I finally did it. I broke down and bought another Hartman hook. One of my biggest fears was losing/misplacing mine. (After many months, I still haven't found my proddy tool.) I have several other hooks, but have been hooking with my Hartman since day one and have not had any success with any other hook. I was all set to buy one at the hook in from Alice. Thankfully she let me "test drive" the pear handle hook (she didn't have any ball handle hooks) and for the way I hold the hook, it just didn't work out. I know you are supposed to periodically switch hooks so your wrist gets a break, but I ended up buying the same ball handle hook I had, except that the shank is a 9 mm rather than an 8 mm. I found a couple sites that sold them but they wanted $9.95 for shipping. I HATE being gouged on shipping, so finally found one on etsy with a better shipping deal.
Another great tool I recently purchased ~ at the pet store. I heard dog brushes were good for cleaning gripper strips, and let me tell you, this one works great and it was about $5.00 on sale. It cleans the strips much faster than anything else I had tried.
I know, boring post, but just wanted to pop in and say hi. I thought I'd have Hearts and Clover done by now, but just can't seem to find any time to hook.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)