When Tracie at 'CroCreations' saw my crochet hooks, she was inspired to create some of her own. I have only created swirly handles, but when I saw Tracie's polka dot hooks, I was inspired to try to create one.
I have to tell you that doing polka dots is kind of tricky. Mine did not stay perfectly round. But that's ok - I like it anyway. In fact, I think this is my new 'favorite' hook. It's a Susan Bates size 'J'.
And speaking of Susan Bates - I bought 2 new hooks (plus some Red Heart Soft yarn) from Herrschners and they are different. The head of the hook is not pointy like it used to be - they are rounded - and the actual hook part is smaller. I hope I won't have trouble trying to hook the yarn when I'm crocheting.
**eta - I have been using this hook for a while now and I have had absolutely no problems crocheting with it. (I haven't tried a tight sc pattern (like amigurumi) - there might be a problem there since there is no point to help push thru the stitch.)