I was searching in my mind for a title for today’s blog.
Two possibilities kept presenting themselves to me.
‘Chicks! Chicks! Chicks!’
Which makes me think of my friend Matt R.
Which is a throwback to a brand of American gum (chiclets)
and to an episode from Punky Brewster.
For those who don’t know (and you really should), Punky Brewster was an American sitcom from the 80s which was about Punky (an abandoned girl), her foster dad Henry, and their group of friends. I grew up watching Punky and I loved it. Particularly because she is small, has brown hair and is spunky (kind of like how I wanted to be).
As an adult, I can see that the show was incredibly corny and full of bad child acting, but whatever, I loved it. I even had a Punky Brewster suitcase…
There is one episode in which Punky and Cherry (best friend) join an ‘exclusive club’ called The Chiclets.
Aside from the bad fashion, they were unfortunately into drugs. Punky faced a moral crisis and eventually had to part ways with the group, from which she turned to joining Nancy Reagan’s ‘Just Say No’ campaign.
Anyhow, my point in sharing this story is that this episode marks the first time I heard the word ‘Chiclets’ and it has been in my brain ever since.
But back to the craft, because I’m sure you’re keen to see what I made.
It’s a knitted chick!!!
I got the pattern from this website. It’s not too hard, so I suggest you check it out and maybe have a go!