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knitpurlgurl
10-17-2008, 08:19 AM
Anyone use these (http://www.pioneerheritageshoppe.com/yarnnotions-addi-crochethks.htm)? I ordered sizes A-J. They are nickel plated, brass and have comfort grip handles... I tried using the Clover plastic, comfort needles and did not like them. Any reviews would be helpful. Thanks!

OffJumpsJack
10-17-2008, 12:58 PM
Those Addi hooks do look nice. Cadillac styling! ;) And the handles may help prevent numbness and wrist pain. I suggest the knife style hold. It is much like holding the knitting needle. It is also important to minimize the flexing or bending of your wrist and favor the turning of the hook or twisting of your wrist to wrap the yarn over the hook to pull up your loop.

Knitpurlgurl, "Come over to the dark side, we have cookies!" :) (That's an inside joke with my children, apparently from the m&m dark candies commercials using Star Wars theme characters) Perhaps we can adjust it to "We have doilies!") :roflhard:

If you knit with the yarn in your left hand, you'll have an easier time learning crochet. Here is a website that has a drawing of how to hold the yarn in your left hand (http://www.craftbits.com/viewProject.do?projectID=1325), it has one small difference from knitting. It doesn't wrap around your pinky! If you wrap the yarn around your pinky (as a knitter would) your tension will be too tight. Since you are a tight knitter, I suggest focusing on keeping your left hand relaxed and just flex and extend your index finger to adjust tension and also draw more yarn through your left hand.

I use a set of Wrights Boye hooks (D thru K) (http://www.wrights.com/wrights/products/catalog/boyeline/6279_lg.htm) and their steel set (0,1,7,8,9,10) (http://www.wrights.com/wrights/products/catalog/boyeline/6276_lg.htm) for crochet thread. That range serves my needs, and I've crocheted a number of projects from doilies to afghan to hats and scarves.

Both the Wrights Boye and the Addi hooks have smooth tapered heads. Contrast with Susan Bates Silvalume (http://crafts-sewing.hsn.com/susan-bates-silvalume-aluminum-crochet-hook-set-sizes-f-g-h-i-j-k_p-3527462_xp.aspx?web_id=3527462&ocm=sekw) where the distance from the thumb tab to the hook is shorter and more consistent in diameter.

I think you made a good choice. Good luck with your Crochet!

Just avoid the pattern for the Doll Dress toilet paper cover (http://bp3.blogger.com/_hYp8kcjjzgE/RqTe-KmproI/AAAAAAAAAX8/5aXX9puQdtw/s1600-h/072307dress2.jpg). :roflhard:
(My mom has a couple of those and has gifted us with one.) ;)

--Jack

SusanMarie1956
10-17-2008, 10:57 PM
BNo I haven't. I like Bamboo. It's much warmer.

Susan

MGM
10-18-2008, 08:49 PM
Ooooh, those look NICE...like something that would be comfortable for those of us with carpal tunnel issues and all that. I'll be interested in hearing your review of them once you have a chance to use them.

MGM

bjc1050
10-19-2008, 04:32 PM
I have some that I got from the www.needlepointjoint.com which is located in Utah. I really like the ones I received. They are $1.00 less there and shipping was only $5.95 - pretty reasonable.

KnittinMitchie
10-19-2008, 10:18 PM
KPG Let us know how well you like the Addi hooks.

nephthys8
10-20-2008, 11:20 AM
I don't have a set, but I did buy the 2.0mm one this weekend for fixing mistakes when making socks. I have yet to use it because I didn't get to do any sock knitting this weekend! :( However, from the way it looks (grippy handle, nice construction, etc.), I would say that it is going to be a dream to use. If you are big into crochet, my educated guess is that you are going to love these... I am looking forward to using mine.

dmknits
10-22-2008, 09:05 PM
I've only used Boye hooks and have never seen any like that before. I'm interested in knowing how you like them.

melmac51
10-30-2008, 10:27 AM
They look really nice. I prefer Susan Bates hooks to Boye. For some reason, they are easier (for me) to work with. I learned on Boye though.

KnittinMitchie
10-30-2008, 12:10 PM
I've got susan bates for my aluminum and boye for my steels. The only difference I found was the placement of the "grip" area.

Those Addis do look nice and I've been looking at getting a 2nd full set.

nephthys8
10-30-2008, 02:53 PM
I finally got to use the one I bought. I've been sock knitting again the last few days and having this tiny hook to fix my mistakes has been an absolute DREAM! I hope others are enjoying them just as much. :)

Craw
11-03-2008, 12:24 PM
Just avoid the pattern for the Doll Dress TP cover (http://swapatorium.blogspot.com/2007/07/dress-you-up.html). :roflhard:
(My mom has a couple of those and has gifted us with one.) ;)

--Jack
Uh oh. I really like the TP doll dress w/the matching tissue box cover. I must be sick! :roflhard:

jacquiw
12-02-2008, 06:36 AM
I have a full set of Addi hooks and I like the smoothness of the hooks very much. The only drawback I have is my hands are small and I think the plastic handles could be a few millimeters closer toward the hook for me. So even though I paid a lot of money for the set I will look at Clover soft touch hooks . I have Crochet lites and I have found my arm and hand ache less when I use them. I had some Boyes I got from a pen pal years ago and have loved them totally but find I am needing a different handle shape to alleviate my pain.

OffJumpsJack
12-02-2008, 09:20 AM
Uh oh. I really like the TP doll dress w/the matching tissue box cover. I must be sick! :roflhard:

With four children, (14, 12, 9 & 9 YO's) I've come to the conclusion that the doll dress that covers the TP need [of] an electronic update. I've considered taking the voice box out of an old Woody doll ([I]Toy Story) and adding a sensor [and delay to activate] after the [spare roll] is removed.

Can you imagine the doll suddenly saying, "Fly like the wind, Bull-eye!" ;) [Or "There's a snake in my boot!" ]
:thumbsup:

Perhaps then they will remember to refill the TP supply?

--Jack :guyknitting:

Jaxhil
12-13-2008, 10:05 AM
:chair: (i guess this smiley should be falling off a *different* kind of chair, though :teehee:)

As a mom with four children (similar ages, but my youngest is 5) I can relate~ I love this idea! We do have more than one toy story Woody :think: lol!