In very excciting news my new Addi Hook arrived this morning, and it is a thing of beauty! I bought the5mm hook only purely as it's the size I have done my squares in so far and wanted to keep the same size.. I also only ordered the one to see if I liked using it! It may be pretty and rather fabulous to look at, but if it isn't comfortable to use then it doesn't matter if it's pink and sparkly if I can't use it!
I thought I'd take some different pictures rather than the standard images:
Please excuse my finger, but to get a "top shot" you have to hold it in place or it rolls over!
The next photo shows the curve on the side. I really wasn't sure I'd like it, but hey....
So.. I had to give it a go! I showed my Mother in Law (the person who taught me basic granny squares 11 years ago when I was expecting my first baby) who said that she didn't think that she'd be able to use it as she twists her hook as she's crocheting. I do the same, so was concerned, but I had to try it!
I think I love it!! It's very very different to the basic pony ones I've always used in the past, but I've found that I can crochet effectively, twist and my hand didn't hurt nearly as much as it has been up till now! I need to test it more, but at the moment I'm a very happy yarner!
So this is today's square with my new hook!