After my visit to Tricolette at the weekend I had to get started using my new wooden crochet hook.
It took me a while to get used to it as it doesn't have a flat bit along the middle that the metal or plastic ones have which I usually rest my thumb on. I was worried a bit about the balance with the detail on the end but it wasn't really noticable. In all honesty, I can't say that it was any better or worse to use than the regular hooks.
I did have one little thing that irritated me. I have a habit when putting my work down of shoving the end of the hook into the ball of yarn or the piece I've been working on to keep it safe. With the fancy end of this hook that wasn't possible.
Just to remind you what I'm talking about, this pic from sunday is of my purchases.
And now my wool looks like this. I just wanted something quick and simple and made a long skinny scarf with a bit of a raised stitch to give it texture.
I really like this wool, it is Rowan Colourspun and it has enough mohair to give a bit of a fluffy feel without being annoyingly sheddy (not a real word but I think you know what I mean).