Tuesday, September 13, 2011

~ Hook reminders ~


Eileen from 'Crochet Attic' posted her progress on the pretty granny stripe she's working on and she asked a question.  The question is:  "do any of you ever set a project aside and when you go back to it you can't remember which hook you were using?" 

Nowadays, I'm lucky if I remember what I had for breakfast.  I forget alot of stuff and have to make notes all the time.  My solution to the hook problem is I'm sure, not a new one.  I take safety pins and letter beads and pin it to a project if I put that project down for a time.  I also use this for my scrap yarn cakes when I wind them - 'A' for the 1st one, 'B' for the second one, and so on.  This has saved me from alot of aggravation.  :)   
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15 comments:

  1. That was just the problem I had this weekend. I picked up my squares afther a week or two and I didn't know what size hook I jused. I'm glad I'm not the only one with this problem ;-) Thanks for the solution!

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  2. That's a great idea Debi. I read somewhere that someone keeps the hook they were using with their project, but that would start to add up if you have a lot of WIPS. Have a great day! :-)

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  3. Heather - I usually leave my hooks with the started project (just the letter doesn't always help me, the lighted hooks which I love are definitely a bit larger than an aluminum one!)
    This does mean I've spent more money then necessary on duplicate hooks because I can't find the one I'm looking for!
    I might need pins, but maybe I'll do mine w/ more than a letter....great idea Debi - thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. Thanks for such a great tip. I always forget what hook I use...not anymore...thanks. :)

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  5. Well, what a superdooper idea. I'm off to Michael's to find some little alphabet beads. Thanks for sharing this great idea.

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  6. That's a fantastic Tip Yes i forget quite often too:)

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  7. If I'm able I will leave the hook with the project. Probably why I occasionally cannot find a certain hook. LOL ;) Your idea is a great one. Cute and practical. :)

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  8. Great idea! I will definitely have to remember this one!

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  9. ... I leave the hook in the project... hence I have lots of hooks (the same sizes!).

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  10. This is such a brilliant idea!
    The other day I had just this problem, I wanted to do something again that I'd worked on previously, but couldn't remember the hook size I'd used. Fortunately for me, I remembered I'd taken a picture of the finished project and the hook was in the picture. So all was good as I could tell which it was by the colour of it!

    This idea would be so much less stressful!

    Love it!

    :)

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  11. What a great idea!

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  12. I pin a note with the size hook I used.

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  13. I have been trying to remember to log my new projects on Ravelry, with the hook size. Doesn't always work, but that's where I go first, if I can't remember. And I use the SB Luxite hooks, which are inexpensive, so I have multiple sets, and often leave the hook with the project. The alphabet bead idea is neat!

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  14. i use a piece of tape, n write on the tape, n fasten at the beginning where u start your first stitch.

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