Chicklets

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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.

Or, ‘Chicklets’.

Which is a throwback to a brand of American gum (chiclets)

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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.

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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!!!

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Cute huh?

I got the pattern from this website. It’s not too hard, so I suggest you check it out and maybe have a go!

Creatively Carolyn

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5 thoughts on “Chicklets

  1. Haha we just talked about that episode!!! Chicks! Chicks! Chicks makes me think of Matty too haha. And this us the cutest chiclet ever!

  2. Ah, the 80s. A time I do not remember. The 90s though, that was a great decade!

    I *was* flipping through channels, and I heard a familiar riff, the theme song to some Pippi Longstocking adaptation. I know the whole song! Turns out it was from a movie from the 80s. So uh, does that give me some cred? 😀

    Can we have a knitting evening where you teach us how to knit something quick?

    • You make me sound so old Rajita! I don’t remember much of it either…. But my parents had recorded punky on VHS….
      Definitely would love to teach you how to knit! We’ll set up a night for some time soon!

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