[FONT="Comic Sans MS"][COLOR=#202090]My mom taught me to crochet (because I asked) while I was a young boy. So I hold the hook like a knitting needle (not like a pencil) and twist and move the hook to catch the yarn. I also hold the yarn with my left hand when I knit. When I see others release the hook/needle and wrap I think they are new to the craft, but I know many people have difficulty using both hands.
I guess it is because my mom worked in an assembly plant, and using both hands was necessary to increase and maintain efficiency. A couple summer jobs there during college led me to be aware of and learn from both right-handed and left-handed co-workers and find the best process to either use both hands or to alternate (sometimes allows one hand to rest with less work). I look at it as "Why overwork one hand and be slower? "
I haven't knitted since my mom taught me some 30 years ago. So I found this place and am glad I did.[/COLOR][/FONT]