Saturday, March 24, 2012

Jimbo egg hook

Much excitement in Cabana-land today! My new Jimbo egg hook was in the mailbox. I almost couldn't open the package I was so excited. Okay, that might just be because I always have a hard time opening packages, but I WAS excited. :-) Partly this was because I never expected it to be here so quickly!

Here is a picture cuddled up against the soft wrapping which protected it through its journey. 

I could barely wait to work with my new I hook. Coincidentally, I am working on an afghan for which I am using .... tada! .... an I hook. So I decided to work the next piece for this ghan with my new hook. The wood is so smooth it is incredible.  The yarn just glides over it.

I have to admit that I am a little slower when using the overhand (knife) hold, but that is not the fault of the hook. No matter what hook I am using, I am slower with that hold. That does not deter me from using it when needed and I still make nice progress. Sometimes I think it is good to slow down and take time to enjoy the work.

If you love to collect hooks as I do - hooks that can be used and enjoyed - I might suggest you have a look at all the pretties at Jimbo's. He's a joy to work with. This is the second hook I have that was made by his hands and I love them both.

More info on the ghan later...

Happy crocheting!


  1. I saw those on his site just the other day. I have been wondering how an egg hook feels to use. Have lots of fun creating with it.

  2. he always does such nice work.

  3. It looks so cool. I recently bought an egg shaped hook and it takes a bit of getting used to, but it does seem to help with hand strain overall.