Whoa! Here’s an excellent new product from the hands of tatting/ceramic diva LadyShuttleMaker: flat, retractable hook pens. She says,
A few years ago I purchased a hook pen for use in my tatting projects and I loved it for many reasons, mainly because it was harder to lose and I didn’t end up stabbing myself with the point because I always retracted the hook when it was not in use. Unfortunately those pens are no longer made so I decided to start making my own. I have even been able to improve upon the design. Because these hook pens are flat they are perfect for saving your spot in your tatting pattern books. No more hooks rolling away and getting lost in your couch cushions…YAY! Go to my Etsy shop to get your hand decorated retractable hook pen which is also doubles as a bookmark.
As usual, I have no affiliation with this artisan. I just think her product is awesome. See more photos and get ordering info from her blog post.