Today we have been asked to write about a favourite tool. As with all the posts this week I have thought about this a lot. (And yes my brain is hurting!)
The thing is, I really don’t want to be predictable so I tried to find a way around this…. Unfortunately I am afraid that I have been unsuccessful. My tool that I really love to use is…….
I have an eclectic mix of needles and hooks. Most of them have been inherited from my Grandma and for this I am very grateful but also frebbies from magazines. I really need to have a sort out. I have some horrid plastic things that are HORRIBLE to use. However, as many of you know the needles of today have changed considerably. Straight needles are being replaced in favour of circular…
I digress however. When I say that needles and hooks are my favourite tool I need to be more specific – metal hooks and needles.
The main one being that when using wire any other material just isn’t as good. Wire needs hard wearing materials – and to be smooth!
The second reason is because I work with a tight tension (that will be the stress coming out!). It was the lovely Sarah from The Sheep Shop that recommended that I try metal for yarn too. She was so right. I love using them.
The only rather strange thing is that I have not properly invested in a set of hooks or needles? Why, when I so like using them and spend so much time using hooks and needled I honestly cannot say. :(Another job on the to-do list!
What makes you use the hooks and/or needles you use?