Wednesday, December 10, 2008

a bargain I couldn't say NO to...

Crochet hooks for fifty cents each? There's no way I could pass that up!

Fabulous sizes, too... 10.0mm... 12.0mm... and 15.0mm...

fifty cent hooks

Despite my rapidly growing hook collection, I didn't have a 12.0mm or a 15.0mm hook, so I picked up a couple... then a couple more... and a couple more after that!

They will make wonderful Christmas surprises for my crochet buddies. These sizes are wonderful for experimenting with all those alternative 'yarns' which I love so much, and they aren't always that easy to come by.

Wonderful timing, too... as today is our last crochet meet for the year.

hooks for friends


Karen said...

Now that is a happy picture all of the crochet hooks wearing their holiday ribbons all nestled in the pitcher.

Very nice.

Bel said...

I have those exact hooks in 12mm and 15mm. I also picked them up for 50c at last years sales!! Nobody must be adventurous enough to get them (cept the bargain hunters)..

Hope all the recipients love them!


jolincountry said...

Wow, what a deal!

Karen said...

I like how you have gathered them all together into a 'bouquet'! I like how you 'honour' the 'tools'.

Sicilian said...

I love a bargain. . . . great find.

Sherryknit said...

What a GREAT find. Have fun at your meet.

Islagringo said...

Like your projects, your photos are always so unique, well composed and just fun to look at!

Puglette said...

what a great find! I love bargains like that.

Cats-Rockin-Crochet said...

Hey they are not bad hooks, I use one of those for crocheting with the rag bags, I use the 12mm.
Great buy!

Cats-Rockin-Crochet said...

You have 1 award awaiting you.

LisaB said...

What fun to find such a bargain! I swear this moment I will never pass up such a bargain again!

laughing purple goldfish said...

karen - the bows were cut from scrap fabric, of course!

tea - isn't it crazy... I have hunted for large hooks at stores, and not been able to find them... and then I score these? perfect!

jolincountry - a bargain, indeed!

karen - they almost look like little candy canes

sicilian - and I was a good girl... I didn't take them all from the store... left some for other crocheters to buy

sherryknit - we had a fabulous day, and the hooks were very well received

islagringo - thanks... taking the photos is half the fun, I think

puglette - almost too good to be true

cat - I thought they'd be fabulous for rag work... thanks for the award, much appreciated, although I'm not usually very good at following through on these things

lisab - gotaa take those bargains when you see them... they don't last long

Sam said...

Fabulous bargain - well spotted, and lovely idea to share with your crochet cronies. :-)

Anonymous said...

How much is postage for Serbia,may I order and pay one hook from You?

Libby said...

I have never and I mean never seen crochet hooks that big in the UK, Maybe they don't make them here?? Is it like knitting on bigger needles??

laughing purple goldfish said...

sam - thanks

anonymous - sorry... all my hooks have a home now :(

libby - the big hooks are wonderful for working with rags... but sometimes they can be tricky to find.. mind you, you can always find these things online