|Tulip Etimo Rose|
|The test. Who's the winner?|
Downside is when it was put to the test, it failed miserably. Into row 4, I'm screaming in pain. My wrist and the finger joints are writhing in pain wanting Tulip Etimo or a break altogether. But I had to finish the test. So I went on with it. I have to admit, I did change a few times with the same size Tulip hook, but I found Tulip runs just a tiny bit "bigger". Was it my imagination?
I'd say the winner is definitely Tulip Etimo Rose. I bought it loose (without box and not as a set) probably second hand, as the grip on some of it was a tad dirty, hence the cheaper price. But I'm still in love with it.
I did the entire dress in the test with Tulip Etimo and I came out of it still wanting to crochet, I felt like an Energiser Bunny advertisement. I can just keep going and going and going with Tulip.
This is just entirely based on the test and my opinion only. Maybe it's different for others according to the size of their hands and their grip strength. I like mine strong and steady, hence Tulip works really well since it's steel and provides a bit more weight onto my grip and I feel like I'm actually in control. With KnitPro, I feel like it's too light to my liking hence I'm actually exerting more power on my grip that makes my wrist more tired. It's a pity since I put high hopes on KnitPro. Mind you, they do have other types available. I'd label this Waves set "an expensive mistake" for me.