My new hook arrived last week but I had too much else going on to find the time to play with it.
If you compare my old one to this new one you can see why I wanted it so badly. The new hook has a tapered shaft that makes bigger holes so that the wool comes through without all the pulling and tugging.
The new one also has a place to rest your thumb and it was here that I discovered I was holding the hook all wrong.
Not only was I hooking in the wrong direction (outside to inside) but I was also holding the whole thing wrong and pulling the loops in the wrong direction.
My poor blue flower petal became pretty wonky as I tried to get used to the new direction but after a bit it all seemed to make better sense.Now I need to order more wool because I am out of the pretty colors. It's always something.