Let's face it, I'm not getting any younger and my hands really complain about holding on to the tiny #7 steel hook that I use to filet crochet with. So I've been looking for a way to make a bigger handle so I can hold on to it and not stress out my hand so much.
I found this at JoAnn's:
Nice idea but....I could not get the hang of it to save my life! I tried, I really really wanted it to work. I felt like I had 10 thumbs, I kept dropping stitches, it was a mess.
I have seen the beautiful polymer clay crochet hook handles around the nets and they are very beautiful but the last thing I need right now is to be buying supplies for a whole new craft venture, not to mention the time it would take away from my designing and crocheting (but don't think for a minute that I will forget this little gem of an idea, its not totally off the drawing board)
So in my search around Googleland, I ran across this idea:
Yep, it's exactly what it looks like. MY CROCHET HOOK INSIDE A PEN!!! When I saw the pictures, I was, to say it mildly, very skeptical. I thought, no way! Well, of course I had a pen laying on my desk so I took it apart and slid my hook inside, put the cap back on and BAM! I have a new handle for my crochet hook.
It's just big enough to fit comfortably in my hand, has a rubber grip on it and it's very light. I tried a row of crochet on the project I am currently working on, and it works like a charm!
If you're anything like me, I love pens. I mean I LOVE pens. I collect them. It's a shameless habit, but what can I say. Anyway, the prettier ones I save even when they run out of ink. The hamster on the wheel in my head is working over time.......