so, plan B.
i was out & about today, but this time to the joann's. i found this other crochet thread (i swear, it HAS to be the exact same stuff --- look at the label --- same color name, and part of the code is the same --- likely made in same factory).
well, i'm certain!
Anonymous said... Clover does make a 2.25mm hook, I got mine at JoAnn's -- it's a Clover Amour. I like those better than the Soft Touch.
anyways, i also took the advice of a previous comment, and i did find this "amour" clover crochet hook. their hooks are 25% off right now. i just got the size i think i need for now --- if i need to upsize my squares, i know i have one of the other clover soft-touch hooks in the next size up.
i'm hoping my crochet will feel less awkward with this nicer hook --- because crocheting with cotton is hard enough!