I don’t crochet, but I have a thing for teeny tiny crochet hooks, the one that are about the size of a pencil lead.
These two I found at a thrift store (50¢), my favorite place for all kinds of craft supplies, don’t ask what else I bought that day. One had a 10 on it the other a 07. I’m not sure what they are for, thread crochet, maybe? I find them at estate sales too.
I use these tiny hooks for two things mostly, and I would recommend having a stash of them, they go missing because, well, they are really tiny, and they break.
I use them for cleaning tools, my hand cards, and spots on my drum carder and wheels that I can’t reach, and where a a pair of tweezers are awkward to maneuver.
What I love them for the most is to help with dizzing fiber. They are perfect for getting started,
I’m always fumbly getting the fist bit of fiber through the hole in the diz and these tiny hooks are perfect for snagging just a little bit of fiber and drawing it through.
For me it makes dizzing quicker, it’s the spinning equivalent of a needle threader, and anything that gets me to the spinning part faster is my friend.
Jillian is the author of the best-selling spinning book Yarnitecture. She is the editor of Knittyspin and Developmental Editor for PLY and PLY Books. She kinda loves this spinning thing and wants everyone who spins to love it too, so she teaches and writes a lot. She knits, weaves, and stitches and tries to do as much of it as she can with handspun yarn. She's always cooking up all kinds of exciting and creative things combining fiber arts.
She likes her mysteries British, her walks woodsy, and to spend as much time as she can laughing.
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