Wednesday, January 22, 2014

New Hooks & Hideaways!

Happy Wednesday everyone!

I am so excited to show you two new things I treated myself to this week!

One is for making art and the second is for enjoying and celebrating it!

My 2 favorite things to do! :)

I just purchased a set of these wonderful Japanese Hamanaka crochet hooks from

I love the double ended design and feel of the hooks in my hand.

It makes them great for travel as well as efficient storage as you get 10 sizes to work with in only 5 hooks!

I have found over the years that it is really important to work with a hook personally before deciding if you really like them as we all have different sized hands and preferences for hook shape, weight and feel!

For me, I found these to be unique because they provide a comfort grip that I have never found in a hook that was not too big to comfortably fit in my hand.

There are 5 double-ended hooks (a total of 10 hooks of graduated sizes) from Japanese sizes 2/0 to 10/0 or 2.0mm to 6.0mm.
  • 2/0 - 2.0mm
  • 3/0 - 2.3mm
  • 4/0 - 2.5mm
  • 5/0 - 3.0mm
  • 6/0 - 3.5mm (F)
  • 7/0 - 4.0mm (G)
  • 7.5/0 - 4.5mm
  • 8/0 - 5.0mm (H)
  • 9/0 - 5.5mm (I)
  • 10/0 - 6.0mm (J)

The second gift I gave myself was the purchase of this magical painting my dear friend Mehry Khosravi just completed.

I knew I must have it the second I saw it and luckily for me, it was still available.

She is trying to create a series of these smaller paintings to fill up a wall but they keep selling before the paint even dries!

This one is still too wet to touch, but she will let me know the second I can come and pick it up!

I cannot wait!

I know just where I am going to hang it!

It is going to hang in my kitchen where I will see it all day long!

What a fabulous week we have had so far and it is not even 1/2 over yet!

I cannot wait to see what else unfolds for us to appreciate!

What FUN things have unfolded before your eyes recently?

Please leave us a note and let us know!

We cannot wait to hear all about them!

Melissa & R-Chee


Ellen Gawthorp said...

Love those hooks! My grandmother taught me to crochet when I was younger and I can only do the basics.

Love, Ellen

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Those hooks are very cool! And pretty too! A very good find.
And we love, love that painting,, oh its sooo beautiful,, and we can see why her art sells before the paint is dry,, its because you can feel what she paints,,, and its welcoming, and makes your heart feel good to look,,, and it makes you want to be there,

tubby3pug said...

Nice hooks, I want to learn crochet maybe over my next school break

retro rover

Ruckus Eskie said...

Can you HOOK ME UP?! hahaha ok lame but too funny still.