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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
  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
  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?
  15. Aside from being a fantastic idea and a very kindhearted thing to do, it'd be a great way to depleat an overstocked yarn stash. One of the things that struck me; it reminded me of my middle son when he was 2 or so, used to grab his blanket with "pickers" (short tabs of yarn) that he would twiddle with while nodding off to sleep. Maybe we gradually revert to our baby years as we grow older. I know I've a habit picking up and rubbing a smooth rock and that's probably why I make my hooks fondleable. But back to the Twiddle worthy items, aside from the crocheted bobbles etc, I'd vote for re
  16. This is such a fantastic idea and such an great thing for crochetiers to do. Totally reinforces my opinion that crochet begets kindness. Darski, I just wish I could punch that "like" button a couple million times more!
  17. Howdie from Northwest US, and welcome!
  18. Wow!! Can I be your grandson?
  19. Hi Mary from Spokane WA. Welcome!
  20. Hmmmmm I usually recommend a K. My reasoning is that larger hooks make larger loops that are easier to see both by the student and teacher. Not spoken from vast experience, but from my own meager attempts at crochet and watching my grandaughter learn.
  21. No views, No comments. What's a poor old whittler to do??? Now I know how Rudolph felt.
  22. I've pinned the bejeebers out of my hooks on Pinterest, although I'll admit to being a Pintrest dummy. Not sure how to link the pictures back to the blog. Ideas? Bytheway.. I've the 2015 Crimmis Hook to give away, made a post here and only have 9 entries. Good odds, I'd say.
  23. Ah Michelle! That's almost got me over the edge, you smooth talker you! THANKS!
  24. Yup. I have over 500 followers in my blog but I'm not sure how many are suscribers (don't know squat about blogger either.... sheesh what a dolt, eh?). I think I could invite folks to "friend" me in my blog if thats what you do. What about here? Would that be an ok thing to invite folks here or is that the way it's done? oooooh my ignance overwhelms me
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