The 2015 Crimmis hook winner is Rita who emailed here entry for me to post. The auction is also over and Barbara wins the Red Heart hook! Thanks to all who entered, and a Merry Christmas to all!
Ah the very best time of year in my view. And once again I've made a special hook for the occasion. In keeping with the tradition of giving at Christmas time, I made this very special Jimbo Crimmis Hook("Crimmis" coming from my middle son at about age 3). Why is it special? Well for one thing, it has a removable very real Christmas glass ball decoration on the heal end. For another it's made of a traditional Christmas wood, Holly. And yet further, its made in an odd size (8.5mm) purposely to encourage true freeform crochet work (I'm a huge fan of one-off, creative work). This is not a hook that will want to be used to follow a complicated pattern and dampen your enjoyment of the season, no. This one's for rocking by the fahr ("fire" to those not versed in "Crick" lingo) and letting your creative juices flow; maybe while sipping a hot cocoa, letting the pine smell of Christmas tree take you back to happy Christmas times in the past. This hook was made with that very same spirit at heart.
So ok lets get on with the contest!
ONE entry per person please
Enter with a "What I'll make with this hook" comment here (preferred) or by emailing me at email@example.com.
Contest will be over on Dec. 16th at 10pm Pacific Std time.
Winner will be arrived at by a random drawing.
Hope this Christmas is your BEST EVER!!
And for those who would as soon purchase... Here's a new auction. One hook for now but with luck I'll add more as we go.
A truly beautiful piece of Read Heart wanted to become an heirloom hook, so I did what I could to help it realize it's dream. One gauge makes it out as a 7mm size but I just checked it against a Bates gauge and it shows the size as a K. Go figure, eh? One thing for sure..it's 7 1/4 very comfy inches long.
Care to bid?
Bidding rules: We'll run the auction on this particular hook until 10pm Pacific Time on Dec. 16th.
Bid increases in $5 increments or more, please.
Please email your bids to me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Tying bids will be resolved in favor of the first received.
I do take "Proxy" bids if you choose to do that as well but if we get a tie on highest proxy bid, resolution will again be in favor of the first bid received, but in this case I'll notify the later bidder of the situation.
I'm not always 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.
Nicole's here from Down Under with $35
Barbara takes it to $40
Nicole goes to $45
Barbara raises to $55
ps If I get a chance to add more hooks, I'll do so and simply extend the auction close date for those particular hooks. Good idea?? I'm not sure but it seems like it would work. We'll see.