Are you ready start your summer bucket hat
for the Bottom's Up Bucket Knitalong
? (Fake tan in a bottle that looks like lighter fluid is optional.) Summer buckets and related bucket hat entries will now be posted over on this page
, so follow me there.
Wait! Before we go, let's share some yarn goodness, shall we? It's hard to pick a favorite among the spring bucket hats
when there are so many fun photos and cool bucket hats to see, but in the end I kept coming back to the same ones:
from Random Knits
and her daughter's blue bucket
Every time I see those photos of that happy girl with her perfect blue bucket hat
and matching tutu, I could just die from how wonderful it all is. I'm sending the first prize yarn to Donna, with an extra present especially picked out for her daughter. She deserves it. Look at how she works that hat!
Honorable mentions for both fabulous bucket and cool photo go to:
's sunny multi-colored hat
's sand and sea bucket
But that's not all. In addition to the prizes of the spring and summer contests, I will be giving other prizes for various reasons at the end of the entire knitalong
, but those are going to be a secret and a surprise until then. You'll just have to stay tuned. And aren't I just terrible with all this suspense?
Still, there's even more. Outside of all the prizes mentioned above, Julia
had an interesting idea
. Why not have a "reader's prize" for best bucket photo, sponsored by the readers? I won't be sponsoring any of these prizes, but I'll be hosting the vote and following up with the sponsors. If you'd like to be a sponsor, let me know. If there are people interested in sponsoring, I'll list them here and at the end of the knitalong we'll have a vote on the reader's favorite. [Update: No cash donations. Goods, only. And they will be sent by the sponsors directly to the prize recipient. Plus, the sponsors are ALL ELIGIBLE for the reader's prize. Donating something won't put you out of the running.]
Have a good weekend, and many congratulations to the winners. Thank you to everyone who participated and for making this knitalong so fun!