If you’re following us on Facebook you’ve likely noticed that a new logo has appeared on the webpage. This parody of the common male symbol can be attributed to Brian and his creativity. I belive you’ll agree that it fits us quite well; a little irreverent while causing a bit of careful thought. … At least that’s how I imagine you all perceive us.
It a symbol that asks in so many words, “Do you want to hook up”? A logo that any good self respecting male hooker can get behind. And if our business cards are any indication, we did just that. Hopefully a few people IRL will snicker when they see the logoed cards and join those of you already hear – in our cyber hooking space.
Naturally with new business cards I was going to need someplace to put them. A quick trip to raverly led me to Emma-Jayne Fake’s Fox Card Holder pattern … Okay, for those of you who are wondering why they just didn’t go in my wallet, a handful did. However, there is a certain since of irony handing out cards for a crochet blog that are housed in a crocheted card holder. Additionally, I wanted to start trying out some fox related patterns for when I get to help raise money with a Michael J. Fox foundation member latter this year.
The pattern called for two colors, one near orange and one near cream. I chose Red Heart E300.0319 Super Saver Economy Yarn, Cherry Red and Red Heart E300.0334 Super Saver Economy Yarn, Buff. The pattern uses UK terms, so American readers will recognize the DC (double crochet) of the pattern is actually calling for a SC (single crochet) if you’re an American – more on why this is important after Ryan’s birthday. The pattern also calls for a 3.5mm hook, I used my D Hook. The pattern is strait froward, but leaves some of the math for the hookers to do for themselves. It also posses one (that I noticed) error – the stitch count is one higher than the number of stitches being asked for. I looked for an errata pattern on Ravelrey, and on Fake’s website. I couldn’t find one, which, I suspect speaks to my novice status with such patterns and finding errata. I simply added stitches so that I got to the number of stitches the pattern called for.
I also added black stitches as I didn’t have a black button to use to fasten the fox head to the buff background. This will work out for me until I get a button, then I’ll change the stitching to the buff color so that the stitches are not visible from the front with a casual glance.
I kept the holder in my apron at work today so that I could use it if I had any interested tables or coworkers a card. I was able to give out cards to five or so people today with the use of the fox. It even survived being in my serving apron for a double shift.
I enjoy the fox and the cards. I can’t wait to get the fox a nose and see how well received our cards are.
How do you market for your blog? Have you ever made a business card holder?