I love working with beautiful tools. I had not crocheted in years before I saw a color pooling scarf sample at SAFF in Asheville last month. I purchased the yarn and pattern from the vendor at SAFF and realized I had no crochet hook. Of course, Jimmy Bean Wool had a large selection of the size needed. This hook caught my eye and I ordered it because it was so unique. When I used it to crochet the scarf, it felt warm and comfortable in my hand. It was such an unexpected pleasure to crochet with. The hook was smooth and slid right through the stitches. I absolutely love it and will buy more sizes in the future.