Congratulations to Janet, Merna, Barb T, Robin V, and Cheryl, who each won a skein of Opal Popcorn from my recent contest! I've emailed the winners, so check your spam folders, if you think this could be you and you haven't seen an email.
Most of you had no idea who the couples are, and I'll admit I didn't either (I was hoping you guys could enlighten me!) Honorable mention definitely goes to Marjorie, who didn't know either, but made up some fantastic stories that I'm going to paste here in their entirety. Thanks for the laugh, Marjorie!
Alex and Wanda are from "I Was A Teenage Vegan." Wanda was actually Alex's mother, and Alex had to educate Wanda about the plentiful amounts of protein and phytonutrients in his remarkably tasty Moroccan tofu/kale pizza.
This Lisel and Peter are a different couple than the teen lovers in "The Sound of Music." These two are actually the star crossed pet lovers from "Midnight in Berlin," who realize that, after becoming vampires, they sadly must give up their Schnauzer, Fritz, because he suddenly looks a bit too tasty.
Lotte and Hans are from a slightly more middle of the road story. "My Beautiful Jaws" tells the sweet tale of a girl with malocclusion and her loyal boyfriend who stands by her even when she needs full metal braces. He does call her "Jaws" for the duration, however, which she does not appreciate at all!
Rupert and Heide are the admirably optimistic and creative octogenarian lovers from "Let's Try It This Way," a touching film about how the prevalence of Viagra can raise (wink wink) some interesting issues in the days of hip replacements and arthritis.
Dana and Rob are from the film "The Trial of the Teacake," in which two teenage boys volunteer to help guard an Osprey nest in Scotland on the shores of the Loch of the Lowes near Dunkeld. Unfortunately, this being their first trip to Scotland, they fall prey to the multiple yummy treats available from the Coop grocery store in Dunkeld, and fall asleep on the job after eating a whole packet of Tunnock's Teacakes apiece. (Spoiler alert: the Ospreys and their chicks survive despite this dereliction of duty, but both boys end the summer looking a bit pregnant themselves.)
Micha and Conny are from "Sun in the Dumps," the story of two brilliant high school students who save the world by designing a machine that can safely grind up any sort of dumped waste and, using various sifting and spectrometer methods, sort it into its various elements for recycling into new products. The machine runs on solar power and is carbon neutral, itself. (In the sequel, "Sun on the Sea," they also design a floating machine of similar design that can safely scoop up all the plastic trash floating on the world's oceans without endangering any of the sea life, itself.) (Oh how I wish this one were actually true!!!)
Bernd and Vronni are the devoted married couple from "Seriously??", a film that follows the efforts of Bernd, a concert pianist in possession of a 12-foot Steinway, and Vronni, a string bass player, to join the hottest housing trend in Portland, Oregon: tiny houses. Oops. Not gonna happen. They finally accept that they are just not "cool," and head over to Voo Doo Doughnuts for apple fritters and maple bacon bars. All is well in the Rose City in the end.
And finally, Laura and Chris!! Doesn't everyone know these two?? The famed couple from the soap opera "Dumkopfs Need Love, Too," they are the poster children for all clueless lovers everywhere. From forgetting birthdays to saying anything but "No, you are a divine goddess" when Laura asks Chris if these pants make her butt look big, to saying the wrong name in bed (some people wonder how someone may have several sequential lovers with the same name, but it does come in handy...), Laura and Chris give us all hope that we too can find our soul mate and make a go of it, even if the path may not always be smooth.
(Disclaimer: any resemblance to the actual lovers named on these Opal skeins is purely coincidental. I just love Opal yarn and felt they should all have a story here.)