Friday, September 05, 2014

INTERNATIONAL CROCHET DAY HOOK WINNER IS.....


AMBER

AMBER WAS PICKED BY A RANDOM NUMBER GENERATOR.  HERE IS HER HIGHLY APPROPRIATE WINNING COMMENT 

"I will be crocheting AND wearing a crocheted sweater or cardigan. People need to actually see the beautiful, drapey fabric that can be achieved with a hook."    


Amber

Thanks to all who entered!  Hope your International Crochet Day was filled with hooking fun.
Jimbo
PS  A fresh hook auction will be following VERY shortly! 



TELL ME HOW YOU'RE GOING TO PROMOTE CROCHET ON INTERNATIONAL CROCHET DAY (SEPT. 12) AND YOU COULD WIN THIS HOOK!

ABOUT INTERNATIONAL CROCHET DAY (ICD):

ICD WAS CREATED 7 YEARS AGO TO PROMOTE THE FINE AND GENTLE ART OF CROCHET.  SINCE THEN ICD HAS BEEN RECOGNIZED WORLD WIDE AS A DAY FOR CROCHETIERS TO PUBLICLY  ENCOURAGE CROCHET BY TEACHING OTHERS, ORGANIZING CROCHET EVENTS, BLOGGING, TWEETING, CHIRPING, SMOKE SIGNALLING, SKY WRITING OR JUST PLAIN SITTING ON THE BUS AND WORKING MAGIC WITH YOUR HOOK, ALL THE WHILE INSPIRING OTHERS TO TAKE UP THE ART.   HALLMARK HASN'T YET RECOGNIZED THE HOLIDAY; BUT IT'S CERTAINLY WORTHY OF A CARD.   MAYBE NEXT YEAR.

ABOUT THE 2014 HOOK:

NOT TO DROP NAMES, BUT IF YOU HAVE ACCESS TO THE SUMMER 2014 ISSUE OF "INTERWEAVE CROCHET" AND GO TO PAGE 9, YOU'LL SEE THE SISTER OF THIS HOOK.   BOTH SISTERS ARE MADE OF WOOD FROM THE ANCIENT APPLE TREE THAT INSPIRED THE BIRTH OF JIMBO HOOKS. THIS GENEROUS OLD TREE STILL  DONATES APPLES TO DEER, BEAR, SHADES THE CHIPMUNKS AND GIVES ME IT'S LATE BRANCH WOOD FOR JIMBO HOOKS.  IT STANDS SENTINEL  JUST DOWN THE HILL FROM JIMBO'S FRONT PORCH, A VERY SPECIAL TREE FROM A VERY SPECIAL PLACE.
THE FOOT IS FLATTENED TO ALLOW THE HOOK TO STAND ON DISPLAY, WITH BITS OF IT'S RUSTIC ORIGIN SHOWING HERE AND THERE.  IT STANDS 8 1/4 INCHES TALL AND IS AN "L" (8MM).
THE BOTTOM SURFACE OF THE HOOK IS HAND SIGNED "2014 ICD BY JIMBO"  ALONG WITH THE HOOK SIZE (L).

ABOUT THE CONTEST:
YOU CAN ENTER THE CONTEST BY COMMENTING IN THIS BLOG, OR BY EMAILING ME AT JIMBOCROCHETWHITTLER@YAHOO.COM  , INDICATING YOUR INTENTIONS FOR PROMOTING CROCHET ON INTERNATIONAL CROCHET DAY.  PLEASE ENTER ONLY ONCE.

 BECAUSE I'LL BE AWAY ON ICD, THE CONTEST WILL BE EXTENDED, ENDING AT MIDNIGHT, SEPT 14, 2014 PACIFIC STANDARD TIME.  ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WINNER WILL HAVE TO BE DELAYED UNTIL SEPT 15.

THIS IS AN INTERNATIONAL CONTEST SO CONTESTANTS FROM ABROAD ARE WELCOME!

GOOD LUCK AND HAPPY INTERNATIONAL CROCHET DAY

Jimbo

ps. if you're interested, hooks are being auctioned in the post below

47 comments:

Shar said...

I will be celebrating that glorious day by crocheting at Starbucks !

Margie said...

From the cool in the air this morning, I think it's about time to pull some yarn and a hook and get going on some winter scarfs. One of your hooks I would love to add to my "just plain old hooks". Thank You!

Chela said...

I just found your blog searching about International Crochet Day, congratulations and thank you because you are the creator of this day! Yay!

I will be celebrating posting about this day.

And Crocheting something at my son's school bus stop!

Hugs!
Chela
airesdeayer.blogspot.com

Akua Lezli Hope said...

I'm working on scrumbles for a freeform scrumble swap. Saw your shout out on Rav! I have an apple tree in the front corner of my tiny city yard. It gives away half its apples and one year, when the bees were still plentiful it enabled me to give the food pantry 400 pounds of apple.

kczk said...

On International Crochet Day, I'll be crocheting on my way to school on the bus. (One of the younger kids finds it fun to watch me while I work. I don't mind, but she sure is funny!) I'd love to win one of your hooks! Happy ICD!

Susan Dougill said...

To celebrate International Crochet Day I will be crocheting in my sons school yard. I want to choose something the kids will be interested in so that it may start a new generation of crocheters. I think I may crochet a dragon :-)
(Crochet Addict UK) susand1408 at gmail dot com

Jimbo said...

Your hooks are unique! On ICD I will crochet in public! I will let them know it's International Crochet Day!

Bobbie (via Jimbo)

Chris Leonard said...

For ICD I plan to spend the time crocheting wherever I can...waiting in line at the post office (while mailing my BFF her some crocheted things for her newborn son!), treating myself to bagels and green tea at Panera, and waiting to pick up my sons from school. (It's a long wait since I get there two hours early just so I'll have time to crochet! LOL)

John and Sandy Locke said...

Since I work in my home, I'll be crocheting on my back deck while the little one that I watch is napping! I will also be posting about ICD in my group on Ravelry! Thanks for this give away, Jimbo!

Jimbo said...

To promote *National Crochet Day* I will be crocheting in the cafeteria of
my son's high school cafeteria which is where my child and all the other
kids talk together and wait to be picked up after school. Whenever I do
this, people of all ages always, always, come up to me and ask me what I am
making and then proceed to tell me I remind them about when their mother or
their grandmother used to crochet. Sometimes they also ask me to show them
how to do a stitch.
Sincerely,
Sharon (via Jimbo)

Jimbo said...

I'll be meeting locally with a group of fiber artist at the Fremont Art
Association and will mention that this is ICD.



Melba (via Jimbo)

Jimbo said...

Jimbo,

On ICD day I will be crocheting a baby blanket to auction off my Facebook page, Sowing Seeds, with all proceeds going toward His Joy Ministries, helping the children in Uganda. Please consider me a contestant for the beautiful crochet hook! Thanks!
Carrie (via Jimbo)

Jimbo said...

Hi,
My best friend, Rita and I plan to celebrate this wonderful and fantastic day! How? Her husband will drop her off at my house. I will have some cheese, bagel and pita chips, hummus, carrot and celery sticks waiting. What goes well with that? A nice bottle of wine from one of our local wineries. We call it our stitching and sipping day. We try to get together once a week. A special toast will be made in honor of the day! We then spend the next four hours chatting, laughing, and crocheting. Then her husband arrives to pick her up. We have the best time and it is such a stress reliever.
Jennifer (via Jimbo)

Jimbo said...


On International Crochet Day I plan to have a sip & stitch session with a friend. She and I met at a local crochet group became friends. The afternoon will center around crochet but will include snacks and beverages of the fermented grape variety. My dear husband whom I hooked many years ago supports this event (a somewhat regular occurrence) by providing transportation.
Rita (via Jimbo) ((I'm thinkin Jennifer and Rita are up to a real good time!))

Sirah Morgan said...

I'm glad to see you back! I've fallen in love with crohooking of late but I've yet to get a L hook of any type.

cbk said...

Just made plans to spend my lunch hour assisting a new crocheter at my office. She's been coming to my office for the past few days and I offered up a lesson for ICD.

Jimbo said...

Hope the health problems improve quickly! It's always fun to see your hooks. You are so generous to share them.

It has been busy here with not so much crochet time (son and family coming to visit from CO in two weeks), but I'll definitely be making time Friday for crocheting (at the local grill and at home) and encouraging everyone who comments to give crochet a try.
Mona (via Jimbo)

Jimbo said...

Thanks again Jimbo, you are truly talented! I hope you draw my name for the crochet day hook! It is a beauty!

Sincerely,

Carrie

Melissa said...

What a beautiful and interesting hook! I will be crocheting for sure tomorrow and I will blog about crochet day and my 6 year old daughter's finished crochet project!

Keena said...

Hope you get some more interest for ICD. It's awesome to have your own "giving tree."

Cheers!
Keena (OGiRl)

Bev said...

I'm going to host a "Learn to Crochet Tunisian" for the teenagers in our church. This was a huge success last time I did it and I think it will be again.

Michelle Pearce said...

I'll be crocheting at home. :-)

Jimbo said...

I will be crocheting AND wearing a crocheted sweater or cardigan. People need to actually see the beautiful, drapey fabric that can be achieved with a hook.


Amber (via Jimbo)

Gina said...

Unfortunately, I can't crochet at my desk at work anymore, however I am making a wedding present, so I'll be working on that tomorrow night.

Kristie Matt said...

I put the finishing touches on a miniature crocheted baby I was making :)

Elzie Randolph said...

On ICD I will be crocheting at Riley Hospital for Children. My special needs Grandson has a couple appointments and we will be there the majority of the day. I will be working on hooking up pumpkin hats for all the children, teacher, and aides for his developmental preschool class for their upcoming field trip to the dairy farm and pumpkin patch. While at the hospital my Grandson and I will be delivering our next 'batch' of hats to the cancer ward!

lesley Lord said...

I've spent my lunchtime crocheting in the common room at work. I've already done 2 demonstrations and have been asked to do a weekly class. Woop woop.

HippieKender said...

I had some friends and family show interest in crochet, so I am hosting a crafty day. We'll have snacks, drinks, and gossip while we teach the newcomers the basics of crochet.

Cleo914 said...

To celebrate International Crochet Day I will be spending my morning working on more Beanies for Bravery & my evening trying to finish up some beanies to donate to one of our local homeless shelters.

Enjoy your day!

Misty B. said...

My 17 year old and 14 year old daughters love to crochet with me. So this evening we will be hanging out in the living room crocheting away...probably watching some sappy movie that the husband will groan about. :)

Jimbo said...

Well, I never knew! I just found your blog/website. Your hooks are
beautiful! I will certainly promote it on my wall of my facebook page and in
Pinterest. I am not a designer,,,just a lover of crochet! Wouldn't it be a
treat if I won?!

Carolyn K
(via Jimbo)

Jimbo said...

IM in Kerry in Ireland and i love to crochet and in only 22. I will celebrate crochet day by teaching older women to crochet . And donating the blankets i make to a local husky rescue. I could say were i would crochet through out the day but i crochet all day long and where ever i go so that'd be alot of places 😁. I attached a pic of me with the girls. IM the blonde with the yellow wool. Hope you enjoy crochet day.

(Via Jimbo)

Jimbo said...

Hi Jimbo
I never knew there was such a day [?]
So by way of promotion I am going to link Your Blog to
OFFICIAL CCC SOCIAL GROUP on Facebook.
A group of Happy Hookers from all over the world.
We hook along and support each other.
Check us out
Happy Hooking
[?]
Hugs
Suzanne xx
(via Jimbo)

marthaamdg said...

I'm going to celebrate national crochet day by sitting with my little girls and passing this tradition on to the next generation the same as my grandmother did to me.

Martha

Becky Bivens said...

I will be crocheting as much as possible today. I have been working on a CAL and doing afghans for family between squares.
I had given up crochet for about 15 years and 2 years ago started again. Of course I am hooked again ! Your hooks are amazingly beautiful. I am a woodcarver as well and want to make some of my own. Have a great weekend !

Jimbo said...

Hi Jim,

I would like to tell you that I am celebrating ICD and my 50th birthday at the same time and would love to purchase one of your beautifully carved
hooks to make it a truly memorable event.
Thank you for doing such beautiful work, it is nice to know that people still make useful objects into works of art.

Sincerely,

Cathy R
(via Jimbo, and edited to remove personal purchase request info)

Jimbo said...

I write from Junin, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina Republic. I welcome that anyone gets around to creating such beautiful and unique pieces crochet hooks.
extend My idea is to continue to Crochet with Crochet Workshop to coordinate weekly in the business of selling my sister wool and addition, the promotion of Crochet through shared activities, teaching knitting needles and wool providing for those in need.
Hoping to be favored with the draw, greeting atte., Laura.-

(via Jimbo, and translated via my computer)

Jimbo said...

Thank you for inquiring. I will be celebrating and promoting International Crochet Day with a Facebook posting to my co-hookers amongst my family & friends, will be crocheting on an afghan for my church's Hands for Missions project, and most likely top off the day with a yarn purchase to complete my celebration of International Crochet Day.

(via Jimbo)

Amy said...

I'm going to find a nice coffee shop this evening and work on my current project - a lovely filet shawlette. Thanks for the hook giveaway!

sheila atcher said...

I am finishing up a bolero for my 4-year old neighbor and an Apache Tear afghan for a friend's baby boy. Getting ready to start Sophie's Mandala with some Stylecraft DK...definitely excited about that! Have a wonderful weekend!

sheila atcher said...

I will b finishing two projects today: a bolero for my 4-year old neighbor and an Apache Tear afghan for a friend's baby boy. Just received my order of Stylecraft DK and will be starting Sophies Mandala! What a perfect way to end the week! Hope all enjoy this perfect day!

Christina said...

To celebrate, I'm making a crocheted rug (made out of old T-shirts that I turned into "yarn") for my daughter's birthday, and sharing pics (on Facebook) of everything as I go along! I would love one of your hooks...they're gorgeous!

Blue Pixie Thrifty said...

I am doing a giveaway on my Facebook page! :) You can view my post here:

Thanks so much for getting the word out there about crochet. I am marking it on my Calender to celebrate every year. :)

RADinNH said...

I crocheted on my latest shawl in public and posted my new project in Ravelry

SandBosk said...

Hola, mucho gusto,soy de El Salvador C.A. yo he celebrado el día internacional de crochet, primeramente tejiendo mucho, haciendo una foto en conmemoración, haciendo un artículo sobre tí y tu iniciativa en celebrarlo y rifando un amigurumi de hello kitti en mi fanpage https://www.facebook.com/Sandbosk?ref=hl

Rebecca said...

September 12 was my birthday, and I didn't know it was also ICD!! However I did have my crochet along as I had to spend some time in a waiting room, and a couple of people asked me what I was knitting... (I was working on/finishing up a potholder). Your hooks are beautiful.

Jimbo said...

I’m actually working I will be working on my crocheted sweater in the break room. This is my first crocheted sweater, the dana cowl pullover. I finished the front and back and now am working on the first sleeve. How is this promoting crochet? I am a knit and crochet in public all of the time type of person and I’ve even taught some of my co-workers how to crochet and the difference between crochet and knit. Everyone knitter who has seen the sweater, as well as people who teach knitting professionally at a national knitting conference recently have been astonished that the sweater was crocheted and not knitted and that they have to rethink crochet.
I think the coolest moment though was when I was at a work conference in Chicago. Apparently, a crochet group yarnbombed the headrests of the shuttle buses used to take us to and from the convention center. One of my male colleagues looks at the headrest covers and says “look crocheted covers”. I guess for me, every day is international crochet day.

Thanks for having the contest and promoting crochet!
Theresa
(via Jimbo)