Getting a grip.

Hookers, take care of yourselves. I overdid it when I was making little Yondu Poppins, and it busted up my right hand. I had a hard time holding onto my hooks (or anything else for that matter), and my hand was constantly tingling and numb. I was stubborn and waited for two weeks while constantly convincing myself it was getting better. Two weeks later I finally had to admit that no, not being able to squeeze a sponge to do the dishes ISN’T progress, so I tried to book a doctor’s appointment, but that took another 1.5 weeks before I could find someone who was available. I saw a doctor, was sent home with some meds, and hey, I felt better! Then I finished my meds and well, it’s coming back. So I’ve booked another appointment, but I have to wait another two weeks to follow up and get this checked out again. Hopefully it’s nothing permanent, and hopefully a second trip to the doctor will get me all fixed up.

In the meantime I haven’t touched my hooks. Add up all that time and now I’ve been set back a full month on my hooking. I know none of these projects are mandatory. I know it’s all self-imposed deadlines. But it still sucks. Comic-Con’s coming up in a month and I had so many things I wanted to make. The part that upsets me more is that I wanted to make some more to donate as prizes for the blood drive, but at this point I’ll just have to stick with what I’ve got.

That being said, it looks like I’ll have a short lineup of critters this year, but I’ve got some other talented hookers who have asked me to be art drop mules for them at SDCC this year! Here’s three critters that I’ve seen from Marcy of Moon’s Creations that she’ll be sending on to me to drop on her behalf, and I LOVE them:

With my own critter drop lineup being be cut short, and with all the awesomeness that I’ve been seeing from Marcy, I’m putting out an open call: if you’d like me to be your art drop mule at SDCC, let me know! If you’re interested in having me do drops on your behalf at the biggest geek event of the year, shoot me a line via twitter, facebook, or email (geekyhooker [at] gmail.com), and we’ll talk! It can be anything, whether it’s drawings, jewelry, other little doodads, etc. If you’ve got art that you want to share with the world, I’ll be happy to help. I only ask that inquiries only come from folks who will not be attending SDCC themselves. HOWEVER, if you’re doing drops of your own at SDCC, let me know about those too! If I get enough people interested, I’ll write up a collective post to fill everyone in on who to follow on social media. If I can’t fill out my own critter drop lineup, at least I can try to help others spread the fun and share their work! If you want to do art drops of your own, drop me a line, otherwise hopefully I’ll get a grip soon enough!

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Supercalifragil-wha?

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Loved it. Loads of fun, just like the first one. Lots of good one-line zingers, but one of the best moments involved Yondu:

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“I’M MARY POPPINS, Y’ALL!”

I was already seeing memes for that line before I even saw the movie, but once I saw the context of it I knew I had to make it into a critter. Yondu may not have been the magical nanny that Mary Poppins was, but he sure did what he could for little Peter Quill.

Mary Poppins might be practically perfect in every way, but a lot of things bothered me about making Yondu Poppins. I like to keep things as accurate as possible, and well, a lot of Yondu Poppins didn’t follow movie accuracy.

Yondu doesn’t have red eyebrows in the movie. He actually doesn’t have eyebrows at all. But he looked so much goofier with a pair of grumpy eyebrows sewn on, so I added them anyway.

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Mary Poppins’s skirt isn’t black, it’s navy blue. She doesn’t have a red ribbon belt, but a lot of the DIY costumes I saw seemed to love adding it in, and when I made little Yondu Poppins I felt like adding a little red belt gave a nice accent to it all.

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The floral print on the Yondu Poppins bag looks NOTHING like the original floral print on Mary Poppins’s bag in the movie, but dammit, I tried.

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Given all the deviances that I made from the original material, I’m still pretty pleased with Yondu Poppins overall. He’ll be floating in to San Diego Comic-Con for a critter drop. Find him and he’s yours to keep! Just don’t expect him to be much of a nanny. He might look the part, but he’ll probably steal your stuff and run off.

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Worst. Nanny. Ever.

As for my thoughts on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2….

(SPOILERS AHEAD!!!)

(AHOY! THERE BE SPOILERS!!)

I loved it. I loved Vol. 1 more, but Vol. 2 had all the same elements that made the first movie great, which is all I really wanted. And who knew that the movie would be more about Yondu than anything else in the end? None of the marketing gave that away, and I love that Marvel teased just enough in the trailers and TV spots to keep everyone interested, but didn’t give away any of the main plot points. It’s nice to still be surprised by a movie when too many trailers tend to give away too much of a movie these days. My thoughts:

  • Little Groot just wants to dance, y’all. He just wants to DANCE.
  • There was a heavy family theme in this one. Nebula and Gamora’s strained relationship. Peter’s conflicting feelings towards meeting his father. Peter’s realization that he had a father figure all along in Yondu. The guardians all referring to themselves collectively as a family. The only thing that could’ve made the family theme any more obvious was to have Lilo and Stitch fly in and have them scream “OHANA” in everyone’s faces. Aside from the theme being a little too transparent, I liked it and I liked that it added a sweet undertone to an otherwise goofy movie.
  • The soundtrack! I loved the soundtrack in the first movie, and I love it in this one too. I loved the way “The Chain” was used in the scene between Peter and Ego, and a bit of Fleetwood Mac brings back memories of family road trips with my dad commandeering the music selection with his favorite 70s tunes. Throw in some Cat Stevens and Simon & Garfunkel and you’d have a large chunk of my passive childhood playlist.
  • THE HOFF. Holy shit, that cameo came out of nowhere, and in such a weird moment. It threw me off and I LOVED it.
  • The end credit scenes: That’s a lot of loose ends. Makes me curious how they’re going to squeeze everything in the next movie. On top of whatever hijinks the guardians will get themselves into, you’ve got Ayesha introducing Adam, a Ravagers reunion, and Nebula flying off to kill Thanos. And that’s all without including the fact that they’re supposed to meet the Avengers at some point.

(END SPOILERS)

I remember having serious doubts about the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie and it ended up being one of my favorites in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. This time I put my trust in Marvel and walked away happy. I don’t know when the Marvel train is going to slow down, and to be honest I’m (pleasantly) surprised that it’s still going strong. I really need to learn to sit back and enjoy the ride…9 years of enjoyable movies is a CRAZY good track record. Here’s to moving on to a decade of fun.

If you want to join my hunt for crocheted critters at San Diego Comic-Con this year, follow me on either twitter or facebook to track my drops! I just ask for two things if you find a critter: 1) Send me a photo of your new friend! 2) Let me know where the little buddy’s new home will be! Good luck, and happy hunting!

The Geeky Hooker

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Double the doctor, double the fun!

I’ve been trying to be better about making duplicates when it comes to my critters. Part of it is so I can start my own collection of critters, because over the past six years I’ve only kept a handful of critters for myself. This way I can have one of each critter as a reference if I wanted to make more instead of relying on old photos to see how I made some of the finer details. The other part is to see if it’s something that can be easily reproduced to begin with. Some of you may have remembered me making a little Doctor Strange back in November:

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Well, in trying to start this new habit, I made two!

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Verdict: Unless I can find a better way to make an Eye of Agamotto, I think I’ll sit this one out in the future. But my extra work is your gain! That means there’s one for me, and one for you. I’ll be keeping one of these little guys for my own collection, but the other will be an extra for me to drop off at San Diego Comic-Con! Find him and he’s yours! Better grab him before he sling-rings his way out of your grasp. 🙂

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If you want to join my hunt for crocheted critters at San Diego Comic-Con this year, follow me on either twitter or facebook to track my drops! I just ask for two things if you find a critter: 1) Send me a photo of your new friend! 2) Let me know where the little buddy’s new home will be! Good luck, and happy hunting!

The Geeky Hooker

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Mommie Dearest: A Tale of Two Marthas

Superman and Batman have been coming with me to San Diego Comic-Con since I started doing my drops six years ago, and this year is no exception. With Mother’s Day coming up, I thought I’d do a tribute to the dumbest part of Dawn of Justice: the Martha moment. If you haven’t seen Batman vs. Superman, here comes a spoiler (although really, you didn’t miss much): Batman’s about to beat the ever living crap out of Superman. With kryptonite and lots of punches. It’s going down. And then, RIGHT before Batman’s about to give the final blow, Superman croaks out “save…Martha.” Batman says “Wait, wut?” Turns out SURPRISE! Clark Kent’s mom is named Martha. Bruce Wayne’s mom is named Martha. Why is Superman referring to his mother by her first name in this situation? Whatever. SOMEHOW that suddenly makes everything okay and Batman decides “nah, I won’t kill you bro” and helps Superman find Martha Kent to rescue her. Wat. Just…okay, fine, whatever. I didn’t write that shit.

ANYWAY. Mother’s Day is coming! Here’s to our favorite Marthas in the comic book universes.

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Martha Kent: a sweet but tough country mom. Taught Clark/Kal-El to be a good person and do what’s right, even if it’s the hard thing to do.

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Martha Wayne: rich and dead. Womp womp.

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These two will be coming with me for the seventh year to San Diego Comic-Con! But wait…some of you might have remembered that I already made a Batman for dropping off this year. So why another Batman? It’s because these guys won’t be scattered around the convention grounds like the others. I’ll be donating these two little dudes for the prize drawings for the blood drive! Be a hero and you could win one of these little buggers for doing something great.

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!

So now you’re bummed that Superman won’t be part of the drops this year? Maybe you’re not eligible to donate blood, or needles make you squeamish? I GOTCHU.

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SURPRISE, SUCKERS. I made two! One will be donated for the blood drive prize drawing, and the other will still be dumped off in public for strangers to find. So based on that, I’m still on year 7 of having a Superman and a Batman with me for leaving behind.

Anyway, if your mother’s good to you, call her this weekend and tell her you love her. If you’re going to San Diego Comic-Con, donate blood for a chance to win a little Superman or Batman, or keep your eyes peeled to find a little Superman or an oldschool Batman in the wild! Team Martha GOOOOO!

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If you want to join my hunt for crocheted critters at San Diego Comic-Con this year, follow me on either twitter or facebook to track my drops! I just ask for two things if you find a critter: 1) Send me a photo of your new friend! 2) Let me know where the little buddy’s new home will be! Good luck, and happy hunting!

The Geeky Hooker

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As rare as a…

So last week people were losing their minds over that unicorn frappuccino at Starbucks. While people were hunting down that pink and blue sugary mess, I was busy trying to stitch up this little derpface:

Embroidery isn’t my strong suit, but dammit, I tried. I TRIED. So what’s with the unicorn? Was I looking for some magic in my life? Was I looking for some sunshine and rainbows? Nay (neigh?), ’twas not my intention. This unicorn was for someone else. Someone who has a much deeper love for unicorns:

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Oh yeah. That guy.

One thing I love about Deadpool is that you can accessorize him with just about anything. Sombrero? Done. Banana suit? Why not? Unicorn? Anyone who has seen the Deadpool movie may remember that Deadpool seems to like unicorns. Likereally like them. (link is slightly more SFW than the actual scene I’m referring to)

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One way or another I’m sure this chubby little unicorn will keep him company while he waits to be dropped off to cause trouble at San Diego Comic-Con this year. Deadpool, ready for some unicorn fun times at SDCC! Find him and he’s yours!

If you want to join my hunt for crocheted critters at San Diego Comic-Con this year,  follow me on either twitter or facebook to track my drops! I just ask for two things if you find a critter: 1) Send me a photo of your new friend! 2) Let me know where the little buddy’s new home will be! Good luck, and happy hunting!

The Geeky Hooker

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Nananananananana – you know the rest!

San Diego Comic-Con might be months away (good luck to everyone during open registration this weekend!), but that doesn’t mean I can’t get an early start on my critters! With my book coming out soon I’ve got a lot on my plate, so I’m trying to pace things a little further out in terms of making Comic-Con critters. That being said, here’s the first two critters for San Diego Comic-Con 2017’s critter drops! And this time I decided to go retro:

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Nananananananana BATMAN!!

Batman has shown up to Comic-Con every year for my critter drops since I first started making these little guys back in 2011, but I’d always modeled him from the animated series.

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First Batman I ever made! Memorieeees…

This time I went with classic Batman. There’s so much more color! And fun campiness! And all of the crazy onomatopoeias that would blare up on the TV screen whenever there was a fight. BAM! POW!

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One that always confused me was “BIFF!” Not sure what kind of fight would produce the sound “BIFF!”, but it sounds kind of fun.

And Batman wouldn’t be complete without a villain! The beauty of the Batman franchise is that there’s SO many good memorable villains to pick from:

I’ve previously made the Joker, Harley Quinn (both classic and Suicide Squad), Two-Face, Catwoman, and Scarecrow, and I’m still nowhere close to making a dent into Batman’s extensive list of foes. For classic Batman, I decided to go with an eccentric little ornithophile:

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“QUACK QUACK QUAAAAACK!!”

I don’t know about you guys, but it wasn’t until I was making this little guy that I realized that Penguin historically has nothing to do with actual penguins, with the exception of Tim Burton’s Penguin. (let me know if there are others!) He’s just a kooky dude in a tux who quacks and has an arsenal of weaponized umbrellas. Huh.

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You’re looking dapper as ever with your monocle, Mr. Cobblepot.

My first two critters for San Diego Comic-Con 2017, ready to go! You know the drill, if you find them at Comic-Con they’re yours to keep! If you’ve got your badges from return registration, congratulations! If you’ll be fighting the good fight during open registration this weekend, may the odds be ever in your favor.

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If you want to join my hunt for crocheted critters at San Diego Comic-Con this year, follow me on either twitter or facebook to track my drops! I just ask for two things if you find a critter: 1) Send me a photo of your new friend! 2) Let me know where the little buddy’s new home will be! Good luck, and happy hunting!

The Geeky Hooker

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Whispers from a little bird

So you’re on the fence about ordering my book Literary Yarns. You like the white rabbit from Alice in Wonderland, Daisy Buchanan from The Great Gatsby looks fashionably fabulous in yarn form, and Napoleon from Animal Farm looks terrifyingly squishy. But it’s still missing something for you. Where’s the darker stuff? The kind of stuff that drives madness into your soul by repeatedly reminding of your past and implying that there’s no hope for your future? Fear not, if that’s what’s holding you back then we’ve got you covered.

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“Nevermore.”

For once upon a midnight dreary, a little birdy from the folks at Quirk Books told me that the pattern for this little chubster will be given for free to anyone who pre-orders my book, from any retailer! Just email a photo or a screenshot of your receipt to marketing@quirkbooks.com with the subject line “LITERARY YARNS PRE-ORDER” to snag your free pattern! Click here for full details. Get your free pattern and you’ll have this broody little dude to stalk you from your shelf in no time.

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Food, Magic, Purple Zone-outs, and Critters

Oh, New York City. I keep going back because I love the place so damn much. There’s so much happening at any given moment. I went back for another trip, stuffed my face, visited a few spots that I hadn’t seen before (or hadn’t visited in a long time), and of course I brought a few critters to drop too.

The Food:

The primary reason why I keep going back to NYC is to eat everything in sight. Houston’s got fantastic food, but for everything that I can’t get at home in Houston, New York hits the spot every single time. I ate at various bakeries, slurped up noodles at ramen shops, and I had one splurge meal at Aska, where my husband and I overdid our eating rampage and got a 19(!!) course Nordic tasting menu where we ate some of the most innovative and unique food that we’ve had in a long time. Two courses that particularly surprised me with how FREAKING GOOD they were were the fried lichen (reindeer moss) and the mushroom ice cream. It was different, and it was something that I’d never find at home, but in the end my favorite meals whenever I visit NYC are always the simpler, cheaper meals. There’s nothing like ending off a night of drinking with some cheap Japanese skewers.

Stuff that I didn’t get to eat this time around:

  • Katz’s and/or Russ & Daughters – AGAIN. I even walked past them, but I was too stuffed from another meal earlier and had to forgo some bites at these two spots again. Inner fat kid problems, I know.
  • Any Eastern European joints. I’ll get my fill of pierogies and blintzes one of these days!!
  • Ice cream. I had several different ice cream spots mapped out (Chinatown Ice Cream Factory, Ice & Vice, a return visit to Momofuku Milk Bar), but I skipped them all because it was ridiculously cold over the weekend.
  • POMMES FRITES. I’M STILL UPSET ABOUT THIS ONE. It’s one of my favorite spots in NYC, then it burned down, BUT IT HAS RISEN FROM THE ASHES. Just about every night I told myself I was going to leave space for some delicious fried potato goodness, AND EVERY NIGHT I HAD NO ROOM FOR IT. WHY. WHYYYYYYY. (because I ate too much, that’s why)
  • Peter Luger’s: Being from Texas, it’s counterproductive for me to eat steak when I travel because we’ve got so much good steak right here at home. But I’ve had multiple people insist that I need to try this place (including other Texans), so I’ll have to give this a shot in the future.

The Sights:

  • The MetI hadn’t been to The Met in over a decade, and that was on a half-assed visit from a high school trip. My husband had never been to the Met at all. We decided to pay a visit, and we immediately got lost in all of the art and history on display. I flipped out over the Van Gogh paintings, and my husband looked like a kid in a candy store when we walked into the musket room in the arms & armor collection. But can I talk for a minute about how incredibly well thought-out the exhibitions halls are? Oh, we’ve got a collection of Greek and Roman statues to put on display – instead of putting them in a stark white gallery, let’s rebuild a freaking Roman temple to house them all. Got some portions from the walls of an Egyptian tomb? Let’s rebuild the tomb. European art ends up in rooms with royal maroon walls and gilded frames, modern art is in high-ceilinged white rooms with lots of open space. I enjoyed the Met when I was in high school, but I didn’t fully appreciate it until I visited as an adult. It really is a magnificent place.
  • Tannen’s Magic StoreThe world’s oldest magic shop! I’d read about this place and I wanted to pay a visit because a magic shop sounds crazy interesting to me. It was a bit hard to find…husband and I walked right past it a few times, and when we asked a girl at a clothing store about it she had no idea what we were talking about. Eventually we found it (it’s on the 6th floor of a small building), and we were rewarded with a small space with lots of fun and interesting magic trick supplies, and the staff was more than willing to baffle us with a few magic tricks of their own. Sleight of hand is a super impressive skill. Definitely a fun hidden slice of New York.
  • The Dream House: Another random piece of New York that seemed interesting to me. It’s an art space from the 60’s, and the plain English description is that it’s a room flooded with purple lighting, with speakers playing a loud humming sound at a low frequency, with pillows on the ground if you want to meditate, zone out, take a nap, etc. Artsy description is “sound and light can be experienced as a new form or new media: the sound and light environment.” I walked in, and sure enough there were people just…lying around. Some were sleeping. One way or another I went in, grabbed a pillow, and just laid there for a while. And wouldn’t you know it, I actually started to zone out. Took a short nap. And I actually did feel better afterward! Maybe it’s because I was thawing out from the cold. Maybe it’s because that humming sound was starting to become a light droning in my ears. Maybe I was just plain tired and needed some rest. I didn’t find the meaning of life or anything, but it was kind of nice in a weird way. I wanted to see something off the beaten track in New York and I definitely found it.
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  • Ghostbusters Firehouse: CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION. FAIL. 😦
  • New York Public Library: Welp, I didn’t make it to the Ghostbusters Firestation, but the New York Public Library is just as good! And holy crap, this is their public library in New York City? Like people can just casually waltz on in there and study or read?? Beautiful, beautiful place.

ALL THE PRETTY YARN!!

I’ve been to NYC a few times now, and somehow it never occurred to me to visit some yarn shops! Thanks to the advice of some redditors, I visited Purl Soho and the Lion Brand Yarn Studio and saw some amazing fiber art and touched some of the softest, most luxurious yarn around. I didn’t even want to know how much it cost, but there were so many pretty colors and it was super soft. Far better quality yarn than the cheapo yarn I usually use to make my critters.

THE CRITTERS!

For this trip I brought three critters with me, and all three were found!! Woohoo!! Here’s where they all went:


Iron Man was the first critter that I dropped, where I decided to leave him at Midtown Comics.

I know, not the most creative hiding spot I’ve ever done, but it seemed like a fitting place in the big city. About 20 minutes later I got confirmation that he’d been found!

The REALLY exciting part? HE’S GOING TO AUSTRALIA. I GET TO MARK AUSTRALIA ON MY CRITTER MAP!

That’s one down, two more to go! Next was Captain America. He’s the kid from Brooklyn, and since I had my dinner reservation in Brooklyn on Friday night, it only felt right to take him back home. I got a tip from a redditor to visit Desert Island while I was out there, and I ADORED the place. Small, but full of charm. I didn’t want to make a trend of leaving the critters at comic book stores, but I couldn’t resist leaving little Captain America there.

I later got a message on Instagram that the kid from Brooklyn had been found! He’ll still be around New York City, but he’ll be getting a change in scenery and be moving to Queens.

Last one was Spider-Man. I know, I know, I left Captain America in Brooklyn so Spidey should’ve been left in Queens, but Queens wasn’t in my plans so he was going to get dumped off somewhere in Manhattan. With Peter Parker being a journalist I felt like I found a decent substitute for a drop spot:

I later got a buzz that Spidey had been found and he’ll be moving to LA!

That’s another 100% drop report rate! I’ve been getting more of those lately. That makes me happy. 🙂 Thanks to everyone who joined the hunt, and thank you New York City for being amazing as usual. I’m sure I’ll be back. ❤

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Critters in New York, 2017 edition!

I’m heading to New York City for a weekend vacation this coming Thursday! And I’ve decided to take some critters with me! Almost the entire Marvel Universe is based in New York City, so it was only appropriate that I went with Marvel characters this time around. I’ll be in town from 3/2-3/5, but I’ll only be doing drops from 3/2-3/4, and I’ll be spending most of my time around Manhattan. I’ll only have 3 critters with me and I’ll only drop one each day from Thursday-Saturday, so keep an eye out! Here’s who I’ll be bringing with me:

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I’ve got a kid from Queens….

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A kid from Brooklyn…

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…and a genius billionaire playboy philanthropist.

And here’s all three of them together! (this photo shows the actual critters that I’ll be bringing!)

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If you’ve never followed my drops before, here’s what you need to know:

  1. Follow me either on facebook or twitter, but I highly suggest twitter for drop-tracking. Facebook does a weird thing where it doesn’t show my posts in real-time based on whatever magical algorithm they use to control people’s newsfeeds.

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  2. Follow the hashtag #CRITTERDROP to filter out my tweets if you want to see the ones pertaining to the drops only.
  3. Set up a twitter mobile alert on your phone! This isn’t required, but it’ll help! This way your phone will buzz every time I make a post on twitter, so you won’t miss a single drop! You might end up with your phone buzzing like crazy if I’m geeking out over something during my trip, but otherwise I’ll try to keep it tame. 😉 Instructions on how to set this up can be found here.
  4. If you find a critter, let me know that you found it! Please, please, PLEASE check in if you find a critter. Each one is tagged with a card with my contact info. I just ask for two things if you find one: 1) Send me a photo of your new friend, and 2) Let me know where the critter’s new home will be so I can add it to my map! I do this knowing that there’s a potential that anyone could swipe the critter and never get back to me on it, but it doesn’t make it any less disheartening when one goes missing.
  5. I’ll be dropping on critter per day from Thursday-Saturday (3/2-3/4). No pairs/groups of critters.

And I’m going to give just ONE spoiler in terms of where and when I’m going to drop a specific critter: I’ve got dinner reservations in Brooklyn on Friday evening (3/3), so I’ll be dropping Captain America back where he’s from while I’m out there! Otherwise Spider-Man and Iron Man will be dropped whenever I feel like the time and place is right! Happy hunting!

If you want to join my hunt for crocheted critters in New York City this weekend,  follow me on either twitter or facebook to track my drops! I just ask for two things if you find a critter: 1) Send me a photo of your new friend! 2) Let me know where the little buddy’s new home will be! Good luck, and happy hunting!

The Geeky Hooker

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Like books? Like hooks? I’ve got just the thing for you!

Remember that book deal I talked about last spring? LOOK. LOOK!!!

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I got my advance copy of my book Literary Yarns in the mail and holy crap, I’VE GOT AN ACTUAL BOOK OH MY GOD. Months of making new critters from scratch (all characters except for Hester Prynne & Julius Caesar are brand-new, and even those two had to be reworked), writing up patterns, getting those patterns hacked and slashed by an editor (which was VERY much needed), excitedly getting updates from the photography & design team on how the photoshoots were coming along…all of that has amounted to 112 pages with 22 patterns covering 16 works of literature. Whew. It didn’t really sink in until I finally had a hard copy in my hands. And what a feeling it is. I hope it’ll do well. And if it doesn’t, this has been one hell of a fun learning experience. AND I HAVE A BOOK. I still can’t quite believe it.

It’s up for pre-order (official release date is May 2nd 2017) on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, but if you order through Amazon, might I suggest that you do it through AmazonSmile? That way you get to do some shopping and give to a charity of your choice at the same time. Literary Yarns is up and ready to go!

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