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Well, I didn’t plan to write two blog posts in one day, but when I went outside to the mailbox today I found a parcel waiting for me. Whoop Whoop!

20160517_121439Yup, the package from Denise arrived. I ordered on the weekend, they despatched on the Monday and it only took 8 days to get here from the US.

I was surprised by how tiny the crochet hook set looked. You don’t get a sense of scale from the photos on their site. It is certainly travel-friendly. At first glance, the hooks look a bit like cheap plastic, but actually they are a strong resin and are very smooth.


Just behind the hooks are two tiny compartments which hold four cables and some stoppers and a joining piece. The cables are quite stiff which is something that some people probably don’t like about Denise products.


I also ordered this book because there is  so much I don’t know about Tunisian crochet.


This is my first test swatch with these hooks and some worsted weight acrylic.  A little Tunisian and a few dcs to try things out for size.


The hooks and cables felt fine, though the longer cables would probably benefit from being dipped in warm water to straighten them out before use. I wondered how I would like the tips, as 99% of my hook collection  are tapered rather than inline, but they seem ok.

Time and practice will tell!






New hooks and an FO


imageAll done. This pattern (Back Scrubber, free from Red Heart) took less than two balls of Red Heart Scrubby. I’m glad it’s finished and I can resume crocheting with softer yarn!

I splurged a bit today. It could have been worse as I almost got carried away by lots of pretty colours, but I ordered a set of Denise2Go interchangeable crochet hooks. Six sizes, larger ones so that they’ll be good for Tunisian crochet, with cables and a cute orange cotton case to keep them in. And the hooks themselves are bright too.

I used to have Denise knitting needles so I know what they’ll feel  like. I’ve seen mixed reviews online – some people love ’em, some don’t – but I did a bunch of research of my options and this set gives me the right sizes at the best price. Of course there is the exchange rate and the shipping cost to take into account. I also ordered a book on Tunisian crochet stitch patterns because I’m a real noob at all this. It’s amazing how a new technique can make you feel like a beginner again.

Hopefully these will arrive before my holiday as it would be a great compact set to take with me.