Crochet Happy Mail!

It’s taken almost a month but at last my Stylecraft Special DK has arrived from England! I’d never seen or touched this yarn before – just heard such great reports about it, I had to get some and see for myself. First impressions are good! No hooking yet as I still have a head full of Willows, but enjoying just looking very much in the meantime 🙂


I also got an Addi Swing 4mm to try, in the same delivery. It’s so curvy! Same size hook as for my Willow blocks but such a different shape, I’m sticking to my trusty Clover Amour on this project for fear of disturbing my tension. Will report back on the Addi Swing soon though – let me know if you’re a user.


Or maybe you prefer Clover hooks? I’ve collected four Clover Amours over the last two years and they’re by far my favourite hook. Gotta have an ergonomic handle, and the tip, throat and shaft are just so smooth to boot. I sold my overlocker last week and have used some of the money I made to order another three Clover Amours from eBay. My collection is growing!


In other happy mail news, I’m awaiting delivery of my first Little Box of Crochet – should be any day now and I’m checking my mailbox every morning. Simply cannot wait! I’ve noticed a couple of crochet subscription services recently – if you subscribe please do tell, I’d love to compare notes 🙂

6 thoughts on “Crochet Happy Mail!

  1. I love Special DK and Addi hooks so I think you are going to love both too. I have a 4.5 and a 5.5mm and they are the most comfortable I’ve ever used.

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  2. I got a set of the Clover Amours for Christmas and I love them but I can’t say I have a favorite hook because I interchange between all of them depending on the project. I was so excited when I got them but I was doing Bavarian crochet and the shaft was too short for all the loops! I’m terrible. I don’t even know what kind of hook I’m using most of the time. I just grab one (I guess I have to admit I probably have way too many hooks) that feels good with the yarn or project. It might be a Clover, a cheap one I got at Walmart, either Boyle or Bates, inline or tapered. I don’t know difference, I just know it does or doesn’t feel good right now. LOL

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    • Oh me too! Slightly overwhelmed with possibilities right now – I need to tidy up my messy shelves and take stock, then update my Ravelry projects and start thinking about wips to finish and what’s next – happy tasks 🙂

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