Monday, February 14, 2011

New Favorite Crochet Tool

I crocheted a lot in high school - granny afghans, shawls, capes. But eventually I moved on to other crafts. For the first time in at least 30 years I picked up the crochet hook again to make a bazillion dish rags for Christmas. I was thrilled that the stitches rolled off the hook again as if I had never put it down. However, I hold the hook like a knife and the outer edge of the palm of my hand was getting soooo sore. I have only used the commonly available Boye hooks in the past and have one of each size. I decided to look for a longer hook, one that the end of the handle would be beyond my hand. I didn't find one at Joann's but I found one by Bates with a handle made of Bamboo. It fits comfortably in my hand and crocheting with it is like a dream come true. I can't tell you how comfortable this hook is to use.

My plan is to make a red, green and white dish rag for friends, coworkers, etc on my Christmas list. So I bought 3 spools of cotton yarn in each color. I have completed the first spool of green and got 7 dish rags out of it. Good start for it being February. With the yarn I have I will be able to make 21 dish rags in each color. I may need to make more friends. LOL

1 comment :

Kathy said...

You can add me to the list of friends if you want-lol. Bet this is a nice break from quilting. I never really took to crochet,did some knitting but can really only do things that don't matter about size like scarfs.