June 19th, 2012 § 2 Comments
Well, it was. May 14th to be specific and official in case you feel to moved to make a plaque, no pressure. None. [cough]
It all happened within a night, just over a year ago with a simple little doodle. Time flies when you’re whining about feeling second place. As much as this is a congrats to myself (proceed with pat on back) it all would not be this enjoyable without your shared frustration, witty comments, and incredibly kind emails. Really, thank you. And before this gets massively, too mushy, stick around, there’s more to come and always, always stay crochet!
Stephanie (The Hands) & Hooky (The Muse)
P.S. Really, thanks for hanging out and having fun 🙂
March 28th, 2012 § 3 Comments
Tax season is nigh and after some calculations and reveiwing this year’s cost, I have decided to add a donation button to the this website.
That is a good thing. It is a good thing because I had no idea this website would be so popular, that people find my corniness funny, and that free buttons are really, really popular. Really. But, I am still here, ready and more than willing to spread the crochet love.
So how much does it cost?
I will only do this annually, so sorry to bug, but here is the break down of cost. Yep, below is the bill…
What I do here, I offer on the daily for free. My biggest cost next to hosting is really postage, but I have not gotten all my receipts back, I am sure it is over $100.00 easy. I have kept the cost this low because I maintain and update the site personally. No smoke and mirrors folks, all Googling and coding.
So why keep doing it? Why keep drawing?
For the love of the hook. Duh. Why are you here?!
Why not get sponsors to advertise on the site?
This is a personal choice. No dis to folks who have ads, I can understand why you do, but for me, I would prefer not to. When you come here, this is for Obey Crochet. Not Yarn Barn (hey, that would be a catchy name) or Suzy Hook Face. It is simply for the joy and love of the hook and I would like to keep it that way. Nothing more. Nothing less. And I would not feel right backing a product that I could be running a llama-cat breeding facility in Antarctica. Wait. That would be awesome.
Why should we the people give you moola?
Have I given you a button? How about covering your postage? Have I given you a tattoo? How about giving $0.50 for the simple joy it brought to your life. How about paying me for a cup of coffee to keep me going at 2 a.m. just because I want to crack up my crochet peeps? Huh?
Down to the nitty gritty! Where is this donation button located?
Glad you asked and thank you in advanced! The donation button is located in the sidebar to the right allllll the waaaaay dooooown at the bottom of the page. Why so low? I did not want to be too in your face. No one likes begging. It’s there if you need it and you shouldn’t have to feel super guilty every time you come to the site to check out the free goods. And it is yellow. We like black and white here. Also if you donate, you get to see this awesome message and get a warm pudding feeling inside. I promise.
Thanks for the minute. Now back to the doodles!
Crochet all the way!
October 12th, 2011 § Leave a Comment
Crochet will change the world. I realized that as much as we, we meaning Hookers, tend to shuffle off to our caves completely content with yarn in hand and hook in the other, there are a lot of people doing some very incredibly good things with the knots they conjure. If you look in the side bar to the right (you’re other right) you’ll see a little pinned note of a few charities that have caught my eye: Krochet Kids, As Far As Eye Can See, Thinking of Japan While Knitting. The list is small, but I’m sure we can thaw out our supposedly existing hearts and either help the cause or share our own.
If you know of any charities involving crochet, please do share the goodness and earn your being some good old fashion karma.
PS: Hooktopia ain’t going to grow without you. How’s a proud enough hooker to represent!
August 2nd, 2011 § Leave a Comment
If it’s good, I like to hear about it. As Far As Eye Can See is using the power of 23 hookers from Adelaide to help raise awareness and fundraise for their sister city, Christchruch, New Zealand, who have been devestated by earthquakes. Read more about their work here.
Need more doing goodness? Check out an eariler I posted about Think of Japan While Knitting.
FYI: Just like I had to clarify that knitting in Japanese means both knitting and crocheting, Christchurch is a place, not a church, in case you wanted to know.
June 30th, 2011 § Leave a Comment
Do you crochet? Yes? Than make a square. Why? To create a blanket. Why? That will be sold. For? Orphans and relief effort in Japan. All the money? Yes, 100% of proceeds go towards the cause. Click the image to get more info and rules. Do it. Now. Obey!
Sidenote: This is for crochet. In Japanese, the word for crochet and knit are the same word, “knit”. Got it? Okay you should be crocheting now.