Friday, May 13, 2011

Noste Giveaway and HOOKS FOR SALE!

AND WE HAVE A WINNER!!!  OMLAIR FROM AUSTRALIA GETS THE NOSTE
I'm BACK, and let the contest begin! This is the experimental Nostepenne that I made for winding small center pull balls of yarn  The shaft rotates, but you might want it not to, simply by binding the space between the handle and shaft with a bit of yarn.  The handle is made of Apricot wood and the shaft is maple.  Now the good part.  YOU can win this Noste simply by posting a remark here or by emailing me at  jimbocrochetwhittler@yahoo.com

I'll make this contest a quick one.... Karol and I are going out of town soon, so lets run the contest till 10pm Pacific Time on Tuesday May 17.  Good luck!!
Oh and if you are on my "follower" list and mention that fact, you get TWO entries!  Otherwise, one entry per person, please.



 Big hooks for sale!  The Huge Egg Hook is an S and is made of Yew wood.  Beautiful wood and a VERY useful hook that should be a joy to hold.  Price:  $30 (SOLD)
The other is an M (9mm on my Bates "knit check" gauge)  Its made of good ole Black Walnut and is 8 inches long.  Price:  $30.

 Exotic Tiger Wood hooks for sale...
I wasn't sure what kind of wood this was till I looked it up.  I just knew that it was very hard and very pretty.  Why didn't I know?  It was a gift to me in my "goody bag" that I received at the Crochet Cama retreat last year.  Beautiful wood, wouldn't you say?
Left to right:
Tiger 1 is a G (4mm).  It's 7 1/2 inches long.  Price: $35 (SOLD)
Tiger 2 is an H (5mm )  It's 7 3/4 inches long.  Price: $35 (SOLD)

Tiger 3 is an I (5.5mm on the ole Bates gauge)  It's 7 1/2 inches long.  Price: $35 (SOLD)


Tiger 4 is another H (5mm Bateswise) and is 7 3/4 inches long.  Price:  $35
All of these hooks have comfy thumb rests.

 An ultra beautiful Cocobolo G is up for sale.  This is one of the prettiest pieces of Cocobolo that I've come across.  There's no thumb rest at this time, but I'll carve one at the request of the buyer.  Amazingly beautirul hook.  It's 7 1/2 inches long.  Price: $45 (SOLD)





 This amazing Marblewood hook is incredible.  Part looks a bit like bamboo, and the darker part is like, well, dark bamboo.  The grain looks like it might be rough but I guarantee its REALLY smooth.  Size is an I (5 1/2mm) and it's 7 3/4 inches long.  Price: $$40



And last but far from least is this set of  Boye steel interchangeable hooks.  I made a "Fumed Maple handle for this set and inset the otherwise plain aluminium handle.  It comes with a very comfortable thumb rest and is ultra light weight, not to mention the pretty dark wood.  You get 14 hooks in one with this set from size 1 - 14 in Boye steel hooks for your thread hooking comfort.  Price: $65

You can buy any one or more of these hooks by emailing me your intentions at jimbocrochetwhittler@yahoo.com .  First offer gets the hook(s).

Thanks for your patience!  I hope to get more hooks going soon.  If you don't see something you like, I can do special orders.

Have a great weekend!
Jimbo

23 comments:

DogCatMom said...

Do I need to tell you that I've already tried to wind a yarn cake using my substitute nostepinne, a wooden spoon handle? And that the "yarn cake" is approx. 8" long, 3" wide, and in no way, shape, or form can stand on its own, much less function as a center-pull skein?

What do I need to do to enter the contest?

I *would* say flattery, but having seen these new, additional photos of your work, such isn't necessary a-tall. Wonderful hooks; they look as if they feel butter-smooth in the hand. :-)

Louis said...

I WANNA WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kat1e said...

I follow your blog and I hope you have a nice time on your trip! :-)

DogCatMom said...

A *real* nostepinne is bound to work better than my emergency, home-supply wooden spoon handle! And the center-pull yarn cake I was supposed to create with my "nostepinne"....

Well, let's say that it's still on the wooden spoon handle, it's about 2" in diameter, and maybe 8" long! The skein was such a disaster that, even in its current weird shape, it's much easier to deal with than it was.

All this and carpal tunnel, too! How much fun can one person have?!

DogCatMom

Carol in E TN said...

I am a new follower!

cats66 said...

Hi,
I would like to enter the great giveawy. I just joined your followers list.

Bella66

Christina said...

I forgot to put on here that I am a follower.
God Bless,
Christina

Mary said...

"yeah ok, I guess I'll enter."

lolol I would love to win this Jim!

Debra said...

Wanting to win the Nostepenne! I do have quite a few raggedy skeins that need wound into neat little balls! So, let the winning come my way! :) I am so glad I stopped in as I "need" that tiger wood "G" hook too!

Chris said...

I would love to win a Nostepenne.
I have been a bad girl about following you blog lately. Sorry.. But i do like all your hooks. The different woods you use. Beautiful...

Kookie said...

I would LOVE to win your Nostepenne Jimbo!

rosebud75 said...

Im also a follower

principeta said...

Count me in,please.I hope to win someday.Have a lovely day.

Gardener said...

I would love to win the Nostepenne. Thanks for the opportunity.

Genevieve N said...

What a great idea! I love the things that you come up with.

wiz3283 said...

Glad you posted on C'Ville cause I don't know how I almost missed this one. Just started working again so I am saving up for that steel hook set. I really want that baby.
Hope you have a great time on your trip. Thanks JIMBO!!!!!

Annie said...

OH Jimbo darlin I"d LOVE LOVE LOVE to win one of your wounderous creations plz enter me :)

Annmcc1976 over on da "ville'

Michele said...

I follow you :)

Kendall said...

I would love to win!!!!!

omlair said...

pick meeeee. Nice hooks man, rock on ;)

omlair said...

THANK YOUUUUU!!

I didn't have anything to wind my yarn with, so now I am super duper excited!

valkiria said...

Muito apropriada essa sua promoção no Dia Internacional do Crochet.Aprendi a arte ainda criança com minha avó,ela era tão apaixonada pela arte que ensinou a todas suas netas,porém poucas se aperfeiçoaram,eu fui em frente, e como a minha avó,apaixonei-me por essa tão linda arte de crochetar.Gostaria imensamente de ganhar essa agulhas,lindas e bem diferentes de todas que conheço e uso.

Irmãs da Tânia Artes said...

Nossa, cada agulha linda. Parabéns. Estou pensando em futuramente, comprar esse kit.
Bjks, fica com Deus.
Rose Luz