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« on: June 15, 2010 04:32:28 PM »

Okay, I know it's not a crochet project per se, but crocheters are the only ones who will understand it!  (Let me know if it should be posted somewhere else, I looked around and didn't know what other forum it fit in, but I'm a newb)

I've had a problem with too many projects, and often times I need that hook I was using for an older, hibernating project for a shiny new project.  The problem then arises when I go back to the old project, often one without instructions or one where I've gleefully ignored the instructions, and can't remember what hook I was using (and/or found out in shifting it I've accidentally ripped out a bunch of work).  

Then it hit me - an idea so simple I can't believe they're not on every store in the country!  Maybe because they think people finish one project before they go on to another?  (*snort*)  Or maybe because it's so simple.  Grab a large necklace hook, a piece of thread, and some beads - regular and alphabet - and VOILA!

(I'm too new to post an image, sorry):

The necklace clasp goes around the working loop to keep it from unraveling, and the alphabet bead reminds you what hook you are using!  You can also use numbers, if you're using steel hooks or one of the 'in-between-the letters' aluminum hooks.  Totally simple to quickly slap together a whole set!

Now I can start hundreds of projects without having to buy more hooks!  Wait...  I thought this was a good idea?!

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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2010 05:03:50 PM »

I need to do this...right away!
It fixes my two main problems!
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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2010 05:31:24 PM »

I'm just a beginning to crochet but this is a brilliant idea. Thank You!

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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2010 05:38:44 PM »

Absolutely BRILLIANT!!! Now I need to find someone to make them for me!!


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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2010 05:41:06 PM »

Great idea!!!

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« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2010 06:07:18 PM »


You know, you could probably market this on Etsy. Sell some individually (like the most commonly used hooks - G,H,I,J) and sell some full sets. I think it'd work. I'd buy them!

Simply awesome.

« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2010 06:48:28 PM »

Seriously brilliant!  I will definitely be using this idea!!!!  Thanks bunches for sharing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2010 07:20:10 PM »

Very nice!  I use something similar because I too have way too many projects going and could never remember what hook I was using with what project. 

I use a coiless safety pin and slide on a decorative bead or two and then a letter bead and then another decorative bead or two.  That's it.  I pin one on every project as soon as I start it! 

Crocheting is like prostitution.  First you do it for love, and then for a few close friends, and then for money.  Maybe that is why they call us Hookers?
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2010 08:06:46 PM »

BRILLIANT!!! SHEER GENIUS right there... I'm gonna have to look into doing this (if only because I have had trouble traveling with my projects... they always unravel a bunch and then I have to rework what I've already done... frustrating. Thanks for sharing your idea with us!!! (I also think you could make some money selling these on Etsy!)
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2010 11:14:57 PM »

I actually use almost the exact same thing on my ufo's when I steal the hooks from them, but yours are much prettier than mine.  Smiley
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