Thursday, February 07, 2013

Valentine Crochet! A heart hook for you? Contest!!!

And the 2013 Jimbo Valentine Hook winner is.........


Congratulations Benita!  Please contact me within two days with an address where the hook should be sent.   And thanks to all who participated!!  I'm HOOKED on you!  Happy Valentine's Day!!

Oh man this one is extra hard to give away,  Ah but it's Valentine season..  so  since I like you all so much  (I've NEVER met a crochetier I didn't like... amazing eh?); I'm going to give it away.
How to do that?  Well first a little bit about the hook.  It's made, of course, from RedHeart, a beautiful naturally red wood.  Its all one piece, no joints, laminations etc; just a single beautiful chunk of RedHeart that wanted in the worst way to become my annual Valentine hook.  Technically, it's an H (for  "H"eart) of course; and it's almost stretching to 9 inches long... maybe a bit long for an everyday workhorse hook, but the winner might want to set this beauty aside for only special projects. Don't get me wrong though, this is a completely functional crochet hook, not just another pretty face.

Ok here's the deal:

Post an entry by way of comment here in my blog, spreading Valentine wishes (one entry per person, please), or if posting is difficult, simply email me the same at

I'll end the contest, oh lets say Feb. 12 at 10pm Pacific Time.

from your biggest fan


Jimbo said...

Claire said...
Big hearty hugs spreading the love from Claire in Kent UK.

12:11 PM

Leslie said...
Happy Valentine's Day to all the crocheters out there! What a terrific hook to crochet something with love for someone you love! Thanks for the chance to win!

1:00 PM

Jimbo said...

Sorry, Claire and Lestlie, I lost your earlier comments while editing the blog and had to re-enter them myself. My apologies

Jimbo said...

It is absolutely gorgeous! Please include me in the giveaway.

via Jimbo

Bailey said...

Happy Valentine's Day to all crocheters out there. There are so many ways to celebrate with our hooks.

Tammy Thompson said...

What a lovely hook. You do some beautiful work! Happy Valentine's Day from AZ.

Cris Crochets said...

An absolutely fantastic hook that I'd love to have.

To spread the love: I wish all a Happy Valentine's Day every day of the year - we should never wait for one day to show others we care - you never need a special occasion for that. <3

Cris from Crochet with Cris Blog

Judy said...

Oh, Jimbo, you and your wife are so sweet - you deserve the best Valentine's Day ever!
Please enter me in the giveaway...

jackie-tn said...

If you want to know where your heart is look to where your mind goes when it wanders.

Happy Valentine's Day to all!

cshort said...

Ooooo the hook is beautiful!

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone.

pattas said...

A very generous contest..
Happy Valentine's Day to all..:)) A beautiful crochet hook to show and tell :))

Sherri said...

OOOH lala what a beauty. WOW your so sweet to think of all us crocheters.

Leisa said...

My heart "yarns" for this hook!
Valentine's Day is a fun time to share love and chocolate with friends and family!

Mary said...

May all crocheters & hookmakers have a heart overflowing with love & joy to all those they touch with their craft & spirit of generosity this Valentine's Day! Happy Hooking Everyone!

Creekside Cabin said...

What a grand gesture of love, to give away a treasure made by your own hands. Happy Heart Day to you and yours :)

Barb N.

Jimbo said...

I want you to know, that I am an artist also. I use many different mediums to express my art. But your hooks are the most absolutely beautiful pieces of true art I have seen in a very long time. You are a very blessed man and God has given you a wonderfully talented gift. From my heart to your soul, May God continue to bless you, so that the world can experience the hooks that you create. Have a very happy Valentine’s Day.

Sally B. (via Jimbo, blushing)

Jimbo said...

Hi. Love your newest hook! Please enter me into your draw.
I hope you pick my name as the winner of your hook. :)

teapot from crochetville (via Jimbo)

Jimbo said...

you do so nice work and I love your new valentines hook. Hope you and Karol (I think thats you wifes name) have a wonderful valentines day, although I have a feeling that every day is Valentines with the two of you.
Aunt Bubbles from crochetville
via Jimbo

mom4x said...

Really love this hook.. you are so very talented.
Wishing everyone a very blessed and Happy Valentines Day!! May you day be filled with joy, LOVE and happiness.


Jimbo said...

Happy Valentines Day!

Hooks, Hearts & Hugs
To All Of The
Hand Crafters!

My Your Hands
Your Works
Be Ever Blessed!

Thanks, SewingBee (ravelry)
via Jimbo

CrochetBlogger said...

Huge Valentine's Wishes from San Francisco!!

Maureen said...

It's so beautiful - and it's my daughter's birthday on Valentine's Day! I'd love to win it, it would be a special treat for me!

Jen said...

What a fun and clever hook; but then that's not exactly a surprise, right? A very thoughtful giveaway for Valentine's Day ;o)

John and Sandy Locke said...

What a beautiful hook! Happy Valentine's Day to all my fellow hookers!

Lert (from Ravelry)

Karin Ishibashi said...

Happy V-day!
firefox9 (at) prodigy (dot) net

Jimbo said...

Happy Valentines day to all. I am praying you all come to personally know God's love this valentine season. Thank you Jimbo for your generosity in giving away such a beautiful crochet hook.

Charlene (via Jimbo)

auntbubbels said...

Every day with my DH is Valentines day!!!!

Love the hook

Please read your PM on C'ville

Jimbo said...

Tis hook is absolutely gorgeous! I'd love to be the lucky winner!
Happy valentines day!

Grace (via Jimbo)

Jimbo said...

Hi Jimbo

Wow !!!! What a beauty of a hook --then again they all are beauties.

So generous of you do this giveaway for this wonderful one of us um uh hookers.

Please enter me into this drawing---I LOVE LOVE LOVE anything with hearts to boot!!!

Thank you and may you and your wife enjoy day.

Lorraine (via Jimbo)

Jimbo said...

OH JIMBO! Won’t you be my valentine? You have truly outdone even yourself on this one. I have been wishing for and “H” hook for a long time. I want you to enter me in your contest to win this fabulous hook! PLEASEEEEE…… I am keeping my finger, toes and maybe even my arms crossed until the 12th for sure!

Love always,


Roses are red

Violets are blue,

I’m a happy hooker,

And while this is true,

Jimbo’s the man, he knows what ta do.

He’s turns out his hooks,

One after the other,

He’s a big pimpin daddy,

He’s just like no other.

(via blushing again, Jimbo)

Jimbo said...

I love your hooks. May you and your wife have many more Valentine days together.

Best wishes

(via Jimbo)

Kindred Cottage said...

well now how very generous you are Jimbo! that hook is awsome! and RED WOOD! thats amazing. i crochet with all my Jimbo hooks and i love em!
you know, your give-a-way reminds me of something precious ive learned. its an awsome thing to be a giver of a gift. you KNOW how it feels to give something to someone knowing they'll love it.
its a blessing to give. we are sewing love into lives and you can reap blessings from being a giver.
but sometimes i think we are not so good at being receivers. we often want to be the giver, to get that thrill of giving, but i have learned that when we say-"oh you didnt have to do that!" or "no thanks, i can handle it", what we are truly doing is taking away what that person can reap from THEIR generosity and love they are trying to sew in our life!

so now, i just try to say thank you and try to receive from others graciously.
sorry i kinda got carried away with all that!! lol
but you are certainly a blessed man because you are always giving away your "heart" in your Hook works of art, and i think thats grand.

Anonymous said...

I would oh so love to be entered in this giveaway. I've been lusting after your hooks for some time and this would be my first. :)

Jimbo said...

Beautiful hooks thanks for all the things you do.

Sarah Ann (via Jimbo)

CrochetnQuilt said...

May everyone have a blessed Valentine's Day. Crocheters are the best! Jimbo and his hooks are works of love. Thanks Jimbo.

Kelley said...

I think this is your PRETTIEST hook yet! The hook will surely bless someone this Valentine's Day! You are very generous! Happy Valentine's Day! Kelley

Jimbo said...

Hi Jimbo!

Just wanted to enter your drawing and tell you Happy Valentine's Day!

Your hook is absolutely STUNNING, although that's not really a surprise :-)

~Amy (via Jimbo)

Iesadora said...

Hope everyone has a cozy Valentines! Whether that's sunshine, fireplace, or a snuggle for you =)

Kristin Moran said...

I'm hooked on your handmade hooks! Happy Valentine's day from Northern VA.

Kristin, aka

Andrea Lyn said...

What a beautiful hook Jimbo! You have really outdone yourself. Never wait to tell the person at the center of your life you love them!

Pam Daley Designs said...

Wow - what a gorgeous hook!! Thank you for sharing your talent & skill with us this way.

Lovely, lovely, lovely!


Amy said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you and your sweetie, Jimbo, and to all the crocheter's out there. That is one lovely hook. Of course, I'd expect nothing less from the Hook Master!

Jimbo said...

This hook is absolutely beautiful. Please add me in the pot.

Karen D. (via Jimbo)

Cheryl said...

Crafting a hook with heart
Is what sets Jimbo apart.
It's what's inspired me, along the way,
To wish you all a Happy Valentine's Day!

MaineDruid said...

May one and all find their true love.

Debra K said...

Thank you for sharing your hooks with us! They are truly amazing and so beautiful. Please enter my name into your Valentine's Day contest! (Did I mention that Valentine's Day is my birthday? ;-)

Happy Heart Day, everyone!

Tiffer said...

Another gorgeous hook Jimbo! I would *LOVE* it!

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone!

Peggy said...

Love all your hooks but this one is very special.

Benita said...

As the Beatles would sing, "All you need is love". Happy Valentine's Day to all from Louisiana!

Beautiful craftsmanship; just love
your work. I would love to win this.

benitadavis @ Crochetville

Jimbo said...

Happy Valentines Jimbo and Karol! Please enter me in the give away for the beautiful Valentine hook,
FrogMom (via Jimbo)

Joanne said...

What a beautiful Heart Hook!!! Love it and all your work! Have Valentine's Day to all!! Spread the love!

phillygirl64 said...

Oooh pretty!!!!

Happy V-Day!!!

Jimbo said...

Best Wishes for a Happy Valentine's Day. I would love to be lucky enuff to crochet with that lovely Redheart "H"eart hook!

Nancy H. (via Jimbo)

katie metzroth said...

I hope everyone has a super sweet Valentine's Day!

Jimbo said...

Hi Jimbo,

Wishing everyone a Happy Valentines Day!! Your hooks are better than a box of candy, or flowers. They are the best!

Thank you,

(via Jimbo)

Kari Holtz said...

Happy Valentine's Day!

Susan said...

Happy Valentines Day to all my fellow "hookers"!
I put my heart into everything I crochet and this hook would just make it all the more special! <3

Unknown said...

A gift from the hands is a gift from the heart.
Your hook is beautiful and I would be so happy to use it!

Selena aka TXCrochetLover

beth anslow said...

Happy Valentine's Day to all. Love my Jimbo hooks and would love to add this to my collection.

Jimbo said...

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Wishing you lots of yarn
and time to hook, too!

Hope you all have a wonderful day.
dsecrist on Ravelry
(via Jimbo)

Jimbo said...

I would love to be the honored recipient of this gorgeous hook. Happy Valentine's Day to all!
(via Jimbo)

Lori McNamara said...

Happy Valentines Day, love your gorgeous hook!

Jimbo said...

my name is Emma i'm 20 years old and i'm a crochet FREAK lol i just wanted to say HAPPY (early) VALENTINES DAY and please please PLEASE put me in the drawing for the crochet hook!
thank you so much!
(via Jimbo)

Jimbo said...

AND a FUNNY one!

HEY Jimbo!

My fingers are throbbing, my toes are a mess.

My arms are a twisted so tight at my waist, I fear I cant feel them,

So please hurry with haste….

Let’s count down those hours and minutes and seconds,

So I can untwist these old arms fore they breakus.



(Paula's already entered but this was too good not to post... Funny girl that Paula!)

Jimbo said...

That's a very pretty hook!
Bobbi (via Jimbo)

principeta said...

Happy Valentines!!!This is so cute and sweet hook.Love the color and heart on it,must be joyful to work with it.Amazing giveaway,as always,thank you for the chance to win it.

Diana said...

Happy Valentine's day to one and all!! This is a beautiful hook and I'd love to be entered in the contest!

<3 to all!

donia crochet said...

so cute hook
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