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16 May 2009 @ 03:53 pm
Does anyone have a preference between bamboo hooks and the metal ones? What's your favorite things to practice on?
Rachel Lein: amigurumimidnightfury on May 18th, 2009 04:27 am (UTC)
For the most part, I don't have a preference between the two. Though, to throw a third type into the mix, if I'm working on something with nice, soft yarn, I'll reach for my rosewood hooks 9 times out of 10. I think that the most difference between bamboo and metal you'll see is that yarn will slip across metal much more easily than with bamboo. However, bamboo is lighter and your hands won't get quite so tired while working with them, especially if you're using larger hooks in the J+ range.
starfluff on May 18th, 2009 08:12 pm (UTC)
I know the rosewood ones look pretty... now I want to try some!
Rachel Lein: amigurumimidnightfury on May 19th, 2009 03:53 am (UTC)
The rosewood hooks are beautiful and lovely to work with. Though they do take some getting used to. They have sharper points than metal hooks do, so they can get caught in yarn a little more easily. But once you get the hang of it, you can move along at your usual speed. If using rosewood, though, I would recommend staying clear of cheaper quality yarns, as the scratchy fibers can wear at the polish, making them duller looking and the yarn doesn't slide so well on them anymore.

A couple good places to get rosewood hooks online are JoAnn.com and createforless.com. I prefer createforless.com, though they're a tad more expensive.