Size 2.5 mm hooks are very slim and I have a son who thinks that bending them is fun @#$%!!
The other day I had an order to make a Fashion Doll set and I really needed my 2.5 mm hook but even thought I taped it together there was no way I could crochet with it. What to do?
That same day I was reading one of my favourite blogs Isabelle Kessedjian - okay I wasn't reading it, I was just lookng at the photos because its in French, yes I know about Google translate - anyway she had a post about reusing spent plastic pen casing to make crochet hooks easier to hold.
What a great idea, but an even better one was to use the casing to make my bent hook reusable again.