|I keep forgetting to take a picture of the hook...this is all I have on my camera!|
Luckily for me, I entered a contest on Crystalized Designs blog and somehow won a gorgeous crochet hook! I love how it looks and it feels even smoother than the bamboo ones! The hook was made by Happy Crochet Hooks, and it is a great feeling product. If I didn't already own multiples of every hook size, I'd be so tempted by their pretty hooks! The diameter of the hook feels very much like the bamboo, but it's so much prettier!
To test the hook, I decided to use some of the "Top This" yarn I found online from Joann's and make a lovey instead of a hat. I tried to make my own pattern, but it ended up with a little more 'ripple' than I planned. I still think it's cute and hope the baby will like it (when he's old enough to care!). I still have 2 more balls of the yarn, but I think I'll go for an actual pattern someone else made! I don't have any plans to become a big crochet pattern designer, and I like to follow patterns someone else has made and tested so I can have a chance of it turning out right. ;)