1.26.2013

::What Type of Hooker Are You?::

Are you a pretty hooker? Or an ugly hooker?  At my crochet club this week we were discussing the grip that we use when crocheting. And we decided that the Knife--or overhand--grip is not nearly as pretty as the Pencil grip.







Which one are you? I'm an ugly hooker. Yes. It's true. The pencil grip just feels funny to me. I guess in the end, what really matters is that the end product is pretty, huh? 



I'm getting ever so close to finishing this new pattern--just dreaming up a border and doing some little ties. Look for it on Monday--fingers crossed.

I'm off to do some UGLY hooking--and hopefully the results will be, well, not so ugly.

Happy Hooking to you all!

{On the Board} -- If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.
                                                     --Roald Dahl






15 comments:

  1. I'm an ugly hooker, too. I tried to do the pencil grip, but that's not my world.

    Lisa

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  2. I too am an ugly hooker. Every once in awhile I do the "pencil" thing but it takes me tooooo long to do it. I'm content with being ugly :-)

    Have a JOYful weekend!!

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  3. I'm a pretty hooker. But I did find it hard when I tried Tunisian crochet as you have to be an ugly hooker then. i got used to it but boy was it slow going!

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  4. Pretty blanket! I'm an ugly hooker. :-( haha

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  5. So happy to know there are other ugly hookers, too!

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  6. You know I hook like I'm hoeing a ditch!

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  7. Haha I'm an ugly hooker too! I found the pencil grip way to hard once I've got used to the overhand grip. Well It doesn't really matter anyway as long as you can crochet right!

    Love, Kirsten

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  8. Ugly ... But I do hold my little finger us to add a poshness to it! X

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  9. I'm a the Pretty one. But when I hook with the Zpachetti yarn than I'm the Ugly one. With the thicker needle I cant get the pencilgrip. My hands are too small for that. hahah.
    Nice discusion haha!
    Greeting from the Netherlands, Hendrika

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  10. i'm both ... depends on the thickness of the yarn and the project!
    'Overhand' is easier when hooking sturdy yarn for a basket for instance where more force is needed, while working with thinner yarn and a 'normal' project goes faster with the pencil grip ...
    Guess I'm a little special :-))

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  11. I'm neither, just a sewer :) I do envy those who can - very pretty!

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  12. I'm a pretty one unless I use my huge hooks and thick yarn then I'm an ugly one :)

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  13. I am an ugly hooker! But I try not to make it look like I'm cutting a steak. :)

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  14. Ha! I'm a "pretty" hooker, but only because my great grandmother INSISTED that I crochet that way. In my adult years, I've done a bit of research on crochet hook grip styles. Here's a fact: Throughout the 1800s, women were taught the "pretty" style of crochet, because it did, in fact, look more feminine. It was THE only style taught. So I guess great grandma just passed on her style to me. Perpetuating the pretty pose. (how's that for alliteration?) :-) BTW, thanks for a great site. You're on my Top Ten list of favorites.

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    1. Lol! I'm so not surprised that they taught "pretty" hooking in the 1800's! I suppose what really matters is the end result, though, right?!

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