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Back in the Bucket again August 10, 2004

Filed under: Uncategorized — katy @ 8:25 am

cam_bucketYup, I vowed to never make another bucket hat again using that darn kitchen cotton. But it is Owen’s teacher’s birthday. I was going to knit her another scarf but when I went to pick up Owen yesterday—after he threw up at dismissal—his teacher was there, at the nurse’s office with him, lying right next to my pukey little guy in the car bed. ::sigh:: She loves Owen’s bucket hat. She always steals it from him…So I asked her—another scarf or a matching hat. Well, guess what she picked? Luckily, I had another skein of that yellow-blue-green kitchen cotton. Kersti is on hold and the bucket of misery begins.
Owen’s fine—just a nasty little cough. Poor Cameron has it now too. Owen is a trooper. Cameron is more along the lines of your typical male—pathetic! Gracie has golf camp this week and is delighted to be away from the boys and their germs.

Speaking of buckets, here is Cameron’s bucket. We got the buttons from ButtonDrawer. Cameron chose the placement of the buttons with flying fish and diving seagulls. Not exactly what I would choose but it’s his hat.

I really want to start a swatch for St. Brigid. I have to photocopy the pattern. Oh, I just bought 50 plastic sheet protectors. I am going to photocopy the patterns from the various magazines that I want to knit and place them in a binder. Very exciting.


23 Responses to “Back in the Bucket again”

  1. Becky Says:

    So cute! And the buttons are the perfect touch.

  2. Uli Says:

    The bucket looks so cute on your little guy and the buttons are just the perfect touch. I hope your hands don’t get too sore doing the bucket for Owen’s teacher.

  3. yvette Says:

    That is a cute bucket and a cute little guy.
    Poor you with sick males, who can figure why some get to be so pathetic when sick! Good luck with the next bucket.

  4. Margene Says:

    Cute hat…funny buttons…great idea (binder for projects) and sweet of you to make something you don’t care for. Enjoy St. Brig!

  5. Chris Says:

    What a cute guy and a great hat!
    Jealous of the yarn shopping you got to do!!!

  6. ann Says:

    I like those buttons!!

  7. greta Says:

    awwwwwwwww, what a cutie!
    Hope your germy guys are feeling All Better,

  8. Mary Beth Says:

    I bought sleeve protectors too! Were you shopping for school supplies at the time? I love the bucket hat. Hope the pain isn’t too intense for the teacher gift!

  9. Rossana Says:

    Really nifty bucket hat!

  10. sue Says:

    i will get the web page for st bridget done by this weekend then we can announce!

  11. Vicki Says:

    Loved the bucket hat!!! Can you direct me to the pattern?

  12. Sharon Says:

    It IS an adorable hat. Can’t blame the teacher.

  13. Sarah C. Says:

    You’re such a great knitter! That hat is perfectly “aquatic” – a wonderfully summery colorway! Good luck with the gift bucket hat; keep your hands in lotion and balm!

  14. Tina Says:

    ADORABLE! I gave up on my Bottoms Up Bucket..I think it’s the brim I can’t stand.

  15. Laurie Says:

    I love binders! They give me the illusion of being organized. The rest of my house (except for my fridge front–ha!) is completely disorganized, but I’ve got some luv-er-ly binders.

    That Owen’s a cutie! What a great teacher. I love to hear about great teachers.

  16. Rachael Says:

    I keep all my needles in those pocket protectors, too, and I use a magic marker to write on each sleeve what size it is. I have 3 binders full… Great idea about the patterns! (Oh, and Mom’s doing really well, thanks for asking!!!)

  17. Brynne Says:

    I love the idea of buttons on the bucket! I think I’ll have to go choose some for John’s teeny baby bucket.

  18. Angi Says:

    Your binder idea is terrific! I have so many magazines around with 1 pattern I wanted to save. But when I come across the magazine, I never remember exactly why I saved it. So I sift through and find the pattern. Then I lay it down and the same thing happens a month or 2 later.

  19. Collette Says:

    Kathleen, thanks for your comments. It’s so nice to get support–I’m just sorry to hear about your experience. It must be/have been so tough–even though you have wonderful children now. I really appreciate your comments. They help!

  20. Ingrid Says:

    Swatch! Swatch! Swatch! What yarn do you have for St. Brigid? I wanna see if you can get gauge. 😉 I knit looser and looser, and I couldn’t manage it on size 3 bamboo needles. What yarn do you have? I guess I’m going to have to go with something lighter weight that I’d originally hoped, but I don’t know now what it’s going to be. Good luck! 🙂

  21. Ingrid Says:

    Looking back (I haven’t read blogs for a while!) I see that you have exactly the same yarn my mom picked for her Brigid. I think it’s beautiful and I love the color. Mine is in a dark green(!), which was my old color phase, and now I seem to be leaning toward purple. I’m trying to branch out, but it’s hard to leave colors I like!

  22. Judy Says:

    What a cute hat. How can I get the pattern? Thanks

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