NEW AUCTION IS OVER!!
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THANKS AGAIN EVERYONEfirstname.lastname@example.org to enter the Crimmis Hook giveaway and you'll have a chance to win (ONE entry per person, please). I'll do a drawing on Dec. 9th at 10pm to announce the winner. Bytheway, "Crimmis" is how my middle son used to pronounce Christmas when he was a tike. The hook? Well it's made of Maple and has a REAL blue Christmas light bulb mounted at the heel end. The bulb is removable with a gentle twist. And the hook is a size K (6.5mm). Wisht I could make Crimmis hooks for EVERYBODY but there's only so much time, you know. Want another chance??? There's one more Jimbo Crimmis hook for your Christmas crocheting being given away at http://boocoos.blogspot.com/. Enter here, enter there... double your chances!
THE NEW AUCTION:
In order not to distract from the contest by adding a new post, I'm editing to include the latest auction here. We have five brand new hooks up for bids and we'll make is a short one so the hooks might find their way to someone's stocking hung by the chimbly with care.
So lets run this till Dec. 13th and end it at 10pm on that date. Unless the hooks are sent outside the USA, there should be enough time for them to arrive in time for Christmas.
So here's the hooks!
Ok enough showing off. Here come some amazing hooks for your bidding pleasure.
Top hook (#1) is made of Zebra wood (like you didn't know?) Its striking grain contrast is just incredible, and it's an H (5mm) with a length of 8 1/4 inches.
Next hook down (#2) is one that photos can't do justice to. It's made of Bloodwood and oh the chatoyance (depth of visible grain) is amazing. It's a size 7 (4.5mm) and is 7 1/4 inches long.
#3 from the top is a strikingly beautiful example of Jobilla heart/sap wood contrast. Blond to a beautiful rust brown. It's a G (4mm) and is 7 1/4 inches long.
#4 is made of Cocobolo, one of THE most beautiful and costly woods around. Its another one that you really can't appreciate till you hold it in your hands. Complex grain figure and color highlight this amazing H (5mm) hook that tips the tape at 7 3/4 inches long.
#5 is from the last of my Flamewood and is another that you can't fully appreciate from the photos. I keep telling you that, and it might seem like a little hype, but I promise you I have LOTS of reports back from LOTS of hooks I've sold that the wood is so much prettier than the photos show... I just can't capture the best of the grain in a still photo.) Anyways this is one of those prettier than the picture hooks. Theres very subtle grain here that (unlike black ebony) shows as a deep purple when the blank is sanded (and this one has been sanded to a glass surface). Its just a very elegant hook in the ever popular size H (5mm). It's a long slender shapely 8 inches long.
You can email me your bids at email@example.com and I'll post them as they come in. Tie bids will be decided by the earliest email posted. Please bid in $5.00 + increments. Also please come back often as I'm frantically working to keep up and may be able to add a few more hooks to the auction before it closes. Also if you have a wish for a particular hook, I might be able to do a custom order or two before Christmas.
As always, THANK you for dropping by!
New Auction BIDS:
Joyce goes $20
Barbara bids it up to $30
Joyce is back with $35
Charlene bids $20
Michele goes to $25
Willow takes it to $30
Charlene says $35
Denise is in for $25
Denise bids $25
Michele bumps it up to $30
Barbara jumps in with $40
Denise goes to $45
Charlene bids $30
Michele ties the bid at $30 but
Paula breaks the tie and goes to $35
Michele goes to $40
Charlene says $45
THE OLD AUCTION (NOW CLOSED)
Here's your chance to bid on other Jimbo hooks.... (click on the photos for greater detail). Details about auction rules are located below the photos and provenance.
This N (10mm) hook is made of Red Heart. Strong, lightweight and BEAUTIFUL grain. You can click to enlarge the photo, but really need to see this one in your hand to fully appreciate the beautiful figure and grain color. Need more be said? Oh yes. This hook is 7 3/4 inches long.
I'm a little puzzled by the wood in this hook. It looks alot like some apricot that I once made a hook from a few years back, but didn't think I had any more of that particular wood left. But boy am I glad this chunk turned up. The grain is spectacular... another one you need to see up close to believe. You don't see it in the picture, but there's a little part of the grain that's a bluish color.. a little added treat. This hook is another 7mm (that rare size between a K and an L), and is 7 1/2 inches long.
This beauty is made of Panamanian Rosewood, a very pretty and very durable wood that is sooooo smooth to the touch. Not that all Jimbo hooks aren't smooth. It's just that some woods just take a polish a little better than others. This is one of those. You'll see. It's a size 7 (4.5mm) and is 7 1/4 inches long.
Actually this hook is sold already but I had to show it to you anyways. Its a style I developed several years ago to fit the palm and ring finger for a comfortable grip. The shank and head taper gently from a size I at the head to about an L near the grip. The neck is a wee bit shorter than normal to ease loop slippage, all to allow lots of variability for freeform work. It's made of good ole Deadman Crick Apple and is oh about 5.5 inches long.
Ok now about bidding. I'll run the auction quicker for those wishing to make these Christmas gifts... So we'll close the auction at 10pm on Dec. 2. You can email me your bids at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll post them as they come in. Tie bids will be decided by the earliest email posted. Please bid in $5.00 + increments.
Also please come back often as I may be able to add a few more hooks to the auction (several are in the works and might be finished soon).
BIDS (from the old auction):
Denise bids $40 (sold)
Paula's here with $20
Lisa bumps it up to $25
Paula comes back with $30
Denise goes $25 (sold)
Paula goes $20 (sold)
and don't forget to enter to win the Crimmis Hook!