So I thought what could I possibly treat myself to?? Jewelry?? A yarn bowl?? I have a beautiful one from a friend already.....
I have the complete set of Amour crochet hooks from Clover. Their handles are a little bigger and are made from a non slip material unlike most crochet hooks and not all fit in my current Della Q case. So I searched for a new one on Etsy.
I found Elsie Geneva Designs. Shelley has a great inventory of handmade bags, totes and carriers for all things including crochet hooks. I found one that I liked that was for Amour hooks, so the slips would be big enough and I got to choose the fabric. But I have the whole set of the hooks plus other stuff, scissors, gauge checker and yes a caliper to measure hooks when size is in question, not to mention stitch markers.....so,
I emailed Shelly and asked about adding more slips and maybe a button/elastic closure instead of a snap. Even though the snap is sturdy I knew I would over stuff it and needed room to grow.
The fabric I chose was French Postcards, she has such an assortment to choose from it was hard.
The customer service was outstanding, she added a couple extra slips and a button closure for me. I would have to wait 6 weeks while she made it, but the wait was worth it. It arrived a couple days earlier than promised.
The zipper case for those little extras is perfect, it's attached and folds right into the case to fold over closed. What a fabulous feature.
Now my Della Q case also holds 16 hooks and is perfect for the smaller hooks like Boye and Susan Bates. I do like that this case has the tags for sizes attached. Shelley at Elsie Geneva could have embroidered the sizes on for me for an extra charge, but I wanted to live with it without sizes marked so I had freedom to move things around.
I would highly recommend Shelley at Elsie Geneva on Etsy for designing your custom hook or needle case. I absolutely love it. The gift certificate purchase process was a snap.
Now my grandmother's Boye hooks, I'm a Boye user too, have a case of their own so I won't lose them , I guard them. I received her collection of hooks when she passed in 1996, which brought me back to crocheting. Notice the scratches on her
H and I hooks probably from holding it in her teeth when she had to frog
(rip it, rip it)
Feel free to ask me any questions about my case. I would love to know how you store and carry your hooks around.
Thank you Mount Dora Froggers....