Friday, December 09, 2011

Sonshapes & Wolfenwoods Crochet Hooks

  (blogged about these two crochet hooks here.)

Manufacturer: Joanne Sulllivan, owner of Sonshapes, Inc. 
Type of Hook:  Bahama Cherrywood Dymondwood crochet hook. It is adorned with a smooth Sterling Silver bead cap, Aurora Borealis Light Rose Swarovski Crystal, Silver-plated rondelle with aurora borealis Swarovski crystals and an antiqued Sterling Silver bead cap.  Size "I".
Own/Covet:  Covet; it is owned by my daughter.
On the Hook: Nothing at the moment.

What I love about the Sonshapes hook:  Joanne offered her hooks both through her website, and through eBay.  She  also offered the service of having names and special messages engraved both on the hook and on an optional wooden box.  This link is to her former website that includes a brief video of how her hooks and knitting needles were created:  Sonshapes went out of business in 2008.

Manufacturer: Max Wolfen & Babywolf of WolfenWoods
Type of Hook: baseball bat out of Hickory wood, and adorned with a ceramic baseball & glove at the top
Own/Covet:  Covet; it is owned by my son.
On the Hook: Nothing at the moment.

What I love about the WolfenWoods hook:  Like the Sonshapes crochet hook, the Wolfenwoods hook has the same tapered style shaped head, like those of the Boye mass-produced style heads.  Although I've yet to use my son's hook, it has a nice balanced feel in the hand.  Wolfenwoods still has a shop on Etsy, although the last sale made was in 2010; and still sells on eBay (last sale as of the writing of this blog post was August 2011).  It might be worthwhile, if you're interested, to favor them in the event they start offering more crochet hooks.

1 comment:

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

Both hooks look really cool. Thanks for sharing these!