Being Fashionable During Coronavirus

Straight Hooked Being Fashionable During Coronavirus

This coronavirus has sure been an interesting experience, hasn’t it? We have all made some significant changes to our daily routines, some drastically more than others. I myself have been working from home for a very long time, as has my spouse. Our kid homeschooled for the last 3 years of high school, and has now been working full-time, so when her job sent her home for almost a month, it was just nice to have her home again. She and I have a whole slew of shows we like to watch together, and between her work schedule and mine, we hadn’t had time to watch shows for a long time, so we had plenty of episodes in our DVR waiting for quarantine. We got caught up right before she had to return to work!

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One chore that I absolutely despise is the grocery shopping. Because we always fail to plan ahead, in pre-coronatimes, I was going to the store on a daily basis. Now I venture out only once every week or longer, and it takes a lot more time on a trip, but it really has been nice not having to go there every single day. Plus, as a low-maintenance lady who works from home, I typically wear some version of dirty pajamas when I go out and about. Just a couple of months ago, people gave me dirty looks at the store. Now? Everyone dresses weird, and nobody bats an eye. I have worn a t-shirt as a turban, crocheted face masks, rubber gloves… heck, I have even worn my spouse’s (clean) boxer briefs as a mask/headwrap combo! And you wanna hear something super strange? I have gotten COMPLIMENTS on my creative Corona Fashion!

 

Straight Hooked Malena Selfies Coronavirus

 

A friend sent me a photo she had seen on the web of some cute crocheted masks, and tasked me with making some for her family. I very quickly discovered that the cotton yarn, combined with the tight tension makes for some serious rope burns and sore hand muscles. Unfortunately, I have to charge a pretty penny for my crocheted masks, because they take 3-4 hours to make and a toll on my poor body.

 

Straight Hooked hand with rope burn

 

 

 

Straight Hooked custom masks baby bear

 

I finished that first order of masks and posted a picture on Instagram. The next day, one of my repeat customers contacted me with a special request for a V for Vendetta mask. While I was dreading the rope burn, I was really excited about this challenge. I honestly had no idea how I was going to accomplish making the mask, but I did finally come up with a game plan, and I can’t tell you how tickled I am by the final result. She hasn’t sent me a photo of her wearing the mask yet, but I hope she does!

 

Straight Hooked Guy Fawkes V for Vendetta

 

I haven’t figured out how to avoid the yarn digging crevasses into my fingers or the need to slather copious amounts of Aspercreme on my hands, but I have really started to enjoy making masks. And I absolutely love when someone sends me a challenge to create a design I have never thought of, let alone attempted. If any of these custom orders get enough demand, I may have to write some patterns for these whimsical masks! If you would like to order a custom mask, you can get one HERE

 

 

Straight Hooked loves Aspercreme

So that’s pretty much what I’ve been up to. I have some more exciting stuff in the works for May, so be sure you subscribe to my newsletter so you don’t miss out!

Until next time,

Happy Hooking!


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  • Sati on

    What a fun post! Love the goggles.


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