Tuesday, September 10, 2013
It's fixed!! Ok we'll start over on the auction part (Auction is OVER, thanks to everyone who bid and dropped by to visit!) more to coem
AND THEY'RE UP for BIDS (if blogger doesn't go gunnysack on me again)
Bearhook 1 (first hook on the left) is a beautifully colored hook that tips the scales as a J (6mm) and it's 7 1/2 inches or 19cm long.
Bearhook 2 is just plain magical. It's a slender H (5mm) and has a huge bit of character from the tree in it's bark thumb rest.. I don't know about you but I LOVE this hook. Probably just me, eh? Anyways this one is 7 1/8 inches (18.1cm) long. I can't be sure but there just might be some old scars from tooth marks in the bark, toward the heel end from the thumb rest. No real idea of that's the case but we can speculate, eh?
Bearhook 3 is totally unique. The grain figure in this hook is wild and the little areas close by the thumb rest show layer upon layer of bark that identify the growing seasons this little stick's been through. It hasn't had an easy time of it, braving winter snow, hungry deer and bear while offering up fruit ransom before finally coming to it's final gift of itself as an amazingly remarkable crochet hook. The stick that just keeps on giving. It's an H and is the same size as the magical Bearhook 2, 7 1/8 inches or 18.1cm long.
Bearhook 4 is striking for it's contrasting grain color. You never know what you'll get when you're looking at a stick with branches and bark all over. This one came out as you see with vastly differing grain coloration. What also makes this one unique is that it's a larger size: an N (10mm).... unusual because sticks that size are usually split badly and will make only smaller hooks. Ah but this one is a good 7 3/4 or 19.75 cm of gen-u-wine Deadman Crick Apple wood. A beauty that with care will give generations of comfortable, warm crocheting pleasure.
There you have them. I think I should extend the auction by a day since Blogger blocked me from posting for a day... so lets end this auction on Sept. 14 at 10pm Pacific Std. Time. Please bid by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please increase bids by $5 minimum and understand that if two bids arrive with the same amount, the earlier recieved bid will take preference.
Here we go!
Bearhook 1 Suprada takes it to $20
Doug's here with $25
Bearhook2 Paula goes $30
Karin who loves bears says $35
Paula is back with $40
Vicki takes it up to $50
Bearhook 3 Nicole bids $30
Paula raises to $35
Nicole goes to $40
Stacie ups it to $50
Bearhook 4 April says $20
Michele bumps it up to $25
Doug with a big bump to $40
Diana goes to$45
Stacie goes to $60
Diana goes to $65
AND the International Crochet Day hook contest is still running. I'm saving the remarks from the old post and will add them to entry remarks here. Enter to win the hook by telling me what YOU are going to to do promote crochet on ICD (International Crochet Day). If blogger won't let you enter a remark for your entry, simply email me and I'll post your entry. Again the email address is email@example.com.
The contest will be over on International Crochet Day (Sept. 12). Send out the word! Crochet's the way!
This hook is extra special because it was made from a Pecan Tree that was in the path of the Oklahoma Tornado, and donated to me by a very talented friend who was also very near to the tornado's path, April Garwood. A fitting reminder that goodness can follow tragedy, just as International Crochet Day on Sept. 12 follows and infamous day of tragedy.... goodness from the ruins.
And thanks again for your patience!!