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About jimbo

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  • Birthday August 24

A Few Things About Me

  • Real name
    Jim Price
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  • Short bio
    I'm a gnarly old hook maker from the sticks. See that avitar? That's me carrying Diplohookticus Jimbosei, the world's biggest crochet hook. I make smaller hooks too.
  • Location
    Spokane in the "other" Washington
  • Hobbies
    Making crochet hooks is my most favorite thing to do.
  • Occupation
    retired patent agent
  • Favorite hook type
    Wood
    Handmade
  • Favorite projects
    chains.... cause that's about all I CAN crochet
  • Crocheting since...
    If you call it crochet, since about 2002

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  1. Thanks Kathy! Ah chatoyance, so pretty, so difficult to photograph.
  2. Just started a new auction on some really unique crochet hooks. One is made of the oldest workable wood in the world, certified to be more than 35,000 years old. Imagine, this hook was hiding in the trunk or limb of a tree that was alive and well thousands of years before even I was born! Way before ancient Rome, way before Jesus' birth, way before the pyramids were a twinkle in King Tut's eye. Even before the first recorded cave paintings! And it's found it's way from a bog in New Zealand to Jimbo's porch to become a crochet hook. AND a Magical hook, made from a Hazelnut bush that was struck by lightning not 50 yards from the Front Porch up on the crick. Hazelnut has magical properties all by itself. The crick is pretty dang magical (to me anyways); add a lightning strike and you got one powerful magical crochet hook I tell you! Please take a minute and drop on over to my blog to check them out! Thanks!! Jimbo
  3. There was a fairly recent review of several crochet hook styles by a group organized by French crochet Designer Sylvie Damie (http://chezplum.com/) that included a Jimbo hook. I was very pleased by the results received from Sylvie and as a result, was inspired to develop a hook that is more directed to those who use the underhand or "pencil" grip. Here's a link to the review http://chezplum.com/blog/2016/06/08/crochet-hook-review-3-furls-odyssey-and-candy-shop-jimbos-front-porch-hook/ Sylvie is a very talented designer AND lives in the south of France in the Alps!! Holey cow would I love to visit there! Anyways, the very first new style hook is up for sale in my blog and shown in the photo below, 3rd from the left. Note it's a basic Jimbo hook but without the flared foot. Much better balance for underhand crocheters. In my opinion, it's just not as purty as the ones with the flared foot, but could well be more ergonomic, especially for overhanders. I'm considering adding this style or maybe even converting because it's also well suited to underhand (toothbrush grip) users. I was sure to make the hook long enough so the heel extends a little beyond the side of the hand. Please tell if you've a notion, your opinion....Should this style become a staple in the vast (heh) Jimbo Hook product line?? Thanks!! Jimbo
  4. These things look so much softer than the sticks Karol gives me. heh Twiddle Sticks get it? heheh
  5. Ok, another April 1 under the ever so lengthening Jimbo belt. Best to start thinking of something new and revolutionary for next year, eh? Actually this one came as close to being an actual revolutionary new hook shape as any. Too bad it didn't crochet so well. Ah well, as Patty Page used to say... Kay Sara Sara. Heh fooled you again.... that was Doris Day, not Patty Page. Oh well. It'll come. Stick with me kids. one of these days it's gonna be move over Bates and Boye. heh I better hurry up though. Seems that I'm getting older in my slow age.
  6. Aw contrair, you made MY day! Thanks! And that's zactly what I thought... why can't we have all round hooks?? So I tried it. Spose the big hook manufacturers are shaking in their boots? heh
  7. Aw thanks! That particular piece of wood just begged to be a artsy looking hook. Now the April 1 hook... you know what? I almost decided to start making that hook shape because it actually worked for my daughter in law who tests my crazy ideas from time to time. I'd made a smaller version (the one in my blog's a P) and she liked it. But it definitely takes some getting used to.
  8. The amazing Jimbo has done it again! A totally new concept in Hook Design, so revolutionary, the major hook manufacturers are thinking of converting to kni##ing n##dles or early retirement. Come visit my blog (click below) and see the newest development in hooks since Bates and Boye.
  9. Thank you Mona! I appreciate that more than you know. Grateful Jimbo
  10. Got an auction running (it's way overdue... ain't done an auction since around Christmas). You can take a peek by moseying over to my blog. Also, just a hint... I'm working on a hook design that will revolutionize the crochet world. Should be announcing it in a couple weeks. Excited I am Jimbo
  11. As Yoda would say, "my mind you read". I'm having visions of combining a clothespin (but of the old style without the metal spring) and a Nostepenne. In otherwords the pin would be tapered a bit and the yarn collected would form a center pull ball. Hmmmmm
  12. What a great idea! I'm going to try to pin it (not so good at pinterest), in my account. Thanks Reni! Jimbo
  13. Is that one of those light up rings that you squish and it blinks? Great idea.. as well as the beads, button and FF. Good job!! You're going to make someone happy with that.
  14. A worthy topic for a PHD thesis, twiddleworthy, texture or silky. Might break down gender lines eh?
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