Have you ever tried a hook wrapped in polymer clay? If not, it's worth it. Not only are they fun, they are more comfortable to work with. I have carpel tunnel and I find the smaller hooks nearly impossible to use. But, once wrapped to make the handle bigger, I have no problems at all.
Of course, these work better if you use the knife hold versus the pencil hold.
These will make their debut at #DFWFiberFest in April. Come see me and check them out!