Again, I used the old Lizbeth twist and snag with yarnplayer's 'Stardate'. Light turquoise beads are from umintsuru.
I have had an epiphany about the way I always have stabbed myself when adding beads. It seems to me that I was pushing the bead onto the picot with the left hand (I hold the shuttle in the right) , grasping the picot between the thumb and forefinger with a LOT of pressure. Then there would be in automatic reflex that would counteract the first push, and in that moment the hook would work its evildoing.
For some reason, the other day I pushed a bead onto the picot with the RIGHT hand, and there was so much more control and no backlash. Hard to describe, but I instinctively knew this was a safer movement to install a bead. Whew... I do hope I am correct in this assumption. Otherwise, I suggest stock options in BandAid.
I have had a brilliant idea! Uh-oh, I hear you say! Really, this is a beaut - I just now have to research places with which I am totally out of my field... I will keep you posted if I can get off the ground floor here... : ))