Tuesday, July 21, 2009

jimbo's hook

Have you heard about Jimbo and his hand carved hooks???

If not, you should take a moment to check out his handiwork... over at his blog: Jimbo's Front Porch

Read Jimbo's story while you are there.

Jimbo kindly sent one of his precious hooks to Crochet Lovers Victoria, so that we could use it to work on some charity rugs. The hook has been making its way around our group, with each of us using her to make three twelve inch squares.

Finally I had my turn, and I have to say... she is MAGNIFICENT!

It did take a little bit of getting used to. The hook feels a bit bottom-heavy at first, and seems awkward on the wrist. But I found that the more I used it, the easier it became... and in the end, I didn't want to let her go!

I have never worked with a hook so smooth. She is truly beautiful.

Here she is with my 'one-eyed, one-horned, flying purple people eater'

jimbo's hook with purple people eater

4 comments:

wendyloohoo said...

Do you use a knife hold or a pencil hold? I use a pencil and looking at that hook I don't know that could work for me so I was just curious.

Sam said...

Lovely idea to share the hook to make charity rugs. It's a wonderful looking hook.

laughing purple goldfish said...

it really is a piece of beauty

I use a pencil hold, and found it quite comfortable... my technique changed slightly to adapt to the shape of the hook... but the grip was surprisingly comfortable

Jimbo said...

What an amazing bit of work you did with the hook! You do such beautiful work!

And thanks for the picture along with the One Eyed One Horned Flying Purple People Eater. The hook's definately making some interesting friends!