Life Before The Internet – A Fun Review

‘Put your name and address on a self addressed envelope, and send it in!’ ‘Just send us a stamped, self addressed envelope…’ Before the internet, television presenters were obsessed with the ‘self addressed envelope’. This was before they could count telephone calls, and before the internet. When television was the great communications innovation. I can … Read more Life Before The Internet – A Fun Review

Crochet Blogging at Hooked On Patterns

A new website, designed to look like the old website. We have made significant change, which required a substantial effort, all to make it feel like nothing has changed. Welcome to the future. CROCHET BLOGGING AT HOOKED ON PATTERNS  Creating a new website is not the sort of topic that garners organic crochet blogging. Nobody … Read more Crochet Blogging at Hooked On Patterns

I Love Chocolate

I LOVE CHOCOLATE I can look at it. Pictures of it. I can scroll through social media, liking photo after photo of it. I like chocolate with hazelnut inside. Whomever first put those ingredients together was a genius. I’m guessing that they were melting the chocolate down, to make condensed chocolate cubes for faster consumption, … Read more I Love Chocolate

The History of Crochet: An Alternative View

The History of Crochet - An Alternative View Post

The history of crochet… According to Adam Gonk Before the dawn of humanity, when the world was young, a Gonk wandered alone upon the dust. From the future, and from an alien world, he had no way to ‘fit in’. He also had not another soul to ‘fit in’ with. And so he spent many … Read more The History of Crochet: An Alternative View

Bunny Gonk Free Crochet Pattern

A minor retraction So, I’m back. I guess it’s just best to tell you what happened. I went along to the set and met the person purporting to be the director. I was given my costume and a room to change in. I was concerned that we seemed to be filming backwards, as I was … Read more Bunny Gonk Free Crochet Pattern

Adam’s Big Break – Creative Writing

ADAM’S BIG BREAK – CREATIVE WRITING Hi everyone, Adam Gonk here. ​The Chief Editor of this blog, the lead literary composer, and also an iconic actor most notably known for the fantasy adventure called A Gonk’s Journey. A model, a muse, the best of the Gonkgian tribe, the singer and the songwriter. Finally, according to … Read more Adam’s Big Break – Creative Writing

Racer Astronaut Pilot Gonk Crochet Patterns

They told me that I have to write about how I discovered the new outfits. I explained that it would take six words; ‘I went to the Transport Museum’.  “No, no. Talk about your day. Take notes as you walk around”, they said. My reply? I told them, “it’s a Transport Museum, there’s not much … Read more Racer Astronaut Pilot Gonk Crochet Patterns