ODDBALLS Giving Back To The Environment

ODDBALLS

It’s official!

ODDBALLS – a division of A Hooker’s World – has found and chosen Container Recycling Institute – a local environmental charity – to receive twenty percent of all proceeds from the ODDBALLS sales line.

This decision was inspired by A Hooker’s World’s recent affiliation with Neighbors by Design, whose mission is to use the resources of our community by recycling and creating products made out of materials that otherwise would end up in the landfill. To that end, the ODDBALLS line of handmade fiber items shall be composed of scraps/leftovers from whole projects, unidentifiable fibers; all of which shall be “up-cycled” into new practical items. Attempts will be made – via burn test – to determine if unidentifiable fibers are natural or man-made.

“A Hooker’s World is proud to support Neighbors by Design’s innovative and much needed idea to save the environment for future generations. They challenged us to see what more we could do and “LIGHTBULB!” How about giving back to the environment? Hence our decision to donate twenty percent of all proceeds from the ODDBALLS line to Container Recycling Institute.”

Neighbors By Design

Neighbors by Design

I happened to put out my fiber items in the hopes that I might actually sell something. No such luck. However, I met Zoë at one of the yard sales.

Zoë heads Neighbors by Design is a socio-enterprise, a community-centered platform that uses design as a tool to bring neighbors together and in the process create products made out of recycled materials donated by neighbors.

While most of my inventory is high end for potential sales income, I do like to create items from scrap yarn, which would fit the business model more. Either way, it’s an opportunity to sell some of my stuff and make some extra money, especially since I have lost my graphic/web design job.

Before I forget, the point of this post is an event:

Neighbors by Design Makers/Craft Market

December 16 & 17, 2017

10:00 AM-4:00 PM PST

4432 Campbell Drive; Los Angeles, CA 90066

I will be participating with Cathy, conducting the crochet and knit workshops on Sunday. Come on by! You might find the perfect gift for that special someone.

Spare Wheel Crochet Cozy

Crochet Spare Wheel Cozy
courtesy Susan Yorshis-Miller

An high school friend of mine that I recently reconnected with sent me this picture. I am pretty sure she took it while out-and-about in Los Angeles.

I love it! I can tell just by looking at it that it was crocheted.

What do you think?

ADDENDUM: I just learned that this picture was taken out-and-about in Granbury, Texas! Ha ha ha ha ha!

Celebrity Crocheter: Vicki Lawrence

Vicki Lawrence

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I just found Mama’s Family airing on MeTV. I used to love this show and still do. From 18:00-19:00 you will now find me in my room, watching while crocheting or knitting.

Imagine my surprise to see Mama (Vicki Lawrence) crocheting. Yay!

Silver Screen Knitting

Cut Bank

Cut Bank

I always notice when I see knitting or crochet in movies/television programs. This still is from the movie Cut Bank (2014). I would link to my online review on my personal blog, but stupid people are incapable of distinguishing a personal blog from a professional blog and I don’t need more hassles. I will tell you that the actor pictured, plays a nurse that is taking care of Dwayne McLaren’s (Liam Hemsworth) ailing father. The movie was very suspenseful, but the ending was disappointing. Other actors, of note, in the movie include: Billy Bob Thornton, Bruce Dern, and John Malkovich

I Was On Television: KTLA Morning News

Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes Shawl

Leonardo Aguilar and A Hooker’s World were on KTLA Morning News this morning!

They asked for emails of your latest crafts. I sent in Don’t Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes Shawl and they showed it on television, never thinking it would appear on television. Boy, was I wrong. I almost fell out of my chair when I saw the shawl on television.

I stopped watching Today over the firing of Anne Curry. I then switched to ABC, but was not much of a fan of the personalities or the fact that the weather did not usually include the beaches, which is where I live. Now, it’s KTLA Morning News for me!

Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes Shawl
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