Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Tools of Power

Just received 3 complete sets of Pony crochet hooks:
  • 32-inch circulars in 12 sizes from 2mm-5.5mm
  • 14-inch double-ended/tunisian hooks in 13 sizes from 2mm-6mm
  • 8 plastic "Pony Pearl" hooks up to 10mm
I've accumulated many brands of crochet hooks over the years but these are my first Ponies. Survey the Pony bonanza:
I love the sleek finish of the aluminum hooks and the dense weight of the plastic ones. Between the excellent range of sizes and the quality of materials, that's power, baby.
Since I have some swatching of '70's stitch patterns to do, I now have a fullblown case of Crocheter's Itch. I'll put these hooks to use and report back.
How in the world should I organize, store, and display them? This is the first truly complete set of double-ended & tunisian hook sizes I've ever owned as well as the first circulars ever. I know knitters have storage issues with their circulars so I'm keeping them in their packages until I have a better idea (might have to design something).
If you want to feel the power, look for Ponies at your local yarn shop. If you don't see them, ask the shop owner to order them from Muench --you know, the people who brought us that outrageously sensuous Touch Me yarn.


  1. HI cool blog I have a question...my brain CANNOT remember the name of a particular artist that was in a particular book (i feel like it had a sunflower on the cover?) anyways...it had lots of amazing 60's -70's crochet artists in the book but one that was amazing, japanese and made these giant playgrounds out of crocheted rope. DO YOU know the persons name? or the name of the book? thanks amylou

  2. Yes--I just got this in the mail too! I haven't tried them yet, but I'm definitely itching to do some tunisian...

  3. Hi amylou,
    I don't know. I have a vague memory of seeing a crocheted playground but it was a long time ago. I haven't seen it in the stack of '70's books that I'm going through now.

    Amy: I've never needed circulars before but with this new set I sure want to need them now! :-)

  4. I am honored that you have me listed as one of your fave crochet blogs. I think you are a wonderful designer, so this is a huge compliment!

    You know, I own a lot of those 70's books (love them with all of my heart). Maybe I should join the CRAL???

  5. Omygoodness it's ladylinoleum! I haven't finished listing my favorite blogs so yours is one that bobbed to the surface first. I just can't get enough quirk.
    Please do join the CRAL and for anyone reading this, I'm maintaining a list of people who receive email alerts whenever I add a CRAL entry. If you'd like to receive these alerts, just email me: vashtiramaATgmailDOTcom . There's at least one new CRAL entry brewing right now.


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