September 12th, 2011 § 2 Comments
We’ve been waiting for this day for some time now. Today is our day. On International Crochet Day we raise a hook high in the air and proclaim with conviction, “My name is [insert name here]. I am a hooker!” Legit. Today at the Obey Crochet headquarters we celebrate, shake it, eat ourselves into a coma, and drank. AND we crochet, preferably before the gluttonous merriment in case we fall asleep afterward. Watch out for another post later in the day (wink, wink).
So why do you love this fine craft of crochet with such fervor? Why would you rather be hookin’?
September 8th, 2011 § 10 Comments
Today, I vent, so if you choose to read some non-whining, go somwhere else. If you tend to be bitter or that friend who instigates and encourages anger, read on and comment too. I really believe in crochet, I do. I have lots of hobbies and I love craft but never have I met a people who are so second place. I am talking to you fellow hooker. Again and again and yes, you guessed it, today while at the craft store I shop at almost every day, someone looks over,
“Oh, my! So much yarn! What are you making?”
“A monster. One with big feet I think. Really excited.”
“I’ve always wanted to learn to knit!”
“Oh, I don’t knit. I crochet.”
“It uses a hook instead of knitting needles to craft yarn into all sorts of things.”
“I’ve never heard of that. Could you teach someone to knit?”
“I don’t knit.”
“Oh not at all. Okay. Do they have those hooks here?”
“Yes. Crochet hooks are at all the craft stores. They are right over there.”
“Oh wow, very interesting. Crochet.”
“You should try it. I learned from YouTube.”
“I really want to learn to knit first I think. When are you going to learn knitting?”
[Insert silence here.]
“Here have a button. It’s a hooker thing.”
Maybe I am over reacting just because I have had that conversation about 1,000 times. No I don’t have any knitting plans and that is just fine. I apologize on behalf of all the blank stares you have gotten and all the ones you will receive, but stay strong. We are all crafted equally. One day they will know, one day they will all know.