Crochet has been my craft of late. I tend to run in spurts. My grandmother started me off with stamped cross stitch hand embroidery. High school and my mother encouraged garment and home decor sewing. Then I went on to plastic canvas, rug hooking, knitting and crochet. I was introduced to loom knitting a couple of years ago. This Christmas I picked up the Knook by Leisure Arts.
This technique is promoted as knitting with a crocket hook. The tool is a crochet hook with a life line on the opposite end from the hook. The line cord actually is a substitute for the second needle. I did a small swatch of the knit and purl stitches. Leaning more towards crochet, I found it fairly awkward and wonder if it wouldn't be faster to use regular needles. The upside is it so much easier to pick up a dropped stitch since this life line stays in place until you are finished with the row.
Then I tried it with a specialty ruffle yarn. Much easier than my previous methods and faster. Now that I have the hang of it, we'll see what great creation will appear off this hook? :)