Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Cliffnote

Ever wonder where your hook went to....

Recommended Posts

Well I was working on my afghan the other night and my daughter was watching me make it. She is 9 years old. She asked me if I could teach her how to crochet again. I told her I would but not tonight. Then she says to me ''Well I still have your hook you know." I was like oh ok, which one :think, thinking it was one of my plastic hooks that I dont really use. Well would'nt you know, it was the hook I tore the house apart looking for:eek. It is my size H susan bates hook. I have a few other H hooks but this one I made a comfort grip with polymer clay, and it much easier on my hand when I crochet, I looked everywhere for it and finally gave up. I was like why didnt you tell me you had it, I was looking all over for it. She said "Oh, I had it with my markers and crayons so I wouldnt lose it." LOL go figure. Well at least I know one place to look next time.:hook

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh the lost hooks, I tell you the truth, I don't know if I lose my hooks or my mind MORE....lol, and when it's a JIMBO hook I wanna call the fire department!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Im forever losing mine as well. Either they get swallowed up in the couch cushions or the cat steals it and bats it around the kitchen.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

hahahaha. Very industrious little girl....now the real question is....did she hold it for ransom until you gave in? :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It is akin to the odd sock and the washing machine, at least in this neighborhood. I have spares now, but the back-up hooks never crochet quite the same way as the original one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We have a 3 year old in the house. When she see my mother in law or me crocheting, she wants to "help. I always pull out a long peice of thread for her to use and my needle is the one she always wants. She did this last week and it took me a week to find it! She hadn't left with, she droped it and I turned everything apart to find it. After a week, I finally found it- it had gotten stuck in the fold inside the cushion of the recliner we were sitting in! I had checked it several times, but didn't stick my hand in quite the right spot. Next time, (if it happens again) I will look in her crayons!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My lost item right now isn't a hook. Although I have "lost" them on many occassions too. My "lost" item is my Lean Mean Thirteen book by Janet Evanovich. I have looked all over for it, ripped the house apart but alas it is still missing. :(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I lost my K hook the other day. It was my grand MIL's and I didn't have a backup. I tore the place apart looking for it, and finally went out and bought another, then the same night, DH says "I feel something cold." He reaches down to the foot of the bed and hands me the hook. :eek I had already looked there at least 3 times because that's where I left it! At least I have a backup now and I got a J that isn't plastic too. ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was forever misplacing mine (not while working on a pattern, but when I wanted that size for another pattern) I had gotten into the habit of just putting it aside somewhere instead of putting it back in their holder pouch. Sooooooooo, frustrated one day and not feeling like tearing the house apart, I ordered more so that I now have at least 3 of each size hook. And, wouldn't you know, now I always put the hook away when done and haven't misplaced a hook since I bought them.... go figure! :think:yes

Edited by YarnMover
spelling

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

hmmmm....I've lost my little round yarn cutter pendant thingy....my kids are old enough that they wouldn't have it in their crayons, I've already torn apart the couch, and it's not in my bed. :think

I wonder where it went!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

lol! I know how that goes. My 14 month old daughter loves to steal my lighted hooks I always have to look in her toys to find them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I dropped one at an airport lounge last year. I didn't have the spare on me so I couldn't crochet for the 8 hour overseas flight. Aargh.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am forever losing my crochet hooks. I have several size because when I lose one I just go out and buy another. I do find the eventually down the sides of my recliner. When we had a recliner couch I always found then in the "hassock on the bottom of it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a cup I keep my hooks in. About once a month I do a sweep of the house and find all my hooks. Then I fill my cup back up and by the time thirty days go by...time to search the house again! LOL

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have to be careful with my hooks. I end up losing them when I set aside projects and the cat starts playing with them! Once he gets them and starts playing with them, you never know where they'll end up. At least I've been lucky thus far and have caught him right after the hook hits the floor so I haven't lost one for more than a few minutes... unless you count the time I was looking for my J hook and spent a good couple hours searching everywhere for it frantically only to realize I left it wrapped up in the last project I was working on with it! :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh, yes, all the time. Last time I lost my P hook. Looked everywhere. Went out and bought another and the very next morning found the lost one in my drawer... one I had looked in already too!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

All the time!!!

I wish they could multiply when left alone in the dark, the way my stash does, :lol.

As long as I stay home, and the hook case stays on the first shelf under the desk I am fine. But send me out with project in hand, and it seems that they yell, "I'm Free", and they take off for unknown territory. I had a hook that disappeared (size 7 aluminum) it was my favorite) and was gone for years. I finally broke down and bought another, but it never felt the same, so 7 is not my fav anymore.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
She said "Oh, I had it with my markers and crayons so I wouldnt lose it." LOL go figure. Well at least I know one place to look next time.:hook

 

I know I was really upset when I could not find my yellow Crystalites I hook that I'd recently bought. I completely cleaned my room in an attempting to find it and then after I went to the store and bought a set of hooks, I came home to find the hook I'd been looking for in my desk drawer... (I had completely cleaned said drawer out looking for previously mentioned hook so I knew someone had to have placed it in there whilst I was gone...)

 

But oh well, now I have two I hooks... LOL

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I leave mine in UFOs and forget about them! I swear I'm gonna make some stitch markers with letters on them so I can take the hook out and remember what I was using on that project later.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We're empty nesters with no cat so if my hook is missing I have no one to blame but myself, alas! (Now when the girls were at home it was my scissors which went missing all the time. After a while I knew to check in my oldest daughter's room because she is the highly craft one and nabbed borrowed them all the time.) I bet your daughter found your hook more comfortable than the others. Maybe she needs her own in the clay colors she likes and molded to her hand!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I was forever misplacing mine (not while working on a pattern, but when I wanted that size for another pattern) I had gotten into the habit of just putting it aside somewhere instead of putting it back in their holder pouch. Sooooooooo, frustrated one day and not feeling like tearing the house apart, I ordered more so that I now have at least 3 of each size hook. And, wouldn't you know, now I always put the hook away when done and haven't misplaced a hook since I bought them.... go figure! :think:yes

 

I got such a chuckle out of your post! As soon as I had three each of the standard sizes I use in Silvalumes, I stopped losing them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I got such a chuckle out of your post! As soon as I had three each of the standard sizes I use in Silvalumes, I stopped losing them.

 

Those are my favorite hooks. And since I had three of all the other sizes, when I ordered L, M, and N in Silvalume a short time ago, of course I had to get three each of them too :heehee It would have jinxed me and I would have started losing them! :yes

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...