suckered in

I like Bonne Marie’s bucket o’ chic, and I like furry eyelash yarn, so how could I NOT join Becky, Silvia, Claudia, Kerrie, and others in knitting up a winter bucket o’ chic? I decided to go with candy colors, so I’m going to use Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride in Pepto Bismol pink and Crystal Palace Fizz in a lovely combo of pink, orange, yellow, and lime green. I called up ThreadBear to order, and talk about amazing customer service! The thing that freaked me out was when I said my name was Mariko, and Mr. ThreadBear (must have been Rob, since he said Matt was at the post office!) said, “Oh, Super Eggplant!” What a small world! I can’t wait to get my yarn, nor can I wait to order more great yarns from them.
In the meantime, I am knitting a hat from a Vogue Knitting from winter 1992. Yup, 1992. I’m using cheap plastic yarn. Here’s what I knit up last night:
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6 Responses to suckered in

  1. Becky says:

    Yay for the fun winter bucket hats! Those colors you picked are something else. I can’t wait to see how they all look together.
    That little hat you knit is really cute. It looks like a dessert!

  2. kerrie says:

    Woo Hoo – another bucket! I have some of that crystal palace fizz in bright pink and bright orange. I’m going to make a mini bucket hat for Brooke out of them. She can carry off the colours better than I can..

  3. Sara says:

    Oh! Can’t wait to see your bucket hat!? I feel like I should go and knit one too. It’s getting really cold here and my ears could use a little warmin’.
    Love the orange hat!

  4. Silvia says:

    Well it’s orange. I love it! Kudoes on saving magazines for that long, my sister does that too w/ VK. Has every issue starting in the early 80s…Mohair bubble sweaters anyone.
    And know we’ll definitely have to meet up in SF as you’ll be sporting your Pinkessa bucket and I’ll be hanging out in my Peony pink one. It’s SF, no one will batt an eyelash. That’s why I love it…

  5. claudia says:

    Mariko, I remember that hat! As, of course, I have VK issues back into the mists of time. You and Sil MUST get together for a wild furry hat pic.

  6. melissa says:

    you’ll love the fuzzy bucket. i made one last winter in a cool forest green. your bright colors should look fabulous!

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