up a voice actor on a knitting blog? Because this voice actor is the headlining guest at Con-G. And if you scroll down on that page, you will see another guest at Con-G, Debs & Errol!
You have no idea how excited this makes me. I even made a comic about it because I’m that excited:
Thus, I am determined to make Animaniacs finger puppets. See how it turns back to knitting? I went on Ravelry, did a search, and I CAME UP BLANK!
WHAT?! RAVELRY HAS EVERYTHING KNITTED UNDER THE SUN!!! NOOOOOOOOO….
How on earth are there no Yakko Warners on Ravelry? I am not phased! I will make my own! So I searched for finger puppets on Ravelry, but a lot of them were made from books.
So I searched the web, found a book I wanted, and then dragged the family to Chapters. Of course, when it comes to books, there is no dragging required.
With dogged anticipation, I rushed into the Chapters and after about five minutes of searching, I realized I had no idea where the craft section was.
Seriously, I couldn’t find it for the life of me. I went to the terminal just to see if the book was there. And it wasn’t. But another finger puppet book was, so that was good enough.
But I still couldn’t find the craft section. So I asked my wife. I ask my wife for all sorts of thing. I ask here where the craft section is, where my knitting is, where my underwear’s at.
She found it for me. She always finds things for me.
Anyway, in the end, I purchased two knitting books.
TWO KNITTING BOOKS!
And then I went on google hangouts with Manpans and Kelson to show off my newly purchased goods and knit.
Anyway, I bought knitting books because I WILL knit Animaniacs finger puppets. Even if it kills me. I don’t have patterns, but I hope to piecemeal it from the patterns I find in these books. Hopefully this will work.
Wish me luck.