Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Hook'in Goodness

Over the past few weeks I have been making a special little project, this time not for anyone but for me.  And not for a specific purpose in mind but just to see if I can actually do it.  I have been out hunting and gathering (well maybe not so much the hunting, but definitely the gathering) and I had several attempts at it by myself but just couldn’t get it right so I had to enlist in the help of a friend.  I am very grateful to this friend as he lent me something I think most of the male species hold very dear to their heart... he lent me one of his power tools.  And as my Dad said he must trust me very much as I think men don’t even like lending their tools to other men.  So one afternoon with a bit of guidance (and Little O being babysat) I busted open this baby and had a go and I think I’m addicted.

I don’t even know what this tool is but I love it, it cut, sanded and polished all in one and the tiny little polishing tools made my life so much easier.

And here is the finished product.

I actually made my own crochet hooks (picture big smile across my face).  I am very impressed with myself that I have managed to actually make these using a power tool and have come away with all my fingers and toes still intact.  I’m the type of person who gets paper cuts from opening a book (yes that actually happened).  So now I am in two minds about whether I oil them in some way or just leave them as they are. They are made out of eucalyptus so I’m not sure what would be the best for them.  But then I do love the look of the natural wood. Decisions, decisions...


Oh, if you are interested in having a go at making your own,I found this link on Pinterest.  http://www.livingcrafts.com/blog/woodwork/carve-crochet-hook-from-twig


  1. Hey Anna, these look fab....well done. Love the natural look of the timber.
    So does this mean you now want power tools for birthday presents?.......

    Claire :}

    1. Ha, ha, that's exactly what my Dad says. But my friend was very impressed with my efforts and said I can borrow it anytime (I don't think a little gift of thank you chocolates went astray either:)) Now I just have to go out and do some more gathering.

  2. Wow! That is proper impressive! They look fab:)