Ok, so I admit it. I've been crochet hook binging all week. I've been combing the internet looking for beauties to add to my collection. It's been a rough week; a rough month; a rough year. I think it's time to declare this as my time to adorn my hand with some new bling -- not as in diamond rings, but as in beautiful crochet hooks. You know, sorta as my reward for surviving all that Murphy's Law has thrown at me this year.
During this week of crochet hook binging, several of you have asked me if I sell crochet hooks. As a rule, I do not. If I wind up with an overstocking for a class I taught, then I might. But for the most part I collect them. To me, they're like a fine wine, or a fine piece of chocolate, or a "cantlivewithout" ball of yarn. I'm sure you get the picture, yes? LOL
And during this week of binging, many have asked about who I buy them from, how I display them, do I use them ... and so on. I gave these questions serious thought and you know what? You're all onto something here. No, seriously! Where are the blogs dedicated exclusively to the crochet hooks we love?? While I begin my search for such blogs, I decided in the meantime to revive a blog I wanted to start as an off-shoot of this one way back in 2005. I didn't do anything with it for the past six years as I guess I was waiting for the right motivation, or rather, the right muse. (Funny how it's been right in front of me all this time!!)
If you are a regular reader, you may have noticed my CrochetingWithDee blog has a new look -- it is now in line with my website, CrochetWithDee, and with my Twitter. I took the old background of the steel hooks and put it on my revived blog, appropriately called Hooks N Stitches because it fits there. My goal is to post images of the many crochet hooks I own, and those I covet, at least once a week, and to include bits of information about them.
I'll still show my crochet hooks here, and discuss other topics related to crochet (and sometimes knit), but the other blog will be for those who share my lust for crochet hooks.