Goodbye, Good Hook

On day three of the hunt for the G hook, the trail has gone cold and those who loved it are losing hope. There are fears that it was perhaps left behind in Okinawa, but even if it managed to return home – there are many places in a house that such a small hook, once misplaced, could become irrevocably lost. The red aluminum hook – seen here in this undated file photo –

Hi, hook!

leaves behind one crocheter and innumerable projects that it helped create. Melissa Mall, the crocheter who lost the hook, had this to say.

“We worked together for six years. It was one of my first hooks, and we made so many toys together. I never bought another G hook – I never needed one. Sure, it’s gone missing before, but I always managed to dig it up. I’m afraid this time it may be gone for good.”

Mrs. Mall went on to say that she would have to replace the hook immediately, as it was a size that she just couldn’t do without.

“I hope it turns up again someday,” she said. “I really do. But I can’t just sit around and look for it forever.”

We close tonight with a look back at  some of the beautiful projects that the G hook helped create.

So many memories...

Goodbye, little hook, and good luck.

(PS, I’ve posted up the pattern for Joe the Penguin. You can find it here, but you’ll need *sniff* an F hook.)


  1. bezzie says:

    Hee hee, it is a useful hook isn’t it? It’s the only size hook I have! It’s probably akin to my size 7 knitting needles.

  2. Mom says:

    I suppose you checked in the sofa cushions and under the recliner? That’s where many a good item has slipped off for a vacation.

  3. Abi says:

    What a wicked awesome hook and it’s such a pretty color. I think I have at least 3 in that size because I kept misplacing mine, so I would buy a new one and then it would turn up a few months down the road. Good luck with your new hook.

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