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Up for bids!! A kinda new idea for Broomstick Crochet and a large Spalted Aspen Nostepenne.
So this is the first of possibly many Broomstick Needles to be produced by the folks (me) at Jimbo Hooks. And it's up for bids!
shaft length 10 inches from shoulder to notch
shaft length including notch (knob to beginning of taper, 11 inches)
overall length knob to tip, 14 inches
shaft diameter about 32mm (1 1/4 inches)
Material is figured Maple, knob is Cherry
Not new but really beautiful spalted Aspen Nostepenne is up for bids. This is a bit larger version than my usual with about 6 inches of usable shaft, tapering from about an inch to about 7/8 inches. The slight increase in shaft length allows for a larger center pull yarn ball than my previous Nostes.
What's really beautiful about this Noste is the spalted figure in the wood. Makes me proud that the piece came from the Ranch.
What's totally new in the known universe is an addition of a removable yarn stop flange that should allow build up of more than the usual yarn in the center pull ball. Screw in the stop before finishing the ball, finish the ball while the stop keeps yarn from falling over the end of the noste, then unscrew the stop when the ball is finished and easily slide the ball from the noste. The stop can be used also to keep the ball in place on the Noste for storage without worry that the ball will come undone.
Flange is Cherry, knob is BEAUTIFUL Olive Wood.
Bidding rules: We'll run the auction up until 10pm Pacific Time on Monday Sept 28th. Please email your bids to me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Tying bids will be resolved in favor of the first received.
Please no "Proxy" bids this time, due to a blog hiatus that will happen for a few days. If we get a tie on highest bid, resolution will be in favor of the first bid received.
I'll not be close by the computer (actually I'm at the Crick whenever possible and there's no internet there ((yay))), but I'll try to post your bids as soon as I can when I get back (building a wood shed... Yahoo!!).
Please increase bids by $5 minimum.
Thanks once again for dropping by!
Barbara's here with $25
Deborah takes it to $35
Spalted Aspen Nostepenne:
Sherri's here! $35
Deboran bids $40
Karen bumps it to $50
Diana moves it up to $75