Thursday, September 06, 2012

INTERNATIONAL CROCHET DAY CELEBRATES YEAR 5 WINNER IS LESLIE P

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...

Jimbo,






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!
Leslie

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!!

Jimbo



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) 



OR

THIS GENUINE PEACE SYMBOL HOOK MADE FROM THE TREE OF PEACE, OLIVE WOOD.
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 jimbocrochetwhittler@yahoo.com 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!!

Jimbo

91 comments:

Boocoos said...

Jimbo,
Please enter me in your contest. I do promote crochet in every way. I teach, I design, I blog, I am crochet. I have crochet blogs at Ravelry and Hookey plus my own at http://boocoos.blogspot.com. If I like your hooks I will promote the dickens out of them, but as you will see when you visit my blog, I do not use advertisements. There is a gentler way...promotion and recommendation. It has worked well for me and my followers trust what I promote. I hope you will consider me, if not in this contest, then send me samples and I will recommend after I use if I like the hooks. I'm in love with the very idea of handmade hooks, and yours look wonderful, but I need to feel them in my own hands. Hopefully, boo

Bonnie Jensen said...

James, your hooks always amaze me, I love those I have and dream of those I will be lucky enough to own in the future. Let's celebrate to the max!

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70917c9e-443a-11e0-9ea1-000bcdcb2996 said...

Jimbo,
I would like to enter your contest. I promote crochet where ever I go. I crochet in line at the bank, at the Grocery, even at a football game. I have had many people ask me to show them how to do what I do.

Yarn Princess said...

I never leave home without yarn and hook. I will continue to do that to promote crocheting both on International Crochet Day and the other 364 days of the year. I'd love to win a special hook to make special projects with (although ALL projects are special!)

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Eaglesmate said...

Enter me please! I am an avid crocheter and often crochet at work, teaching others and donate items to charity for my advocacy.

katie metzroth said...

I'll try to crochet in public on September 12th. I generally prefer knitting, but crochet will always hold a special place in my heart as the "gateway drug" to knitting for me and I still prefer it for pretty baby blankets.

cobalt said...

Hm....I am always encouraging people to learn to crochet.
I take a project with me where ever I go, and I take a spare hook and yarn as well, so if someone expresses interest in learning I can hand them a hook and show them a few stitches!

I love that you are doing this contest...your work is beautiful.

Ronnie said...

I promote crochet by having a crochet page on Facebook and also wearing and making crochet items in public. :)

Tamara said...

Oh I'm so excited to enter this contest! Your hooks are truly works of art. To promote the art of crochet, I started a blog all about it! I even offer free patterns and video tutorials, and have taught many of my friends in person. Hooray for ICD!

Shannon Chalden said...

Last christmas, I made handmade crocheted items for my love ones. I will continue to make special items for them and teach my niece how to crochet...just like my grandmother taught me!

Amy said...

Jimbo! What lovely hooks! I don't know which I will choose should I be lucky enough to win. On ICD, I will be at the Chain Link Conference in Reno learning new crochet skills so that I can better promote our lovely and peaceful craft. In the meantime, I'm teaching a friend to crochet. It's a challenge for this right hander to teach a lefty, but we're progressing! Thanks for the contest!

Sallie said...

These are just wonderful and so is your talent!

AstroJill said...

These are inspiring. I'm just starting to teach the craft that I love so much. I've also been making (or at least adapting) my own nostys, and one huge hook, from a 'found' branch - probably fir.. I know nothing about wood, really, and even less about sharpening knives, tools...
Now, as I'm in the UK I guess I won't be winning one of these, but I just wanted to comment.

Linda Rumsey said...

I can't crochet, though I keep trying. I want to find someone to teach me and then I will pass on all skills learned to my daughter and her crafty friends to keep crochet alive for the next generation. (I have already taught them to knit and cross stitch!)

Sarah Cannon said...

I guess you could say I promote crochet indirectly.I give gifts that I have made like afghans,pillows,kitchen sets and I crochet baby items to be donated to a local hospital.Would love to win one of your beautiful hooks.

Hally McHugh said...

These are beautiful hooks and look like they would be much more comfortable to use for someone with arthritis. I already use the Clover Soft Touch and they do help a lot. I encourage crochet by sharing ideas, patterns, and tips with anyone who wants to learn. I will also teach my grandson when he is older :)

Therese said...

These are absolutely beautiful! Please enter me in your contest.

Dana Russell said...

Jimbo,
Here is my entry to the contest:

I use my crochet as a way to remember my Mother, her Mother, and her MOther before her. It has been a tradition to pass down the skill and techniques to our daughters. I have six daughters and am using my yarn craft to develop a deeper connection to my children and, hopefully, my grandchildren with gifts I have made for them and gifts they will make for their children.

Amber said...

Oh what lovely hooks! My way of passing on the art is by teaching it to my 6 year old daughter. I love to have her sitting by my side learning the art.

Melisa said...

What a great giveaway!

To promote crochet, I will be crocheting in public at my local yarn shop. It's mostly knitters who hang out there, so I always get lots of attention when I bring a hook!

Deidre Eyles said...

I would ADORE the Olive wood hook!! Everything I have seen made from olive wood is gorgeous!

I promote CROCHET every day! I'm a crochet designer with several published designs, I'm a crochet instructor, pattern editor, model maker, I sell finished items, I've donated several dozen hats to my daughters 2 local schools for anyone withut a warm winter hat (the winters in Ontario can be VERY cold), and I crochet EVERYwhere!!!

I will definitely be promoting CROCHET on Sept 12 as well as every day!! I will tell everyone about your beautiful hooks!

Unknown said...

What pretty hooks! I love to crochet on the beach when the humidity leaves and also while crabbing with the grandchildren. I have will also try again with getting my daughter and 4 year old grandson hooking!

Joyce Armstrong said...

Hi Jimbo. Love ur hooks as always . Love the new interchangeable ones. I crochet all the time, wherever I go. I talk, tweet, post about crochet. Ill have to think of something special to do on the 12th. good to hear from u. I was in Charity Bandits a while back.

Mo said...

JIMBO!!!!!!!!! I sure wish we had a Retreat this year..but in any case, i promote crochet by doing some EVERY DAY. And of course, I'll be prepping for Reno by panicking and probably carving hooks, myself!
Take care~
Monica

Helen Betzler said...

Hello, Jimbo, I would absolutely love to win your olive wood crochet hook! I am planning to begin a crochet circle group with my daughters (7), and also offer crochet classes to the students at my homeschool group. Thanks for considering me.

harrispen said...

Hi Jimbo,

I just discovered your blog and I'm just learning to crochet. I have already been blogging about my crochet projects and now that I know about International Crochet Day I will add that to my list of subjects. I really enjoy making all sorts of crafts and have been making many wash cloths to send to the Warmth for Warriors project. I would love to win one of your hooks.

Cindy

Jorel said...

I'm going to be at the CGOA crochet convention on Sept 12, celebrating my little heart out with many other crochet friends. It would be fantastic to win one of your hooks on that day. I'd proudly show it off at local guild meetings, classes I teach and any other occasion I think of.

minimomes1 said...

Hello Jimbo,
Please enter me for a chance to win those lovely hooks - not sure which one I would prefer yet. I have been teaching my 9 year old to crochet. When her friend showed an interest, I showed her how to chain. For her birthday, I also included a hook and a skein of yarn with her regular birthday present.
Victoria / minimomes1

cshort said...

Jimbo, the hooks are beautiful. I love to share crocheting with others and almost always have a hook and yarn with me. Thank you for having this drawing.

Unknown said...

Hi, Jimbo, as always, your hooks are gorgeous! I promote crochet by proudly wearing the crochet items I've made--I've made a Philosopher's Coat for my winter coat, I've made sweaters and shawls, which I wear often but I have a special passion for socks. You'd be surprised how under-represented crochet is in the sock world. So many people aren't even aware you CAN crochet socks and are amazed at how beautiful they can be. I love showing off my socks and inspiring other people to pick up their hooks and make a pair of socks for themselves. To share my love of crochet socks, I have just published my first free sock pattern on my blog. I hope that my unique crochet sock designs will encourage other people to have fun crocheting socks too.

Jenny Adams said...

Jimbo, I've been admiring your beautiful creations for quite some time now. I would love to enter your contest. I always try to encourage the younger (and older) generations, to pick up crocheting as a very relaxing hobby. I learned at 12 yrs. old by a handicap lady in a wheelchair. I love to crochet in waiting rooms at my Dr. appointments with hopes folks will become interested in this timeless art of creation. Looking forward to celebrating National Crochet Day!! I plan to blog about your contest and promote your site on my blog for crocheting, faith and chronic pain...crochetnpray.blogspot.com.

annettehynes said...

Jimbo, those are some spectacular hooks! For ICD, I'm fixin' to crochet in public with some of my yarnie friends.

Catherine C Capasso said...

Please enter me in your contest. I have expanded on my crochet to include bead crochet which I am fortunate to be able to teach others how to do. It is an exciting art that combines beading with, as I say, 'thread' because a knowledge of crochet is not required for a beginner. It is rewarding to help someone learn a new art and the combination of beads and thread is such a treat.

Thank you,
Catherine

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craftingismybliss said...

Jimbo, that hook set is wonderful. Please enter me in the contest. I love crocheting. Lately I have been obsessed with granny squares and making afghans. I hope to crocheting a granny square afghan on ICD, 9-12-12.

coffeedog said...

I would love to own one of these legendary hooks... and interchangeable?? I think my mind has just been blown...
I have also learned to never go anywhere without yarn & hook. Crochet has completely transformed the waiting room experience for me. I love talking about it (as my knitting friends can tell you... and my non-knitting friends...) and relish every chance I get to satisfy people's curiosity and spread the gospel of the hook. ;) I did a "Crochet 101" at our local knitting guild last month and will be demonstrating at a fiber event here in Mississippi this weekend!

Sherri said...

I plan on crocheting with friends at a park and Im hoping to teach my grand daughter to crochet

Iesadora said...

What a fantastic giveaway!!!!! I take my crocheting everywhere I go, especially when I know I'll be standing in line at a check out. It's so much fun hearing peoples yarn related stories and encouraging people to learn or get back into crocheting.

Shar said...

I will promote by crocheting in public, as I do quite often.

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

I'm going to post some book reviews and giveaway on my blog, and crochet on the subway, where hundreds of other New Yorkers will be exposed to the wonderful craft! Thanks for offering this giveaway!

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DixieRedHead said...

Jim. I am glad I looked u up today. I was wondering how u and the Missus was. Glad you are fine :-). ICD coming up the day before my birthday, too. What a grand week. Here is my entry for the contest. Good luck to all. And let me know when the huckleberries are ripe again.

Stephanie B. said...

I promote crocheting every chance I get. I always have it with me, when my children are at swim team, soccer or guitar practice and I get asked about it. It's awesome to have conversations with people about it. My friend's daughter want me to tech her, which I think is great, I wish I had learned at her age. Please enter me in your contest. Your hooks are gorgeous and I would love to work with one.

Kidget29 said...

Hi Jimbo,

I would love to be entered in your generous contest!! I adore Jimbo hooks. I promote crochet by teaching others to crochet and blogging about my hookin' adventures ;) Plus I host swaps at the Ville!

Huggles
Kidge

SweetPea43 said...

I am always amazed at how gorgeous your hooks are! I have yet to own one, but one day I will! For International Crochet Day I plan on posting about it on my Facebook page and doing a little crocheting out in public. :)

CrochetnQuilt said...

I am teaching my nephew's girlfriend how to crochet. I crochet in public and always encourage anyone who says something about what I am creating. They can do it too!

kimkaye said...

Those are absolutely gorgeous hooks! I guess that I will celebrate the 12th by trying to finish a hat for my son and maybe start another for my aunt who is undergoing chemo.

Maureen said...

I'm teaching a granddaughter - I think that definitely counts as spreading the love of crochet!
And I would SO love to win something!

Pauline G said...

I love your hooks as a committed crochet fan they would be lovely to use. For me being creative underpins my whole life -I am an occupational therapist who promotes the use of creativity to enable well being and improve health -so beautiful tools are an added bonus

Kara @ Petals to Picots said...

These hooks are gorgeous! I plan to promote crochet by celebrating International Crochet Day on my blog :)

Luke Martinelli said...

I would like to enter your comp.
To promote the art5 I will do my best to pull out my crochet... when drinking with friends, anytime a queue takes that bit too long, whenever waiting at the doctor/dentists or just anytime i think i can finish a row before having to jump off a bus... Oh and to 'very nicely' correct people whenever they see me crocheting in public and stop to ask what i'm "kniitting".
Actually, most recently i taught basic crochet skills to some girls at the craft and quilt fair in Sydney (Australia).

Carol said...

I now crochet everywhere I go. It always sparks conversations. A young lady on the plane with me yesterday asked me what I was 'knitting". I pointed out the differences between knitting and crochet. she loved the shawl I was making! Taking it to Reno with me! LOVE your hooks!

JulieJ said...

Your hooks are beautiful. I would love to show off my beautiful hook while working on my next project. Crochet is my stress relief and I enjoy learning new patterns and techniques all the time.

Jason Joaquin Almonte said...

Jim,

I came across your blog by following a link on the Crochet Concupiscence blog. The hooks that you make are genuinely beautiful and I would love to enter to win one! Personally, I've only been crocheting since December of 2011 after learning of the coming birth of my first niece. Since the passing of my grandmother last year, someone had to make her a "welcome to the world" blanket, and, I figured, why not me. Now, I've stop caring that people look at me funny, and I try to show the world by crocheting during my commute to midtown Manhattan on the subway. Yep, I crochet for the whole 45 minute ride. Some folks look on in awe, some laugh at seeing a guy crocheting, and others just watching quietly. But, I think that it certainly gets a few heads to turn and wonder, "What's that guy doing?!?"

Jason

Susie Hewer said...

What beautiful crochet hooks! Please may I enter your contest?

I've been crocheting since I was a youngster and although I knit and do many other crafts I enjoy crochet the most (especially on a summer's evening, sitting rocking and watching the sunset!).

Oh and I hold the Guinness World Record for the "Longest chain crocheted whilst running a marathon" (I run marathons to raise money for Alzheimer's Research in memory of my mum).

That rose colored hook is sublime and so tactile. I hope you raise lots of money when you auction it.

Susie

Ren in Az said...

Hi Jimbo!
I am loving the idea of your interchangable hook set.
For promoting croche: I try to do it on a daily basis but a day set aside specificaly is great! On Saturday I'll be teaching my 13 yr old grand daughter and 2 of her friends how to crochet AND knook. Then we are having cupcakes and tea while they open their crochet gifts from me.
Thank you for your generosity. :-)

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Márcia said...

Hello Jimbo!
Their needles are beautiful. both models!
On the International Day of crochet crocheting I'll be as I always do. And now I have baby clothes to crochet and would love to win your either the thread hook set!
A big kiss from Brazil!
Marcia

Carmen Nuland said...

I'd like to go hang out at my LYS. They're mostly knitters there. Maybe I'll take a lacy doily that they can ooh and ahh over.

TracyRoss said...

Hello!
I promote crochet by giving away gifts that I make, and also talking about what I do whenever I can. Your hooks are beautful!

Jessica said...

Beauties--would love either one--but especially would LOVE the thread hook set as a crocheter for about 50 years, I only have 1 thread hook. :)

Thank you for offering up these beautiful hook.

summerlarson said...

I love crochet and would LOVE one of your hooks! Enter me please

mireya said...

I do try to promote crocheting every chance I get, I will be crocheting around my school (like I do almost every day) but this year I will also sharing some yarn that I have spun along to others whom have been interested in crocheting for a while but haven't had the time or money to buy yarn. Bless you Mr.Jimbo ^_^

Sirah Morgan said...

Amazingly beautiful hooks, Jimbo! I crocheted a decorative thread portion of my wedding sleeves and now that is my cover image on Facebook. With a wonderful set of crochet thread hooks like that, I can set aside my mismatched thread hooks for my Las Vegas non-profit! I want to encourage people to sew quality crafts and then decorate and accent with thread crochet.

Mommas Making Rent already has been contacted by an Etsy crochet business that wants help revamping their product line and asked for help in organizing their marketing plans. So, I will Definitely be promoting crochet and helping to forward handcrafted goodness for a single mother!

Rebecca J said...

I plan to crochet at the local coffee shop and invite others to learn more about it. Of course I will be wearing a fabulous hand made crochet outfit to get people to ask me about it.

Yao said...

Hello, Jimbo,

This is the first time that I heard today is International Crochet Day. I will definitely celebrate it! I started to crochet since this March. Then I fell in love with it. To celecrate the International Crochet Day, I will finish a crochet lace top. That is also the first thing that I really crochet for myself.

Hookin It With Mr. Lick Lick said...

I promote crochet quite regularly by posting different things on FB that are crochet related, be it my finished projects or other lovely crochet. I was the inspiration for one of my co-workers to pick up a crochet hook and learn on her own, and she is left handed!! I was amazed, and rightly told her so, that she picked it up so quick, much quicker than I did when I self taught myself. I would love to win the thread set. That is a beautiful set!

Dorothy said...

I spend most of my time these days crocheting for charity. I run an Australian crochet group, blog regularly about crochet and am happy to teach anyone who is keen to learn. I'm so glad you introduced International Crochet Day five years ago. Thank you. xox

Sangeetha said...

Hello Jimbo,
I have been crocheting for the past 25 years and teaching crochet since past 5 years. As crochet is not very popular in India, I will be conducting free crochet workshops soon, to get more people interested in this relaxing craft.I visit your blog often and I feel your hooks are collector's items. I would so love to have one of your hooks.
Regards.
(If my entry from India is not valid, no problem, I am happy just to write to you)

blondie said...

I just happened across your blog today, and what amazing hooks you make! My grandma taught be crochet basics as a child, but it wasn't until my mid-20s that I really learned how to read patterns and the correct stitches with their names, etc, and found I could actually create something! I crochet at home, in the park, in the car, at the in-laws...I'd crochet anywhere and everywhere!

Now, at 31 (I can't believe I'm in my 30s....when did that happen?), I crochet as often as I can (not always possible with a nursing toddler who loves to have his momma all to himself!). I make baby gifts for friends, stuff for my own kids and myself, I have made crochet boobs for breastfeeding groups, and several of my friends have asked me to teach them and/or suggest I start a class at my daughter's school in the Children's Center (which is a place for families, parents/carers, support, etc, and they have classes teaching different skills). My hubby has dubbed me 'the old lady' and chuckles when I break out my yarn and hooks, but is amazed when I have finished something!

I'm not sure if I'm eligible to be entered in this giveaway since I'm not in the US, but I'm replying nonetheless!

blondie said...

I just happened across your blog today, and what amazing hooks you make! My grandma taught be crochet basics as a child, but it wasn't until my mid-20s that I really learned how to read patterns and the correct stitches with their names, etc, and found I could actually create something! I crochet at home, in the park, in the car, at the in-laws...I'd crochet anywhere and everywhere!

Now, at 31 (I can't believe I'm in my 30s....when did that happen?), I crochet as often as I can (not always possible with a nursing toddler who loves to have his momma all to himself!). I make baby gifts for friends, stuff for my own kids and myself, I have made crochet boobs for breastfeeding groups, and several of my friends have asked me to teach them and/or suggest I start a class at my daughter's school in the Children's Center (which is a place for families, parents/carers, support, etc, and they have classes teaching different skills). My hubby has dubbed me 'the old lady' and chuckles when I break out my yarn and hooks, but is amazed when I have finished something!

I'm not sure if I'm eligible to be entered in this giveaway since I'm not in the US, but I'm replying nonetheless!

Maureen Hite said...

I'm relatively new to crochet, at least on my own anyway. Doing this now makes me think of my grandmother who always had a project or several going during my childhood.
Being new, I haven't had the chance to explore and push myself as much as I truly hope to in the years to come, but I have met some amazing people who I embrace and hold dear to me like old friends or even family. In my short time as a "hooker" I have shared my knowledge with others, from young girls to first-time moms looking to learn this craft. I guess that can't be helped since I always carry a project with me and people become curious. Thanks for the opportunity - these hooks are beyond amazing. Happy hooking on this great day!

principeta said...

Wow,this is amazing!!!!Happy international crochet day!!!Here it is not celebrated and people don't do it outside on the streets so I am celebrating on the net,searching for patterns,reading lovely crochet blogs and sites and later I will do crochet in my own.

pamelabenn said...

I plan to crochet all day & in the interests of peace, not let my hubby annoy or distract me from my mission. I am making thread angels for all my friends for christmas.
Your hooks are absolutely amazing, how clever you are.

Crafty in the Med said...

Hello Jimbo
I am your newest follower and would very much like to enter this contest please.
I didn't know there was an International crochet day but I am thrilled there is!
How do I promote crochet.....well as I am a total crochet addict and learnt to crochet 38 years ago I am of course very keen that others learn as well. Starting with my family I am teaching my daughter and grand-daughter to crochet as my Mother taught me and as her mother taught her. I also offer my help whenever needed to followers of my blog. Crochet goes with me wherever I go.
keep well

Amanda :-)

needlekrafter said...

I promote crochet through posts on facebook, most of which relate to crochet or crochet projects. I offer to teach crochet to any friends/family who would like to learn. My mom and mom's cousin taught me to crochet and because it has been such a joy to me, I have wanted to share it with others.

~Carly said...

I LOVE crochet!!! I have a page on Facebook and anyone who knows me knows about crochet :) My kids and myself are constantly wearing our handmade crochet items whenever we can! I also plan on starting a giveaway at the beginning of the new year where I will be randomly picking someone off my Facebook page from a different state, once a month, to send a free crochet item to. My goal is to get one of my crochet items to all 50 states in a year! :) Happy Hooking!!!

Patricia said...

Hola!! soy de Argentina e investigando encontré que tu eres el creador de esta celebración Felicitaciones!!! soy fanática del crochet y le enseño a todas mis amigas y familiares para contagiarlas en este arte y también regalo cosas que tengan algo en crochet para interesar a las personas. Tus agujas son maravillosas creo que cualquier tejedora estaría encantada con alguna de ellas, espero tener suerte!!!! HAsta siempre. Patricia

Alison said...

Today I will promote ICD by posting on my facebook profile about my favorite craft, this special day & your beautiful hooks! I will Pin on Pinterest, & spread the word to anyone who will listen about how much I love to hook!

Thanks!

Charlotte Huffman said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. I have been crocheting for 40 years and am self-taught. I promote crochet by giving my projects to friends and family.

Tanya said...

Looove these hooks <3

Super Hooker said...

I am in awe over your hooks. I heard about International Crochet Day yesterday from the Crochet Concupiscence Blog. It's really a rather brilliant idea.

My plans for celebrating the holiday this year are to write a midweek post in my blog, support fellow artists and crocheters in a regional artist forum, and then to spend most of the rest of my evening crocheting items requested by others.

Here's the link to my blog post:
http://hookinaround.blogspot.com/2012/09/international-crochet-day.html

Happy celebrating!

virginia butler said...

Hi Jimbo.Isn't crick the correct pronunciation of "creek"? Even Sister Mary said crick back home in 'Hio.Just found your front porch,Love your hooks, and your causes. I think i'll keep reading and watching for your auctions...i think Boocoos should win this contest...we're not friends, but believe me she promotes crocheting in a BIG way.She not only blogs, designs, teaches, but promotes creativity and love of crochet by example, word and taking personal interests in her "followers". I came across her, just like i have you, by happy accident.I hope you give her a chance to experience your beautifully carved hooks.gentle blessings,vickeyb

Frankie Zacharias said...

Please enter me into your contest. I just started crocheting about three months ago so I am a newbie. I have been making hats and slippers for the residents of the nursing home I work at. I will spend Sept. 12th crocheting a baby blanket for a residents grandson. She wants to give it to him for Christmas so I have to get it done, lol. I love your hooks, I have never seen anything like them before. Keep up the excellent work. Frankie Z.

hafza said...

I promote crochet by making baby stuff for gift to friends and family members. I also accept custom order for those items that I displayed at my blog... Crochet is something that I do during my spare time aside from sewing. I found your crochet hook is unique...in my country I don't have much choice.

Jimbo said...

Thank you everyone for entering!! Hope you stay in touch and come back for the contest next year. Lots of great comments..please take time to read them.
And, remember there's an auction coming up tomorrow for the Bois de Rose hook and maybe one or two others.
Thanks again everyone for entering. Hope you had a peaceful and creative International Crochet Day!
Jimbo

Sônia Maria said...

Jimbo, passei para te cumprimentar, mais uma vez, pela feliz ideia da instituição do Dia Internacional do Crochê. Essa foi uma excelente atitude para ajudar na perpetuação da arte do crochê. Aqui no Brasil uma grande marca de fios, a Circulo, já a comemora, há dois anos, se não me engano...
Veja nos links
http://www.circulo.com.br/blog/2012/09/dia-internacional-do-crochev/

http://www.circulo.com.br/blog/2012/09/concurso-cultural-dia-internacional-do-croche/
Abraços com carinho,
Sônia Maria

Tari Bramlett said...

Congratulations Leslie P!!! :)