THANKS TO ALL FOR YOUR BIDS! HIGH BIDDERS PLEASE USE THE "MAKE A DONATION BUTTON HERE IN THE BLOG FOR PAYPAL PAYMENT OR CONTACT ME FOR OTHER ARRANGEMENTS. THANKS AGAIN FOR YOUR BIDS..... ANOTHER AUCTION COMING SHORTLY
(click on the image to enlarge for detail... well worth the wait)
Yup the snow is still here.. that's what you see in the background besides my hand and the three hooks that are up for bids.
Can't sell you the snow (as much as I'd like to) or my hand (cause that's the one give away.... let me 'give you a hand'" heh... but the hooks... well they're for sale to the highest bidder!
Let us start from the left. This hook is made from a flowering decorative tree and the contrasting colors in the grain is pretty amazing. There's the blond coloring that makes up the bulk of the hook, then a tan layer that blends with a mahogany red that blends again with the tan, all in an hourglass shape that is formed by the similar hourglass shape of the hook grip.. which i call a universal grip. The hook is a 7 on the Bates gauge (4.5mm), and its 7 3/4 inches long.
The middle hook is a real beauty. Made from Pacific Madrone (I think.... seems like I can't be sure of ANYTHING anymore). But whatever kind of wood it is, its absolutely beautiful. Honey colored wood with fine iridescent grain, and places where I left some bark are rich brown. I doubt you can fully appreciate this hook from the picture. Size? Its a H according to MS Bates.. and is almost 8 inches long!It has the trademark Jimbo hook shape with a thumb rest.
And the right side hook is another trademark jimbo shape.. the semi-egg. This hook is made from good ole Deadman Crick Aspen and is shaped to nestle oh so comfortably in the palm of the hand, to be gripped by the ring and little fingers so the rest of the fingers and thumb are freed to manipulate your fiber masterpiece. The hook is a P sizewise, and 5 inches long. Not a hook for pencil grippers, but those who use the underhand "toothbrush" grip should find this hook amazingly comfortable (I've been told that time and again by those who use them).
So there you have it....
And you can email your bids to me at:
We'll end this contest next coming Wednesday night Feb.11 at 10pm Pacific Standard Time.
Oh and don't forget to enter the contest (see the heart shaped hook post several posts below this one... and you could win a truly unique little heart shaped hook on Valentines day!
And thanks for dropping by!!
Sherri's starting this one at $10
Candice goes $15
Cathy's Birthday bid is $25
Candice again with $15
Amanda takes it to $20
Candice is back with $25
Candice comes back with $35
Amanda!! $40 (this is starting to look like a tennis match!)
Sandra bids $25