Friday, November 25, 2011

Flameworked Glass Crochet Hook

Manufacturer: Michael & Sheila Ernst of
Type of Hook:  glass
Own/Covet:  own
On the Hook: sweater, original design, "Arms in Strength" stitch (half-double post stitches)

What I love about the hook:  It was a gift from John & Joy, former owners of the beloved yarn shop, "Knit Together" that was in Stamford, CT.  It brings back many fond memories we had at the store.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Civil War Era Antique Bone Hook

Manufacturer: Unknown; C1860 - 1880 (US Civil War Era)
Type of Hook: possible wedding gift; handcarved out of shinbone
Own/Covet: Own (blogged about it here.)
On the Hook: Nothing at the moment.

What I love about the hook: I love the potential history -- it is hand carved, stained with navy blue ink, and has jingly-rings at the end of the hook (a feat hard to do, as I understand it). Because the hook is so ornate, and carved out of cow shin bone, it is very possible it was either a wedding gift or a hook belonging to a wealthy crocheter. I received this hook as a gift from my brother-in-law, Fred, who obtained it at a flea market. This is not a mass-produced hook.

This hook has been featured in Piecework magazine, and in Crochet Traditions magazine.

Friday, November 11, 2011

DyakCraft Interchangeable Crochet Hooks

Manufacturer: Tom & Linda of (formerly known as GraftonFibers)
Type of Hook:  Interchangeable - prototype
Own/Covet:  Own  (blogged about it here)
On the Hook: Tunisian Scarf, original design

What I love about the hook:  As it is a prototype, the hook length was made to fit my (small) hand.  Hook & cable set are light and easy to use.  Yarn glides beautifully over hook & cable.

As of this blog post, the Dyak Interchangeable crochet hooks set are not available for purchase - yet.  Linda stated on Ravelry that it should be available "soon."

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Reviving, now with a purpose!

After letting this blog sit idle for several years I have finally decided to revive it to exclusively showcase the crochet hooks I have collected, as well as those hooks I covet.  Going forward I will include with my photographs: the name of the person/company who created the crochet hook; if it is still being created/manufactured at the time of the blog post; a link if available; and note if it is one I own or one I covet.  If there is a crochet project pictured with the hook, I'll try to provide information on that as well.

If you have a stunning photograph of a crochet hook you love and would love to have it included with the "parade of crochet hooks" I hope to amass here, please feel free to contact me.

Over on the side column I will feature links to those hook manufacturers I feature.  If you know of a crochet hook I don't already have here, and should!, please recommend them!  :)