I finally found it!!! *Pumps fist into the air* I found my rug hooking hook!
I know I haven't said anything but I have been looking for my favorite hook for over a month now!! Crazy I know - I didn't even mention this to my husband because it is so silly. I was even about to order a new hook from Gene Shepherd since I love his hooks - but stubborn me - I kept looking and looking every so often hoping it would turn up. I did try to use a different hook for a bit but I really like my hook and wanted it :-(
Well my bad little hook rolled under my cutter and until I got down on my hands and knees to search through a bin, and happened to look up at the cutter, it was completely hidden from my view. Can you see the hook in the photo? Sigh - so there is sat until last night when I finally found it.
Well, needless to say, I hooked for a few hours last night on a pattern I had started a loooong time ago. It is a Star Rug Hooking Company pattern that was a free pattern in Rug Hooking Magazine a while back. I don't know why I love her patterns so much - maybe it is that they have such a sense of whimsy to them and are just so primitive and CUTE!
Isn't he a cutie?? It's Mr Iggy going out Trick or Treating. I had Mr Iggy's head and the crow hooked but that was about it until last night and then I couldn't stop hooking - yey!! My youngest son - the one who loves pumpkins, said; "Mommy that's a silly pumpkin!" I asked why he was silly and he said, very matter of factly, "Silly pumpkins have a mouth that go up and down, Happy pumpkins have a smile, angry pumpkins have a frowny mouth and scary pumpkins have a mouth like this" (makes a wide-mouthed circle with his mouth). I had to laugh! So apparently Mr Iggy has a silly pumpkin treat holder LOL!
Oh it is so wonderful to actually find something that I have been looking for for so long now (ok only about a month but it felt a lot longer)! it is so nice to get back to hooking too - the cooler weather always makes me want to get back into hooking again.
So what would you have done? Keep looking or buy a new hook?