Monday, February 01, 2010


Auction is closed!! I really appreciate your business and bids. Auctions are especially fun for me because I get a chance to meet the bidders, at least for a little bit. So thank all of you bidders!!
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And thanks again!!

We have some (ok 2 of them) never-before hooks up this time for auction! And by never before, I mean two of these are hooks that have really unique features. Lets look at the top hook. Ever hear of knooking? Well its a new word, coined by Jen at

How cool is that!? Well what could I do after that! I just had to make a "knooking "hook. But this is a special one. See the knob that cleverly disguises the "knooking" hook as a Tunisian or afghan hook? That little knob lets you use the hook for Tunisian crochet or it can be removed to expose the tapered heel end and hole that makes the hook into a "knooking" hook! The knob is made of German Plum and fits by friction over the bamboo M (9mm) 8 3/4 (22.2cm). The friction fit is a precision wedge kind of fit that requires no snaps or locking device. Just push it on with a small (NOT HARD or you'll break the knob) pressure, and pull off with a little wiggle. The knob will stay on in all but the most violent crocheting... and WE don't crochet violently, do we?

Next hook down from the "Knooking" hook isn't unusual except that it made from astoundingly beautiful Gabon Ebony. It's a perfect K (6.5mm) and is a perfect fit for a hand that loves to cuddle with a 7 inch (17.8cm) long astoundingly smooth crochet hook.

Next up is another first. Not from the hook style but from the material. I made this hook from a French Oak wine barrel stave! You can still see the stain from the wine along the handle! OOOH you should have been here when that wood was on my lathe! The aroma was VERY nice. And the barrel? Well it's one from one of Spokane's best wineries, Lone Canary. So if you crochet, drink wine and like to collect hooks, this one is for YOU. Technically it's a K (6.5mm) and is 7 1/4 inches(18.4cm)long. French Oak is a fairly porous wood so unfortunately I had to apply a finish and alas the nice aroma is covered. But it's still one fascinating hook and sure to be a conversation piece at your next crochet/wine tasting party.

And Last but far from least is a long and lean Smoked Maple I (5.5mm). This long drink of water is here for the pencil grippers in the bunch who like longer hooks. Not to say that the hook won't work well for toothbrush grippers, aw contraire! It will switch hit easily. Its just that I didn't put a thumb rest on this one, for the pencil holders who like to "roll" their hooks. Smoked maple is just as it reads. The wood has been smoked and that's what gives it that rich smokey color. On the lathe, there's a bbq aroma in the air that makes me hungry. Course the aroma is all covered up by the finish, but what's not is the light weight of this hook. You'd expect a hardwood hook that's 8 inches (20.3cm) long to be heavy. Nope. It's light like the feather of a Deadman Crick Turkey. And the balance point is centered on the hook length!

So there you have it! Lets make this an even shorter auction cause I get to go to the crick this weekend. So lets end this auction at 8pm Pacific Std Time on Thursday night, Feb. 4.

To new bidders: I try to post bids as they come in. I'll not be here ALL the time... so if your bid doesn't show up right away, not to worry. Your bid will be posted as soon as I'm able to get to them. Identical bids are entered by first to post so if your bid is the same as another, I'll go by which ever one was posted first. Also please increase bids by $5 minimum. email bids, if you like, to me at

Here we go!

Tunisian/"Knooking" M:
Jennifer goes $20
Anamaria raises to $25

Ebony K:
Lori goes $20
Elle goes OOH OOH OOH and bids $35

Wine barrel K:
Jennifer too, $20
Lori goes to $25
Jennifer raises to $30
Lori says go to $35
Jennifer comes back with $40

Lean Smoked Maple I:
Anamaria says $20
Amy goes $25
Kristin goes to $30

And thanks for dropping by! Stay awhile, kick your shoes off...have a stroll through the archives.



Simply Me said...

jimbo so who won the acution?

Loonie said...

Thanks for posting this ! You made me discover knooking which is a freakin' great technique ! I was considering buying circular knitting needles, now I am considering drilling my wooden crochets :p