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Thursday, December 2, 2004

Keep the Dream ALIVE!!!

In a town with an almost double fisted number of Sports Franchises, it’s pretty painful to budget your Sports Wardrobe $$$$$’s…

The Solution: GROW Your OWN!

Here is my entry in the gratuitous Team Logo Sweepstakes,
honoring, but of course, da Cubs.

I can’t go to the 2005 Cubs Convention, happening on January 21-23, 2005 because it is already SOLD OUT! I did get to shoot it last year and noticed LOTS of Home Grown goodies on Sports Heads & Bodies…

My Favorite was the Baby Cub! This is the one where the baby is on his back with all four feet in the air and he looks like he’s being tickled. (To me…)

I am too lame to attempt this in duplicate stitch or embroidery and the fans who were wearing it told me they had it made by a badge company. Oh, how I begged! Now the guy I was begging from would’ve had to rip it off his shirt because it was securely sewn on, but did that slow me down?! Ahem, I am what I am…

When I was on my Honeymoon in Cancun, my hubbie and I were snacking in a cantina in the non-tourist side of town. We’d taken a bus away from the tourist/resort area and went exploring. The Bus Driver tried to discourage us after we reached a certain point, but we were determined to see the real deal. He was really thinkin’ it was very dangerous and we’d get our tourist selfs in a world of hurt if we went off the beaten path.

But we ignored him and wandered around to our hearts content, finaly stopping in an open front restaurant to get some tacos. What should we hear, in the quiet of the afternoon, but the dulcet tones of one Harry Caray, coming from an interior bar. So we dragged our Coronas and food back there and had a rousing good time with our favorite team – how safe is that? The only FOUL thing that happened later was a bad case of Montezuma’s Revenge! (The Bus Driver was RIGHT after all…)


TO try and get some of that MAGIC back, out comes the blue yarn and on goes a bucket. Out comes the Magic Cord Machine, got with a half-off coupon from, I think Michaels a couple of years ago. I couldn’t get it to work back then so I’ve been giving it a time-out in a cabinet in hopes it would come to it’s senses. In the meantime, I’ve lost the manual but found it here online (it’s now called the Cool Corder).

It seems in my earlier attempts I was using yarn that was too heavy for the little Magic Cord. This time I came to my senses and used sock yarn for the deed…


Instant Gratification with no Pocketbook Regret!

16 responses to “Thursday, December 2, 2004”

  1. Jennifer says:

    Oh, I love it! Go Cubbies!

  2. claudia says:

    THAT is impressive ingenuity at work.

  3. Jean says:

    VERY clever! It looks great!

  4. Theresa says:

    Everytime I think “what would I ever do with that tool” you come up with something great that makes me want to run out and get one or yank the one I have out of the closet and put it into service.

    And this post really makes me think that I really need a new winter bucket hat…

  5. Knittykim says:

    You are so clever. If you can not find it, you make what you have work. Most excellent Cub Bucket. Now, if only you could help the Bears…

  6. Colleen says:

    Way to go Bonne Marie! Doin’ it for the team! That’s a great hat. Will you share your Cubs colorways?

  7. Laura says:

    Bless you, my child, for being a Cubs fan. This former Chicagoan, current West Michigander also loves the Cubs and always will.

  8. Eklectika says:

    What I keep trying to figure out is the difference between the Cool Corder and the Embellish Knit – they look the same except for the color and the descriptions read the same on the bond site…

    All I can guess is that EmbellishKnit is for heavier-weight yarns and the Cool Corder is only for lightweight?

    What the heck am I missing?

  9. melissa j says:

    that is simply too cute! great job!

  10. lacy says:

    Oh, you sassy lady! Go Cubs!!!

  11. Bonne Marie says:

    I just went to those links – it looks like they are the same thing! The stuff included with the machine is different (patterns, projects, beads etc.) The yarn list is the same for both – lightweight:

    Crochet cotton
    Embroidery floss
    Needlework yarns
    Baby-weight yarns
    Sport-weight yarns
    Lightweight fancy yarns including eyelash yarns
    Lightweight tape or ribbon yarns

  12. Emily says:

    Speaking as a transplanted Cubs fan in Nebraska, I love it! Go Cubs!

  13. Mary says:

    Fantastic! I’m immediately transported back to the upper deck of the Friendly Confines on a night of warm breezes and a full moon…

  14. Eklectika says:

    LOL Bonne..ok, so it’s not just me that thought they looked like the same tool…weird, huh?

  15. Betsy says:

    Love your hat, Bonnie. Could you tell me what yarn you used and is it the felted version?

  16. Bonne Marie says:

    The hat is made from Brown Sheep Co. Lamb’s Pride – I’m not sure of the color because was yarn that was unlabeled in a purse kit I had. I used the Aran Bucket Hat pattern, which is not felted…

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