In a pinch, allowances must be made. Or is it that necessity is the mother of invention? Perhaps it does not matter the truth of the saying, but rather the action taken as a result. I find myself far away from home in the midst of international travel with no needles tucked into the luggage and nary a local yarn store to be found.
Oh, I packed yarn. A nice grey Bijou Basin Seraphim and a ball of cotton and linen blend that has been following me around for months. Luckily, my favorite handy dandy "fix a stitch" sawed off crochet hook was right there where it lives tucked away in a secret hiding spot. It stays there hiding from vigilant security workers who are brought to knee shaking fear by an old cajun with two inches of metal.
Friends, I am here to give testament to the truth that a tiny two inch long 2.75mm hook can be used to work crochet when travel woes push sanity to the brink and one needs the calmness of hook and string.