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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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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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