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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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Not all Crochet Hooks are Created Equal

Not all Crochet Hooks are Created Equal

*Please note: This is not a sponsored post. This is just my personal opinion* When I first began crocheting in 2003, I randomly selected a Boye crochet hook when I bought my first skeins of yarn. Yes, I seriously bought only one hook. It was an I-9 (5.50mm) and it was light blue. I lost that hook many times over and continually replaced it. There are no less than 20 Boye I-9 hooks randomly stashed around my house to this day. Of course, over time I learned that yarn comes in all sizes and so do hooks. I have purchased...

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Welcome

Welcome

Hello, and welcome! I am so excited to begin this new adventure, and I am very happy you've joined me. A lot of people ask me where I learned to crochet. The short answer is I taught myself, but short answers never make for good stories!   The long of it is a much better tale: My mom was gifted a crocheted blanket by her friend's mom years and years ago. It was a simple giant granny square, but it was warm and soft and pretty much the greatest blanket that had ever lived in our home. I'll just be...

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