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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Something Pretty

Today's post isn't about something I've done, it's about something I've got, to do things with. In the short time since I learned how to make a double crochet stitch, I've been working with the standard metal hooks you can pick up anywhere for hardly any money at all. This has worked pretty well, but I don't like the feel of the metal hook for very long and while I know you can get foamy stuff to put on the hook to make it more comfortable, I don't like the way that looks. (I might just be really picky.) So a couple weeks ago I contacted DyakCraft about making me a Hummingbird Hook in Cocobolo Rosewood. I'll need a 4.5mm hook for the Hexagon blanket I'm planning (and have most of the yarn to do it with), so that was the size I asked for. The next day, Tom turned one for me and emailed me a photo of it - less than a week later, something that was a piece of wood in Vermont was a hook, in my hands, in Texas - can't beat that for customer service! It's so smooth and the shape fits perfectly in my hand and since I adore Rosewood, I think it's just gorgeous. I know this will feel much better to work with than the metal hooks. (Which are admittedly both cheap and effective - important for figuring out if you even like doing the crochet, or for crocheting in public or anyplace your hook could be lost or confiscated.)

Now, to finish up The Babette!


Blogger Joansie said...

I'm proud to say that this company is from my home state of Vermont. There was controversy awhile back between Knitpicks and this company as Knitpicks needles look exactly the same.

9:47 AM  
Anonymous Roz said...

Lovely needle! I just have too many WIP's to justify a special needle... or do I??

9:48 AM  
Blogger Connie Peterson said...

I agree about wood. My favorite is black walnut and I'm trying to convince Norm to turn some black walnut knitting needles for me. I refuse to work with metal anymore. I would love a crochet hook of lovely wood but don't crochet enough to justify it. Lovely hook you have there.

9:16 AM  

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