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Free Pattern (After) Friday: A New Hook Case.

I had a tragedy happen a few weeks ago. My hook case busted open and wouldn’t close completely anymore. 

I decided I wanted to crochet one. After scouring the Internet, I couldn’t find a pattern for one that I really liked. So I used this one as a jumping off point and made some adjustments. I hope you enjoy!
As always, you are free to do as you please with items made from this pattern. Just don't sell or reproduce this pattern as your own. Please link back to this blog when sharing the pattern.
Here we go!

Hook Case
Materials Needed: G (4.25mm) hook 2 Stitch markers (or small piece of contrasting color yarn) Yarn Needle
Yarn Needed: Worsted Weight Yarn in any color
Abbreviations: CH – chain SC – single crochet HDC – half double crochet DC – double crochet SS – slip stitch ST - stitch
Front Cover CH 31
Row 1: SC in the 2nd CH from hook and in each CH across, CH 2 turn (30 SC)  
Row 2: DC in each of the first 20 STS, DC in the back loop only of each of the next 10 SC to form the back of the hook pocket…

Something Big. (And a Free Pattern Before Friday)

Earlier in the week, I posted about a difficult thing that I have been facing recently. I couldn't state exactly what it was because it wasn't just my battle. It was my mom's.

A couple weeks ago, we got the news that she had some scans come back showing some irregularities. The doctors thought she possible had breast cancer. While this is difficult news to face, we were thankful because the areas were so small that if it did come back anything it would be really early. This past Monday, she had a biopsy done. Yesterday, we got the news that everything was clear. These areas were benign.

I don't really think either of us had prepared ourselves to hear that news. We never doubted God in this process, but both of us thought it would be worse. We knew no matter what happened He would take care of us and see us through it. We prepared ourselves for the worst so neither of us would break down in front of the other.

I am so extremely thankful. There are no words to express the g…

Grace.

I love the English language. 

Maybe I'm weird. 

Maybe I'm a geek.

But I love it.

I love how similar it is to life. I love it's complexity. I love how it's messy. I love how there are so many rules that have more exceptions than actual words that follow them. I am passionate about it.

One of my favorite things about it is homonyms.

Homonyms are words that are spelled the same but have different meanings.

Words like:

crane: That bird is a crane./They had to use a crane to lift the heavy object./She had to crane her neck to see the movie.point: This pencil has a sharp point./It's not polite to point at people.right: You were right./Make a right turn at the next street.type: He can type over 100 words per minute./That dress is really not her type.
One of my favorite homonyms is grace.

According to Webster's dictionary grace has eight different definitions depending on its usage. 

There are two that come to mind when I think about it.

The first is as something of which I do no…

Robin.

I never thought I would write a post about a celebrity. As obsessed with pop culture as I have been, I just didn't want this blog to be about that subject. I saw my obsession as a shackle that I was trying to break.
If I ever did write one, I certainly never thought I would write one like this.

Being a kid in the 90's and early 2000's, I was privileged to know Robin Williams as the Genie, Mrs. Doubtfire, Jack, and as Alan in Jumanji among many others. He helped shaped my childhood.
As a child of divorced parents in the mid-90's, I really appreciated Mrs. Doubtfire. I realized that I may be the only person in my circle who had divorced parents, but somewhere else there were kids who were experiencing something similar to me. I was not alone in my journey.
I also always felt different. I could never explain why exactly, but something about me was different than other kids. The movie Jack helped me in so many ways. I loved it. I don't know that I really thought about why …