A BLOG FROM HOOKED ON PATTERNS
I was first discovered in a supermarket. In the frozen vegetable aisle.
Not posing or anything. I was stretching for the peas when I heard "You've got a wonderfully unique shape". I took it the way it was meant.
"I have been looking for a model for a monthly crochet action adventure", added the person. Well, I had never thought of modelling, but who could pass on an offer like that? Needless to say, I took the job.
I didn't know much about crochet to start with. My only instruction for the series was "Remember, it is a breach of contract if you lose any weight".
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I was weighed every day during the year that I worked on A Gonk's Journey. Secretly I had lost a few pounds, but I would hide pouches of rice in my pockets to keep up the weight. It's all forgiven now.
Following on from the Journey (that is how I refer to it in my resume), I was given a short break and took the opportunity to look for another modelling/acting job elsewhere to expand my portfolio.
I turned down the first offer my agent told me about, a weekly serial about Zombies. I didn't want to lower myself to low budget TV. I held out, hoping for another leading role. After all, I was the star and inspiration of A Gonk's Journey, if we had a theme tune, I would have written it myself.
I didn't receive anymore offers. Lucky I'm still on contract here at Hooked On Patterns. There was a bit of a break while they had discussions on which direction they wanted to take me in.
I have been doing varied jobs in the meantime, including, but not limited to, making tea.
A decision has now been made. I wouldn't want to disclose too much here, but I'll have to eat more. This will be a part-time gig, but I have been given another opportunity to help out.
I will now be the editor and chief narrator of this blog. I also managed to negotiate that if musical chairs are played, I will be in control of the stop button.
As Editor of this blog, I will be asking Pattern Designer, Ling Ryan, about her upcoming crochet patterns and about crochet in general. I will also find cool tips and tricks to share with you, keep you updated with the goings on at Hooked On Patterns, write about my next adventures, and there will be ways for you to get involved too.
Here is a little taster of what's to come. I have asked Ling a quick question to get things going:
What was the first item you crocheted?
This Granny Square blanket is the first thing I ever crocheted. I never finished it. I got distracted by more interesting things to make instead. It's been so long now, that this won't even match the décor anymore.
Please feel free to join in and ask a question. Pop it in a comment box below and, if we get enough of them, a selection will get answered in a blog post at the end of each month.
If you don’t have a question, you could just simply share a thought of your own in the comments.
Lastly, there will be a monthly competition to win crochet patterns! Just follow us on Facebook to catch the full details.
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