It seems my granny square cane idea didn’t pan out. It’s not that it’s a bad idea, it’s just that it needs some work. I only had about an hour to spend on experimentation this week, and while I didn’t end up with a useful design in the end, I did generate a few more ideas for my next opportunity to experiment. Whenever that will be. Soon, I hope.
This morning, I was still quite eager to see how the whole clay-handle-on-a-crochet-hook idea would work for me, so I decided not to wait for the granny square cane to come to fruition. Instead I tried it with another design from my stash. (It’s a plaid cane, like the one in the shawl pin lesson.)
So, what do you think?
There’s a lot about it that I like. In particular: the hook size (G) that is embedded in the top, and the super smooth sanded and buffed handle. I haven’t spent much time actually using the hook, but the few chains I did make felt good. I know the color of your hook handle really shouldn’t make much of a difference in your crochet experience, but it kinda does! It makes it somehow more artsy and fun. Or something like that.
I wonder, would you go for these hooks, if I made them in a variety of colors and sizes? Would it be worth re-opening the shop for a week or two, and stocking it with a selection of them for gift-giving purposes? Or even for totally selfish keep-it-yourself purposes? Really, I’m not one to judge…