Friday, February 8, 2013
Crochet Hook Review
Boye recently gave me some of their new hooks to try out. I was going to mention this particular hook in a post along with what I made with it, but I was really impressed and felt it deserved a post of its own. So, I apologize to the non-crocheters out there for a boring post, but for the crocheters out there, maybe I have some helpful information!
I had never used any hooks with handles on them, so I'll admit, I was a bit skeptical about these new ergonomic handled hooks! This particular hook is the same hook as my most used one (my Boye aluminum J [6mm] hook), except with a soft (but not squishy) rubber handle. At first it did feel a bit different at first, but once I got used to it I noticed I wasn't gripping the crochet hook as hard as I usually do. It felt pretty natural. After crocheting for awhile I sometimes find my pinky finger on my hook hand starts to hurt from wrapping around the hook. I don't see that happening with this one!
So, if you have problems with your hook hand cramping up or hurting after awhile, you may want to try this ergonomic hook (Boye has them in sizes B [2.25mm] through N [9mm])! I must say, I think I'm hooked! (Ok, bad pun, sorry.) And tomorrow I will show you what I made with it!
What kind of hooks do you guys like to use? Are you fans of handles on your hooks?