Thursday, April 01, 2010

Auction is OVER, and I'll announce the winner of the Easter Hook tomorrow morning

And the Easter Hook Winner IS>>>
A caring mother of three, a crafter of extraordinary talent, the wife of a gran prix racing enthusiast, and excellent cook... From Sao Paulo Brazil, the new owner of the Olive Wood Easter Hook is.....


Rô Szili


Thank you all for entering the contest! We had the most entries ever for a Jimbo Hook and most entries this time were from outside the US! Fantastic!!

A special thank you to Sônia Maria who publicized the contest in her blog, Falando de Crochet!

And please pay a visit to Rô Szili at her blog, Amigas Da Praca




AND THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR ENTERING!!!

Jimbo


Totally new to the world of crochet, a revolutionary new hook innovation that will rock the crochet world! DOUBLE your crochet speed! Want to use two yarns? Make two different projects at the same time?? YES WE CAN!! Be the very first and only owner of the very first and only Double Jimbo!! Yes this totally unique-in-the Universe collectible hook is up for bids!! But because this is so much akin to, like, the first light bulb and the collectible value will skyrocket; we must start the bidding at $300 with $50 raise increments. Oh and lets end the auction time on this hook on...... APRIL FOOLS DAY!!!!!




(click on image to enlarge)

Now, moving on to more serious stuff... This next part is REAL... no kidding! Ok I know its a hard act to follow, but read on PLEASE because there is a treat in store if you do..

First we have two hooks up for bids, really! They are the two directly below the amazing Double Jimbo hook.

First is the very dark and handsome Flamewood hook. Flamewood is called that because the grain often has the appearance of flames (duh). This one, though looks more like the char after the flames, it's so dark. The wood is very hard and beautiful and makes just incredible hooks. This one is a very rare (see if you find this size in your local yarn shop) size 7mm. That's between a K and an L on your Bates size gauge. 7.5 inches long (19cm) and is made without a thumb rest for those who prefer not to have one. I'll carve a thumb rest for a highest bidder who specifies they'd like one.

Next we have a Honduran Rosewood beauty in an H (5mm). Beautiful wood, Honduran Rosewood. Reminds me a bit of Walnut but closer grain and lots harder. This good lookin hunk o'hook is the same length as the Flamewood hook.. 7.5 inches(19cm).


And now that you've been so patient.... The bottom hook is one that I decided while making it, that I HAD to give away. It's my Easter Hook and is made of Olive Wood, wood that's associated with peace, and religious significance because much of it comes from the Holy Land. How can you auction a hook like that? The size? J of course. So this is my Easter present to whoever is drawn from entries by way of comments to this post or email me (address below) between now and 10pm Pacific Time, April 13th. We'll end the auction at the same time.

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


jimbocrochetwhittler@yahoo.com

Please use the same email address for your Easter Hook give-away entries if you have trouble leaving a comment here. Followers you're special! Just mention that you are in the Follower group here and you get an extra entry!

Thanks for dropping by and HAPPY April Fools Day, and if I don't see you before, Happy Easter!! May you find all your eggs!!

Jimbo

Bids:

April Fools Hook: (heh)


Flamewood 7mm:
Shannon says $20
Amy ups it to $25
Jean goes to $44.22

Honduran Rose H:
Kimberly goes $20
Lori's back for another..$25

112 comments:

Kari said...

I just stumbled upon your work while browsing around Ravelry the other day. Absolutely beautiful!

Keena said...

Dude, you are too much!

Well played sir.

Julee aka Jewls said...

Wow!!! Now that was some April Fools joke. The funny thing is I'd Probably try to make it work. :-) beautiful hooks!!! Thanks for sharing!!

craziebunny said...

Hahaahaa You had me going on this one! Looking all over for the double ended hook.Happy April Fools to you!
Craziebunny@crochetville.

badrhinogillett said...

Only you, Jimbo, are inventive enough to come up with the idea for a double crochet hook! However, enough talented people read your blog, I bet someone could acutally use it!

Sharon Marie said...

You're too funny! Now, my question for you is "Is the new invention the April Fool's joke or is the give away hook?" LOL, I'm a follower! Sharon

Alesha said...

You make me laugh! Love the Olive Wood!

missmaxx said...

I just love your hooks Jimbo! No foolin!

Jimbo said...

The Easter hook will actually be given away. Just indicate in your comments that you'd like to enter for the Easter Hook drawing. The auction is real too...

Kari said...

I would love to be entered!

Carol said...

Your hooks are just amazing. I love the different woods you use. My hubby has been inspired by you, bought a lathe, and is making me some hooks. He was actually able to make a "c".

Lois said...

Love the double hook!!!! It could be very interesting to try that one!
Please enter me in the Easter hook drawing. Thank You!

Shanny said...

I am a follow of your blog. Please enter me twice!

Vicki said...

Hey,if I had TWO of those double hooks, I could get FOUR projects done at once; Christmas gifts done by June-has a nice ring, doncha think?
Anyway, please enter me in your Easter drawing; I'd be happy to settle for just one of your 'regular' hooks!

Live Free ~ Love Free. said...

Your thoughts about the Easter Hook brought tears to my eyes! How very special...and also reminds me of some time I spent in Greece doing missionary work where olive trees are on every corner. Please enter me for the giveaway!

Live Free ~ Love Free. said...

I have also joined your list of loyal followers...thanks for the second entry!

cshort said...

I usally don't like April Fool's pranks but yours was very amusing.

Julee aka Jewls said...

Oh yeah. I'd love to be entered into the drawing for the beautiful and symbolic hook!!! I became a follower of your blog this morning. Don't know if that counts.

robynlicious said...

I agree with badrhinogillett that some follower could figure out how to use the double ended hook. My brain is racing. Perhaps a stitch where you have to keep 1 or more loops on the hook?

Simone said...

I lvoe your hooks Jimbo, so magical. I also love the significance behind your Easter hook made from Olive wood. I would love to win it!

missmaxx said...

OK Jimbo, You know I'd follow you anywhere for a chance at a new hook!

建佑承蘋 said...

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Joanne said...

Oh, your hooks are so beautiful! And thanks for the April Fool's laugh.
I would love to be entered in the Easter Give-a-way- how generous of you! Happy Easter Egg Hunting to you and yours!

Joanne said...

What a jokster! Thanks for the laugh! I would love to be entered in your Easter give-a-way- your hooks are so beautiful!!! What a generous thing to do! Happy Easter Egg Hunting to you and yours!!

Kathleen said...

As much as I would love to bid on your lovely hooks, the funds are low for such extravagances at the moment. But I'd love to win the Olive Wood hook. It is a beauty!

Beth said...

Jimbo, you always come up with something to keep us laughing! If Paypal hadn't refused my Monopoly money I'd be bidding on the April Fool's Hook just for a joke on you!!

If it's not too late, you know I'm an ardent admirer of Jimbo hooks, I'd love to go in the draw. Beth.

stillwjo said...

I would love to have the Olive Wood hook! The flamewood one is really cool looking and the name of the wood makes it that much cooler. Can't go wrong with the rosewood though...beautiful stuff!

Sign me up, please!

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Kelley said...

Love your hooks Jimbo! Please enter me in your very generous hook giveaway--and remember to pick me! Happy Easter!

Amy said...

I love the cool Double Jimbo! Perfect for working with two strands of yarn at a time! LOL!

CrochetnQuilt said...

I'd like to be entered for the Easter hook drawing. You make great hooks!

Simply Me said...

I would love to be entered for the easter hook. I truely love your amazing wood work and hope one day to own one of these beautiful hooks. Happy Easter to you and yours!

MamaChristy said...

What beautiful hooks you make! You are so sweet to give one away and I hope I win it. :)

grandmalolly said...

I would love to be entered in the Easter Hook giveaway! And, just out of curiosity, what are you going to do with the 'double' hook? maybe you should start a Crochet Hook Hall Of Fame museum?

Joyce said...

Love the idea of the Olive Wood hook giveaway Jimbo. You're awesome

慧珊志正 said...

TAHNKS FOR YOUR SHARING~~~VERY NICE.................................................

Lisa said...

Beautiful hooks! I would love to win the Easter hook!

cherie... said...

thank you for the best april fool joke this year! the first is my birthday so i always get an extra kick out of the day...

your hooks are beautiful and i love the story behind them, your blog, and your porch down by the crik.

lots of easter love to you and your family xxx

Anastasia said...

Your hooks are just so beautiful. :) I love them all! And I'd like to be entered for the Easter Hook giveaway.

I'm a follower! A new follower, but still a follower. ;)

misswaldo@gmail.com

Debora said...

Ha! I have been away from checking in on your blog for a while and glad I came back! Wonderful April Fool's -- but with your wit and ingenuity we really shouldn't be surprised! And as always, beautiful works of art -er- crochet hooks!
Debora in Wyoming

Sônia Maria said...
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Sônia Maria said...

Olá, Jimbo!
Não percebi Que o Seu post era datado de 1 º de abril. Sabe Que Cheguei um interessar-me? kkkk ... Voce me pregou Uma PECA. Foi divertido.
São lindas agulhas! Quero participar do seu sorteio.
Vou postara a foto das suas agulhas e noticiar a venda e o sorteio. Ok? Depois passe por lá e veja.
Desejo um e aos seus uma Abençoada e Feliz Páscoa.
Abraços com carinho,
Sônia Maria

SUNSET said...

Olá,Jimbo é uma prazer participar outra vez desse sorteio.Feliz Páscoa pra vc.

CHARY. said...

Hola Jimbo

He visto lo de su sorteo en el blogg de Sonia Maria..y decici participar en su sorteo..hermosas esas agujas..y muy utiles..gracias por compartirlas con todas las tejedoras.

rossyta65@gmail.com....apuntame please..

FlaM said...

Very beautuful! I would love to be entered! Thank you, Flávia

Daniela said...

OI Jimbo,achei as agulhas bonitas e adoraria porticipar do sorteio,Feliz Pascoa,Daniela

Lu Gradice said...

Oi , Jimbo !!!
Vim participar do seu sorteio e ganhar e claro rsrrsr, tenha uma otima pascoa. LU
Lu Gradice
lugradice@hotmail.com
http://www.lugradice.blogspot.com/

ANA MARIA said...

hola Jimbo,adorables sus agujas,perfecto trabajo,me gustaria participar
un gran saludo ana

SUSANA said...

Hola,Jimbo

Adorei conhecer o seu blog, mas especialmente conhecer essas lindas agulhas e ter a oportunidade de poder participar do sorteio para quem sabe ter uma dessas.Convido vc a conhecer meu blog http://amotudoquefaco.blogspot.com AGUARDO SUA VISITA E SEU COMENTÁRIO.
Abraço
Susana

blogsue said...

Jimbo,
Please enter me!
Thanks a lot
Sue

Mariana BMS said...

Oi , Jimbo !!!
Gostaria de participar do seu sorteio, uma ótima Páscia.

Mariana Britto Madruga da Silva
mariana.bms@hotmail.com

beijos!

Arte e croche said...

Oi, Jimbo
Gostaria de participar do sorteio.Divulgarei o seu post em meu blog!
Um abraço!

majafarias@yahoo.com.br

Maja

Dudis said...

Olá, também quero participar do sorteio, adoro as suas agulhas, são lindas.
Já sou seguidora.
Espero que tenha tido uma óptima Páscoa, bjos doces

Susana said...

Olá, Jimbo
Gostaria de participar do seu sorteio. Suas agulhas são maravilhosas.
Susana Cardoso
Brazil
susanadcardoso@gmail.com

Susana said...

Hola Jimbo.

Me encantan las agujas que construyes y disfrutaría muchísimo de poder hacer crochet con una de estas joyas artesanales.
Son fantásticas.
Me gustaría participar del sorteo.
Saludos desde Montevideo, Uruguay y muy felices Pascuas.

A magia do crochê said...

Olá!! Gostaria muito de participar do sorteio. Seria um imenso prazer fazer uma peça com a agulha Jimbo's. Espero ser sorteada.
Abs

Katia Missau

isabel tiago said...

Bom dia Jim

Gostei da saber que continua o seu interesse pelas agulhas de crochet artesanais em madeira. Gostei também da sua partida de 1 de Abril o que demonstra ser uma pessoa bem disposta e positiva.
Aqui por Portugal parece-me que se perdeu um pouco o sabor do dia das mentiras.
Fiquei a saber notícias suas através do blog da Sónia Maria, falando de crochet que é uma grande simpatizante sua e também divulga muito o seu blog.
Espero que continue aí na linda zona onde habita, a presentear-nos com as suas famosas agulhas.
Desejo-lhe uma boa semana e todas as que mais se seguirem.

From Lisboa/Portugal, Isabel Tiago

Claudia said...

Que lindas agujas!!!!muy artesanales.
Me encantaría poder participar del sorteo, mi mail es claumar10@hotmail.com
Cariños

Gislaine said...

Bom dia , quero muito participar do sorteio, sempre visito e vejo o blog que está cada dia mais lindo.Beijinhos Feliz Páscoa

::Ingrid:: said...

Olá Jimbo!!
São muito lindas suas agulhas !!!
parabéns pelo trabalho!!
abraço!! Que Deus o abençoe!!ate!!

::Ingrid:: said...

eu adoraria participar do sorteio! sou seguidora do blog...bjos ate!!

Juliana Noronha said...

Olá Jimbo,
suas agulhas são realmente muito lindas e especiais.Gostaria de participar do sorteio.
Um grande abraço e muita paz.

Marinara said...

olá, tudo bem?
Então gostaria muito de participar do sorteio desta linda agulha de crochê...
Q!ueria ter mais detalhes!!!
Beijos
Andréia

Carmen Felicidad said...

Buenos dias. felicitaciones por su blog. Deseo participar en el sorteo de las agujas de crochet. Gracias.

Verynha said...

tambem quero participar do sorteio...

lu rogeria maravilhas do trico said...

Nossa muito lindo seu blog gostaria de participar do sortei nunca vi uma agulha de madeira de croche me encantei beijos
Our very beautiful your blog would like to participate in the sort never seen a wooden crochet needle I love it kisses
luciana_rogeria@hotmail.com
lu avanço

Magarteira said...

Hello, amazing april fool's... superb hooks.

I want the olive one.

I'd like to enter for the Easter Hook drawing, please.

I'm follower.

Kisses

Maga

Norminha said...

Bom dia Jimbo!

Pôxa ... Este é o "CARA" das agulhas!!! rs... Já estou aqui participando! Suas agulhas são "casos" sérios de se desejar!
Uma excelente semana para voces!

Norminha

shannie_nae said...

Please consider me for you hook contest. I love your work. I am also a loyal follower of your blog.

ANINHA said...

Olá, também quero participar do sorteio, adoro as suas agulhas, são lindas.
Já sou seguidora.
Espero que tenha tido uma ótima Páscoa.Abraços fique com Deus!!!

Natty said...

I also want to participate, your needles are great and i loved the 2 hooks one lol we need to be really handy to crochet 2 works all at once aint? :p

have a blessed day,
Natty

Vitrine da Ale said...

hi! i would like to participate to your contest of a crochet neddle, just loved your idea!
i live in Brasil, wouldn´t be lovely to know that your peace of art in form of a neddle could be in brasil???? i really would like that neddle! tks sooo much! xoxo Ale

Nilda Biagio said...

Olá Jimbo
Quero participar do sorteio dessa agulha maravilhosa!!
Bj
Nilda

Alesha said...

Hope you had a wonderful Easter!!

Isa said...

hola jimbo!! las agujas son preciosas y seguro que son muy comodas para trabajar con ellas. me gustaria participar en el sorteo. isa.

San Vasro said...

Olá, Jimbo!
Feliz Páscoa, atrasado...rsrsr... mas, q tenha sido abençoado!
Adoro suas agulhas e gostaria de participar do sorteio!
Bjks,
San Vasro
http://vasroartes.blogspot.com

Daiane Daniela said...

Lindas! Quero ganhar uma...
Beijos

daiane.daniela@bol.com.br

ccprice said...

Enter me in the Easter Hook Drawing. And,oh yah, I'm a follower.

theluckielizard said...

Another set of beautiful hooks Jimbo.

Conceição Pais said...

ola jimbo gosto muinto de croche e adorei suas agulhas e gostaria de participar do sorteio morro em portugal abraços

Conceição Pais said...

ola jimbo gosto munto de croche e adorei as suas agulhas gostaria de participar do sorteio abraços

Doloresjo said...

Adorei a brincadeira e também quero partcipar do sorteio...

Abraços

Dolores

Doloresjo said...
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Maureen said...

I'm so glad I saw this in time! Although I do have "some" experience with your jokes! I'd like to put my name in the draw for the Easter olive wood hook too, please, it's a lovely idea.

aynia said...

I'll try up again for the giveaway of another one of your great hooks. (I'm a follower ;))
And the April Fools hook - love it!

Love,
Arite

cherie... said...

i'm trying for the give away too!
hope you are welllx

Michele Tolentino said...

Jimbo Olá, Como vai? Você e 10! Um talento. Amei lindas SUAS Como agulhas, São ELAS e Com Certeza eu farei Peças Maravilhosas com ELA. Gostaria Muito de Participar do SEU sorteio, VIU. Tenha muitas felicidades e familia VOCÊ SUA.
Um grande abraço.
Michele Tolentino.

glauciwal said...

Olá Jimbo,
que agulhas maravilhosa!!! Gostaria muito de ganhar uma. Abraços, Gláucia
glauciwal@gmail.com

rossi said...

esto va en español, espero me entiendas. deseo participar en tu sorteo, me parece una verdadera obra de arte esa aguja. aca en colombia no he visto una asi.

rossi
mundo-rossi.blogspot.com

lopez375@gmail.com

Paixão pelo artesanato said...

Hello! needles that beautiful! would like to enter the lottery kisses my name: Maria da Conceicao my e-mail: mcgcampos@bol.com.br

cristina vilela said...

Olá jimbo... adorei essas agulhas..gostaria de ganhar....beijos

cristina vilela said...

Olá jimbo... adorei essas agulhas..gostaria de ganhar....beijos

I miei lavori al'uncineto said...

Hi,

What I said about this amazing think??

It's so beatufifullllllllllll!!

M.Cristina
www.oscrochesdacristina.blogspot.com

SimplyCrochet said...

Love the double hook, and you know someone out there in Crochet Land would figure out a way to make that hook work, you are awesome. Thanks for the inspiring hooks!!

Artes D ♥ said...

Olá, eu quero participar e ganhar o premio.
Abraços
Rosenice

Rô Szili said...

Muito lindo esse trabalho!
Parabéns!

Rô Szili

Maria Helena said...

Oi Jimbo,estas agulhas são meu sonho de consumo! Aliás, de toda crocheteira! Gostaria de concorrer e tenho esperança de ser sorteada.Um dos motivos: no dia do encerramento da inscrição, 13 de abril, é a data da meu aniversário!!! Me deseje sorte! Bjos. da Helena Carneiro.

Nana said...

Mais uma vez participo desse sorteio maravilhoso! Essas agulhas são demais!
Adriana - Rio de Janeiro - RJ

Robin said...

Please put me in the drawing for the Easter Hook!! I LOVE your AFD hook too - that was AWESOME!!

olgaps said...

Gostaria de participar do Sorteio....

olgaps said...

Gostaria de partipar do sorteio, quero muito estas agulhas mas não tenho condições de comprar...
Não tenho blog....
Meu e-mail:
olgaps@gmail.com

angelfire said...

I loved that one, you are the best

Gabriela said...

Olá sou sua seguidora,vou adorar concorrer a uma de suas maravilhosas agulhas.
PS: amei o Biff ele é lindo!!!

Cáh ♥ said...

olá Jimbo amei o seu blog...
Quero ganhar esse lindo jogo de agulhas...

Camila Pagelkopf
milapg@gmail.com
cah.pagelkopf@gmail.com

Nikki said...

I adore your hooks and one day hope to be a proud owner of one. Keep up the excellent work!

ymeador said...

I too am a new follower but like the lady said afore me, a follower none the less:)
I would love to be entered twice in your Easter Hook Give-Away!

segi1974 said...

Hi Jimbo
Great looking hook. I would love to be entered in the contest to win this beautiful hook. I wish everyone luck that entered the contest. I know that I am not lucky, but I figured I would try. Thanks for doing this

Hugs, Kathy (segi1974)

Alice the fiber fiend said...

Oh Jimbo-- if only the double hook would work. Actually, if you could make a hook that would allow you to crochet and do housework simultaneously-- that'd be something!

BTW, I'd love a chance to win the Easter hook too!

Alesha said...

I just read about the #73 baseball hook. you have the biggest heart. we are so blessed to have you around!

林于名 said...

Gold will not buy everything. ....................................................

Rô Szili said...

Dear Mr. Jimbo

Hello,

I hope that all is fine.

I received your gift today and I will enjoy it a lot.

It is my mother’s day gift.

Next Sunday will be the mother’s day here in Brazil.

Thanks a lot.

Sincerely

Rosangela Szili

playboy said...

That is a really very nice creation. I must admit admit that you have got very good skill.


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