It is still in such great condition! I tucked it away in my yarn studio. The thing will NEVER touch a hot pot or pan!!! Katie received a red version of this one and Meg selected the round ones that were red and white and very cute. I love that so many of our grandmothers crocheted. It makes me smile to carry on a tradition.
Then, Diane brought out a pink tissue paper wrapped item and gave it to me. As I unrolled it, I knew exactly what it was. I had admired it before on a visit and investigated it to see how it worked and such. It was her grandmothers antique crochet hook. I got all teary. It meant so much to me to be given this item. I did some research online and it appears that the hook is bone. Most of the ones I found online had a hook on one end and a point on the other end, but this one is hooked on both ends with a connector in between. This, too, is displayed in the yarn studio in a special spot.