Hooking, but not for a living

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I’m talking about crochet hooks here and not what you were imagining. Although there is an interesting historical link between lace work and prostitution. One of the possible origins of the term “hooker” is from poorly paid lace workers in desperate conditions “back in the day” (whenever that day was) earning extra money by using other ‘talents’ they may have possessed. The origins of crochet are little known, but the first printed pattern was from the Netherlands.

I actually learned this from a book that Sarah used to help her become hooked on crochet. Why, with little interest in the how-to, did I pick up and read the introduction of the book? Possibly something to do with the title: Stitch’n’Bitch crochet – the Happy Hooker.

Look what the new girl did! A cozy blanket in winter-blues-chasing colours.

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A tea cozy. Yes I know it’s a cafetière/coffee plunger, but I use it for tea.

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Stephen Hawking and many other super-brains recently warned of the dire consequences for humanity by allowing AI to make decisions in war. It’s quite chilling to imagine the science fiction of a HAL from 2001 or Skynet from Terminator becoming science non-fiction. Becoming self aware, self replicating and recognizing that humans are a threat so must be eliminated.

From what I’ve seen around here, and the ever increasing number of crocheted things, I have my own concerns. Look, the crochet hooks have even crocheted their own crochet tool kit!

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4 responses »

  1. I love your crochet! Welcome to the crochety (old) hookers club! You have done a wonderful job. Your posts have been sorely missed.

  2. I confess to having Crochet bikinis in PNG…….won’t put them on FB though.
    Am very impressed with with the items you’ve done !

  3. Beautiful sunny colours. I’d do something to immobilise those hooks though. No knowing what a whole pack like that could get up to 🙂

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