Sunday, December 05, 2010

Christmas Hook Contest WINNER IS "SANDIE P" ... (and some hooks for SALE)

SANDIE P IS THE WINNER OF THE CRIMMIS HOOK. SANDIE WAS #47, DRAWN AT NO SMALL EFFORT IN COUNTING, FROM 148 ENTRIES, INCLUDING THOSE WHO ENTERED VIA EMAIL. SANDIE IS A VERY ACCOMPLISHED CROCHETIER! YOU CAN VISIT HER BLOG AT http://crochetcabana.blogspot.com/ CONGRATULATIONS SANDIE, I HOPE YOUR CRIMMIS HOOK MAKES LOTS OF NICE THINGS FOR YOU! AND THANK YOU ALL FOR ENTERING.... KEEP WATCHING, THERE WILL BE OTHER CONTESTS COMING.
AND MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!

the hooks for sale can be found at the bottom of this post

The 2010 Crimmis Hook ("Crimmis" coming from my son Lance when he was about 3, called Christmas, "Crimmis" and it stuck).
The hook? Well what wood would a Crimmis hook be made of? Holly of course! This is the first hook I've made from Holly. Its an AMAZINGLY smooth and WHITE wood. And it makes for really nice hooks. This one is an I (5.5mm) and has it's own light... a REAL Christmas Tree light! The light can be easily removed if it gets in the way of your crocheting.
And I'm giving this hook away as my Christmas Present to YOU. I can't make one for everyone, but I CAN make one for some lucky winner. All's you need do is leave a comment here in my blog, or email me at my regular yahoo address, at:


jimbocrochetwhittler@yahoo.com

We'll pick the winner in a random drawing on December 15. Please only one entry per person, but as before, followers to my blog get two entries.

Haven't had many hooks up for sale lately, huh? WAY to many other things going on; some good some not so good. Anyways, I'm hoping to fix that soon, so if you have a Jimbo hook in mind as a Christmas gift, watch this spot. Some will be coming.



Oh and here's a picture of my Grandson Colton and the dawgs, Biff and Chopper; sledding down the hill at the Ranch. Great fun and a beautiful setting!





AND NOW FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN PATIENTLY WAITING... HOOKS FOR SALE

At long last, after a "blue" period in which I totally lost my Jimbo Mojo, thanks to everyone's encouragement; I bring you a few nifty numbers for sale.

Lets start with the threadie set at the top of the picture. This is an adaptation of the BOYE Interchangeable Head thread hook set in which one handle can be used with any one of 14 different size hooks. The hook sizes go from 1 - 14, and the handle is a beauty, made from Black Locust. This wood was given to me by the nice guys at the Wooden Boat Center on Camano Island during the Crochet Liberation Front Retreat in October. It doesn't show up really well in the picture, but trust me, its BEAUTIFUL wood and totally unique. I didn't carve a thumb rest in the handle in case it's not wanted by the buyer, BUT I'll carve one for you should you wish at no extra charge.

Price: $65 SOLD
Now lets go left to right. The Crimmis hook has been so popular, and since I have more of the Holly wood (hmmm.. Hollywood?? heh). Ok not to get distracted... I thought there might be some who would like to buy one or two of these nifty Crimmis hooks. They are intended for One-Off crochet work. Freeform if you will, because they're not specifically sized to "normal" hook sizes. The larger hook of the two is smack between an M and an N (8.5mm) if you want to have an idea of size.. and it's 8 1/4 inches long without the bulb (which is easily removable for crocheting if you so choose). The bulb, bytheway is real but doesn't light up.

Price: $40 SOLD


Next is another Crimmis hook, same Holly wood (no puns this time) and it's a much smaller size. It's a Bates size 7 (4.5mm). It's 7 1/2 inches long and the bulb is removable.

Price: $40

Now comes a bit more "normal" hook. Actually I should be slapped for calling this hook "normal". Its a serious beauty, ultra light and beyond imagination smooth. Made of German Plum, this size K (6.5mm) is such a pleasure to hold, you'll need to allow a little extra fondle time while you crochet. It's 7 1/4 inches of German Plum goodness. This one includes a thumb rest.

Price: $35 SOLD

Next is a hook made from Gen-U-wine Deadman Crick maple. It was made from a smallish branch and you can see the heart wood show as a little dot at the hook head tip, but not to worry.... it's not soft. Pretty flecks of interesting grain and a bit of bark left on the heel to retain a bit of this hook's origin. It's a J (6mm) and is 7 inches long with a generous thumb rest.

Price: $25 SOLD

And we move on to a MAJOR beauty.... another Bois de Rose hook. This wood is said to be THE most beautiful wood in the world and I ain't arguing. It's just amazing to look at, and to touch. The color and grain.. well you just have to hold it and look to gain a full appreciation of this amazing wood. This hook is made without a thumb rest, but as always, if the buyer prefers, I'll carve one. Its a G (4mm) and is 7 1/8 inches long.

Price: $55 SOLD


Ever hear of a "knooking" hook? Well here's one for you. It's a Bamboo H (5mm) that has a hole in the heel end for a cord, to be used in "knooking". If you've not tried knooking, I'm told it's a hoot and the results are very similar to knitting.
The hook can also, of course, be used for conventional crocheting, and is 8 3/8 inches long.
I'd rather not sell this hook by itself, since I'm only asking $5 and my shipping cost almost negates the price, so the first customer who'd like this added to their order will get it. Just let me know and add $5 to your purchase price.SOLD


Next and on the far right (not politically, mind you) is about the cutest little rustic hook around. This little hook is a real beauty, made from the venerable old Apple Tree that started all this (my very first hooks were made from this same old Apple tree up on the Crick). And there's lots Old Apple Tree character left to remind you of where this hook came from. Inspiring. The little branch that could, became a hook. A rare natural beauty and a rare size (for a Jimbo hook), it's an F (3.75mm). There's a thumb rest, and a length (6 1/4 inches) that fits nicely in my hand.

Price: $30 SOLD


You can buy any or all of these hooks by emailing me your intention to do so, at the email address link which again is ....

jimbocrochetwhittler@yahoo.com

If you want your purchase as a Christmas gift, please order asap and I'll try to ship as soon as possible. I normally use regular priority mail and shipping normally takes three to six days here in the US. Can't guarantee mailing times outside the US, but I'll do my best to ship the day of or next day from your purchase.

Thanks for dropping by, and MERRY CHRISTMAS TO US ALL!!
Jimbo

66 comments:

Barb said...

That looks like such a fun hook to use! I would love to win a Jimbo Crimmis Hook for Christmas. Thanks for having this contest. Happy Holidays! Barb

Sharon Marie said...

I've been admiring your hooks for ages and would love to win a Crimmis Hook! You do such great work. I have a son who'd be interested in learning how to make these. Any suggestions? He's not into computers so he wouldn't be any competition for you lol! Hope you have a wonderful holiday season.

Jimbo said...

Hi Sharon Marie! I have a tutorial in the blog on how to whittle hooks. If your son has an interest, he might look there. here's a link

http://jimbosfrontporch.blogspot.com/2006/08/hook-in-progress-gone-to-crick-be-back.html

Karen G. said...

I'd love to be included--this is so cute.

Yolanda said...

Hello, I'm from Spain. The hooks you made are amazing. They are art. Thanks for the inspiration. I would love to win someone. Yolanda.

Crocheting Crab said...

Wow, that is a really cool idea! Love the new hook Jimbo!

Shanny said...

How exciting!
Count me in :)

cas2ajs said...

Gorgeous hook, and so festive. Count me in, please!

Cheryl S.

Joanne said...

What a festive hook!!! And the perfect size!! Your work is simply amazing! This is very generous of you to have this contest! Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and a superb 2011~~~

(((((HUGS))))) sandi said...

OH is it AMAZING!!!! Thanks for such a generous giveaway!!! Enter me, pretty please.... (((((HUGS))))) sandi

Cabbagepatch_Kris said...

oh wow.. that is the most amazing thing I have ever seen... I love it.
please enter me.

AmyS (Crochetville) said...

I'd love to win the hook, Jimbo!

Kristie said...

Oh I'd love to be in :)

missmaxx said...

Merry Crimmis to you and yours Jimbo!
My Jimbo hook has been very busy working on a few Crimmis projects and it would love some help from a new hook in a perfect size.

Kelley said...

It's a beautiful Crimmis hook! Thank you for giving it away. Good luck to all!

Terry said...

I would love to be in the drawing for the Jimbo Crimmis I crochet hook. The Crimmis hook you made is Beautiful. I have never seen Wood Crochet Hooks made from Holly and sure I would love to own and crochet with this beautiful Hook.
Please enter me in...
Thank-you for the give away--contest.

Thanks again and have a
** MERRY CHRISTMAS **

Terry Devine aka sunnywolfgar

Dudis said...

Olá, adoro as suas agulhas, e ia adorar ganhar esta como prenda de Natal e de aniversário, que é dia 19 deste mês, sou seguidora.
Boa sorte a todos, bjos doces

Simply Me said...

Just love these hooks and your log! I can't beleive that I have been following for a year now and still haven't won a hook! Hope this one is mine!

Jaybird Designs said...

I would sooooooooooo love to win this hook!! I'm a follower too!

Kim said...

Ooh pretty! Pick me pick me. ;)
marusempai AT gmail DOT com

Juliana Noronha said...

This is very generous of you to have this contest!
Happy Holidays!
Juliana.

Sonia/sbspsp said...

i am from Brazil and love your work...
my follower name is sbspsp.
email - sbspsp@gmail.com
i hope i can win......:)

Julie said...

What I lovely hook, I'd be thrilled to win it! Just one question--does the holly hook have a phoenix feather core? I could do great magic with it!(I'm a huge Harry Potter fan lol!)

Julie jbkcrochet at verizon dot net

Liz said...

Jimbo, I'd cherish this 'Chrimmis' hook! How appropriate a beautiful holly wood. Liz

Twinkle Snow said...

Hey there! That hook, and all of your hooks look absolutely beautiful! I admire your work, and I can't wait to see what you come up with next! Though I think it would had been really awesome if you had found a way to make the christmas light - light up. Anyhow I am entering your contest! Good luck choosing the winner! My screen name is twinklesnow on crochetville, and my email address is twinklesnow27@yahoo.com

Nicole said...

This is one cool hook, Jimbo! I love it and I wouldn't mind winning it either. :)

A. said...

I have been sending links to your site to my family for months now. I'm hoping they get the hint! :-)

SandieP said...

What a pretty hook - and holly! Clever. A lot of special memories in that hook. Thanks for sharing them.

Nicole said...

Oops - email is npatrick1 at indy dot rr dot com

April Garwood said...

Oooh, I would love another Jimbo hook for Crimmis!

Jacq said...

How exciting! Happy Holidays to you Jimbo!

Jany said...

Hi Jimbo!

Please, count me in,
I love it

My best wishes and happy Holidays for all!,

Salma

Michele said...

ooohhhhh!!!!! I want one!!!

I'm a follower too so I get 2 chances!

whooooohooooo!!!

Karen said...

I love this hook! :) I would Love to win it!

Karen Ratto-Whooley

MysterJay said...

That hook is beautiful. You do great work.

Madejas said...

Hi Jimbo! Of course I want to win this hook, so include please include my name. Happy Holidays!

badrhinogillett said...

What a beautiful hook! So fun and festive!

jackie-tn said...

Wow! That is one festive hook!

Mel said...

I love the hook, Jimbo!! It's beautiful... Thanks for hosting a Crimmis giveaway! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year...

Maven said...

Yet another lovely hook! :)

Mutant said...

That looks stunning. I've never used a wood hook before!

Kristin said...

Oooh, I have a bad feeling that if I won that hook I would end up having to buy more. What a fabulous giveaway.

Do we need to comment again if we are a follower?

Teresa said...

Please enter me in the drawing(aka #1crochetfan)!! Your hooks are all amazing, but this one is totally unique! You are very generous and I wish you and your family a wonderful Holiday and a Happy New Year! -My email is etpetrino@verizon.net.

JuliaS said...

Beautiful! Something that nice is bound to get me "hooking" again! :)

Melissa said...

Love the hook! It's beautiful!!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

This is beautiful! I'd love to win. :)

amy said...

Looks like everybody wants to win the Crimmis hook! And so do I! Thanks for the contest.

Claire said...

What a wonderful hook and such a lovely name for it.

Love the photos of the kids in the snow there. We have had snowfall here in Kent in England such as we have not seen for decades - the car was completely covered. My son helped my partner and his sister make a snowman in the front garden and they called him Sam. Two days later it rained heavily and bye bye snow. But Sam managed to last a while longer although he lost his carrot

Gr8ful Momma said...

Love the Christmas hook!

omlair said...

I would LOVE the chance to win a hook :) Such beautiful work!

In any case, I'll be keeping an eye on your blog in the hope of purchasing one in the near future!

celia said...

a friend told me about your wonderful hooks and I have been admiring ever since. I'd love to win one!

Lisa said...

Your crochet hooks are beautiful. I would love to be entered in your contest. Thank you.

Maureen said...

I'd love this hook, please enter me in the Christmas draw!~ What a lovely idea.

stillwjo said...

That is so cool. I need one of those!

stillwjo said...

I used your tutorial and made a few hooks...one of the "egg" kind that I gave to my sister, one of the more traditional jimbo patterns in walnut (I kept it) and made one out of a dowel. Still have all my digits but have a few scars I didn't have prior....

none said...

I'm trying to come up with a "You light up my life" comment but can't quite get there this evening. Love love love the hook design.

Cori said...

Jim, You make beautiful hooks, and I want one for Christmas (maybe it will have to be a present to myself), but I have to decide which one I want! Tough choices!

Dragonflymom said...

I would love to win a hook. I just started to follow your blog. What an amazing talent you have.

MysterJay said...

Still loving that beautiful holly hook. Very clear white color.

SweetPea43 said...

These are absolutely gorgeous! I just found your blog this morning and am now following this thread. Please enter me in your drawing.

Sara H., Honolulu, HI

joymama said...

Hi Jimbo, please include me in your drawing. I have one of your hooks--I think it's called Nosti's sister, smooth, beautiful, size H. Love it.

tabitharex said...

Oooo....hopefully I am not too late. I would love to be enter in for the contest; I just LOVE your hooks. :o) AKA: QueenOfCrochet at crochetville.

SandieP said...

I was so excited to see I'd actually won. I look forward to making something wonderful with this beautiful new hook. Thank you so much!

Dawn S. said...

Hi Jimbo,

I have just found your blog and I had to tell you that I used to live up in your area! When I read your post about Hoo Doo mountain, it made me tingle all over! We used to live in Elmira, Idaho; just south of the Boundary County line. We really miss the beauty and “quietness” of the area, but work and health took us away from all that snow…Seeing your pictures will have to suffice for now....Your hooks are b eautiful and I will certainly look into a purchase soon! Merry Crimmis!

SandieP said...

The beautiful Crimmis hook is now in my possession. I can tell you it is as gorgeous as it is in on the web site. I wish you could all feel the smoothness of this hook. Lovely. Thanks, Jimbo!

ivelise said...

Hello Jimbo!!I'm writting from Brazil to tell you, your hooks are just amazing I've never seen something like that...congratulations..I wish I could buy some of them..but unfourtunately it's not possible..you are a real artist...congratulations....be always vitorious, in everything you do...Bye.