Straight Hooked

The First Big Order

The First Big Order

StraightHooked.com was launched in Late October of this year, and I received orders quickly. One order in particular was for 12 items, and I am proud to announce that I have completed every item requested and now my fingers have some downtime! (Not really, I still have a couple of Christmas presents to finish for my family, but paid orders are fulfilled at this moment.) I was asked to make items in various colors for each recipient, but given complete creative control over designs. What a tremendously fun way to start my little business!  The last tag was sewn on...

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The Story of the Mystery Bear

Amigurumi

The Story of the Mystery Bear

Over the summer, I decided I wanted to use some super bulky yarn and crochet a bear. I spent days searching for a pattern that I liked, but none of the ones I found were quite right. I wanted something specific out of my bear, and each pattern that I looked at was missing that little something. I finally came across a pattern with rave reviews, but the pictures would not load. I was frustrated and tired of spending so much time on the internet with no yarn or hook in my hands, so I decided to take a chance on what I dubbed the "mystery pattern" and I followed it to a "T".

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Technnical Difficulties... And then some

Technnical Difficulties... And then some

Oh my goodness, it feels like its been forever since I posted to the blog! I have been experiencing a few "technical setbacks" with getting this new website up and running, (thank goodness for free trials) but now I am back and, in my opinion, the website looks much better than before!  I had originally started the site through a different host, and while the interface was easy to use and I had no issue creating pages and posting, my site just would not talk to Pinterest! I contacted customer service, I tried a litany of different settings, and it...

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World Diabetes Day Guest Post

Guest Post

World Diabetes Day Guest Post

Every year on November 14, my daughter asks me to post something from her on facebook to commemorate World Diabetes Day. This year, she has asked if she can use the Straight Blogged platform to share her story. Please enjoy:     Welcome to my Jr. Hooker guest blog post! This comes in honor of November 14th, Doctor Fredrick Banning’s birthday, the man who saved millions of lives by figuring out how to take Porcine (pig) and Canine (dog) pancreatic glands and synthesizing them into insulin. About 40 years later, other scientists were able to create synthetic insulin, but Dr....

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The Busyness of Business

The Busyness of Business

This past spring, I was commissioned to crochet a christening blanket for my cousin before he was born. My aunt was the first person to ever ask me to hook for money, and I was delighted that she asked me. I completed the blanket and brought it to her house, and she loved it! (As I am typing this, I just now realized that I forgot to take a picture of it, which is a shame, because that blanket was absolutely beautiful!) My sweet husband asked me while I was making it why I don't just start a business. This...

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