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Manufacturer: Chris of www.KnittingGlassGuy.comType of Hook: glass with dual inner twist colors of yellow & periwinkle, custom heart at the end; size H.
On the Hook: scarf for donation
What I love about the hook: Back in November 2011, I posted on Twitter that I wanted to treat myself to a new crochet hook. Within minutes Chris was recommended by Helen of Orlando, and we began tweeting about custom creating a glass hook for me.
I wanted a glass crochet hook with colors that "popped" so that when I crochet in public the hook will draw attention. Chris created two hooks and let me pick. When I asked if he could add a little heart at the end of the hook, he created that too. Chris said after he made the heart there was a little bit of glass left over, so he surprised me with a matching pendant!
When I first picked up my new glass crochet hook to begin my initial test drive, it did feel a little heavy, but I quickly became accustomed to the weight and my stitches were soon speeding off my new "hot rod" crochet hook flawlessly. For those concerned about the warmth of the hook, I found it warmed to my hand within moments, almost like crocheting with a wooden hook.
If you never tried a glass crochet hook, I do recommend it: Chris sells his for as little as $12 (plus S&H). His glass hooks, like the one I now enjoy, is more expensive, but well worth it. :)