18 December 2009

Oh, dear - it's broken


Well that's the end of a wonderful relationship.  The end of this dear little hook has broken.  


Not only has it been a constant companion for over two years it's also holds many fond memories of Palmetto Tat Days the year before last.  That would be 2007.


I bought this off Georgia Seitz and it's been with me ever since.  


BUT all is not quite lost - I bought two 'just in case'.  Now after Christmas I'll order another from Georgia 'just in case' the other one dies.  Mind, I've yet to find it in my muddle!!!


I think I'll also treat myself to one of Sherry's pen hooks too - if they go as fine as this one.  I've had hooks break before - must be mental fatigue.  


Nope, not a typo - just living with me must drive them mental!!!

10 comments:

  1. I've had them break on me before,too, Jane. So I made my own stash! Well, actually I made one of the guys at work make a stash. He cut them down, drilled a hole in the shank and added a jump ring so I could hang them on a retractor I clip to my shirt. No more lost hooks and a bunch of spares, but I couldn't tell you where I put them....

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  2. It must be the season! Maybe we need to keep them extra warm? I had one break just a week ago. It wasn't anything special though (thank goodness) so I've gone back to using my Gramma's hook.

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  3. Ha ha! I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who buys 2 at a time of those tiny hooks! They always break on me! UGH!!!

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  4. Gee, my mini hook must be really a sturdy gal. I have Sherry's hooks (I have 2) in diff. roly poly bags. It is getting so that each bag I have is completely stocked with the essentials. I feel rich! LOL
    But I am sorry your faithful companion broke... Mayhap Santa will bring you one of Sherry's hooks. One never knows.
    XXXX P

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  5. Hey, folks, all is not lost. I've found the 'spare' and things are back to normal! Well, as normal as anything ever gets round here!!!

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  6. Oh dear! A broken hook is really a crooked bit of bad luck. Hopefully Georgia can replenish your back-up stash for a future rainy day.

    Knocking on lots and lots of wood that my hook(s) don't break before the holiday tatting is complete.

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  7. Awwwwww, sorry your trusty friend broke! At least you had the foresight to have a spare one! Tat on!

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  8. now it is a perfect laying tool or stiletto! That is what I use my broken hooks for. Or could be a nice picot gauge too. Just a thought!

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  9. Hey, Mark. Do explain - what's a picot gauge?!?!?

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  10. I still have the same one....not sure how many years I've had it now but it's a size 14. Not had that size break but had a 16 break. I have a hook pen too that I bought in Montana when I visited several years ago but I don't like it as well. It's my emergency hook that I carry in my tatting box or when I fly. Since my hook is usually "hooked" to me, the pen one just isn't as handy but it's a good idea & if mine ever breaks, I'll know where to go for a new one!

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