we have a WINNER!! Leslie entered through an email rather than a posted comment. She wrote such a thoughtful note, however that I just had to share it with you. Here's what she said in her entry...
This is my first year even being aware that there is an International Crochet Day, though I have been crocheting since my grandmother taught me when I was seven. Crochet is what I turn to in times of stress; there is nothing more pleasurable than making a little piece of useful art out of yarn, and yet that pleasure is multiplied when the tool is its own work of art. I'm sure that I don't need to tell you how masterful and lovely your hooks are. Even from the photos, it is clear that you take great care in making them. The world needs more artists who are willing to turn their craft towards peace. Sharing the fruits of that labor (as you do with this very generous give-away you offer), or by making things to donate and gift to friends in need (as I do) is, I think, the best way to promote peace through crochet. Peace does not happen quickly-- it comes with small, quiet acts. Acts that make those around you smile a warm smile that cannot help but spread.
Wishing you all the best!
What kind and thoughtful words, Leslie. You've more then earned your choice of the ICD prizes. Just let me know which you prefer and I'll be sending you a package.
Hope everyone had a great International Crochet Day!
And don't forget, we will be starting a new auction on the Bois de Rose hook tomorrow, along with the unchosen hook/set.
Thanks to all who entered!!
INTERNATIONAL CROCHET DAY IS COMING THIS SEPTEMBER 12TH AND AS TRADITION WOULD HAVE IT, JIMBO'S FRONT PORCH IS PARTICIPATING TO PROMOTE CROCHET AS AN ART FORM THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.
TO CELEBRATE, JIMBO'S FRONT PORCH IS HAVING A CONTEST TO WIN EITHER THIS AMAZING INTERCHANGEABLE HOOK SET WITH INTERNATIONAL WOODS (ENTWINED WENGE AND PADAUK FROM AFRICA, AND MAPLE FROM THE USA)
The winner of the contest will have a choice; either the thread hook set, or the Olive wood hook.
The contest? The contest will begin now and end at 10pm Pacific time on Sept 12th, International Crochet Day.
How to enter? Simply leave a comment here, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org briefly telling me what you will do to promote the gentle and peaceful art of crochet. The winner will be picked at random. Please only one entry per contestant.
The hook or hook set not elected by the winner will be auctioned, along with this beauty..
If you can believe it, this hook is even more beautiful in person that it is in the picture. Its made of the "most beautiful wood in the world" Bois de Rose. We will auction this hook and the one not chosen by the winner of the contest with bidding starting on Sept. 14th. I'll add details at that time.
Happy International Crochet Day!!