A few weeks ago, I revealed that my fantastic Crochetville Secret Pal was Takeyah. Now that the secret pal to whom I was sending gifts has received her final package (last Saturday), I can tell you she is Michelle. I enjoyed being your secret pal, Michelle!
I just have to show one of the things I sent Michelle in her reveal package. I made it myself; I’m so proud.
This is the first hook case I’ve ever made. I’m not a sewer, but I’ve dabbled in it occasionally ever since I was a kid, and I recently took a beginner sewing class on Monday evenings at my local community college.
Several months ago, I ordered myself a hook case from eBay, and while it was beautiful and well made, I immediately began to think of improvements I would want in my idea of an ideal hook case. First, see-through pockets so I didn’t have to hunt for the right size hook. Second, an alternative to ties, which were a bit unwieldy and I was always too lazy to tie. Neither velcro nor zippers were an option because they might snag yarn, so I decided on snaps.
The case is by no means perfect, and I struggled with many aspects of it, but I’m very glad I did it. I’d had it in mind for some time, but didn’t have the motivation to undertake the project until I thought of making one for my secret pal. Now I need to summon the engrgy to make one for myself, LOL.