Monday, December 09, 2013




Tis the Season, and late as I am (please forgive me) we're doing a contest to give away the Crimmis Hook you see at the top of this picture.  The rest of the hooks below we'll auction off in the usual way.
First the contest.. you can enter either by commenting here or by emailing me at   (same email address for bidding on hooks)

This year's Crimmis hook is made from figured maple and sports a very real red Christmas tree light bulb at it's foot end.  The bulb of course doesn't light (no room for an extension cord).... but it can be removed for crocheting comfort.

We'll run the contest until Dec. 18 and hope to get the hook to the deserving winner in time for a little Christmas crocheting!  Enter simply by commenting or emailing me a little note.  I'll select the winner at random at 10pm Pacific Time on the 18th.  Please only enter once.

And for the auction!  Lets look at the hooks starting from the left.

Hook #1 is, I think, made from Bloodwood, a beautiful two tone hardwood that makes wonderful crochet hooks.  This one is an I (5.5mm) and is 6 5/8 inches long.

Hook #2 is Rosewood!  It's an H (5mm) and is 7 1/4 inches long.  Rosewood!

Hook #3 a mystery wood, but very pretty and very hard.  Might be another form of Rosewood but that's a lame guess.    It's another I (5.5mm) and is 7 inches long.

Hook #4 is my fave.... maybe because it's made from wood that was "bear" harvested from the old apple tree up on the ranch.  It's an amazingly figured hook with beautifully contrasting grain color.  Unique for it's origin and color.  It's an L (8mm) and is 7 3/4 inches long.

If I can muster the time to make more hooks, I'll add them to this post by edit.  Can't promise much  because the weather's so cold (was an even zero up at the ranch yesterday), and I've been caregiving for the past few months while Karol recovers from two hip operations.

So lets run the auction until Dec. 15 (correction... DEC.18), ending at 10pm that night so I can hopefully get the hooks in the mail in time for gifting if that's what you'd like to do.  Please increase bids by $5 minimum.  I try to post bids as they come in, but expect to be away from time to time, so please be patient... I'll post bids as soon as I can.

Thanks folks, and Merry Christmas!!


Hook #1
Yvonne bids $30

Hook #2
Debbie goes $25
Amy G bumps it up to $35
Wendy says $40

Hook #3
Doug bids $30
Patricia elevates it to $35
Doug's back with $40

Hook #4
Paula is first with $25
Arabelle bids $35
Debbie takes it to $40
Doug jumps in with $45

And a Bonus!  Free pattern

See the white garland in the picture?  Karol made that with a Jimbo H hook.  Here's the pattern.  Warning, this pattern is easier than it looks.

Yarn:  finally a good use for FUN FUR,  your choice of color, one skein per garland

Hook:  Jimbo, H - P, your choice... preferably the Jimbo Crimmis hook won in the contest above.

Pattern:   Chain till the end of the skein then tie off.

cool eh?


Jimbo said...

Debbie says Merry Christmas and is entered!

Jimbo said...

Paula is entered via Jimbo

glendalee61 said...

Love these...not sure if comment went through first time.. if so I apologize.

Jimbo said...

Wow Jimbo you out do yourself every year, bravo on the hook. It would be great if I won it this year, I make hats and caps for the homeless and it would be fun to do it with your hook. Be blessed my friend, and Merry CHRISTmas to you and yours.

Blessings to you,
Sherri (via jimbo)

Vikki Hooks said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours. Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway. I would love to see anO feel one of your hooks in my hand. One of these days I keep telling myself. You have a wonderful Christmas season and prayers for your wife's speedy recovery. Blessings

Linda Eagley said...

Your hooks are beautiful, as is your story.

Shelby said...

Lovely! I'd love to win.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas! I make newborn blankets for the children's pediatric units at several local hospitals and afghans for our military members that are deploying. I have recently begun to make scarves for the homeless youth that are aging out of foster care. To let them know I won a special created hook would be nice.

Dawn Stewart said...

Oh what a beautiful hook. I would love to win! :) Can I bid here in comments or do I email? Happy holidays!!!!

Sarah Jo said...

These are beautifully crafted hooks!

Yvonne Bannon said...

Wow! What beautiful work!!!merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Wow just found you through Crochetville on Facebook & I have to say what a lucky find! Your hooks are beautiful. I'd be very happy & lucky to win or own one. Have a blessed day! :-)

jackie-tn said...

Wow! What a great Crimmis hook. Hope you and yours have a very merry Christmas!

cynthia lee said...

love to enter contest thanks

Shayla Ryan said...

THese are beautiful. :) Happy holidays.

susieb said...

Beautiful hooks! First time here to see them. Happy Holly Days to you!

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Yarn Princess said...

I would love to win one of your wonderful art pieces. They are amazing! Bet my yarn would love them. Merry Christmas!

WickedNess! said...

Beautiful hooks!

Karla said...

Beautiful hooks! I love how you make them by recycling the wood on your property. Do you only auction off the hooks? Or is just select ones you auction off and have a store to sell the others? Unfortunately I can't afford to participate in the auctions at this time. But one day I do hope to be able too because they certainly look like beautiful hooks to work with. Merry Christmas!!

Adrian S said...

They are beautiful! Merry Christmas!

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Anonymous said...

I just found your site through Crochetville on Facebook & can I say how lucky I am! Your hooks are not only beautiful but I'll bet they will help relieve my wrist pain when I crochet too long. I'd be lucky to win or own any of your hooks. Have a blessed day :-)

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Shara E said...

Those hooks are BEAUTIFUL!!! I absolutely love them! You've done such a wonderful job, the craftsmanship it took...they're gorgeous. I wish I had more money to spend this holiday I would be totally selfish and go on a bid war for 2 and 3. Bookmarking your blog and watching for more auctions in the future!! <3 <3

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Teri-Lyn Calhoun said...

The hooks are beautifully crafted!! Would be great to have something in my hand and weave through magic of yarn into finished products like the ancestors in the past! :)

Lindsey D said...

Beautiful craftsmanship! Would love to win. Merry Christmas and good luck on your front porch. :)

Jimbo said...

Love the beautiful designs. Godspeed on Karols recovery of hip surgery. Have a merry Christmas!

Guadalupe Saldaña via jimbo

Jimbo said...

Merry Christmas and your hooks are beautiful!
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Jimbo said...

From Jennifer
Please enter my name in the drawing. Thanks so much and Happy Holidays!
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Jimbo said...

From vik9740

I would love to win one of your awesome home designed crochet hooks , so please enter me in your contest. Merry Christmas!!

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Lisa Brace said...

These hooks are beautiful, merry chrimmas. Please enter me.

Jimbo said...

Hi- this is my entry for the CRIMMIS HOOK CONTEST. What a beautiful hook!

via jimbo

Jimbo said...

Hi, my name is Emily and I'm fifteen years old. I'm starting my crochet hook collection. It would be awesome if one of your hooks was my first one. Thank you!
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starry cagle said...

love these, would really love one.

Jimbo said...

Beautiful work! I would like to be entered in your contest. Thank you,
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Jimbo said...

Please enter me in the contest! Thank you!! Yvonne
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Jimbo said...

Wow, you do amazing work.

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jessica Aviles said...

Gorgeous work!! would love to win

Pamela Bezeau said...

Your work is beautiful, I would be honored to win one. God Bless you abd Merry Christmas

Jimbo said...

Hello please add me to your email list.


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A White said...

I love these hooks!! What about postage, I am in Spain but would love to win one. Please enter me for the Crimmis hook and I bid 20$ for hook #1 ... Merry Christmas to you and all of your followers

Jimbo said...

Your hooks look so beautiful! I would love to be the winner of one!

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TiffanyHicks_09 said...

Absolutely beautiful hooks! I would be honored to win and use one!

Jimbo said...

Your hooks look so beautiful! I would love to be the winner of one!

Karen S
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Jimbo said...

I've always wanted one of your beautiful hooks :) what a treat it would be to win one for Christmas!

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Jimbo said...

Hi Jim!
Could I please go into the draw to win the glorious hook? I'm in Australia but happy to pay postage if I'm lucky enough to win!
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Jimbo said...

Any hooker woukld love to have that hook.

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gracenpeace said...

Beautiful work, makes me want to learn the craft...

sweb4us said...

Beautiful work, beautiful hooks! I would love to win one of these but unfortunately can't afford to bid on one right now...

Pat said...

The hooks are beautiful!

corkpop said...

These are so beautiful! I could never afford to buy but maybe I can win-thnk you for being so generous!

Jimbo said...

From 3236278714
Beautiful art work. Even if I dont win thats ok. I just wanted to express how beautiful and different your work is.

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Gerri T. said...

Thank you so much for this chance to use one of your beauties. Happy Holidays to you and your family.

thewellhunt said...

I would love to win one of your hooks. They are exquisite.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to enter the contest, Merry Christmas!

dianeS said...

Beautiful hooks Jimbo. Merry Christmas to you and yours and wishing you a healthful and prosperous New Year!

Jean Lamoureux said...

I like the look of your new hook,even if the light doesn't work!!

Melissa Greene said...

You make beautiful hooks. Would love to own one someday. Maybe I'll be lucky enough to win.

Patti Bell said...

I don't have a hand-made hook. I would love to have one. Hope you're not snowed in, I am. So a lot of crocheting going on!

7915 said...

They are so beautiful. I would love love love to have hooks like that!

~Ruth said...

Your work is beautiful.
Merry Christmas, Jimbo!

OOME said...

I just found your site through Crochetville on Facebook. Beautiful hooks. Would love to win. Maybe order all sizes after using the one.

Struggling Muslimah said...

nice hook I haven't seen woooden hooks in a long tim

Jimbo said...

From 3236278714
Beautiful art work. Even if I dont win thats ok. I just wanted to express how beautiful and different your work is.

via jimbo

Konapuppy said...

Wow, so unique!!

C Caballero said...

Jimbo, GREAT work!
Not only would I like to enter for the giveaway, I bid $30.00 for # 2.

Jimbo said...

I would love to have one of your beautiful made crochet hook.

Fantastic that you make them from wood on your property.
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Jimbo said...

I would love the crime as hook- it is beautiful

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Jimbo said...

Merry Christmas to you. These hooks look amazing and I would love to have one. Even if I don't win, I think I'll order one after the first of the year...Pam T

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Jimbo said...

G'day and Merry Christmas from Melbourne Australia!!
Can I please bid on hook number 2? For $35?
I think it's beautiful :-)
Please let me know how it all goes,
Amy G

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Jimbo said...

Dolores L
I love your crochet hooks.and would love to win one
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Jimbo said...

Jumbo your hooks are beautiful and I especially love your "crissum" one! So
glad to now know about these and would appreciate you entering me in your

Merry Christmas and God Bless
Cayla H

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Jimbo said...

Dulcy H
Your hooks are so beautiful and you are so talented :-)

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Barbara Scutt said...

Merry Christmas and please enter me into your contest.

Jimbo said...

My daughter began learning to crochet this year and she has made several beautiful items! She is 19 and a University student, and I would love to win her one of the hooks. Could you please enter me in the contest?
Thank you,
Shelagh H
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Jimbo said...

Virginia R
Here's my entry for the hook giveaway.

Also, here is a Jimbo song from Reverend Horton Heat :) http://youtube/cpX80B5KWkw

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Jill Alexander said...

Very beautiful hooks :)

Sheri Baldwin said...

Merry Christmas Jimbo! Crossing my fingers!

Cheryl Stoquert said...

Merry Christmas and Happy crocheting!

Jimbo said...

From Nicole K
entry for contest :)

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Jimbo said...

Rose K
Very pretty and unique hooks. It would be nice to win one for my birthday on my birthday the 18th.

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Jimbo said...

Please enter me! I would love the chance to win one of your beautiful hooks
Love Simmy
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Jimbo said...

Hello Jim,

Your hooks are beautiful. Please enter me in your crimmis contest!

I would also like to bid $40 on the #2 (H).


- Wendy K

LeAnn Mooneyham said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours. Please enter me in the giveaway. I can always use some new crochet hooks. They are beautiful. Never had any like this.

MerryT said...

I would love to be in your Crimmus Contest! I have read about the FAMOUS Jimbo hooks and would love to have one!
Merry Christmas Jimbo and Family!
Merry, who has a Christmas Eve Birthday!

KnitWithTammy said...

Beautiful hooks.
Merry Christmas!

Meg Young said...

Those are the most beautiful hooks I've ever seen. They are just radiant with the time and care you put into them. Absolutely gorgeous! I would love to be entered, please :)

Jimbo said...

I ma having issues posting comments via my cell phone, so I'd like to throw
my name in the hat by email! :) How generous of you to host a giveaway, as
the hooks are gorgeous art!!
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Leshia Chandler said...

I love trying new hooks, would love to try yours. They look beautiful!
Thank you for the opportunity!

Jimbo said...

I tried twice to comment on your blog but alas my posts went "poof"
I would love to win the hook for my granddaughters 18th birthday. She crocheted for the first time with the traveling hook
Angelfire via jimbo

Jimbo said...

Love to crochet! And love having a variety of hooks! Here's hoping 80)

Jaylene W
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Jimbo said...

I am dropping a line to enter your giveaway. And also to tell you have gorgeous your hooks are!!! I have been collecting hand spun hooks recently and I haven't come across your work yet. Definitely will be needing to add one to my collection!

Thank you! And have a wonderful Christmas!

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susanb59 said...

So very pretty!

Lori Matteson said...

Love the hooks!! So BEAUTIFUL!! Would be a great present to win one!!

Wendy Scott said...

Oh I would love to win one of your hooks. I like that they have bigger handles, easier for me to hold on to.

Patricia Davis said...

Beautiful hooks Jim. You are truly talented. Hope you pick me for that beautiful crimmis hook. Merry Christmas and hope Carol's recovery goes well.

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

Beautiful hooks and Merry Christmas.

Jimbo said...

Hi from Cleveland, OH!!

Please enter me in your contest for the beautiful crochet hook.


Char R
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Jimbo said...

Hi Jimbo,
Those are awesome hooks. I would love to win.
Thank you,
Sandra I

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Jimbo said...

Hi, my name is Linda B, the talent you have making these needles is remarkable.

Thank you for chance to win one.

Linda B.

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Jimbo said...

Hi Jimbo,

Merry Christmas to you and your family. Please enter me in you contest.
I do a lot of crocheting for stress relief as I am a Paramedic in South
Carolina and sometimes I just need to escape the day. I have never crocheted
with a wooden hook, but would love to try it.

Take care and I wish Karol a speedy recovery!!

Cheryl S

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Jimbo said...

Lycinda R
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Please enter me in your drawing for the beautiful Christmas crochet hook :)

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Jimbo said...

Sarah W
Really nice hooks, Hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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Teresa said...

It would be magical to win one of you hooks this Christmas! I have wanted to own one of your hooks for a long time so I will hope that maybe I will have some luck! Whoever wins it, will surely treasure it.

You do a gorgeous job on all of your hooks!

Sharynne said...

I don't know how I found your blog but I long to be the proud custodian of one of your hooks one day. ...

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Jimbo! Love all of your hooks and am the proud owner of one fancy one! Hope to win the Crimmis hook.

rscowtown said...

What lovely hooks! I have a huge hook I purchased, and finally found some piping I can make a giant doily rug with that hook! Pix when I get going on it.

God's blessings to you and yours Jimbo, Laurel in Wisconsin

Jimbo said...

Hi Jimbo,
merry xmas from across the pond. Would love the chance to win the hook, only just had caught up as had a very poorly dog and missed the auction, gutted!!!
kind regards
Chris Gwilliam
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Jimbo said...

Deb couldn't get through so I'm entering her. Good luck, Deb!
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Susan LaBerge said...

Happy December.... Love your workmanship on your hooks. Speedy recovery for Deb.