Wednesday, June 03, 2009

AND THE WINNER IS>>>>>>>>>

After actually stewing on this decision for hours, I've come down to just one of all the really great entries. Improbable? Well it blasted my intergalactic funnybone.

The chosen caption is.....

I drink two Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters, hit the Infinite Improbability Drive and this is what happens?


ALAN!!! You win the hook!! Email me your mailing address and I'll teleport it right on over!

THANKS to all who entered!! Wisht I was able to make hooks for each of you!!


Jimbo






look it over
click on the image to enlarge
Would you like to own this hook?

Need to know more? Ok, its made of White Oak, salvaged slats from our old patio benches. Actually you see the hook resting on two of the old slats. Amazing what was hiding under that weathered surface, eh?

Size: H (5mm )

Length: 7 1/8" (18.1 cm)


I've been working day and night on the front porch of our house here in Spokane, and haven't had time to do much hook making. But when I took all the slats off the benches and replaced them with pine, I just couldn't resist seeing if the old slats really wanted to become hooks. At least one did. You see it here.


So how do we give this hook away? Lets have a Photo Caption Contest! I'll post a picture and you provide a caption. (below) The funniest caption will win the hook. How's that? I "borrowed" this idea from my very favorite Irish Fiber Sculptor, Inga Hamilton (look up http://www.rockpoolcandy.typepad.com/).

So you can enter by posting your caption in the remarks section here, or if that doesn't work, you can email your caption to me at:

jimbocrochetwhittler@yahoo.com


For your photo captioning:


For those who might not know, this is a picture of Dippy (Diplohookticus Jimbosai)and he's up to antics of some kind. Dippy is the world's biggest crochet hook, and he's going to be performing at a place and time soon to be named, billed second to the famous INGA. More to come as information becomes available.
So.... Lets run this contest till June 16... that'll give you plenty time to think up a good caption.


Thanks for your patience! I'm hoping to be finishing up more hooks soon... but the porch calls....

Jimbo

29 comments:

JoAnn said...

That is a most beautiful hook Jimbo! Amd to think it was made from a bench slate, wow, you can make a hook out of anything! Contest, I am no good at dreaming thme up, but I sure will participate!!!
Hugs
JoAnn AKA JoBug

Shana said...

Oh Jimbo, I don't know how you can give it away but I would like to know so I can try to win it. This would replace the only wood hook I had that I received in the Hooked on Crochet Swap from my partner crochetluvknot. It was an H also and felt so good in my hand but the head snapped off when I was making coasters for the coaster swap. Alas, I am H hookless and wood hookless. I will be watching to see how to win. I also thought maybe you would be able to tell e if the hook I broke could be fixed. Not sure though.

Jimbo said...

Shana, please email me and I'll give you my address. I'll see if i can fix your hook. Sorry the head broke!
Jimbo

Bethel of Bethania said...

G'day Jimbo
I reckon Dippy is saying... 'How's about we hook up, good looking???'...
what one can find in old timbers is amazing when you have the know how... OOroo... Bethel of Bethania

Shana said...

Duh nuh nuh nuh nuh Inspector Gadget! Duh nuh nuh nuh nuh oooh oooh!

Sorry throwback to my fave cartoon when I was a kid ;-)

shannie_nae said...

"Does anybody have any toilet paper?"
Lovely hook Jimbo!

minky996 said...

LOL Shannie_nae! I was going to try to think of something but I vote for you!!! I almost fell out of my chair laughing!!!!

Bz ThingZ said...

"wanna play hook and seek?"

wonderful looking hook!!!

b

JoAnn said...

okay here is mine Jimbo,
"Got Yarn?" lol, kinda like Got Milk?...heheheh, I think it is funny anyways!! And the hook picture peeking out is great!!
HUGS
JoBug

Agate said...

"Ssshhh, be very, very quiet. I'm being hunted by ladies carrying yarn bags."

Ok Jimbo, here's my entry. I adore your hooks your hooks, and one day I'll be able to get one.

Mindy

emeraldjayne62 said...

I emailed you mine hope I did it right

Crochet Princess Beth said...

So pretty! How about "Peek a hook, I see you!!!"

Judy said...

Since the pic looks like he has a big mouth and he's always talking, I thought my caption would be:
"...and another thing..."

Gorgeous hook, Jimbo....

Judy

Cap Lady--Molly said...

What a great way to have a giveaway instead of just the 'normal' way. Okay my caption is--"Does this hat make my nose look big?"

Sweet Mama Jones said...

Dippy stars as GILLIGAN in the remake of a sitcom classic!!!

"Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful hook...That started from this tropic wood, aboard Jimbo's Porch. Jimbo is a mighty carvin' man, an artist brave and sure. Five hooksters crocheted that day on a three hour ghan'...A three hour ghan'..."

REAL theme song here: http://www.gilligansisle.com/theme.html

JoAnn said...

Okay another one I thought up : )
"There isn't a woodpecker here is there?"

Marianne said...

"Shhhhh, I think I just spotted a Red-headed Hookpecker", quick, take a picture!"

New to your blog, have never seen a wooden hook, it's amazing. I've been cricheting since I was 7, my great aunt taoght me. Forthy-three years later and still crocheting!

missmaxx said...

"Are you my Mother?"

Great lookin hook Jimbo! Thanks for giving us all a chance to win!

badrhinogillett said...

Dippy is saying, "If Mrs. Dippy isn't looking, I'm gonna sneak off and get up to the crick!"

shannie_nae said...

"Lonely hook seeks happy hooker"

shannie_nae said...

"Nobody saw me do it you can't prove anything"

Danielle said...

In my previous life I was just a tree look at me now

Maureen said...

" I feel naked without my hat"

theluckielizard said...

"Ok, I'll come out, but put away the yarn first!"

Here is my entry. Beautiful hook as always Jimbo.

Alan said...

I drink two Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters, hit the Infinite Improbability Drive and this is what happens?

--Zaphod Beeblebrox

JoAnn said...

Okay, one more since I see you didnt pick yet....lol
"Did you get a look at THAT hook???"

JoAnn said...

Okay Jimbo, your FORCING me to bore you with yet another..lol
"Is hge gone, that, that man with the saw???"

JoAnn said...

Hahahahahahahaha whilst we wait,
"Did YOU get the E-mail from Jimbo?"
hehehehehehe

Alan said...

WooHoo!!! Can't wait to try it out Jimbo.