Sunday, February 08, 2009
Library Hook #1
I'm experimenting here, with an idea that's been rolling around in my mostly empty head for awhile now. To start a crochet hook library that folks can belong to and check out hooks for free (well, except for postage) for a fixed time.
The hook you see above (its the same one as a couple posts below) is the first hook that I thought I'd put in the library. Its HUGE and might not be something you could justify buying, but might like to try out for a special project. Its 1 1/4 inches in diameter (3.3cm) and close to a foot long. Made from Fir, so it might be too fragile for really nasty metallic or abrasive fibers.
If this works.. I'll add other interesting hooks to the library in the future....as they pop into my head. Probably they'll be odd sizes or experimental shapes that I'll make and lend out either for testing or for special projects you have in mind.
How do you become a member of the International Jimbo Hook Library (hooo that sounds IMPRESSIVE!), and how do you check out the hook? Not sure how to go about it.
What if to join the library, you "become a follower" of this blog, and agree to be responsible for postage from my house to yours and back, and for $25 if the hook becomes damaged or lost while under your control. That's less than the value of the hook, but hay this is a library, eh... not meant to make $$.
We'll set check-out time at two weeks from my sending mailing date to your returning mail date. I'll pay the postage to begin with, you pay the amount you see on the box when you return the hook... just enclose cash in the box.
Does that sound ok?
And to check out the hook, you simply be the first to post a remark, indicating your wish to check out a particular hook (only hooks that will be pictured in this post).
Remember this is an experiment. Subject to change. If you have suggestions, I'm eager to have them.
Lets see if this flies.